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Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

3.5 out of 5 (16 ratings / 9 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.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)



    • 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. 

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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.

Student Reviews

Academy rules
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

At academy one is able to gather a diverse and grand amount of knowledge in the field of architecture and arts.

I go for anything; I will succeed
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied at this university for almost 4 years. I am currently finishing my bachelor's degree. One of the most effective reasons for this is the lack of financial support from the Iranian government. I am interested in my field, electrical engineering, but there is no support in Iran.

The bitter truth
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

What worked for me was the fact that there was teacher and student relationship and the environment was conducive enough for learning, And the fact that it was a non English speaking country didn't work for me as it was difficult to communicate with some of the teachers except for those who understands and speaks English.

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