Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Institute for Theoretical Studies
We aim to ensure that students of our institute as well as of the design institutes have an in-depth understanding of art in its social, historical and conceptual context, can play an active role in its creation, and are able to mediate it in both informal and formal (classes, critiques, papers, exhibitions) settings.
From the 2024/25 academic year, the programme will only be available in English language. Graduates of the training focusing on the development of business and communication skills in addition to theoretical knowledge can find employment with design companies, cultural institutions, in the art market, exhibition spaces, or even the media industry.
The Design and Visual Arts Teacher training programme provides designers, architects and media students holding or currently pursuing an MA with pedagogical foundations and skills, as well as a new degree. State-funded semesters in teacher training are available regardless of and in addition to state-funded training periods available in other programmes, for up to 4 additional semesters.
Hungary is also putting a great importance on improving the competitiveness of museums, on increasing visitor-friendliness, on modernizing the infrastructure and on establishing completely new public institutions. Currently, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design is the only institution where you can study museum management in Hungary.
The Manage [it] Yourself professional roundtable discussion, on the collaboration between artists and managers, and on self-management, is organised for the 10th year in a row by the Art and Design Management programme. The Career Paths anniversary event of the Budapest Design Week 2023 event programme featured students who had graduated in the previous 10 years from the programme sharing their experience.
The Course Week is one of MOME’s most exciting platforms for collective learning, with workshop activities spanning programmes and years for a whole week. It allows Master’s and Bachelor’s students to work together and have opportunities for interdisciplinary, in-depth study and professional dialogue. The most recent instalment of the programme in the autumn semester covered a number of current topics with a relevance not just to design.
The aim is to train open-minded designers who can respond sensitively to environmental, social and cultural processes and stand for the highest standards of quality. It seeks to enhance the competitiveness of MOME graduate designers both in the national and international arena, helping them carve out a niche in the industry for themselves.