Cultural Studies

Head: ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Roman Horak
ao. Univ.-Prof. Ernst Strouhal
To date, there has been extensive research and writing on the complex relationship between art, culture and society. And these investigations will continue. On the one hand, the role of Cultural Studies at a university of the arts is to actively contribute to the shaping of this knowledge base, and on the other, to productively channel its insights into its teachings. However, first and foremost, this does not imply making a fixed canon of texts available to students, but rather to organise reflection upon the social efficacy of art and culture – following and transcending this canon – in such a manner that the insights gained into artistic production by in-house specialists become a theoretical basis and offer a frame of reference.