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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Wydział Humanistyczny

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Offered foreign language classes: English, German

Characteristics of the degree programme:

First-cycle studies are focused on theoretical and practical knowledge of the history of art in general, as well as of Polish art and the art of the region. Students gain the understanding of the phenomena of art history in an interdisciplinary relation to other areas of the humanities. They are sensitive to the issues of the form of a work of art, especially of its artistic quality. They independently form their assessments of the artistic phenomenon. They interpret the works of art in relation to the methodological concepts of the discipline. They gain practical knowledge during a 6-day science camp, apprenticeships and monument tours. The tours are organized individually by lecturers who teach a given subject. Graduates are prepared to undertake basic work in the field of documentation of monuments, exhibitions, art promotion, museology, and art trade. In all areas, the student’s theoretical knowledge is broadened by the ability to analyse the substance of the historic art, culture and technology of the region.

The studies are carried out according to the standards of undergraduate studies in the history of art. Knowledge extended to the phenomena of town planning, the history and art of the region and the protection of industrial cultural heritage is important for students in Upper Silesia. During the diploma seminar, each student presents the concept of their BA thesis, which is an independent research program.

Career prospects:

Graduates may be employed in:

  • museums,
  • community centres,
  • city offices,
  • conservation offices,
  • schools,
  • art galleries.

They are also prepared for undertaking jobs related to:

  • the organization of exhibitions,
  • the protection of cultural (including industrial) heritage,
  • the classical work of art research activities.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM:

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the below-indicated written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:

Polish Language

 

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

Modern foreign language

 

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

 

Elective subject

basic or advanced level x 1;

 

in the case of selecting:

History of Art

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

weight = 20% (a)

weight = 20% (b)

weight = 60% (c)

If the candidate took the subject during the Matura exam at both levels, the result which is more favourable for the candidate is taken into account.

Method of calculating points:

W = a * JP + b * JO + c * X

where:

W – candidate’s final result
JP  – result in the Polish language;
JO  – result in a foreign language;
X – result in the third (elective) Matura subject;
a, b, c — weights.

"Old" Polish maturity exam

In the case of the candidates who took the “old” Polish maturity exam, the results of particular subjects taken orally or in writing (specified in the relevant programme admission criteria for candidates who passed the “new” Polish maturity exam), placed on the certificate of secondary education and certificate issued by Regional Examinations Board, are taken into consideration.

The method of converting results of the Polish maturity exam is adjusted to the evaluation system for the candidates who took the “new” Polish maturity exam.

The maturity exam grades will be converted to percentage points as follows:

Maturity exam to 1991

Maturity exam after 1991

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 80 %

4 — 70 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 30 %

3 — 50 %

2 — 30 %

In the case when there are programme entrance exams, both the results of these exams and the results of maturity exams are taken into consideration.

International Baccalaureate

  • The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85,71%

5

72%

71,43%

4

58%

57,14%

3

44%

42,86%

2

30%

28,57%

1

0%

14,29%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

In the case of candidates who have a secondary school-leaving certificate or other document authorising them to take up 1st cycle studies or long-cycle studies issued abroad, the grades in the document authorising them to take up studies in the country of document issue are taken into consideration. Additionally, WKR may take into consideration the grades in external exams in the countries where such exams are conducted, e.g.: result of CT exam in the case of Belarus, result of EGE exam in the case of Russia, and result of ZNO exam in the case of Ukraine. The results of these exams shall be regarded as equivalent to Polish advanced Matura exam.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
dla Polaków i cudzoziemców uprawnionych do kształcenia na studiach stacjonarnych w języku polskim bez ponoszenia opłat za studia.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Opłata wnoszona w całości

2 850,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 990,00 PLN
  • 990,00 PLN
  • 1 020,00 PLN

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Wydział Humanistyczny

ul. Bankowa 11
40-007 Katowice
32 359 17 74

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wh

historia.sztuki.wh@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl