University of Applied Arts Vienna

mission statement

Vision - What we want to be

As a leading center of excellence in art and research, the Angewandte is recognized nationally and internationally.

  • Projects and events of the highest quality are developed in all of the Angewandte’s art and research disciplines. The Angewandte occupies a leading position in Austrian art and culture.
  • In the field of artistic research, the Angewandte plays a key role in Austria, and it also has achieved great recognition internationally. The recurrent success of applications made from the University to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) program for arts-based research (PEEK) gives strong evidence for its high level of achievement.
  • Outstanding international artists and scholars in all branches of the Angewandte provide essential impulses in the development of their individual disciplines, and beyond the bounds of their disciplines as well - be it in their artwork, in their publications, in exhibition organization, on the art market, in the creative industries or through their media presence.
  • The Angewandte has at its disposal a densely woven and structurally well-established network of internationally renowned institutions and experts, providing numerous possibilities for cooperation to national and international partners and interested parties.

 Through its actions the Angewandte provides effective impulses in the shaping of society.

  • Transdisciplinarily conceived projects headed up by the Angewandte enjoy the reputation of delivering relevant impulses and contributions to processes of social development on a regular basis.
  • Graduates of the Angewandte, as professionally successful, innovative, critically minded, responsible and transgressionally thinking personalities, can play a formative role in shaping the art world, the creative industries and beyond.
  • As a major center for events and exhibitions, the Angewandte benefits from an upcoming architectural renewal and expansion that increases its potential to directly communicate relevant artistic and scientific knowledge to diverse target groups within society.
  • Relevant discourses in the politics of culture and education are actively developed and shaped by contributions from the Angewandte.

 The Angewandte makes key contributions to strengthening Austria as an innovation hub.

  • By interdisciplinarily combining its own in-house expertise with relevant research partners, the Angewandte contributes in diverse project constellations toward fulfilling innovative and sociopolitical goals.
  • ­Graduates, participants in the creative industries (e.g. newly founded or innovation-oriented small and medium-sized businesses), cooperation partners and other interested parties make use of knowledge, supporting expertise and services offered by the Angewandte (e.g. in acquiring funding from EU grants).
  • Thus the Angewandte fulfills a bridge function between national and international protagonists, whereby this function simultaneously ensures its sustained anchoring in relevant fields of practice.

At the Angewandte, difference - contentual, methodical, cultural - is seen as a challenge and an opportunity for engaging in constructive-critical interaction.

  • In keeping the founding aims of the Angewandte up to date with today’s world, the creative ideas and energies of visual and media art, design, architecture, aesthetics, art history and the natural and cultural sciences are brought into vivid and respectful interaction. Thus the challenging balance between aesthetic-artistic demands and result-oriented expectations can be maintained.
  • ­The interplay of various creative perspectives engenders inclusive methods of approach, which ensure responsible and well-informed interaction with sociopolitically or ideologically charged issues.

https://www.dieangewandte.at/en/university/profile/mission_statement

international role

  • The Angewandte has at its disposal a densely woven and structurally well-established network of internationally renowned institutions and experts, providing numerous possibilities for cooperation to national and international partners and interested parties.
  • Outstanding international artists and scholars in all branches of the Angewandte provide essential impulses in the development of their individual disciplines, and beyond the bounds of their disciplines as well - be it in their artwork, in their publications, in exhibition organization, on the art market, in the creative industries or through their media presence.

national role

  • Projects and events of the highest quality are developed in all of the Angewandte’s art and research disciplines. The Angewandte occupies a leading position in Austrian art and culture.
  • In the field of artistic research, the Angewandte plays a key role in Austria, and it also has achieved great recognition internationally. The recurrent success of applications made from the University to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) program for arts-based research (PEEK) gives strong evidence for its high level of achievement.

main focus

To improve artists, art-teachers, designers, architects, restorators on a high international level.

