University description (as per official university website)
VISUAL ART SCHOOLS HISTORY
Visual Art School's history dates back to the founding of the Royal Danish portray-Bild Hugger and Construction Academy in Kiøbenhavn in 1754. The Academy was initially housed at Charlottenburg Palace on Kongens Nytorv, but already after a few years expanded to address in Frederiksholms Channel. From the first time the Academy has thus been taught art in studios, etc., as Art Schools still use today. In 2002, Art Schools, however, took a much needed expansion of studios and workshops in the use of Peter Skramsgade. Academy has the other of Europe's ancient academies undergone many changes and also changed its name several times: from 1814 to 1968 was called the Academy as the Royal Academy of Arts in skiønne Kiøbenhavn. In 1968 the academy teaching business and its business as its adviser on aesthetic issues separate. The teaching of art were now handled by the Royal Danish Art Academy's various schools.
In 1974, Art schools - like the School of Architecture - as a separate institution, while the School of Conservation was created. Today, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts as the following institutions: School of Architecture, Art Schools, School of Conservation, National Art Library and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (whose business is exercised through the Academy). Through the Academy's long history, the tradition of the French Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (1648) were dominant both in terms of educational aims and organization, so the institution from the beginning of the existence of schools, led by a professor with responsibility for training a group of students whose relationship to the professor then has been like the student to master. Structural reforms have since 1960 gradually changed this situation, and today stands training at Art School as an original blend of continental and Anglo-Saxon models of artistic training - models that are continually being developed, including the meeting with the European educational reform, Bologna process. Emphasis is today, just as earlier emphasis on the highest possible degree of diversity in teaching art and approach to artistic production, and that education be planned in close consultation with the students and implemented with the involvement of a wide range of teaching from home and abroad.
The Royal Danish Art Academy Art School is an institution of higher education which provide a framework for teaching, professional development and research throughout the visual arts field. Through more than 250 years, Art Schools performed this task on the basis of changing conceptions of art's role and function of the time. Sizes whose status and importance perhaps previously taken for granted - the artist, the work, creating the conditions, the viewer, the exhibition market - is now the subject of a discussion which is an integral part of the artistic education and artistic research in Art Schools. This occurs in parallel with the experimental development work taking place at schools within the various disciplines and subject areas.
Instruction in the creative arts have both practical / technical and theoretical dimensions and is based on research and artistic development work on both. Studios primary goal is to give students optimal conditions for the development of their creative work and ensure the acquisition of practical, theoretical, intermediation skills as may be necessary for the creation of an artistic project. To this belongs also the understanding of how to collect and organize artistically relevant knowledge and an understanding of the institutional framework of production and reception of art in both historical and contemporary perspective. After completing their studies, the students have acquired a thorough knowledge of the artistic practice challenges, demands and opportunities in a modern society and in a visual culture of constant change. This is partly due to advice, criticism and discussion on basic training and normal schools, and through meeting with and analysis of works from art history and contemporary art.
In the Visual Art Schools is the artistic production, the creation of works of art at the heart of teaching, research and development work. Common to the diversity of teaching and research taking place in schools, is the ambition to create numerous connecting lines between visual art practice, critical-theoretical knowledge and work production technical basis. Overall basing Art Schools artistic and scientific activities on the desire to contribute to the development of arts disciplines, genres and expressive possibilities, including the discussion of the artist role. The basis for this is both aware of the tradition and the ability to think new.
At the initial training is the students' own production in the heart of teaching. This training develops the artistic work, both through individual discussions with teachers who, through mutual and constructive criticism and dialogue among the students. In addition, participation in a number of practical and theoretical courses which ensure the necessary practical / technical skills and the basics of art history, art theoretical and conceptual knowledge.
On the Higher Education conducted a more thorough and specialized qualification of the artistic work; here given the students an opportunity to implement individual or collective artistic activities taking place during the professor, lecturer and invited the teachers' guide.
The teaching is organized by professors and lecturers, together with the students draw different ideas and goals for the artistic and theoretical activities and projects.
At all stages of training, the student meeting guest teachers from home and abroad. There can be no visual artists, architects, writers, philosophers, art historians, sociologists, scientists or individuals with appropriate expertise which includes lectures, organizes workshops and participate in various artistic or theoretical projects with teachers and students. Similarly, organized teaching and project process in collaboration with other educational and research institutions such. universities.
A familiarity with key trends in international art and a knowledge of the art institution in other countries is part of the vision which is necessary for the artistic work and artistic orientation. Therefore, the study trips by students, in cooperation with their teachers, an important part of school education.
Throughout his life has Visual schools had a tradition of international cooperation. In the last decade, relations between schools and the international art and culture have been greatly expanded. Are organized seminars with foreign philosophers, artists and critics. The lectures are often translated into Danish and published in book form. Schools have an extensive cooperation with foreign colleagues who also acts as guest teachers. Visual Art Schools also cooperates with several art colleges, art centers, museums, universities and other organizations abroad. The cooperation concerns both student exchanges, exhibitions and publications.
Visual Art Schools final significant publications including translations into Danish of prominent foreign works, anthologies and compendiums on particular arts, arts and cultural theory and the technical and material base for the artistic work.