The Faculty of Arts offers 4 Bachelor level programmes (Theory and History of Arts, Creative Industries, New Media Art, Acting), 4 Master level programmes (Art History and Criticism, Theatre Studies and Stage Management, Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Creative Industries) and 1 doctoral study programme in History and Theory of Arts.
New Media Art – a programme designed to prepare professional media specialists for creative work and media art projects management. The study of art (photography, video, sound art, computer graphics and multimedia technologies) is complemented by studies of audiovisual culture, communication, analysis and management of contemporary art processes, curatorship and principles of personal carrier management.
Acting – a programme designed to prepare highly qualified performing artists for success in the fields of acting, screenwriting, directing, dance and vocal performance. VMU acting students receive guidance in all of these areas, and are made ready for their careers in theatre, cinema, TV and other forms of contemporary art. The programme fosters independence and encourages openness to new forms of art, promoting the integration of different areas of contemporary art and sustainable collaboration within the creative industries.
Theory and History of Arts – a programme designed to prepare art critics and art historians who are capable of researching various art objects and phenomena, assigning them artistic and historical values, and presenting it all to the public. It offers insight into and facilitates the understanding of all spheres of art. In this programme, students become familiar with general development of art, learn how to analyze and compare different forms of art (architecture, visual arts, photography, theatre, cinema, dance and music).
Creative Industries - a programme designed to prepare specialists of creative industries, able to operate in a broad field of creative industries, analyse cultural and creative industries, initiate and implement the projects of cultural and creative industries, organize creative enterprise and promote communication between art, enterprise and society.
Art History and Criticism – a programme designed to prepare specialists in visual arts and architecture who are capable of not only researching works of art and related Lithuanian and European cultural processes, but also determining their artistic and historical value, and presenting it all to the public.Culture Heritage and Tourism – a programme designed to educate students who are able to: evaluate cultural heritage in the context of social, historical and cultural phenomena; work in the cultural heritage field; perform heritage research; apply the acquired knowledge to the tourism industry.
Theatre Studies and Management – a programme designed to prepare specialists capable of conducting research and evaluating both the aesthetic and institutional aspects of stage art. Students will learn how to: analyse and interpret theatre processes in a wide cultural context; initiate, organize and manage the processes of stage art.Creative Industries – a programme designed to prepare specialists capable of crafting innovative models of cultural communication, entrepreneurship and creativity. Graduates will be able to create original projects, analyse and evaluate creative industries, and act as consultants, providing recommendations that would stimulate the economic growth of the cultural sector.