Institute of Art and Technology
>> Studio Book and Paper
Studio Book and Paper
Head: Mag. Beatrix Mapalagama
Book Art involves design concepts and realisation in line with material requirements, including traditional bookbinding techniques, as well as free and applied objects in paper and bookbinding materials, involving folding, embossing. Packaging design and papier-mâché (especially for students from the Fine Arts and Handicrafts Teaching disciplines) are also dealt with.

Institute of Design
>> Computerstudio
The Computerstudio
The computerstudio is open to students of the Angewandte on a 24/7 basis except at times when lessons are held (see Kalender). Please send an e-mail to to register on the user list, in order to get the key from the porter.
9 iMac with MacOS High Sierra
3 extra Monitore
9 Wacom Tablets Intuos Pro
LaserWriter b/w, Scanner
The computers are all connected to the Internet. Find a list of the software installed here.
You have to be registered at the Angewandte to attend any of the lectures. Please apply via Base Angewandte.
To be admitted to the course taking part in the preliminary discussion is mandatory.
Institute of Fine Arts & Media Art
>> Graphics and Printmaking
Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts. It is the beginning of all visualisation and the most immediate form of art making. A vast field of expressive possibilities extends from the starting point of Graphics/Drawing.
Regardless of the form in which the work is realized, drawing can be understood as an interface: between thinking and making; between observation and representation; between idea and image. Drawing functions as a tool for gaining tactile knowledge - or to implement it.
Parallel to the irreplaceable immediacy of the tool drawing, the different artistic printmaking techniques offer a whole range of process oriented and media related opportunities for the visual artist. A wide range of printing techniques is taught in the department: traditional analog methods as well as reprographics and the latest digital possibilities.
Engaging with traditional printing techniques offer artists a precise analytical tool for advance planning and analysing of images, in a practical as well as in an intellectual sense: boundaries are necessary conditions for freedom and transgression. Meanwhile, the fast and flexible digital development provides boundlessness as a principle.
Working with analog printmaking techniques and drawing encourage a particular kind of tactile intelligence, which can be utmost valuable for artists as an alternative to, and/or in conjunction with the rapid development of digital imaging media.
It is no longer possible to consider a technique as an end in itself. Every artist has to address questions of content, of subject matter. The substance of art is created in a non-translatable, dialogic process between the intention of the artist, the tools used and the public experiencing the work. In today's art, no hierarchy of genres exist. It has been replaced by a hierarchy of attention.
Institute of Art and Technology
>> Wood Technology
In this department, students from every area of study receive theoretical and practical teaching in wood technology. In addition to basic lectures, seminars and exercises form focal points, which should encourage students to undertake research and experiment in line with their study courses. During individual, artistic-technical teaching, on the basis of designs students are provided with an opportunity to implement their project, semester or diploma projects in a professional and independent manner. All processes, from the idea to realisation are furthered in the areas of furniture, prototype construction, installation, modelling and art.
As in the past, the challenges of the coming years demand the permanent adjustment of the curriculum in line with the latest artistic, technical and scientific findings, a continuation of the technical upgrading of the machine pool, expansion by means of new investment, and co-operation with other institutes in new fields such as CNC, laser and water jet technologies.
In the Wood Technology Department, lectures and seminars are held, which cover specific topics relating to every area of wood processing and working. Group and individual teaching takes place with regard to the respective design, construction or material problem. Moreover, as a result of the ongoing consideration of particular questions, a focus is placed on artistic-technical experiments in the fields of working, construction, processing technology and surface treatment relating to wood and in connection with other materials.
Institute of Art and Technology
>> Ceramics Studio
Ceramics are to be understood as an interdisciplinary medium. As both an educational facility and a venue for meetings and exchanges among students from all areas of study, the Ceramics Department is characterised by artistic experience and a profound knowledge of the medium. Working activities are divided into the three categories formed by art in the private and public domains, building art and art for buildings, art in everyday situations (the daily ambience), and ceramic design.
International exchanges, inter-university dialogues and contacts with industry, artists and architects are to be expanded and strengthened with an eye to co-operations and networking.
Graduates naturally receive every support with regard to all artistic and technical matters.
The Department assists the students from the expiring Ceramics course and, at the same time, provides an increasing volume of interdisciplinary teaching and support during the completion of project work.
Institute of Art and Technology
>> Metal Technology
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, and by appointment
The dates of seminar weeks can be ascertained from the student guide or the notice boards in the University.
In the Metal Technology Department, students are provided with appropriate information concerning material science in relation to metals, light metals and aluminium, material composition and material processing.
In addition, working possibilities such as turning, milling and drilling are taught along with joining techniques such as riveting, bolting, hard soldering, soft soldering, MIG, WIG, electrical and autogenous welding, and cutting and separation (autogenous flame cutting, plasma cutting, metal band sawing).
During the production process up to completion, the appropriate instruction accompanies the work, but without any interference in the design or artistic concept.
Special care is taken with regard to accident safeguards and the danger areas relating to tools and machinery. Theory and practice are communicated in the form of seminars, practical exercises and project-related individual instruction.
Moreover, repairs and special assignments for various University departments are completed without any interference to teaching.
Institute of Art and Technology
>> Angewandte Robotics Lab

