Every year, a growing number of highly-qualified graduates of all the study programs offered at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, leave school ready to embark on their new career paths and lives. This year’s Thesis Exhibition 15|16 offered a representative overview of the artwork of students at the Academy and shows how these works have significantly contributed to the development of arts-based research. In 2016, there have been 144 graduations in the following study programs:

Architecture: Bachelor/Master

Fine Arts: Studios: Abstract Painting | Expanded Pictorial Space | Figurative Painting | Graphic Arts and Printmaking Techniques | Contextual Painting | Conceptual Art | Art in Public Space | Expanded Pictorial Space-Action /Sculpture/Installation | Art and Digital Media | Art and Film | Art and Research | Art and Photography | Object Sculpture | Performative Art | Performative Art – Sculpture | Textual Sculpture | Video and Video Installation

Fine Arts: Study Program Art and Cultural Studies

Conservation-Restoration: Study Focuses: Paintings / Sculptures | Objects | Paper / Photographs / Books / Archive Material | Mural Paintings / Architectural Surfaces| Modern and Contemporary Art


Education in the Arts Programs: Art and Education | Design and Context | Fashions and Styles

Master in Critical Studies

Doctoral Studies: Philosophy, Technical Sciences, PhD in Practice

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is one of the oldest but, at the same time, one of the most innovative art universities in Europe. With more than 1,400 students from over fifty countries and approximately 300 internationally successful lecturers, the Academy is one of the largest among those universities whose research and teaching mainly focus on fine art.