Department of Applied Arts

Fashion show in Japan 

Ethical Message at BFGU Fashion Week 2020

Created: 17. 2. 2020

ARTSEMESTR Summer 2019

Created: 25. 9. 2019

ARTSEMESTR Winter 2019

Created: 1. 3. 2019
Fashion Show in Tokyo 

Power of Identity II at BFGU Fashion Week

Created: 18. 2. 2019
Exhibition in London 

Colours of Transparency at London Design Fair

Event: 20. 9. 2018 - 23. 9. 2018
Presentation at ARS ELECTRONICA in Austria 

We want machines to become more human while we are becoming machines

Event: 6. 9. 2018 - 10. 9. 2018
Exhibition in Netherlands 

Studio K.O.V. graduates at Marzee International Graduate Show

Event: 19. 8. 2018 - 31. 10. 2018

ARTSEMESTR Summer 2018

Event: 7. 6. 2018 - 10. 6. 2018

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 I
MgA. Milan Pekař
tel. +420 251 098 111

Head of the Department II
MgA. Pavel Ivančic
tel. +420 251 098 252

Department Methodologist
Mgr. Michal Vaníček
tel. +420 251 098 134