The ANGEWANDTE ROBOTICS LAB is a new in-house laboratory for creative production and prototyping and extends the spectrum of uses of the existing workshops within the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Its focus lies within the application thru programming and handling of the lab’s internal 7-axis industrial robot, the fabrication and realisation of associated creative projects, research and development of new processes, software and tools, as well as the ‚transfer of knowledge‘.
development and prototyping of creative tools to extend and even exceed existing production techniques and possibilities.
fabrication and realisation of associated creative projects for a wide clientele like students from the Angewandte, affiliated research projects as well as external entities like artists, designers and architects.
e.g. programming classes for the carpenters of the department of wood technology, workshops and seminars in cooperation with the IOA – institute of architecture from the Angewandte as well as the AA – Architectural Association from London have been conducted in the past.
The ANGEWANDTE ROBOTICS LAB is still under development. Lectures, seminars and workshops are not scheduled on a regular basis yet, but will be offered in the near future, from time to time and upon special requests.
The current offering of the ANGEWANDTE ROBOTICS LAB is primarily based on 3-axis- / 5-axis-milling applications with the materials wood, wooden composites, plastics and plastic foams.
Other applications, tools and materials must be requested separately and examinated individually.
The ARL’s offering is available two to three days per week and upon individual agreement with the staff.
Latest information you will soon find in Base Angewandte.
Institute of Art and Technology
>> Textile Technology
In the Textile Technology Department, which focuses on screen-printed textiles, students learn to independently complete differing projects, semester and degree work in the course of individual technical teaching.
Students receive professional support throughout the entire project by means of the ongoing examination of the artistic statement and the technical quality.
In addition to the dyeing of organic fibres and materials, the development and realisation of weaves and theoretical and practical teaching in tapestry techniques are also provided.

Institute of Design
>> Video Studio
The miniaturisation of cameras and the compression of post-production to laptop format has brought about the popularization of video production equipment. In contrast to the film industry, where filmmaking requires skills that are specifically assigned to separate domains ­—such as screenplay and script, direction, imaging technology and camera, production, editing, special effects, or scoring­—its equivalent in the field of applied arts, though seemingly easier, requires the ability to make unusual connections between these areas.
To this end, our department offers a range of courses that reinterpret the types of knowledge taught in traditional film studies and adapt them to the concepts and workflows suitable to the domain of applied arts. This includes camera work and video production, video animation and composition, audio composition for short film and video,  and image-editing in video art and video design. In addition, the programme offers experimental workshops which develop a broader approach to sequential thinking. Resulting works are archived or published in thematic catalogues.
In cooperation with external partners, the department can boast successful participation in international student competitions. A programme on artistic research is currently in preparation. In the spirit of inter- and transdisciplinarity, students from programmes at other universities are more than welcome in our department.
Registration for video studio teaching is to be completed personally at the stated times in the video studio (“Angewandte”, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 3rd floor). On this occasion any questions concerning teaching will be answered in full. Registration is obligatory for all classes. Please see the website.
General studio activities
Apart from during teaching, the video studio is also open to students with a “key entitlement” (those attending courses, or course graduates) on a 24-7 basis. Students must enter their names on work lists for co-ordination purposes.
Institute of Art & Technology
The Workshop

Creating a high standard together with the students of Angewandte, is our endeavour. Professionally supporting the university’s external appearance, is our goal. In our studio, we set value on a pleasant working environment. Communication is an important part of our work.

