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About Academy

The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is the largest and oldest institution of higher education for arts in Poland. It educates an average of 1600 students annually at nine Faculties – Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Interior Design, Design, Media Art, Stage Design, and Artistic Research and Curatorial Studies – based in four historical locations in Warsaw. Professor Błażej Ostoja Lniski is the Rector of the University for the 2020-2024 term.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is the heir of over 250 years of tradition of artistic education, which it passes on to the next generations of young artists. It cultivates the traditions and values of Polish art, placing particular emphasis on openness, freedom of artistic exploration and scientific research, and respect for various creative attitudes. Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw provide an extraordinary opportunity to develop individual passions and shape an artistic path under the supervision of excellent academic staff – leading artists and researchers.




The Czapski Palace


Warsaw artistic education