Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years, 4 semesters
Tuition fee: 
Degree awarded: 
MA in Graphic Arts
Scholarships available: 
Rectors' Scholarship for the best students
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 10 September, 2024
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2024
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

- An artistic portfolio,

  1. A complete set of the application documents submitted including the certificate proving the applicant's English language skills or a document confirming that the Education was fully conducted in English (issued by the school/University) and/or based on an interview in English.  
  2. The programme is addressed to candidates holding Bachelor's degrees in Arts or Arts-related fields. Prospective students must register online in the UMCS Recruitment System (IRK) and file all the necessary documents within the deadline or until all the spots available have been filled. List of required documents: https://rekrutacja.umcs.pl/en/how-to-apply/application-documents-bachelor-2/

Master’s degree studies in Graphic Arts is dedicated to undergraduates or graduates of all artistic faculties, for example, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Painting, Art Education etc. Our practical courses are based on the study of traditional graphic techniques, painting, and drawing as well as the newest digital technologies and multimedia solutions.

Graphic design course units are conducted in a workshop format with the use of Adobe applications, these include Digital Picture Editing, Web Design, Multimedia, Illustration, Advertising, and Photography. During four semesters students can learn different techniques of Printmaking: Intaglio (etching, aquatint, soft ground, dry point), Relief Printing (linocut), Silkscreen, and Experimental Printmaking.

While studying this program you will be supported the whole way in your journey as you experiment with different skill sets; self-discovery is important and is an important value towards achieving your goals. In addition, we encourage the students to bring their own experiences and interests to their work, there is no “right answer”.

As a graduate of this programme you will have to make decisions and designs in complex and unpredictable situations and react quickly to evolving ideas and advances in technology. Furthermore, the student will learn to work under pressure while also building their technical and conceptual skills that are highly prized within the Industry.

Our staff is gathered from the most experienced university teachers, recognized artists, and scholars. The Institute of Fine Arts welcomes international students and values cultural diversity. All courses are taught in English.

The Master's degree is conferred in two specializations: Printmaking or Graphic Design upon submitting a portfolio of works in their chosen technique and delivering a presentation through an exhibition, the student is granted a Diploma in the Master of Arts degree.

When you apply to the MA Graphic Arts, it is important that you help us get a good picture of both you and your work. So during the admission, we request that you send us a portfolio of your past works for an assessment by the department faculty to acquire more insight into your ideas and abilities.

The program is open to all applicants, both national and international students.