The University of Applied Arts Vienna is home to nearly 2.000 students, many of whom come from other countries, both within Europe and abroad. The broad spectrum of artistic disciplines, complemented by a large number of scientific subjects, certainly enriches the special atmosphere that prevails at the »Angewandte«.

The concept of the university as a place for critical reflection upon one’s personal thought and action, a place where questions are more important than patent solutions – this idea flourishes at the Angewandte. Studies are not limited to the mere conveyance of artistic techniques and skills. Rather, the development of individual artistic creativity and critical reflection upon one’s work on the basis of theories and concepts are our foremost priorities. Students learn and experience art not just as an end in itself, but fundamentally as a departure point and medium for communication, where the analysis of the significance and effects art has in society play an important role. Encouraging the development of creative visions and facilitating artistic experiments, in tandem with a commitment to technical excellence and conceptual brilliance, are the basic elements of the quality standard the Angewandte sets for both teachers and students alike.

The Angewandte sees itself as a place for free artistic and academic expression, as a forum for open debate, and as a laboratory for artistic visions, which unfold their potentials in the society of the future. Our goal to remain one of the best art schools in the world is inextricably linked to the consistent effort invested into continually increasing our quality standards, the ongoing renewal of creative potential, and our uncompromising advocacy of artistic and academic freedom.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)
  • German

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University of Applied Arts Vienna

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