Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design


Faculty of Design


Yevhen GULA

Honored Worker of Education of Ukraine, Professor, Head of the Department

Address: Academic building 1, room 438, 2, Nemyrovych-Danchenko Str.

Phone: +38044-256-29-80

Е-mail[email protected]

About the Department
History of the Department

The Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design was established in June 2000. The founder of the department was Professor, People's Artist of Ukraine V.G. Kolesnikov, who headed the department for almost 15 years. The opening of the department became the basic basis for the development of artistic specialization in KNUTD and opened the way for improving the training of artists-designers.

A team of like-minded people - prof. Gula E.P., prof. Pavlenko A.F., prof. Kozhekov O.V., prof. Bistryakov V.P., Assoc. Bystryakova V.N., under the guidance of Kolesnikov V.G., developed author's programs for teaching disciplines: "Graphic Design Industry", "Project Graphics", "Fundamentals of Composition and Color", "Graphics Composition and Corporate Identity", "Artistic and Material culture ”, etc., creative workshops were created, trips to plein airs were started, which made it possible to develop students' creativity and fully reveal the potential of teachers.

Students of the Faculty of Design at the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design master the basic disciplines "Fine Arts and Artistic Creativity", "Fundamentals of Drawing, Painting and Plastic Anatomy", "Packaging Design", "Formation in Graphic Design" and others. In 2003, the department opened a professional direction "Graphic Design" (within the direction of training 022 "Design") for the training of industrial graphics and advertising, which reflected the needs of modern Ukraine in highly professional professionals who are able to create a visual culture of the country. The author's vision of the teaching staff of the department of the main accents of the educational process is aimed at maximum achievement of the set goal. Since then and to this day, the department is a graduate in the specialty 022 "Design", which trains professional graphic designers with higher education in bachelor's and master's programs in "Graphic Design" and "Corporate Style".

Students of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design acquire fundamental knowledge and professional skills in the following disciplines: "Graphics Design", "Composition in a design project", "Computer graphics and fonts", "Integrated design design" and many others in educational and creative workshops under the guidance of teachers.

The department has strong creative ties with the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Lviv National Academy of Arts, Kyiv State Academy of Decorative Arts and Design named after M. Boychuk and other art institutions of Ukraine.

Study Programmes

Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design is graduate chair in the training direction of «Design» (for bachelors) and in specialty «Design by types» (for masters).

The department has been training specialists for the academic levels of Bachelor (B, 4 years), Master (M, 1,5 year ) within the training direction «Design» for the professional direction (B) and master training program (M) of specialty «Design»:

  • Graphic Design (B, M)

Training specialists of higher education in the field of knowledge Field of knowledge - 02 Culture and Art. is performed in academic levels, with acquisition of such qualifications:


 Academic level:

 Bachelor (4 years)

 Diploma qualification:

 Bachelor of Fine Arts

 Training direction:

 022 Design

 Professional direction:


 Academic level:

 Master (1,5 year on the basis of Bachelor’s diploma)

 Diploma qualification:

 Master of Design


 022 Design (by the types)

 Master training programs:

Art Schools

Scientific and pedagogical staff of the department created an art school "Movement in space and time", the founder of which - People's Artist of Ukraine, Professor Volodymyr Hryhorovych Kolesnikov (Head of the Department of Drawing and Painting, 2000 - 2014).

The school works in the direction of research of modern concepts of development and research of art, material culture.


The founder of the art school - artist, graphic artist, head of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design, excellent education, member of the National Union of Artists, Professor Gula Eugene Petrovich

The school works towards the development of art and graphic design of Ukraine; research of topical aspects of art and design; identification and formation of modern trends in the improvement of painting and graphic design in the context of sustainable development.

The results of art schools:

  • works are exhibited in museums around the world, in particular in Germany, Poland, China, Switzerland, Germany, France, Malaysia, USA, Belgium, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, etc .;
  • developed monumental and decorative works, which are located in Ukraine (Kiev, Poltava, Lubny, Drohobych);
  • the creative association "Art" was created at the university;
  • more than 3000 works (monumental and decorative art, painting, graphics, sculpture, graphic design), 30 publications, including monographs and catalogs.

Lecturers of the department of drawing and painting conduct researches in the area of painting, graphics, design, as well as in the sphere of pedagogic methods improvement with the objective to improve knowledge mastering by students. They constantly participate in art and design international, national and regional exhibitions, competitions, symposiums, as well as in scientific methodological conferences.

Teaching staff of the department take an active part in the work of the scientific methodological seminar on urgent problems of art culture, aesthetics, design and graphic design theory that is focused on the formation of new design concept based on ecology culture and homan’s life (acting at the faculty of design).

