We invite you to Open Doors Day 2023 at the AFAD

Are you thinking about studying fine arts, design, architecture or restoration? Would you like to learn more about admission interviews, as well as about the functioning of a academy of art and its study possiblities? We invite you to the OPEN DOORS DAY of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, which will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Come and see the studios live, talk to our students, or consult your work with teachers!


Program of the Open Doors Day


We will open our doors for you in three buildings, where all departments and studios will be presented. You can learn more about them on this page.


You can find us at the following addresses:

  • Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18

    • Painting, Architecture

    • 10 a.m. – guided tour of the building with stops in studios
    • 6 p.m. Project "Dvojstrana" (in the Academic Library on 3rd floor)
    • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Exhibition in RARE (in courtyard)


  • Koceľova 23

    • Painting


  • Drotárska cesta 44

    • Design, glass, ceramics, jewellery, restoration, intermedia, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, visual communication, photography, digital arts, drawing

    • 10:00 a.m. – guided tour of the building with stops in studios


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Map of Drotarska Building

In addition to guided tours, the following activities are waiting for you as part of ODD 2023:



Special program prepared by individual study programs, departments and other school components:


Architecture (Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Portfolio and home works consultations in individual studios. Possibility to view the studios during classes.

1 p.m.

  • presentation of the department.




Digital Arts

  • Consultations of portfolios and information on preparation for admission process (cabinet no. 186).
  • Presentation of student works in the studio (room no. 102).





  • Presentations of individual studios in digital form, as well as installed works.
  • Consultations of works for those interested in studying at the department.
  • Providing information about studies in individual studios.




Photography and New Media

  • Consultations with those interested in the studies at the AFAD (rooms no. 339, 340, 341).
  • Screening of student works created in studios and within professional subjects.
  • Guided tour of the department and studios, a look into the dark rooms.
  • Exhibition of photo books.




Printmaking and Other Media

  • Home works and portfolio consultations with the teaching staff of the department.
  • Providing information about studies in individual studios.




Intermedia - specialisation Intermedia

12:00 p.m.

  • Concert of the group Priestor vrakov (room no. 180)

1 p.m.

  • workshop with synthesizers and analogue machines. (Studio of Intermedia (room no. 271))

2 p.m.

  • prepare your DJ set (Studio of Intermedia (room no. 271)

During whole day:

Studio of Spatial Communication + (rooms no. 277 and 278)

  • Portfolio consultations.
  • Screening of video works by students.

Studio of Intermedia (room no. 271)

  • Portfolio consultations.
  • Tasty snacks and fresh coffee all day long.
  • Presentation of studio activities and student video works.

Studio vvv (room no. 175)

  • Portfolio consultations.
  • Intermedia roast (a critical-humorous form of Pecha-Kucha with a focus on glossing over stereotypes in the intermedia world of art, approx. 10 people).
  • Reading from the publication When you find it, we will let you know (free copies will be available for those interested).
  • All-day serving of sandwiches.
  • Fresh coffee.

LAB (room no. 270)

  • Projection of student works on TV in front of the editing room
  • Classes will be held in the classroom, but visitors are welcome to look inside and ask for details about the study and subjects taught at the Department of Intermedia.




Intermedia - specialisation Sculpture

  • Open studios and consultations throughout the day.




Cabinet of Drawing

Drotárska cesta 44

  • 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. – drawing lessons (large drawing room – room no. 345)
    • Please, if you would like to get acquainted with the teaching of drawing, contact the teachers first, there are nude models in the studio, who will take a break for the necessary time.

Koceľova 23

  • 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. – drawing lessons for the Department of Painting.





Koceľova / Studio mal+by

  • Open studios and consultations throughout the day.




Conservation and Restoration

Studio of wooden sculpture restoration

  • Consultations with students interested in studying at the department.
  • Possibility to see the restoration of works.
  • Samples of technological copies.


Studio of stone sculptures and stone elements of architecture restoration

  • Possibility to see regular classes during the semester.
  • Home works consultations and providing information on study options.


Studio of photography restoration

  • Providing information about study options and admission process.
  • Presentation of the reference photo collection.
  • Possibility to look into teaching and restoration.
  • Portfolio and home works consultations.


Restoration laboratory

  • Interactive quiz
  • Samples of historical painting pigments and their matching to key works from the history of visual arts
  • Come and learn more about the colorants which are behind the creation of the most famous works of art history and the possibilities of their analysis. Try to match pigments to selected works, fibers to papers and test the tools for researching the material composition of cultural heritage objects.





Studio of Fiber Art:

  • digital presentation "Life in the studio"
  • student semester works displayed in the studio
  • technology demonstrations - hand weaving, digital jacquard weaving, tufting
  • free consultations for those interested in studying in the studio




Applied Arts

Studio of Ceramics

  • Studio presentation and portfolio consultations.


Studio Glass

  • Studio presentation and portfolio consultations.


Studio of Metal and Jewellery

  • Studio presentation and portfolio consultations.



Visual Communication

  • The Department of Visual Communication plays ping-pong. Ping-pong as a metaphor for communication. Ping-pong as a metaphor for dialogue. Ping-pong as a metaphor for consultation. Each studio plays by its own rules.


  • Presentations of student works.
  • Small snacks.
  • Possibility to consult with teaching staff as well as with students.




Academic Library + Medium Gallery + Department of Theory and History of Art




RARE cultural space

  • Exhibition "Piatok trinásteho" / Friday the Thirteenth (Lívia Suchá, Tomáš Jedno, Oksana Sadovenko)

    • AFAD, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18 – entrance in the courtyard
    • Open: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; 25. – 27. 10. 2023




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Applicants from Ukraine can arrange a personal or online consultation with the secretary of the Support and Counseling Center, Volodymyr Serhachov, at in case of questions about studying at the AFAD. You can find more information on our website.