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National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture
Year found: 1917
Legal form State
Country Ukraine
City Kyiv

National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture

Year found: 1917
Legal form: State
Country: Ukraine
Awards: Bachelor Degree
                     Master Degree
City: Kyiv
Study language: Russian, Ukrainian

The National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture is the successor of the Ukrainian Academy of Art which was founded on the initiative of the Ukrainian creative intellectuals and the support of Tsentralna Rada (Central Council) headed by Mykhailo Hrushevsky on the 18-th of December 1917. 
The main aim of the newly founded Academy was to tend lovingly artistic school on the ground of the development of the traditions of the national culture. The accomplishment of such urgent and longed-for idea became the matter of the state importance.
The professors, prominent Ukrainian masters of fine arts M.Boychuk, M.Zhuk, V.Krychevsky, F.Krychevsky, A.Manevych, O.Murashko, G.Narbut became the founders of the Academy. The first rectors were F.Krychevsky and G.Narbut.
The new school for higher education with the little staff of professors and amount of students, limited quantity of special subjects (painting and graphic art) to a certain extent was similar to foreign free academies. In 1922 the Academy was reorganized into the Institute of Plastic Arts which was merged with the Ukrainian Institute of Architecture (established in 1918) in 1924. The newly founded institution was called Kyiv Fine Arts Institute. The new stage in the development of the school for higher education began and it was connected with the rectorship of the theorist of art I. Vrona. The institute got the premises in Smyrnova-Lastochkina Street and has been lodged there since then. The institute got the possibility to expand its educational activities. As on the 1-st of October 1928 800 students studied and 103 pedagogues and auxiliary staff worked there.
Kyiv Fine Arts Institute occupied one of the leading places among fine arts institutes in the ex-USSR for the short period of time. But at the end of 1920’s- the beginning of 1930’s a sad fate overtook it. The new reorganization took place according to the proletarian and cultural ideology in 1930. The institute was called Kyiv Institute of Proletarian Art Culture. The next reform took place in 1934 and after that All- Ukrainian Fine Arts Institute, and from the end of 1930’s Kyiv State Fine Arts Institute returned to the academic fundamentals of education. Owing to the reorganization the priority was given to easel forms.
Nowadays, the National Academy of Fine and Architecture is the higher education institution with the 4-th level of accreditation and combines structurally:
Faculties — fine arts, architecture, history and theory of art;
Departments- drawing; painting and composition; theatre set design and screen arts; sculpture; graphic arts; design; architectural design; technique and restoration of painting; theory and history of art; theory and history of architecture; culture and humanities; architectural
constructions; foreign languages; physical education.
Educational and auxiliary subdivisions- library, educational and methodical laboratories of the departments of drawing, plastic anatomy, painting and composition, graphic arts, design, sculpture, technique and restoration of painting, theory and history of art, theory and history of architecture, architectural constructions, architectural design, laboratory of computer video graphic, exhibition halls etc.
More than 160 pedagogues work at 14 departments of Academy, among them- 39 PhD’s and professors, 71 PhD’s and assistant professors. 63 pedagogues were honoured with honorary state titles, including 12 People’s Artists of Ukraine, 2 People’s Architects of Ukraine. 




Kyiv's history spans over 1500 years. It is the cradle of Slavonic culture. Today, Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. With a population of 2,5 million and an area of 820 kilometers, Kyiv is well suited to be the political center of Ukraine. The President and his administration, the Verkhovna Rada, the Cabinet of Ministers, and other government institutions are centered in the city. As the scientific and cultural center of the country, Kyiv is home to the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences and academic research institutions which include institutes of chemistry, welding, cybernetics, steelwork, microbiology and virology, economics, history, philosophy, literature, art history, folklore and ethnography, and law.

Most of Ukraine's institutions of higher learning are located in Kyiv. These include Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, National University "Kyiv - Mohyla Academy", National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Bogomolets National Medical University, the National Aviation University, Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Glier Kyiv Music College, the National Academy of Painting and Architecture, the Kyiv National University of Building and Architecture, the Kyiv National Linguistics University, the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Dragomanov Ukrainian National Pedagogical University, and others. Kyiv has many cultural and educational institutions: libraries (of which the largest are the Central Scientific Library of the Ukrainian National Academy of the Sciences and the Scientific Library of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University), cultural centers, cinemas, the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Society, theaters (of which the National Opera, the National Academic Drama Theatre, and the Theatre of Russian Drama are best known), and the National Circus. The National Symphonic Orchestra and national folk choral and dance ensembles reside in Kyiv.

Kyiv is home to history, painting, folk and ornamental art, book and publishing, folk architecture and life, and memorial museums. There are a number of unique architectural sights in Kyiv. The Sofiyskyy Sobor (1037), the remnants of the Golden Gates, the Mikhailivska Church of the Vydubetsky Monastery (1070 - 1088), the remnants of the Uspensky Sobor (1073 - 1078), the Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra (11th century), the Kyrylivska Church (12th century), the Kyiv Academy (8th or early 9th century), the Andriyivska Church (1747-1753), the Mariinsky Palace (1750 - 1755). There are also many newer buildings in the city, such as the Volodymyrskyy Sobor (1862 - 1882), the National Opera (1901), the State Bank (1902 - 1905), the Bessarabskyy Covered Market (1910 - 1912), and others.