A significant contribution to scientific creative researches was made by a professor of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design Yevhen Gula – the author of the book, in which plastic anatomy is viewed as the primary basis of academic drawing. Innovative approach in presenting the material contributes to students’ interest in further knowledge deepening of anatomy and plastic which helps with the creation of aesthetic vision and upbringing of artistic taste for future artists and designers.

On the basis of scientific research conducted by the department, by order of state and public institutions, creative and educational institutions, enterprises and organizations they performed a number of design development projects of corporate identity, art and artistic design of interior space, as well as in the creation of social and artistic projects that have urgent relevance in modern society.

Main directions of the department scientific work are:

  • Creative and innovative work of the department teaching staff at exhibitions, scientific creative symposiums, pulication of creative works on paining and graphics in the media (prof. O. Kolisnyk, A. Pavlenko, associated professors O. Basanets, A. Dubrivna, O. Osadcha, M. Rudenko);
  • Design-education in the context of contemporary society culture (prof. Y. Hula, prof. O. Kolisnyk, associate prof. A. Dubrivna, T. Kugai, O. Maznichenko);
  • Research problems of design education in Ukraine (associate prof. M. Osypchuk, T. Kuhai, M. Chernysh, senior teacher I. Yermak);
  • Peculiarities of the perception by students art training direction in questions of scientific researches in design (associate prof. A. Dubrivna, T. Kugai, O. Maznichenko, senior teachers L. Pilhuk, Y. Basanets);
  • Formation of students scientific work directions on the masters training program «Graphic design» (associate prof. O. Osadcha, M. Rudenko, senior teacher Y. Basanetsassistant O. Halchynska).

The results of scientific research in these areas are the basis for research work of the department with the involvement of students (which has its own developments in the design of course and diploma projects of Master of Design).

At the same time, the scientific and pedagogical staff of the department carry out active scientific work within the framework of the scientific direction "Culture, aesthetics, structural and functional problems of ecology and human life support systems" approved by the Scientific Council of KNUTD (Supervisor – M. Kolosnichenko, Doctor of Engineering, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Design).

Teaching Staff

Since January 2019, the department has been headed by one of its founders - Professor Hula Y.P., who continues to work on strengthening the human resources potential of the department - inviting doctors and PhD, professors and associate professors, demanding young teachers to defend PhDs and doctoral dissertations, leaving talented graduates to work at the department. Today, the faculty of the chair represents a strong creative and scientific potential. There are 23 teachers in the department, including professors Gula E.P., Kolisnyk O.V., Pavlenko A.F., 15 associate professors, Phd. The vast majority of teachers of the department are members of creative unions of Ukraine - the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, the Union of Designers of Ukraine.

The teaching staff of the department constantly work in painting and drawing, improve their professional level at regional and international plein airs, regularly exhibit their creative works at various personal, national and international exhibitions, both within Ukraine and abroad, spread the image of KNUTD, the Faculty of Design. Europe, contribute to the development of relations with European artists (graphic artists, designers), promote the Ukrainian art and graphic school in Europe.

The development of creative relations, exchange of experience, popularization of Ukrainian graphic school, integration into the European scientific community by the staff of the department is realized permanently, in particular in international Spanish-Ukrainian, Chinese, Polish, Slovak, German, French, Austrian, cultural and artistic projects, competitions, exhibitions, as well as advising students, expert work in painting and graphic design, sharing experiences in educational and scientific activities of teachers of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design: prof. Y.P. Huly, assoc. prof. A.P. Dubrivny, T.A. Kugay, О.В. Maznichenko, L.A. Bernata, prof. О.В. Kolisnyk, assoc. prof. M.F. Rudenko and others.

The creative teaching staff of the department has significant cultural, artistic and scientific potential for organizing and conducting creative innovative cooperation at the cultural, artistic, educational and research level and conducting a proper highly professional educational process at the Faculty of Design KNUTD.

The department is systematically replenished with young graduates. Leading specialists in drawing, painting and graphic design, figures of scientific institutions and organizations, teachers of higher educational institutions of art profile are involved in the educational process.

Yevhen GULA, Honored Worker of Education of Ukraine, Professor, Head of the Department

Training and Laboratory Premises

The Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design has its workshops, which are equipped with modern facilities and various still-life painting fund, for conducting practical classes in the disciplines «Drawing» and «Painting». Students are provided with educational exteriors and plaster models of antique sculpture samples.

For conducting lectures and practical trainings in special disciplines there are educational audiences and the hall of diploma projects at the department. In recreational areas there are samples of students’ works and department teachers’ works - professional artists.

