The most important task of the Department of Visual Education and Art Theory, which was established in February 2019, is to provide a modern professional methodological basis for the training and visual culture teacher training at the university and a theoretical background for the courses of fine arts, graphic design, motion picture, media and media literacy.
Visual education that also appears in the name of the department includes modern visual pedagogical theories (creativity models, constructive and experience pedagogy, complex art education) and the performativity and methodology of their studies based on the study and adoption of good practices of domestic and international visual pedagogical workshops.
The term art theory maintains a variety of aesthetic (art philosophy, visual theory, communication theory, film theory, analysts), historical (art history, aesthetic history, film history), as well as other scholar disciplines that appear in the trainings in our institute.
At present, drawing and visual culture teachers can be enrolled at our institute for five years, ie. four years of professional training and one year of practice. There is a wide range of majoring pairs to choose from, from mathematics to Hungarian and through physical education to media literacy and film culture. The training aims to develop modern and varied professional knowledge that is expected of today's art teachers. Within this framework, the students acquire the knowledge of techniques of various artistic genres, as well as classical and contemporary art history, after acquiring and reinforcing the solid artistic bases during their four years of the training. We consider it important to familiarize teachers with the most up-to-date methodological issues of teaching and learning, and thus to help their pedagogical work. During the training, students have the opportunity to engage in various modern pedagogical workshops, community building workshops, and can also pursue active fine arts activities. The knowledge acquired here can be utilized first of all in the 5-8 classes of primary school, and in high school. Students can also engage in the pedagogical work of galleries and museums. The training also opens the way for active participation in visual pedagogical research and serves as a preliminary for PhD education.