Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts

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Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem
Hungarian University of Fine Arts
founding May 6, 1871
Sponsorship state
place Budapest , Hungary
Rector Judit Csanádi

The Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts ( Hungarian : Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem , MKE for short ) was founded in 1871 and is the most important art school in Hungary . The rector of the university is Judit Csanádi .


Until the middle of the 19th century, Hungarian artists studied at Western European art academies . In 1861 the National Society for Hungarian Arts (Országos Magyar Képzőművészeti Társulat) was founded to promote the establishment of its own art college. With their support, the Royal Hungarian College of Design and Drawing Teacher Training (Magyar Királyi Mintarajztanoda És Rajztanárképezde) - also known as the Royal Hungarian School of Applied Arts - was founded on May 6, 1871. The current building of the university dates back to 1877, built according to plans by the architects Lajos Rauscher and Adolf Láng .

In the decades that followed, the university developed into the center of artists in Hungary; not only for painters and sculptors, but also for artisans, stage designers and architects: Károly Ferenczy , János Vaszary , Viktor Olgyai , Róbert Berény , János Kmetty , Aurél Bernáth , Géza Fónyi , Jenő Barcsay , Gyula Hincz , Károly Koffán and Béni Ferenczy, among others .


Locations and facilities

The Hungarian University of Fine Arts is based in Budapest 's Pest district with a number of locations and facilities:

  • the main building from 1876 is located at Andrássy út 69–71 and houses, among other things, the Barcsay hall and an academy library with over 60,000 volumes;
  • the artist studios of the Epreskert , the so-called strawberry garden , established in 1882 ,
  • the Feszty House as well
  • the artists' colony Tihany on the north shore of Lake Balaton.

Within these premises, the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts offers a wide range of (including international) courses in 12 departments (including: Intermedia and Visual Education ).

Partner institutions

MEK maintains Erasmus partnerships with the following universities (selection):

Individual evidence

  1. ^ History of the University of Fine Arts , MKE, accessed on April 9, 2012
  2. Partner institutions , MKE, accessed on April 9, 2012

Web links

Commons : Hungarian University of Fine Arts  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 47 ° 30'26 "  N , 19 ° 4'1"  E