All components of logistic support of the department educational process are constantly evolving and being updated. Five training creative workshops, four scientific creative laboratories and design studio for designing of advertising graphics are functioning at the department, including:

  • Training creative workshop on designing character font compositions
  • Training creative workshop on project and design graphics – 2 workshops
  • Training creative workshop on drawing and painting – 5 workshops
  • Training creative workshop on plastic anatomy studying
  • Training creative workshop on composition and chromatics
  • Training creative workshop on designing of advertising graphics
  • Training creative workshop on prototyping and working in the material
  • Training creative workshop on art history and material culture

In training creative workshops on project and design graphics and on designing of advertising graphics students of the department headed by the leaders - experienced professionals in this area of fine arts embody into the practice knowledge about scientific and practical methods for implementing creative information in complex design projects, improve their ownerhsip of the visualization projects principles, means of design graphics, project graphics and advertising graphics to promote their own creative solutions.

In training creative workshops on designing character font compositions, prototyping and working in the material students perform graphic designs to international and national competitions, produce and work out creative design projects of social and advertising direction, create and prepare for exposition competitive and exhibition works in the area of graphic design.

In training creative workshop on plastic anatomy studying students conduct informational theoretical and practical researches of a human body plastic structure that assists to improve working on design projects.

Specialists’ training at the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design involves extensive use of computer technology and software of educational process training. In conducting lectures they increasingly use multimedia tools and practical classes, especially in professionally oriented and practical courses, are conducted in computer classrooms of the university, where software necessary to perform the curriculum is installed.


Disciplines Taught at the Department

Teaching staff of the department conducts different types of academic load (lectures, seminars, practical and laboratory classes, course and diploma projecting and others) in disciplines assigned to the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design.

At the department the following disciplines are conducted:

  1. Graphic design
  2. Design graphics (by type of design)
  3. Graphic design industry
  4. Design and advertising industry
  5. Complex design (by type of design)
  6. Composition in a design project
  7. Graphic composition and corporate identity
  8. Fine arts and artistic creativity
  9. Basics of composition and color (by type of design)
  10. Fundamentals of drawing, painting and plastic anatomy
  11. Pre-project and project analysis (by types of design)
  12. Project graphics (by type of design).
  13. Design of advertising graphics
  14. Corporate identity
  15. Design and shaping in graphic design
  16. Artistic and material culture (by types of design)

Programs developed by the teachers on the above subjects are authorial and take into account best practice of design education of relevant design schools in Ukraine and worldwide.

Academic Methodological Courseware

Department teaching staff prepared and published more than 230 scientific methodological textbooks, 48 abstracts of lectures (including electronic files), more than 20 tutorials in speciality «Design» (including electronic files).

Academic methodological work of the teachers of drawing and painting department is conducted in the following directions:

  • application of new, including information and communication training technologies;
  • implementation of progressive forms of educational process organization and active teaching methods;
  • preparation and improvement of teaching methodological complexies of courses (TMCC) according to demunds of higher educational institutions of III-IV accreditation levels;
  • development of tutorials, abstracts of lectures and academic methodological materials on the topic of disciplines taught at the department for training professional designers in graphic design;
  • implementation of academic methodological materials that meet modern world standard. 

Over the years of department exestance the academic and pedagogical staff published more than 20 academic and teaching methodological aids, monographs in the direction of research and creative activities, among which the most significant may be considered the following works:

  1. Колесніков В. Г. Рух у просторі і часі: монографія / В. Г. Колесніков. – К. : Арістей, 2009. – 136 с. :іл.
  2. Колесніков В. Г. Подорож у всесвіті почуттів: монографія / В. Г. Колесніков. – К. : АГАТ ПРІНТ, 2010. – 235 с. :іл.
  3. Колесніков В. Г. КОЛЕС: монографія у 2-х томах / В. Г. Колесніков. – К. : АГАТ ПРІНТ, 2012. – 852 с. :іл.
  4. Гула Є. П. Пластична анатомія - основа рисунка / Є. П. Гула. – К. : [Видано за сприянням Київської спілки художників книги], 2013. – 344 с.
  5. Колісник, О.В.  Художня та матеріальна культура (за видами дизайну):  навчально-методичний посібник для студентів першого (бакалаврського)  рівня вищої освіти галузі знань 0202 «Мистецтво», напряму  підготовки 022 «Дизайн», спеціалізації «Графічний дизайн. Фірмовий стиль» Київ: КНУТД, 2019. 188 с.
  6. Kolisnyk O.V.  Сollective Monograph / Graphic design as a sign of cooparation // Мodern Technologies and Design Art / Edited by Liubov Bovnegra. Series of monographs Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Applied Arts. –  Katowice School of Technology, 2020, –  Р. 209 - 214. (обсяг – 299 с., фіксований власний обсяг – 5 с.)
  7. Колісник О.В.: монографія / Дизайн в контексті самоідентифікаційних соціокультурних практик / О.В. Колісник. – К.: КНУТД, 2020, – 224 с.
  8. Гула Є. П.: монографія/ Пластична анатомія – основа рисунка: монографія / Є.П,Гула. – К.: ВХ [студіо], 2013. – 504 с. (обсяг – 504 с., фіксований власний обсяг – 504 с.)
  9. Гула Є. П. Пластична анатомія – основа рисунка: Навч. посібник / Є.П. Гула. – К.: Київська спілка художників книги, 2013.–344с. (обсяг – 344с., фікс. власн. обсяг – 344с.)


