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
- works in the range of 20 pieces - which present drawing and painting skills, sensitivity to artistic style and materials + obligatory assignment "From space to space"
- selection of realistic drawing and painting (portrait and figure from a live model, still life, landscape...)
- designs of fabrics and patterns for home textiles, interior design and clothing, collages, textile and material compositions
- fashion design, drawings and sketches of fashion collections in different techniques: painting, collage, combined and own techniques, or photo documentation of outfits
- textile (and non-textile) artworks
CV and Motivation letter of the applicant
- must be attached to the portfolio
- "From space to space" - create a three-dimensional paper object expressing relationship between two spaces. This relationship can reflect opposing or harmonic points of view and can be created by using different shapes, structures or colors of paper. The object can be created in different conventional and unconventional techniques such as sewing, snapping, gluing, joining with paper clips, collage. Color – white + one color of your choice. Photo documentation of the work progress, description of concept or idea and final object must be a part of portfolio.
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 portfolio, obligatory assignment must be included in one joint PDF format (maximum up to 10 MB) titled as name_surname_study programme textiles. Individual works must be marked by their topic, title.
- The applicant brings the original versions of his/her portfolio directly to the second round of the admissions procedure, including the obligatory assignment completed according to the given instructions. The applicant’s works should be documented in presentation portfolios.
Further details of individual tasks during the admission procedure:
- by the distance method, without the applicant’s physical presence
- assessment of all portfolio components listed in homework requirements (portfolio)
- evaluation of the mandatory assignment
- in person, with the participation of the applicant who advances to the second round from the 1st round. The second round of the admissions procedure lasts for two days.
- designs of textile pattern in colour
- closed format composition
- three-dimensional object
- paper relief
- 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. The applicant also explains the procedure for the current assignment, which he is working on in the second round, so that the committee can verify his communication skills. 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 needed at the admission exam:
drawing board in A2 size, drawing tools, pencils, erasers, charcoal sticks, tempera paints, pastels, watercolour paints, crayons, glue, ruler, pair of scissors, any material (paper sheets of different colours, textile or paper material – different types of paper for collages), pushpins, cutter, paper clips, stapler, needle, thread, pins, adhesive tape, etc.
Recommended literature and web pages:
- Art History.
- The History of Applied Arts and Design.
- 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.
- Luxová, Viera: Československá tapiséria 1945-75, Bratislava, 1978.
- Móziová, Oľga, Bohatová, Anna: Dejiny odievania. Bratislava, 2007.
- Máchalová, Jana: Móda 20. století. Praha, 2003.
- Steven Faem, Kurz módního návrhářství, 2011
- Marnie Fogg, Fashion the whole story, Thames & Hudson, 2013
- Valerie Steel, The berg companion to fashion, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
- Grose, L. – Fletcher, K., Fashion & Sustainability, Design for Change, Laurence King Publishing Ltd. London
Orientation in periodical specialised press on contemporary art, architecture, applied arts and design, culture and politics.