New Creative Centre of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
The almost three-year project of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music UO has been finally finished and the faculty can be now proud of the brand new Creative Centre which has been established thanks to the EU funding. It provides students with top musical instruments and the most modern digital technologies in fine arts.
Not only employees from the Faculty of Fine Arts spent much time on the preparation of the project which was announced by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. As a university, we can be proud that we have managed to establish such a unique educational art centre in Ostrava. Within the Czech Republic, we have a truly exceptional set of technological units in the field of digital media. “The Creative Centre represents a concept of specialized units including modern technologies and instrument equipment which should serve to teaching and creative activities within the Music and Fine Arts study programmes. The aim of the project is the creation of a professional environment in which the existing traditional concept of artistic education is combined with technologies and modern equipment that corresponds with current educational conditions of artistic and production activities,” said the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, František Kowolowski, about the project.
The concept of teaching has now changed thanks to the opening of the Creative Centre as well, for example, the acquired technology enabled the accreditation of new study programmes with completely new possibilities of creative art study. The new follow-up master study programme Chamber Music will welcome its students already in the academic year 2021/2022.
What is the new equipment then?
The university managed to get top equipment from the music, art and technological fields. Among others, two top quality Steinway&Sons concert grand pianos, another 22 keyboard instruments or unique string instruments as master viola and violoncello. Wind instruments were completed by several types of clarinets. In general, there has been a significant improvement of the level of university equipment. Studios and computer rooms with software for graphics creating, drawings or animation have been built as well. Technologies such as UV printing, a 3D printer, a digital cutting plotter and much more have been purchased because new technologies are very important in the artistic field and the university needs to keep a track with the innovations.
Updated: 23. 02. 2021