At the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design more than 730 students of full-time course and 115   students of correspondence department are trained. Students regularly participate in professional international, regional contests, exhibitions and receive awards (All-Ukrainian students festival of exhibition technologies «Expo Star», All-Ukrainian contest of social advertising «Family and work - our concern», «All-Ukrainian contest of drawing», «International contest of poster and computer animation», All-Ukrainian art exhibitions).

In the process of training, students of the department perform grand volume of creative developments, constantly participate in all-ukranian and international competitions of young artists, graphic artists, illustrator designers and designers of corporate identity, where they constantly win prize awards.

Students of the department under their teachers’ supervision are the participants and laureates of the following all-ukranian and international creative professional competitions:

  • International contest of young designers «Pechersk chestnuts»
  • All-Ukrainian students festival of exhibition technologies «Expo Star»
  • All-Ukrainian contest of social advertising «Family and work - our concern»
  • All-Ukrainian contest of designers «Constellation «Chestnut»
  • All-Ukrainian contest of drawing among students of art educational institutions
  • International contest of poster and computer animation
  • All-Ukrainian art exhibitions of young artists in the field of art, project design and corporate identity
  • All-Ukrainian contest of social poster «Fashion and safety sex» and many others

Recreational premises of the department are used as exhibition hall to demonstrate creative works both teachers of the department - professional artists and students of the university. During the period of 2000-2021 years more than 50 art exhibitions were held by the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design.

Thus, students have the opportunity not only study disciplines in the direction of «Design» and also take a direct part in artistic activities of Ukraine. University students repeatedly won prizes in competitions of drawing and painting among higher educational institutions of artistic direction.

In addition, in recent years students of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design - future graphic designers are permanent members of the international projects «By poster on expenditures» and «Energy-saving University».






- 2020 - Student competition for logo development for Kyiv Institute of Kilui Technological University



Perspectives for Students

At the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design they create all conditions for full aquisition of knowledge and skills by future specialists who must be fluent in modern artistic means for full expression of their abilities while performing real projects. In-depth study of the fundamentals of graphic design and its combination with computer design makes it possible to represent domestic products in a competitive way.

During the study students get aquainted with basics of scientific researches in the field of design and with modern methods of scientific researches.

In educational process they actively use effective methods of training, modern creative developments of designers, the newest samples of artistic creativity of leading world artists, computer technics and unique professionally oriented software.

Students of the department acquire knowledge both within universitywide standard courses and in original programs of professionally directed disciplines which are developed by the leading lecturers and designers as well as are constanty modernized with the aim to correspond international standards of designers training in different directions of design activities.

As a result of their studies students of the department have the opportunity to aquire such professional abilities and skills which will help them in the work of an artist designer or a master of design.

Students of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design according to the results of acquisition of academic level «Bachelor of Fine Arts» in professional direction «Graphic design» have the opportunity to continue their studies in Magistracy for master training program «Graphic design» that has been functioning at the department and acquire qualification «Master of design».

Apart from that on the basis of Bachelor’s diploma in the field of knowledge 0202 «Fine Arts» (qualification by diploma – «Bachelor of Fine Arts») students of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design may acquire full higher education in academic level «Specialist» and acquire qualification «Graphic designer» (in specialization «Graphic design»).

Within the faculty of design of KNUTD postgraduate studies has been functioning in speciality 17. 00. 07 «Design», and in its turn students of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design as well as of other faculty departments have an opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies, defend thesis and aquire degree of Ph. D. of Fine Arts in  speciality «Design».

Lecturers of the department together with administration of Kyiv college of KNUTD developed integrated curricula for entering the 3-d course of full-time and correspondence forms of studies on the basis of a young specialist.

