Mission of the Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciencesis to cultivate and promote the visual arts with academic and applied teaching, to provide students with the necessary supplies that ensure their perfect artistic and professional careers, upgrading the artistic and aesthetic education to educate them in the History and Theory of Art, and to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of the place.
The Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences was founded in 2000 and since the academic year 2006-007 two courses of study have been operating, the Visual Arts course and the History and Theory of Art course in accordance with Ministerial Decision no. 67344/Β1/22-7- 2009 (Official Gazette 1476 sq. B’). Students have the possibility to choose one of the two directions, which is indicated in the degree of the Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences. The students, after receiving the necessary general knowledge (core courses), follow one of the two directions of the Department and are invited to build on them the study program by choosing the subjects that shape the respective direction in order to offer them specialization in the subject of of their choice.
In particular for the direction of Visual Arts, the student chooses the main laboratory with increased teaching hours, which is flanked by a number of corresponding laboratories.
The study program in the direction of Visual Arts was established based on the concept that the modern artist must have sufficient knowledge of basic concepts of History and Theory of Art. In addition, he attends courses related to Pedagogy, Psychology and Art Teaching.
Students who choose the History and Theory of Art major specialize in the specific knowledge field that covers Greek and European art. The curriculum is enhanced by related disciplines such as Philosophy, History of Aesthetic Theories, Museology, History of Architecture, Anthropology of Art and Criticism. In addition, students acquire basic knowledge in art techniques by attending mandatory and optional art workshops.
Graduates of the Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences can work in the public or private sector in Greece and in the countries of the European Community. Their education is aimed at a very wide range of professional activities and employment. The Department trains visual artists or art historians and theoreticians and, in addition to the possibility of participating in ASEP competitions, offers graduates several options for professional employment in the freelance profession.
Regarding the public sector, according to the Presidential Decree no. 128 ( Government Gazette 233/26/11/2012 Issue One [download file]): “Graduates of the Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences who were admitted from the academic year 2006?2007 onwards, with a degree in Visual Arts and a certificate of successful completion of theoretical and historical studies of the University of Ioannina or an equivalent and equivalent degree from a foreign institution , are included in the teaching staff branch of secondary education AT 8 Art Courses, which is provided for by the provisions of article 14 par.1 and 8 par. Law 1586/1986 (Α΄/37) was renamed PE 08 Art Courses branch . Also, as visual artists, graphic designers, in advertising and print, in scenography, animation, cinema, etc.
Department of History and Theory of Art
Graduates of the Department of History and Theory of Art are employed as historians and art critics and as curators in museums and cultural institutions in the public and private sectors. In private law entities they are employed in museums, galleries, journalistic organizations, etc.
ASEP includes the graduates of this major in code 107. Thus, the graduates of the Department majoring in History and Theory of Art participated in the ASEP competition for the filling of “Art Historians” positions at the Ministry of Culture with the announcement 3K/2008 ( Official Gazette ASEP 226/16-5-2008 [
The department is included in the 4th Scientific Field of the national examination system and for its admission, the examination in the special course of the Free Plan is also required – with a score of at least 10.
Can the visual arts be taught in today’s school? Is a teaching of plastic arts something possible? In the face of the supposed “crisis” of contemporary art, how can educators contribute to the creative understanding and didactic use of art? Given the fluid nature of plastic objects, this book expresses and supports the hypothesis of an educational practice characterized, like its objects, by the artistic and plastic dimension. This work is addressed to art teachers and parents, but also more broadly to teachers who are interested in the latest developments in the sciences of education. It informs about the radical changes that have occurred in recent years in the didactics of plastic arts and describes with sensitivity and method all aspects of art courses. This book includes, among others: a preface to the Greek edition. A review of the main theories and concepts of general didactics that shaped the didactics of plastic arts (art courses). A description of the specific theoretical standards that delineate the didactic specificity of the plastic arts and an investigation of the major stakes concerning this very particular didactic discipline.
A review of the main theories and concepts of general didactics that shaped the didactics of plastic arts (art courses).
A description of the specific theoretical standards that delineate the didactic specificity of the plastic arts and an investigation of the major stakes concerning this very particular didactic discipline. (From the presentation on the back cover of the book) A review of the main theories and concepts of general didactics that shaped the didactics of plastic arts (art courses). A description of the specific theoretical standards that delineate the didactic specificity of the plastic arts and an investigation of the major stakes concerning this very particular didactic discipline. (From the presentation on the back cover of the book)