The results are professional photography and high-quality pigment prints.

Detailed information

The Digital Photography Workshop supports all students of Angewandte with photographic aspects of their projects in the studio. It is possible to print large-format pigment prints in gallery quality.

Services for students:
Photography, scanning, image editing, and digital printing—please note: the infrastructure of the central digital studio is EXCLUSIVELY available for projects by students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

– Photography
Realising photographic projects—the equipment is available for various usage scenarios: documentation of works for portfolios, presentations, object and product photography, fashion shootings, art reproductions, portrait shootings, model photography, etc.

– Digital printing
Light-fast pigment print on role in 110 and 160 cm; on leave ware in A3+ to A2. It is possible to print different papers and media; media patterns are available and can be chosen from in advance or at the time of printing.

– Scanning
of non-transparent templates of all kinds (e.g. photos, texts, hand drawings) up to an A3 format. For transparent templates (diapositives and negatives of small formats up to 4x5 inches), high-quality single scans can be produced. The following image editing including colour corrections, dust removal and retouching is fairly time consuming.

– Image editing
Professional support with image editing in Photoshop (masking and cropping, composing, colour-contrast corrections, preparation for printing).


Please contact us for appointments via mail or phone (Mon-Fri 9 am to 4 pm):

Phone: +43-1-71133 – 2220

Please provide a detailed project description in advance:
Studio usage needs: printing, photography, scanning, image editing?
Amount of work: How many copies will be printed? What size? What will be shooted? Which material? Is hair and makeup required?

Please note:
Average waiting time for an appointment is 1-2 weeks. Timely planning is part of a good cooperation and the basis for further coordination and subsequent work! For complex projects or vague project plans, an appointment to discuss options can be useful.

In case an appointment cannot be kept, please cancel on time. We cannot guarantee support in case you do not show up without prior notification or come in too late without calling us. If you do not show up one hour after the set appointment at the latest and have not called or notified us via e-mail, the appointment will automatically be cancelled by us. Appointments are exclusively given or rescheduled by us and cannot be switched between students on their own.

This way we can guarantee a good working climate and professional student support.

Material used, such as paper backgrounds in the studio;
pigment prints at the cost price of the material (fine art papers and pigment inks)
For details, please contact us.

Institut für Kunstwissenschaften, Kunstpädagogik und Kunstvermittlung
>> Zentrale Lederwerkstatt (Atelier für Lederverarbeitung)
Leitung: Árpád Mészáros
Gutenberggasse 21/1
A-1070 Wien
Mobil: +43 699 1 52 33 445
T & F: +43 1 52 33 445

Informationen zur Werkstatt erhalten Sie auch bei Frank Müller.
F: + 43 1 71133 2752
Die Zentrale Lederwerkstatt unterstützt alle Studierenden des Hauses bei der Herstellung ihrer Lederprodukte und bietet dabei eine Unterweisung in die Prinzipien der traditionellen Handwerkskunst des Ledergalanteriewarenerzeugers / der Ledergalanteriewarenerzeugerin (TaschnerIn). Ihr Leiter Árpád Mézáros betreut die Arbeiten individuell, somit besteht die Möglichkeit, je nach Wissensstand und Fertigungskenntnissen der Studierenden auf alle Fragen einzugehen.

In ihrer jetzigen Funktion gibt es die Zentrale Lederwerkstatt seit 2013. Damals wurde die ehemalige Ledergalanterie durch die freundliche Initiative ihres Begründers und Inhabers Árpád Mézáros in die Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien eingegliedert.

Bitte schicken Sie eine Terminanfrage mit Projektbeschreibung an Herrn Mészáros. Sie sollte in knapper Form die Art und den Umfang Ihrer Arbeit und den Zeitpunkt der am spätesten möglichen Fertigstellung enthalten. Bei komplexeren Vorhaben bzw. noch nicht ganz ausgearbeiteten Projekten ist ein Termin zur Vorbesprechung sinnvoll.

Flexibel bzw. Mo−Fr vorwiegend zwischen 15–20 Uhr nach vorheriger Terminabsprache.

Abteilung Textil - Freie, angewandte und experimentelle künstlerische Gestaltung