Skip to main content



The Faculty of Music and Visual Arts is located in the inspiring setting of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, in the renewed buildings that formerly belonged to the Zsolnay Porcelain Factory founded in the 19th century.

Pécs is the only center of higher education in Hungary that integrates training in music and visual arts. The Faculty was facilitated by the traditionally strong, nationally outstanding artistic life of Pécs.

This background enabled the Faculty, with its some six hundred students and hundred faculty members, to become a pioneering center that shapes the cultural life of the region. The high-quality work performed here is unique in a sense that it provides training in music and the visual arts in the context of an arts and sciences university. The Faculty of Music and Visual Arts is devoted towards internationalization; some 10 per cent of our students come from all over the globe and this community is continuously expanding.

The Faculty is proud to have outstanding personalities as Honorary Doctors both in music and visual arts: Jun Kaneko (2018), Plácido Domingo (2016), John K. Grande (2015), Peter Weibel (2013), José Carreras (2007), Horst Peter Maentele (2007), Lóránd Hegyi (2006)


Training and research in the arts are run by four units of the faculty with the following departments:

  • Institute of Fine Arts – painting ▪ sculpture ▪ art history and art theory
  • Institute of Design and Media Arts – ceramics design ▪ graphic design ▪ electronic music and media arts
  • Institute of Musicsolo instruments ▪ string ▪ wind ▪ brass and percussion ▪ orchestra ▪ music theory and choir ▪ chamber music ▪ conducting
  • Doctoral School (DLA) – painting ▪ sculpture ▪ music