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STUDY COURSES BACHELOR DEGREE COURSES > Ceramic Design > Electronic Music and Media Arts > Classical Music Performance and General Studies in > > Music MASTER DEGREE COURSES > Ceramic Design > Classical Music Performance and Teacher in Classical > Music FIRST DEGREE TO MA LEVEL COURSES > Painting > Sculpture > Graphic Design > Classical Music Teacher

POSTGRADUATE COURSES > Art Therapy > Mentor Teacher in Music > Teacher of Fine Arts > Arts and Design Teacher > Doctoral studies in Fine Arts and Music MA COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH > Ceramic Design > Classical Music Education (Piano, Violin, Flute, Guitar)


Our Faculty is an intellectual workshop fulfilling the mission of ‘prodesse et delectare’. i.e. to teach and delight. Yes, art does teach, whether or not you want it. Art always presents human potential. A good teacher is one who endeavours to see the possibilities in his student. An artist does very much the same. Michelangelo wrote: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” The musician does the same when he brings to life the notes written in the score. You may then ask what you could expect from us. I believe that Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s words offer a proper answer: “There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.” Roots may be

the university, meaning stability and security, something that you can build on, trusting in development. Wings lift you up, they help you conquer new areas, to fly freely with your thoughts, but they also help you get back to your secure roots. A warm welcome to all of you. I expect those to come here who believe in the power of arts - the power of creation and in the importance of nurturing humanity.

Prof. Tamás Lakner dean


Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. Pécs is - as described by a winning competition slogan - “the city of Mediterranean impressions.” At the end of summer city you can discover old fig trees in gardens and vineyards surrounded by rustic masonry on the hillside. Pécs always was a multicultural city where many cultural layers are encrusted melting different values of the history of two thousand years. In 1998 Pécs was given the UNESCO prize Cities for peace for maintaining the cultures of the minorities, and also for its tolerant and

helping attitude toward refugees of the Balkan Wars. In 2007 Pécs was third, in 2008 it was second Livable city (The LivCom Awards) in the category of cities between 75,000 and 200,000 inhabitants. In 2010 Pécs was selected to be the European Capital of Culture sharing the title together with Essen and Istanbul. The city’s motto is: “The Borderless City”. After receiving the title major renewal started in the city. Renewed public places, streets, squares and neighbourhoods, new cultural centers, a concert hall, a new library and center and a cultural quarter were designed.


The University of Pécs with its 22 000 students, 1 600 lecturers and 10 faculties is one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary and the centre of knowledge within the Transdanubian region. Its roots date back to 1367. The UP represents ​​ classical values, while the challenges of present and future times are being adapted successfully as well. Covering a wide range of educational areas, it reaches out far beyond the city of Pécs. The UP operates an independent faculty in Szekszárd and runs significant training programmes in the towns of Kaposvár, Szombathely and Zalaegerszeg.

The University of Pécs keeps expanding and improving its cooperation with other universities. It has numerous partnership agreements and intensive cooperation with remarkable universities of Europe, the United States of America and Asia. The University has been offering study programmes in English for 30 years, and since then an increasing number of international students and researchers have come from over 80 countries to the University of Pécs to study and to conduct research every year.


Tha Faculty of Arts is placed in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, a colourful, cheerful and kindly relaxing place. It used to be the “headquarter” of the factory (19th century) that produced some of the finest porcelains in the world, namely the Zsolnay ceramics, and that the City of Pécs decided to convert into the incredibly cool cultural area it is today. It is one of the biggest cultural complexes in Central and Eastern Europe. It has been restored quite recently, in 2010, most probably in occasion of the nomination of Pécs as European

Capital of Culture, and now it hosts the Bobita puppet theatre, several art galleries, the planetarium, exhibition halls, cafés, restaurants, playgrounds as well. It’s only a 10 min walk from the city centre!


The Faculty of Music and Visual Arts in Pécs is the only centre of higher education in Hungary that integrates training in music and fine arts. The Faculty was established in 1996 from various art departments of its legal predecessors. Its establishment was facilitated by the traditionally strong, nationally outstanding artistic life of Pécs. The main body of the Faculty’s artist teachers is constituted by fine artists and musicians who have settled down in Pécs. The private and public collections of the city (Modern Hungarian Gallery, Csontváry, Martyn, and Vasarely Museum, Amerigo Tot Collection, Schaár Erzsébet „street exhibition”) offering a uniquely comprehensive introduction to 20th century Hungarian art - the many concerts, the city’s symphonic orchestra, the long tradition of choral music and several other internationally renowned artistic groups, all provide a strong foundation for the Faculty as a higher educational centre in the arts. This background has enabled the Faculty, with its five hundred students and eighty faculty members, to become a pioneering centre that shapes the cultural life of the region. The high- quality work performed here is unique in that it provides training in music and the visual arts in the context of an arts and sciences university not only at the bachelor and masters level, but also at the highest level, offering doctoral degrees in the arts. Training and research in the arts are run by four independent units:

The Institute of Visual Arts, the Institute of Musical Arts, the Institute of Media Arts and the Master School of Fine Arts (Doctoral School). Training at the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts includes, in addition to traditional academic programmes in the arts, contemporary trends in music and fine art, Media techniques that have a strong impact on a given era, and research in information technology related to music and visual arts. The intellectual background of teaching and research is ensured by an exceptionally strong, highly qualified staff, while everyday work is supported by a welldeveloped infrastructure, including several wellequipped labs, a sound studio, special workshops, practice rooms, an exhibition hall, two special libraries and a media library. The Faculty attaches great importance to international relations and to the organisation of student and staff exchange programmes and artistic events. Students can show their talent in various exhibitions, concerts, master courses, media festivals, music contests and auctions in the fine arts. The artist teachers and students of the Faculty regularly appear as authors or performers in its choirs, chamber ensembles and orchestras, which have won numerous prizes at artistic events in the city, region and the country, as well as at international artistic festivals. Also, its staff and students maintain fruitful contacts with several major business organisations in the region.


The Institute of Visual Arts was formed from the Humanities Faculty’s Drawing Department and the Master School of Fine Arts, with the aid of numerous famous artists. The aim of our training programme is to produce artists and teachers in the fields of visual communication, who exhibit an intellectual and practical readiness based in the contemporary and classical arts, backed by a thorough knowledge of professional practice, aesthetics and the social sciences. During their training students are introduced to the requisites and potentials of artistic expression, and the materials and techniques of their realisation. The studio studies, the technical execution in the external professional workshops, the practical summer courses and study visits all help in the development of the

student’s visual character and personality.


Students study painting for five years, receiving an M.A. degree at the end of their studies. They will join one of the painting studios headed by one one of our devoted artist teachers. Whilst basic painting techniques and styles are taught in the first years, students will be expected to develop their own personal pictorial language in cooperation with their chosen studio leader. A rich choice of obligatory and optional suplementary subjects aid the student in attaining an overall concept of the artist’s role in society. Course leader: Mårta Nyilas first degree to MA level, no BA outcome


Students study sculpture for five years, receiving an M.A. degree at the end of their studies. They will join one of the sculpture studios headed by one one of our devoted artist teachers. Whilst basic sculptural techniques and styles are taught in the first years, students will be expected to develop their own personal sculptural language in cooperation with their chosen studio leader. A rich choice of obligatory and optional suplementary subjects aid the student in attaining a thorough knowledge of sculptural materials and an overall concept of the artist’s role in society. Course leader: Prof. Colin Foster first degree to MA level, no BA outcome




At the Ceramic Design courses students are introduced to a wide range of silicate materials from classical meterials of ceramic design up to concrete. The University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Art’s Ceramic department has a close pertnership and located at the same site with the world famous Zsolnay Porcelain Factory in Pécs. Various types of forming methods from handcrafting to design and spacious studio places together with academic level personal tutoring provide the students the opportunity of finding their own artistic way. Course leader: Prof. Márta Nagy WE OFFER THE CERAMIC DESIGN MA COURSE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, TAUGHT IN ENGLISH! More information: BA and MA degree courses


The course was started in 2012 aiming to train professionals in the field of graphic design. After the acquirement of classical and mondern bases students are introduced to aesthetic and technical studies and the know-how of 2D and 3D design. Apart from the analogue and digital picture-making they have the opportunity to get acquainted with animation and film technologies. Our conception is to attache independent and appplied arts. Course leader: Jenő Gerendy first degree to MA level course, no BA outcome


For those, who’re interested in sound, noise, silence and their electronic / digitals forms. For those, who doesn’t accept the media of sound and vision in the closed box, rather open it for experimenting, improvising. Therefore for those, who’re interested in sound art, interactive arts, networked projects and performative arts. We’re running educational projects since 1996 in the field of electroacoustic music, video art and design, presenting a special role in the faculty, where both of the fine arts and musician students cooperate in the projects. With starting the BA course in electronic music and media arts we plan to cover the gap in the study of electronic music and in wider perspective, specialized to the arts of new media. Course leader: Balázs Kovács BA degree course



The aim of our music training is to produce artists and teachers who enjoy a rich palette ofmusical ability, who perform at a high level, and whose pedagogic knowledge prepares them to teach in the various fields of music education, and to conduct, play in chamber ensembles, or to perform as soloists or in orchestras and choirs, according to their specialised training. During their training, our students encounter the theoretical background and performing practice of their chosen professional field. Students have the chance to take part in the pioneering research work of our new music studio, where alongside computer music, they can gain experience in timbre research and musical composition, Lead by the teachers and artists working in the Faculty, the Institute has a symphonic orchestra, wind, string and guitar ensembles and three famous choirs, who are regular participants and prize winners at national and international music festivals and competitions.It is a clear demonstration of the Faculty’s reputation that the contests organised by the Faculty (The International Piano Contest in Memory of Ferenc Liszt and The Imre Weidinger International Bassoon Contest) are attended by participants from all over the world.

Degree Courses BA DEGREE COURSES Bachelor of Music Performance in musical instruments (violin, viola, chello, doublebass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trompet, trombone, horn, tuba, piano, organ, percussion) Singing, Conducting and Bachelor of General Studies in Music. MA DEGREE COURSES After the BA course studensts can continue their studies on a higher level (2 or 4 semesters) or they can choose a first degree to MA level course (10 semesters) in the fields of Classical Music Performance and Classical Music Teaching. WE OFFER A CLASSICAL MUSIC EDUCATION (PIANO / VIOLIN / FLUTE / GUITAR) MA COURSE FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, TAUGHT IN ENGLISH!

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In February 2004 the Faculty of Arts launched a new curriculum, which offers postgraduate degree in Art Therapy over 4 semesters. Two specialisations can be chosen: visual arts and music. The first year aims to give solid a ground for the later theoretical and practical work. It consists of psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychology and aesthetic among the various lectures and seminars. During the second year students take part in group psychotherapy, receive Professors include therapists and experts in the field of psychiatry, psychology and aesthetic. Some of them are employed by the Faculty of Arts, some by the Medical School and couple of them work as visiting professors. The Faculty of Arts is responsible for organising the curriculum, giving the final certifications and negotiating with the three leading professors in case of special requests.

From September 2015 we are offering a 2 semester teaching degree for those wishing to supplement their existing masters degree in the different fields of fine and applied arts. Students have training in pedagogy, methodology and teaching practice in order to be qualified to teach their subject in schools at junior and secondary level.


The Institute of Music launched the postgraduate course “Mentor Teacher and Teaching Practice Supervisor in Music” in September 2015, which also prepares participants for their teachers’ qualifying exams. Eligibility conditions include a BA or MA (or equivalent) degree in the field of Music Teaching (including Instrumental Music Teachers, Music Artist Teachers and Music and Singing Teachers), and a teaching experience of at least 10 years.

The objective of this 4-semester programme is to train professionals who, as mentor teachers and teaching practice supervisors, are able to support candidate teachers’ school practices at different scenes of musical education, and also to support the professional development of beginning teachers.



John K. Grande 2015 Peter Weibel 2013 José Carreras 2007 Horst Peter Maentele 2007 Lóránd Hegyi 2006 DLA COURSES: I. Fine arts

The Master Schools of Fine Arts’ DLA course, was the first in Hungary to offer doctoral degrees in the fine arts and is still unique in Hungary by providing interdisciplinary doctoral courses in both Music and Visual Arts. The Doctoral School is the university’s highest-level intellectual workshop. The three-year long course gives young artists the chance to develop into creative individuals, through supervised intensive studio practice, having the possibility to study the materials, tools, theory and methodology of professional practice at a high level. In addition to the studio work, theoretical lectures are also provided on a regular basis by lecturers invited from a broader scale of scientific and art life. The Fine Art Doctoral School itself owns a unique collection of contemporary art that embraces the artworks of the already twenty-year long existing doctoral course. HONORARY DOCTORS OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS In accordance with the requirements stipulated in the doctoral statutes of the University of Pécs the Senate of the University confers the degree of honorary doctor upon those people from Hungary and abroad who have achieved outstanding results in their respective fields for several decades, have gained international recognition, have maintained close links with the University of Pécs or have rendered the university and the Hungarian sciences outstanding services. Recognition of their activities, by conferring upon them the honorary doctor title, boosts the prestige of the University of Pécs.

Painting Masters: András Ernszt Jenő Gerendy Csaba Hegyi Csaba Nemes Márta Nyilas Péter Somody László Valkó Sculpting Masters: Ágnes Deli Colin Foster György Fusz Tamás Gaál Sándor Rétfalvi Márta Nagy Ferenc Varga Theoretical Tutors: Tamás Aknai Nóra Keresztes Júlia Fabényi Zsolt Szijártó II. Music Masters: Béla Bánfalvi Béla Drahos István Péter Farkas Nóra Keresztes Csaba Király Tamás Lakner László Vidovszky

Photo: Zsuzsanna Kor贸di


Due to the cooperation of the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Pécs the famous building of the Hotel Nádor was revived and welcomes the visitors. According to the plans next year besides the exhibitions there will be other programs as well in the renovated building. The original plan was to create and maintain a gallery which provides an exhibition space for the students and workers of the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Medicine but this has been further developed: the gallery also operates as a community space and its aim to reach the local population because saving and keeping alive the Nádor Gallery is a public interest in Pécs.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS As being a truly international higher education institution, over 2000 foreign students choose to study in Pécs each year. The University of Pécs is happy to receive/send students and staff members for short-term or long-term exchanges from/to abroad. The Faculty of Arts participate in mobility programmes, inter-university exchanges and offer scholarships to students and lecturers. We pay attention to develop closer contacts with international partner organizations.

Our Faculty has contacts with universities in France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Finland. Austria, United Kingdom. Over the last few years the main targets for our students were Cluj-Napoca Karlsruhe, Hertfordshire, Venice, Aixen-Provence, Angers, Olomouc, Usti nad Labem, Rovaniemi, Oulu. The Erasmus+ programme offer further possibilities for postgraduate students and lecturers. COOPERATION AGREEMENTS

FULBRIGHT We maintain contacts with universities in the USA as well. For the last 10 years we have sent and received staff and students with Fullbright scholarship. STIPENDIUM HUNGARICUM The Hungarian Government announced the policy of Global Opening, as part of which the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 for foreign students. The aim of the programme is to promote cultural understanding, economic and political relations between Hungary and other countries. Our faculty currently has 2 students form China who take part in the painting degree course. ERASMUS The Erasmus exchange programmes offer the possibility for students to try themselves out of the borders and get further professional experiences in many Universities all over Europe.

In order to create further relationships and prospecting to receive students from the Far East countries, the Institute of Music signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Sapporo Otan (Japan) as well as the Institute of Media and Applied Arts with Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China. The aim is to establish and mutually support co-operative relationships, which will emphasise the development of collaborative educational projects. INTERNATIONAL EVENTS In 2014 the Faculty participated in the International Conference of Young Art Historians. In partnership with the city, the concerned faculties of the UP oraganized the Design Week in Pécs for the first time in October 2014 and now is prepearing for the second. The University has other prvileged partners to promote staff-exhanges. Given the contact with the University of Subotica, the Institute of Fine Arts organized its „Professional Week 2015” in collaboration with artists from Serbia.

Pécs is prepearing for one of the greates musical events in the word. Our city will host the Europa Cantat 2015 and the Faculty of Arts will take a great part in this event. The dean of the Faculty, Prof. Tamás Lakner is a member of Europa Cantat Artistic Committee since 2012. ELIA Our University joined the European League of Institutes of the Arts - ELIA is the primary independent network organisation for higher arts education. With over 300

members in 47 countries, it represents some 300,000 students. ELIA advocates the arts on the European level, creating new opportunities for its members and facilitating the exchange of best practices. Together with its member institutions, ELIA initiates conferences, symposia, publications and research projects, targeting all sectors of the higher arts education community – artists, teachers, leaders, managers and students – as well as the wider public. Representing all disciplines in the arts, ELIA has established links with other discipline networks in Europe and worldwide.

Editor in Charge: Prof. Tamás Lakner, Dean Editor: Éva Radnai Graphic design: Péter Bence Simon - Photo: Pál Fodor Typesetting: Melinda Miklós

© University of Pécs Music and Visual Arts Faculty HU 7622 Pécs, Zsolnay Vilmos u. 16.

A LIST OF WORKS OF ART IN THIS PUBLICATION : > INTRODUCTION: Márta Nagy: Hive > SCULPTURES: Lóránt Éles: Mine, Endre Gevicser: Window, Tamás Csizek: Nails in space, Norbert Burián: Rhino, Tamás Fleisz: Untitled, Anett Kozarich: Fish Dish > PAINTINGS: Tamara Dobó: Embers Bence Ódor: My brother in the sun, Little family, Bikes > CERAMICS: Zsófia Szalai: Pebble, György Fülöp: Pinch pots, Cintia Teimel: Breakfast set, Noémi Asztalos : Salt and pepper cellar > GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kornélia Nagy: Amadeus poster, Melinda Miklós: Photo Museum identity, Hildegund Kling & Katinka Juhász: PTG, Anna Bor: Flóra package design, Katinka Juhász: Nádor Art and Med idnetity; > DOCTORAL SCHOOL: Judit Burkus: Grid Fields, György Gáspár: White Hole

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