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  • New professors from 1.3.2024

    We warmly welcome Andrea Faraguna and Emily Wardill to the Academy and are delighted that Alastair Mackinven has extended his contract.

  • 260,000 euros from the Academy Auction 2024

    With the help of numerous donors - from very young, little-known artists to international stars - the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna supports students with the Mental Health Fund and Support Fund for particularly promising but socially disadvantaged students. A total of 110,000 euros will go to the associations tralalobe and solidarity matters, which work with refugees in Austria.

  • Sophia Roxane Rohwetter wins 1st AICA Prize for Young Art Criticism

    The AICA Prize for Young Art Critics, endowed with 12,000 euros and awarded for the first time, goes to Sophia Roxane Rohwetter, Master in Critical Studies student.

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  • Apply Now! Current admission examinations

    For admission to most of the study programs at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (with the exception of some Doctoral Studies) an admission exam must be passed, in addition to meeting other formal criteria. An overview of all admission tests for the study programs can be found here. More detailed information on the admission tests can be found on the page for each study program.

  • 1st Elfriede Mejchar Prize for Photography 2024 goes to Lisa Rastl

    The 1st Elfriede Mejchar Prize for Photography 2024 is awarded to the photographer and artist Lisa Rastl, who was born in Lower Austria and lives and works in Vienna and Burgenland.

  • Jens Kastner: Klassifikation und Kampf

    On the actuality of Pierre Bourdieu's cultural sociology. With a foreword by Franz Schultheis. Published by Turia + Kant. Vienna/ Berlin 2024.

  • University Library – February 2024 Vacation

    The University Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is on vacation. The Main Library and the Branch Library at the Institute for Education in the Arts will be closed from February 5 to 18, 2024.

  • Admission Examination Master in Critical Studies

    Registration online and Submission of the examination assignment online: February 1 until February 29, 2024 

  • Admission Examination Scenography

    Online registration and upload at: www.akbild.ac.at/admission from February 1st until February 29th 2024

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  • Admission Examination PhD in Practice

    Application period: February 1–29, 2024
    Beginning of studies: October 1, 2024

  • Admission Examination Fine Arts

    Online Registration form January 24th 2024, 10 h CET to February 14th, 12 h NOON CET, only via www.akbild.ac.at/admission

  • TODAY UNTIL 5pm! 10 years academy auction

    The annual online auction of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in cooperation with Dorotheum Vienna, takes place for the tenth time in 2024. The proceeds will benefit students at the academy who are exposed to difficult living conditions - for example due to their nationality - as well as the initiatives tralalobe and solidarity matters, which support refugees in Austria.

  • University Library – Vacations at the turn of the year 2023/2024

    The University Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is on vacation. The Main Library and the Branch Library at the Institute for Education in the Arts will be closed from December 22, 2023 to January 7, 2024. 

    Magazine shelf in the Academy Library with hot off the press titles from the arts and sciences. Among others, the following magazines can be recognized: "Social Semiotics", "Social Text", "Spike", "Weltkunst", "werk, bauen+wohnen", and "wespennest".
  • Award of Excellence for Helena Schmidt

    Helena Schmidt, since this year university assistant (post-doc) at the Institute for Education in the Arts (IKL) - Department of Art and Education, was honored for her dissertation From poor image to poor images. Digital didactics in art education, supervised by Elke Krasny, received the Award for Excellence from the BMBWF.

  • The Academy mourns the death of Wolfgang Hollegha (1929 - 2023)

    From 1972 to 1997, Wolfgang Hollegha was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he last taught a masterclass in painting.

  • Gender Studies Day on 5.12.2023

    Gabriele Possanner was the first woman to receive a doctorate in Austria-Hungary in 1897. 100 years later, the Ministry of Science launches the Gabriele Possanner Prizes for services to the promotion of gender studies. On the 2nd Day of Gender Studies - Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the winners of the 2023 Possanner Prizes will be announced.

  • Kiosk – Platform for Diversity and Equal Opportunities

    Project presentation and launch of the new study information platform "Kiosk – Platform for Diversity and Equal Opportunities".

  • Holiday Opening Hours 2023/2024

    Information on the holiday opening hours of the contemporary exhibitions, the exhibition of the Art Collections and the service facilities of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna:

  • The Academy's course feedback WS2023/24

    So, how’s it? Everybody needs feedback sometimes. Help us to improve the quality of studies and teaching at the Academy and strengthen the dialogue between teachers and students.