Department of Applied Arts

Congratulations! 

Tereza Kanyzová - Bata Young Designers Challenge 2018 winner

Created: 9. 5. 2018
Exhibition 

ARTSEMESTR Winter 2018

Event: 25. 1. 2018 - 30. 1. 2018
Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design 

Power of Identity: Memory Fashion Message in Tokyo

Event: 23. 1. 2018 - 30. 1. 2018
Exhibition of the Studio of Textile Design 

Textile and Architecture at HEIMTEXTIL

Event: 9. 1. 2018 - 12. 1. 2018
Exhibition at London Design Festival 

BOHEMIAN MUD by Studio of Ceramics and Porcelain

Event: 16. 9. 2017 - 24. 9. 2017
Fashion Show 

UMPRUM and Bunka Fashion Graduate University at Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

Event: 4. 9. 2017
Exhibition in Germany 

KEEP CALM & PLAY CHESS at Munich Jewellery Week 2017

Event: 8. 3. 2017 - 14. 3. 2017
Congratulations! 

UMPRUM designers succeed once again at the International Fashion Showcase

Created: 20. 2. 2017
Presentation in London 

There Is Only You at International Fashion Showcase

Event: 17. 2. 2017 - 21. 2. 2017
Presentation in Japan 

Japan // Calm force at Bunka Fashion Graduate University Fashion Week

Event: 30. 1. 2017 - 3. 2. 2017

In 1950, shortly after its acquisition of university status, AAAD established five departments. Our core specializations had previously been divided between two departments: ceramics, glass and metal composed the Department of Applied Sculpture, while the textile, lace and fashion design studios formed a separate department. In the sixties, we created a joint Department of Industrial Arts. The new organizational structure and name of the department reflected the much trumpeted cooperation with industry of the time, which, however, was rather more problematic in practice. Despite several attempts to redefine the character of our department, we returned to the title ‘Department of Applied Arts’. While we are most closely related to design, our concept of learning – grounded in a close relationship with materials and workshop production – is quite specific, notwithstanding rapid development and common objectives.

It is difficult to single out individuals from the long list of eminent figures who helped to define the new concepts of our fields of study. The most distinctive among them is the founder, Josef Kaplický, whose philosophy, methodology and comprehensive approach to tuition extended well beyond the boundaries of his field – artistic glass. Others who put enormous work into the positive development of their specializations and into building the school’s reputation both at home and abroad were Antonín Kybal, Otto Eckert, Zdena Bauerová, Stanislav Libenský, Vladimír Kopecký and Vratislav K. Novák.

Head of the Department
MgA. Milan Pekař
tel. +420 251 098 111
milan.pekar@vsup.cz