Besides, studying at senior courses at KNUTD students of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design can pursue studies at the Institute of Postgraduate Education of KNUTD and acquire second higher education both in the field of design (in specializations «artistic costume modelling» and «photo and video design») and as well in the field of economy or light industry. Term of evening form studies – 3 years.

Students of the department of drawing and painting have the opportunity of studying at 3d and 4th  courses acquire military education and get an appropriate state standard diploma.

Students' Сlubs

In pursue of studies students of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design under the teachers’ supervision perform analitical creative and scientific research works, acquire skills of material gathering, of analisis, generalisations, justification of scientific conclusions – in other words they develop their analitical thinking which will become the basis in their futher desing activity.

At the deparment there have been arranged and successfully functioning students clubs which activity is directed to the increase of professional students skills, activation of their creative potential and executive skills.

Among the most significant directions of students’ activities in creative clubs it is necessary to point out the following ones:

1. Development of new basic and individual projects of graphic design of various purposes and stylistic solution (director – national artist of Ukraine, professor V. Kolesnikov). Basic proprieties in the work of the students club are:

  • implementation of design projects of industrial and commercial graphics of various purposes and stylistic solution based on modern innovative technologies;
  • creation of real or virtual models of objects artistic compositions and design projects of advertising and industrial graphics;

2. Creation of individual design of corporate identity for design objects of various purposes (director – Professor Y. Hula, Professor O. Kolisnyk, Associate Professor A. Dubrivna). Among the main areas of student clubs activity it is necessary to distinguish the following:

solving creative problems in the development of corporate identity for interior design projects or for their own professional activuty;
  • Conducting research, modeling and comparative analysis of options for creative graphic images and forms.

Graduates of the department – experts in graphic design actively work in the field of advertising, at organizations on the development of corporate identity (logos, emblems, business documents, business cards, packaging), in the publishing field, on TV (acquisition of animation technologies), at enterprises where design of entertainment activities takes place. Acquisition of computer technologies enables to design promotional products in the interior.

Professional skills and knowledge about the methods of implementation and presentation of creative information in design projects give graduates the opportunity to implement the principles of graphic part design project preparation by means of computer graphics and photo graphics. Accordingly, they can effectively work in the printing industry, at publishing houses and periodicals.

Today graduates of the department are in-demand highly qualified experts in the field of graphic design and advertising, corporate identity, as well as they are teachers at higher educational institutions in various fields of design in Ukraine and abroad.

International cooperation

Teaching staff of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design support international relations with Higher Educational Institutions and artists from many countries (Moldova, Georgia, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Iran, India, etc.). During the years of its functioning at the Department there were trained more than 80 international students from China, Lithuania, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Serbia, Moldova, Iran. For over 10 years, at the department they have been training students from China.

Lecturers of the department are the members of editorial boards of international journals, together with students present their reports at international conferences.

Fine Art works of Faculty lectures (painting, batik, sculpture) are presented at exhibitions of countries of CIS, Western Europe, Canada.

Apart from that the department also maintains international relations with adjacent in the direction of professional training specialists of higher educational institutions of CIS  countries and far abroad countries - Poland, Lithuania, Moldova, Georgia, Tajikistan, Bulgaria, the UK, China, Iran, etc.

The quintessence of artistic events in early September in Kiev National University of Technology and Design was the opening of September 9, 2020 (1 building, 4 floor, Aud. 1-0425) at the Faculty of Design exhibition of creative paintings and graphic works of teachers and students of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design.

The exhibition was opened by the Rector of KNUTD, Professor, Academician Ivan Mikhailovich Grishchenko. He congratulated all the guests and participants of the exhibition noting that this exhibition is a significant indicator of the level of professional design training of students, which is carried out by the creative teaching staff of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design under the guidance of the head of the Department of Prof. Hula Y.P. Rector noted the high creative and scientific level of training of students both in KNUTD and in Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Province Academy of Sciences, China). At the opening of the exhibition, Prof. Marina V. Kolosnichenko, Dean of the Faculty of Design, made a speech noting that any exhibition is a revelation and testing, each of the exhibited works is a combination of academic accuracy and innovative thinking, expressive imagery, an infinite number of meanings and bold solutions that together create an exciting dialogue between students and teachers. Head of the Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design, Prof. Yevhen Petrovich Hula noted in his speech that the exhibition is an organic part of the creative and educational process, an aesthetic and spiritual benchmark for students-designers.

The exhibition presents the works of talented students of the Faculty of Design, made both in academic traditions and in accordance with the trends of contemporary art under the guidance of Professors Y.P. Hula, A.F. Pavlenko, M.F. Rudenko, A.P. Dubrivna, O.P. Basanets, N.V. Osipchuk, S.G. Pashukova, Y.P. Basanets.