In the project “Perfection of the Academic Staff of Liepaja University in the Areas of Strategic Specialization – Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Information Technologies, Art, Social Sciences, Commerce and Law” (No 184.108.40.206/18/A/021), the professor Vakaris Bernotas from Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania) is giving lectures in Liepaja University (LiepU) and already a half year working as a guest professor and researcher in Art study programmes “Design” and “New Media Art”.
The guest professor is giving lectures to 1st year students from LiepU study programme “Design” in the study course “Self-branding” and together with three students from this study programme (Una Kalniņa, Vjačeslavs Malahovs un Līga Ekšteina) participated in the panel discussion “Practice-led research: Data collection and visualization” in LiepU conference Science and Creativity days, where the guest professor presented the report “Five basic principles of successful design studies”, whereas students presented their digital portfolio made during the study course. The guest professor V. Bernotas admitted that he is proud of their student results and skills to present their own works in the public.
During this semester students have made different assignments and there will follow an opening of student exhibition in the end of this academic year, where design students will present their created self-portraits and a composition of selected works, which in the professor’s view, fully reveal students’ talents.
The guest professor says: “I am grateful for the fate of being able to work and study together with talented, to the knowledge oriented students in Liepaja University. Application of five principals – cooperation, open mind by sharing your creativity, tolerance, positive attitude and staying truthful, bring great results and surprisingly efficient personal growth for each student.”
Photo from the study process: