Institute of Art Sciences and Art Education

Chair: Univ.Prof. Barbara Putz-Plecko
The Institute of Art Sciences and Art Education offers a multifaceted study programme that strongly links artistic practice with artistic and cultural-scientific, design theoretical, architecture theoretical, and didactic reflection. It thereby provides professionalisation for occupations at the intersection of art and education. The institute consists of artistic and cultural science departments with a broad spectrum of didactic courses. The focus of knowledge production is placed upon the advancement of the arts and visual cultures as well as on the creative processes in design and architecture. On the other hand, the institute also concentrates on research areas and discursive practices in human, artistic, design, architectural and cultural sciences.
It is of great significance to the institute to create an awareness of problems in the social and historical dimensions of art and aesthetics and to impart a critical understanding of functions and the fundamental connections between art, cultural theory and society.

  • Art and Communication Practices
  • Design, Architecture and Environment for Art Education
  • Textiles - Free, Applied and Experimental Artistic Design
  • Studies in Art and Culture
  • Center for Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education
  • Art History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Transcultural Studies
  • Art Theory

3th floor
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7
A-1030 Wien