Univ.-Prof. Virgil Widrich
Chair: Univ.-Prof. Mag.art. Ruth Schnell
The Institute of Fine Arts and Media Arts comprises twelve departments,
each with a different artistic focus. All its departments are oriented to relevant movements in the fine arts and to digital
and trans-media art forms. Teaching and art practice within the institute open up and dynamize the artistic disciplines of
today, furnish an artistic-theoretical approach to various visualization cultures in art and science, and offer an examination
of relevant theoretical and historical principles.
The institute’s foremost aim is to provide its students with
a profound education in an atmosphere permeated by intensive debate and communication. Instruction in the departments takes
into account the wide spectrum of advanced artistic concepts and methods available, and places equal stress on the synergies
produced by a transdisciplinary approach and essential differentiations within each artistic discipline. The heightened emphasis
on exchange and collaboration with universities and cultural institutions abroad generates opportunities for international
mobility, promotes competent participation in international discourse and creates important preconditions for defining a position
in the art world.