Theory and History of Art

Core mission is to give its students big picture on history of art and culture, and to encourage them to think about their own artistic creation in wide, cultural-spiritual context, as well as in narrower, artistic context.

The Department of Theory and History of Art is a scientific-research and pedagogical unit. At the Department, internal and external doctoral students are trained within the accredited study programme History and Theory of Fine Arts and Architecture (2.1.8). Research activities are in accordance with the focus of the Department, as well as with professional profilation of the pedagogues and doctoral students.

They are aimed at:

  • history of art, design and architecture
  • theory of contemporary visual art
  • iconography
  • theory of architecture.



Department of Theory and History of Art

Division Chairperson



External employees:

prof. PhDr. Ivan Rusina, CSc.
prof. PhDr. Peter Michalovič, CSc.
Mgr. Eva Hasalová
Mgr. Róbert Karul, PhD.
Mgr. Silvia Moravčíková
MUDr. Ladislav Šabo
Mgr. Juraj Čarný
Mgr. Dana Lynn Moderdovská
Mgr. Trasy Lesan
Mgr. Peter Máčaj, PhD.
Mgr. Martin Šarkan, PhD.

External employees for Supplementary pedagogical study:

prof. Ladislav Čarný, akad. mal.
prof. PaedDr. Dušan Kostrub PhD.
Mgr. Stano Masár, ArtD.
doc. Mgr. Mária Dědová, PhD.
Mgr. Daniela Čarná, PhD.
Mgr. Barbora Malik
Mgr. Peter Ostradický, PhD.

Doctoral students:

Ing. arch. Mgr. arch. Bruno Pella
Mgr. Dáša Oršuliaková
Mgr. Andrea Vrtelová
Mgr. Mária Janušová
Mgr. Nina Vidovencová
Zuzana Lapitková (external)
Barbora Komarová (external)