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Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

3.3 out of 5 (10 ratings / 3 reviews) Vienna, Austria
Within the impressive architecture of its buildings the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers much more than a historical university environment and an unforgettable atmosphere. From gala dinners to business presentations, from readings to musical and dance performances, the Academy provides an exclusive setting for a wide range of events and festive occasions.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



    • 1688 Peter Strudel, court and chamber painter to Emperor Leopold I, opened a private academy.

    • 1692 Earliest mention of the Academy's official recognition by the Emperor - it is thus the oldest art academy in Central Europe. Lessons were held in Peter Strudel's private residence near Währinger Straße.

    • 1714 When Peter Strudel died, the Academy was temporarily closed down.


The research service at the Art | Research office advises and supports colleagues who wish to realize project ideas in the areas of scientific and artistic-scientific research, but also in that of artistic practice. We assist in finding the right context for support of the individual project idea, and offer support in every phase of requesting assistance from third parties, especially in the context of competitive grant contests.

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Student services

The Academy of Fine Arts runs two childcare facilities: one is the children's group Kakadu for kids from approx. 12 months to 3 years old, located in the main building at Schillerplatz, and the other is the kindergarten LULU for older children, in the institute building in Karl Schweighofergasse.

Library services

First mentioned in records in 1692, the Academy of Fine Arts is the oldest art college in Middle Europe. The library, however, is not documented prior to 1773 and the draft of the articles of the k.k. Akademie der vereinigten Bildenden Künste. Until the Graphic Collection was made an independent administrative unit in 2003, the director of the library supervised its collections as well.

Student Reviews

My University life experience.
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

It has been so wonderful and great.

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Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

pls dont study fine art here esp. as international student! It turned out to be a major dissapointment. the school admin doesent help, inform or care enough too take in foreign students and about settling people into the academy... its not just me but many others have same experience indicating that the school doesent live up to its responsibility.... the conservative...

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I studied Architecture at the Academy. By the time I applied I found very little feedback and reviews on this school. So here it goes: I would really recommend this school for students who are extremely good at creating artsy architecture concepts and is very good at working independently. The school provides resources and the freedom level is very high. I'm not saying...

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