The Faculty of Music and Visual Arts

The Faculty of Music and Visual Arts in Pécs is the only centre of higher education in Hungary that integrates training in music and fine arts. The Faculty was established in 1996 from various art departments of its legal predecessors. Its establishment was facilitated by the traditionally strong, nationally outstanding artistic life of Pécs.
The main body of the Faculty's artist teachers is constituted by fine artists and musicians who have settled down in Pécs. The private and public collections of the city - offering a uniquely comprehensive introduction to 20th century Hungarian art - the many concerts, the city’s symphonic orchestra, the long tradition of choral music and several other internationally renowned artistic groups, all provide a strong foundation for the Faculty as a higher educational centre in the arts.
This background has enabled the Faculty, with its five hundred students and eighty faculty members, to become a pioneering centre that shapes the cultural life of the region. The high- quality work performed here is unique in that it provides training in music and the visual arts in the context of an arts and sciences university not only at the bachelor and masters level, but also at the highest level, offering doctoral degrees in the arts. Training and research in the arts are run by four independent units: The Institute of Visual Arts, the Institute of Musical Arts, the Institute of Media Arts and the Master School of Fine Arts (Doctoral School).
Indroducing The Faculty of Music and Visual Arts (video)