Many stadiums, swimming pools, gyms, shooting galleries, parks, cafes and restaurants offering both Ukrainian and international cuisine are available to Kievans and city guests.

Kyiv is the central railway junction and a crossroads for land, air, and water routes.

Public transportation within Kyiv is provided by a subway system, buses, trams, and taxis.

Welcome to Kyiv!

The academy accomplishes the education in 3 directions (“Fine Arts”, “Restoration of Works of Art”, “Architecture”) of the educational and qualification degrees of Bachelor, Specialist and Master according to the appropriate specializations.


Specializations: “Easel Painting”, “Monumental Painting”.
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist appropriately — “Artist-Painter”, “Artist-Painter-Monumentalist”; Master Degree —“Artist-Painter, Researcher, Lecturer”, “Arist-Painter-Monumentalist, Resarcher, Lecturer”.

Specializations: “Free Graphic Art”, “Graphic Art (book design and illustration)”. 
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist appropriately — “Artist- Graphic”, “Artist- Graphic on Book Design”; Master Degree- “Artist-Graphic, Researcher, Lecturer”, “Artist-Graphic on
Book Design, Researcher, Lecturer”.

Specialization: “Graphic Art (Graphic Design)”.
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist appropriately — “Artist-Graphic-Designer”; Master Degree — “Artist-Graphic-Designer, Researcher, Lecturer”.

Specialization: “Theatre and Cinema Design”. 
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist — “Artist- Designer of Theatre, Cinema and Television”; Master Degree- “Artist- Designer of Theatre, Cinema and Television, Researcher, Lecturer”.

Specialization: “Easel and Monumental Sculpture”.
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist — “Artist-Sculptor”; Master Degree — “Artist-Sculptor, Researcher, Lecturer”.

Specialization: “Art Criticism (Theory and History of Art)”, full time and tuition by correspondence.
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist — “Art Critic of Fine Arts”; Master Degree — “Art Critic of Fine Arts, Researcher, Lecturer”.

Specialization: “Art Criticism, Organization and Management on Development of Art Culture”.
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist — “Art Critic- Producer”; Master Degree — “Art Critic-Producer, Researcher, Lecturer”.


Specialization: “Restoration of Works of Easel and Monumental Painting”.
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist — “Artist-Restorer of Works of Easel and Monumental Painting”; Master Degree — “Artist- Restorer of Works of Easel and Monumental Painting, Researcher, Lecturer”.

Specialization: “Restoration of Sculpture and Works of Decorative Applied Art from Metal, Stone, Ceramics and Glass”.
Qualification as for Bachelor and Specialist-“Artist- Restorer of Sculpture and Works of Decorative Applied Art from Metal, Stone, Ceramics and Glass”; Master Degree — “Artist-Restorer of Sculpture and Works of Decorative Applied Art, Researcher, Lecturer”.


Specialization: “Architecture of Buildings and Edifices”
Qualification as for Bachelor — “Architect- Executor”; Specialist — “Architect-Artist”; Master Degree — “Architect-Artist, Researcher, Lecturer”.

When student arrive to airport he/she will be met and transferred to university. At university student have orientation and welcome brief. After orientation student will be placed at university hostel. During all time of studying at university foreign students are supported by qualified team of International Department. All their needs will be satisfied with pleasure. There is very helpful consultancy for students who have educational difficulties.

All university hostels are secured and have time restrictions for guest to ensure safety and good condition of living.

The Ukrainian people are philosophical and peaceful. The most recent example being the Orange revolution, a completely peaceful demonstration by the people looking for political change. You will find that Ukrainians are very amicable and have good sense of humor. There is no racism at all. Strangers will be extremely friendly with you and be impressed that you made the effort to visit their country over their more visited neighbors.

The Academy unites members (academicians), correspondent-members, honored and foreign members in the field of Fine Art and decorative art, architecture, design, music, theatre, cinema, choreography, art criticism, museum etc. Members and correspondent members of The Ukrainian Academy of Arts are elected at department assemblies and general assemblies.

Many members of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts have been honored by state awards. There are seven Heroes of Ukraine, thirty-three laureates of the T. Shevchenko National Award and four laureates of The State Scientific-Technical Award of Ukraine in the staff of the Academy. Twenty five members have a degree of Doctor and sixty three have the title of Professor. Among foreign members (academicians) of Ukrainian Academy of Arts are cinema director Jerzy Hoffman (Poland), art critic V. D. Revutskyy (Canada ) and painter-photographer A. P. Solomoukha (France).

Honored members include, art critic, pedagogue L. P. Zapasko, architect A. H. Ihnaschenko, composer A. S. Karamanov, choirmaster P. I. M Muravskyy, builder and social worker O. O. Omelchenko, scientist V. P. Semynozhenko, researcher and pedagogue I. M. Sedak (Ukraine ), film producer A. L. Zharovskyy, (Germany), sculptor Frank Maysler (Israel) and others.