Mission Statement: https://www.dieangewandte.at/en/university/profile/mission_statement

faculties and departments

Institutes

  • Architecture
  • Art Sciences and Art Education
  • Arts and Society
  • Arts and Technology
  • Conservation and Restoration
  • Design
  • Fine Arts and Media Art
  • Language Arts
  • Center Research Focus
  • Gender Art Lab
  • Peter Weibel - Research Institute for Digital Cultures
  • Collection and Archive

bachelor level programs

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

  • Fine Arts (Graphics, Painting, Painting and Animated Film, Photography, Sculpture and Space; Site-Specific Art)
  • Stage Design
  • Design (Applied Photography and Time-based Media, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Graphics and Advertising)
  • Industrial Design
  • Conservation and Restoration
  • Media Arts (Digital Arts, Transmedia Arts)


BACHELOR PROGRAMMES

  • Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
  • Art Education/Teacher Training (kkp: Art and Communication Practices -Fine Arts; dex: Design, Material Culture and Experimental Practices - Technology and Textiles).
  • Language Arts (Creative Writing)/Sprachkunst (language: German only!)
  • TransArts

www.dieangewandte.at/diploma_bachelor_master

master level programs

Master Programmes

  • Architecture (language: English)
  • Art Education/Teacher Training (kkp: Art and Communication Practices - Fine Arts; dex: Design, Material Culture and Experimental Practices -Technology and Textiles)
  • Art & Science (language: English)
  • Social Design (language: English)
  • TransArts

 

Titles:
Our title “Magister” is equivalent to the “Master”; after their diploma our students get the title Mag.art., Mag.arch. or Mag.des.ind.

 

www.dieangewandte.at/diploma_bachelor_master

research activity and main areas

"Some research institutions base their development of internal logics on expertise, drawing on exemplary forms of cutting-edge practices, while others have gone in the direction of designing options for the present while reflecting on the future. Both are rewarding approaches for both art and science. At the University of Applied Arts Vienna work is being done on productively merging both. In the past years an environment was created – an environment in which boundaries are seen as open and then also in the new fi elds which one reached, the ground on which one stands is not familiar, one has to go further beyond it, at a certain level that is. That worked well and works much better. Every new day shows this." (p. 7, Thema "Art and Research") "Art and Research" Insert of the Wiener Zeitung Nov. 2013

As a leading center of excellence in art and research, the Angewandte is recognized nationally and internationally.

  • By interdisciplinary combining its own in-house expertise with relevant research partners, the Angewandte contributes in diverse project constellations toward fulfilling innovative and sociopolitical goals.
  • Graduates, participants in the creative industries (e.g. newly founded or innovation-oriented small and medium-sized businesses), cooperation partners and other interested parties make use of knowledge, supporting expertise and services offered by the Angewandte (e.g. in acquiring funding from EU grants).
  • Thus the Angewandte fulfills a bridge function between national and international protagonists, whereby this function simultaneously ensures its sustained anchoring in relevant fields of practice.

doctorate level programs

Doctorate studies consist of one study segment (six semesters). They demand the completion of a thesis, which is adjudged by two assessors, and conclude with the positive assessment of a doctoral viva.

Doctoral Programmes

  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Technical Sciences
  • Artistic Research PhD Programme (PhD in Art)


Postgraduate Programmes (course fees)

  •  Art & Economy
  • ecm - educating/curating/managing
  • Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights



Titles: Dr.phil., Dr.rer.nat., Dr.techn

For more information see also:  Doctoral programmes

http://dieangewandte.at/jart/prj3/angewandte/main.jart?rel=en&content-id=1290599225413&reserve-mode=active

subject areas for exchange students

All offered subjects are open for exchange students (but every single decision has to be made by the responsible professor)

application deadlines

  • 15 April: for the fall semester/whole year
  • 15 October: spring/summer term

teaching languages

Mostly German (for Graphic Design and Graphics/Advertising at least a basic knowledge is strictly required!);

Some lectures and studies are taught in English.

https://www.dieangewandte.at/diploma_bachelor_master

semester dates

Winter semester: October – January; 

Spring break: all February
Summer semester: March – June;                              

Summer break: July – September

cost of living per month (studying and living)

700 – 800 EUR (Non-ERASMUS-Student fee NOT included!)

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