Vilnius Academy of Arts

mission statement

To reveal the natural talents of Lithuanian people, to create, accumulate, research and promote cultural values thus contributing to the development of the democratic knowledge society, economic prosperity and the rise of the quality of life.

international role

VAA is part of Erasmus+ exchanges programme (more than 160 partners) and Bilateral agreements and part of the NordPLUS network.

national role

VAA is the only higher education institution of art and design in Lithuania.

faculties and departments

Vilnius faculty campus (Vilnius), Kaunas faculty campus (Kaunas), Klaipėda faculty campus (Klaipėda) and Telšiai faculty campus (Telšiai).

bachelor level programs

4 years BA in Animation, BA in Art History, BA in Ceramics, BA in Applied Ceramics, BA in Clothing and Fashion Design, BA in Knitting and Clothing Design, BA in Design, BA in Product Design, BA in Metal Plastics, BA in Furniture Design, BA in Glass, BA in Graphic Art, BA in Applied Graphic Art, BA in Graphic Design, BA in Interior Design, BA in Fresco-mosaic, BA in Scenography, BA in Stained-glass, BA in Painting, BA in Photography and Media Art, BA in Sculpture, BA in Applied Sculpture, BA in Textile, BA in Applied Textile.

master level programs

2 years MA in Art History, MA in Art Theory, MA in Ceramics, MA in Applied Ceramics, MA in Clothing and Fashion Design, MA in Culture Management and Culture Policy, MA in Design, MA in Glass, MA in Graphic Art, MA in Applied Graphic Art, MA in Graphic Design, MA in Interior Design, MA in Landscape Architecture, MA in Fresco-mosaic, MA in Scenography, MA in Stained-glass, MA in Painting, MA in Photography and Media Art, MA in Sculpture, MA in Applied Sculpture, MA in Textile, MA in Applied Textile.

research activity and main areas

The Art Research Institute The main research areas: history and theory of art, architecture and design.

doctorate level programs

4 years PhD in Art Criticism, History and Theory, PhD in Design, PhD in Arts.

subject areas for exchange students

All available programmes.

application deadlines

May 15th for autumn semester / whole academic year. November 15th for spring semester.

teaching languages

Lithuanian, English.

semester dates

Fall semester: October – January Spring semester: February - June

cost of living per month (studying and living)

Studying costs for non-exchange students:

Art History, Theory and Critics 1271 Eur, Architecture 2248 Eur per academic year, All other programmes 3256 eur per academic year.

Living expenses around 500 Eur per month

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