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The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is a public institution of higher education, based in Vienna, Austria. Established in 1692, the academy takes special pride in its history and the fact that it has been a leading European training center for artists. Being a university, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna puts great emphasis on organizing a research-driven teaching program. The school receives about 900 students yearly, and is divided into the following institutes: the Institute for Fine Arts, which houses three departments for painting, drawing, visual arts, media, sculpture; the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies (art theory, philosophy, history); the Institute for Conservation and Restoration; the Institute for Natural Sciences and Technologies in Art; the Institute for Secondary School Teaching Degrees (craft, design, textile arts); and the Institute for Art and Architecture. Almost a quarter of all students are foreign ones.

All Programs Available:
  • Architecture, Building and Landscape
    • Architecture
  • Arts, Design and Crafts
    • Fine Arts
    • Arts and Crafts
  • Humanities
    • Philosophy
Language of instruction


Type of school

Public University


+43 1 588 16 ext. 135


International Relations Office, Schillerplatz 3, Vienna, Austria, A-1010