POSTGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMME SPECIALISATION “FINE ARTS”
The Postgraduate Studies Programme “Fine Arts”, offered by the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences aims at developing the students’ artistic thought and at improving their skills so that they can successfully take action in the framework of the international artistic space. It seeks to update and educate students in relation to international artistic activities, the exploitation of new media and techniques of creative expression and the development of personal ways of expression, so that they pursue their unique artistic career. At the same time, the Postgraduate Studies Programme aims at contributing to the reform of artistic creation in Greece.
Faculty members from the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences of the University of Ioannina participate in the implementation of the Postgraduate Study Programme, as well as faculty members from other Departments of the University of Ioannina (including emeritus and retired professors), artists, distinguished scientists with specialized knowledge in the relevant subjects of the Postgraduate Study Programme, while contributors to the courses and seminars can include faculty members and researchers from other Higher Education Institutions, artists, Museum professionals from Greece and abroad.
In the Postgraduate Studies Programme are admitted, after exams, graduates from Greek and foreign Higher Education Institutions in a related academic/scientific field. Applicants can also be students in their final year of study, provided that they will have graduated after the end of the academic year (including the September exam period).
Following a decision by the Coordinating Committee of the Postgraduate Studies Programme, graduates from other Departments can be admitted. Members of Special Teaching Staff, Laboratory Teaching Staff and Special Technical Laboratory Staff can also be admitted, but only one per Postgraduate Study Programme organized by the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences of the University of Ioannina in which they work.
Applicants who have gained qualifications from foreign Higher education Institutions need to provide a certificate by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (D.O.A.T.A.P).
The Department announces the free positions for the Postgraduate Studies Programme every two years (or every year if deemed necessary), while the number of admitted students for the Postgraduate Studies Programme “Fine Arts” has a maximum of 12 students. Successful completion of the courses needs to take place within a maximum of 6 semesters from the first registration of the student in the postgraduate course.
There are no tuition fees.
Selection of the postgraduate students in the specialization “Fine Arts” is on the basis of the evaluation of the portfolio, a text that theoretically supports the applicants’ work, oral interview and evaluation of the following criteria: mark of the undergraduate degree, mark in undergraduate courses relevant to the course of the Postgraduate Study Programme, mark of the undergraduate thesis (if applicable) and research activities undertaken by the applicant.
The portfolio is awarded 60 points, the mark of the undergraduate degree is awarded 20 points, and the interview along with the other criteria are awarded 20 points.
The duration of the Programme is four (4) semesters – three semester of course attendance and one semester for the postgraduate thesis.
Successful completion of the first cycle of postgraduate courses must take place within six semesters from the first registration of the student in the Postgraduate Studies Programme.
For students who have not completed their studies within this time period the General Assembly of the Department, after suggestion by the Coordinating Committee, can grant a six month extension for the successful completion of a course cycle. If after the extension the student has not successfully completed the courses, they lose their student status.
Students who work can study on a part-time basis, provided that the total duration of their studies does not exceed the double of the normal duration of studies, in accordance with the provisions of Law 4485/2017 (par. 2, article 33).
Part-time studies are also applicable to non-working students who cannot meet the minimum requirements of full-time studies and for specific circumstances (illness, workload, serious family reasons, enlisting for military service etc.), for which a decision by the Department’s General Assembly is required. Postgraduate students can also be granted a temporary suspension of their studies, which cannot exceed two (2) consecutive semesters. During this time students lose their student status. In exceptional circumstances, an extension of one year can be granted after a documented decision by the Department’s General Assembly.