Conservation and Restoration

Requirements for entrance examination. Home assignments, further details of individual tasks, necessary tools. The requirements are current for the admission procedure at Academic year 2023/2024.

Requirements for portfolio

  • realistic studies of portrait, figures, coloured still lives, copies, sketches, compositions; photos of modelled realizations,
  • recommended number of works: 30
  • motivation letter

How to submit works:

  • Digital version of homework - portfolio will be uploaded by the applicant after submitting the electronic application and attachments in the period from December 6, 2022 from 12 p.m. untill December 9, 2022 by 8 a.m. via the website: https://ulozisko.vsvu.sk/; access data and instructions will be sent to the email addresses listed in the application no later than 12 p.m. on 6 December 2022.
  • The digital portfolio and motivation letter must be included in one joint PDF format (maximum up to 10 MB) titled name_surname_study programme restoration. It is necessary to mark individual works.
  • The applicant brings the original versions of his/her portfolio of works directly to the second round of the admissions procedure in the maximum size of A1; all works must be inserted in one art portfolio folder or case.

Further details of individual assignments during the admissions procedure:

First round

  • by the distance method, without the applicant’s physical presence
  • assessment of all portfolio components listed in homework requirements (portfolio)

Second round

  • in person, with the participation of the applicant who passes to the second round from the first round. The second round of the admissions procedure lasts for two days.
  • Drawing of a head or bust on an A2 format in the ratio 1:1. – emphasis on the construction, proportions, modelling – media: charcoal, pencil, ruddle or other drawing media
  • Modelling – completion of a missing part of the plaster cast. Emphasis on the proportion and fine art creativity.
  • Still life – painting from a model on an A2 format in ratio 1:1. – emphasis on the composition, colour and light in the still life – media: watercolour, gouache, tempera, acrylic...
  • Interpretation of a specific work by one of the masters from the history of fine art. Emphasis on tonality, light, proportion, composition.  Painting and drawing techniques (based on a given model)
  • an interview with the applicant in front of the admissions committee, where the applicant demonstrates his knowledge of the field he is applying for; a discussion about housework is part of the interview. Part of the interview is aimed at finding out an overall overview of the high school curriculum in history, literature, history of visual arts and orientation in contemporary art and socio-cultural overview. It is evaluated separately by two members of the commission designated for this part of the admission interviews from among internal and external teachers of the Department of Theory and History of Art. Applicants from abroad will be allowed to complete the interview in English, but in the case of successful acceptance, they will continue their studies in the Slovak language (minimum level B1 is required).

Tools required for entrance examination

The applicants are required to bring their drawing media according to their own preferences (pastel, pencil, ruddle, charcoal sticks), + painting media (tempera, aquarelle, pastel – following one´s own preferences), container for water, brushes, adhesive tapes, modelling tools, drawing board, (in case an applicant travels and cannot bring his/her own A2 drawing board AFAD can provide it)

Literature:

Pijoan, J.: Dejiny umenia 1 – 10. Bratislava, 1982 – 1986.
Pijoan, J.: Dejiny umenia 11 – 12. Bratislava, 2002.
Gombrich, H. E.: Príbeh umenia. Bratislava, 2000.
Rusinová, Z. (ed.): Dejiny slovenského výtvarného umenia – 20. storočie. Bratislava, 2000.
General knowledge of specialised periodicals on contemporary art, architecture, applied arts and design, culture and politics

Consultations – Restoration