From February 1, 2019, the second guest lecturer from Lithuania Petras Saulėnas will start working at LiepU. The guest lecturer will give lectures in the field of Arts to 1st and 3rd year students in the bachelor study programs “New Media Art” and “Design” in the framework of the project “Improvement of the academic staff of Liepaja University in the fields of strategic specialization – natural sciences, mathematics and information technologies, art” (No. 188.8.131.52/18/A/021).
On January 14, Petras Saulėnas paid a preparatory visit to LiepU and met with lecturers of the Faculty of Humanities and Arts, director of the bachelor’s program “Design”, lecturer Inta Klasone, lecturer of the program “New Media Art”, project manager Maija Demitere, as well as the Foreign Relations Department. During the meeting, both parties discussed and agreed on the future study work plan at LiepU, as the cooperation will last a year and a half. The visit continued to the Art Research Laboratory.
The guest lecturer will lead classes in the bachelor’s program “New Media Art” in the study course “Photography” (2 CRP), in the bachelor’s program “Design” in the study courses “Photo Technologies” (2 CRP) and “Bachelor’s study work and final work management” (1 CRP).
The Faculty of Humanities and Arts has been actively cooperating with Saulenas, when exhibitions of Kaunas students’ works of art were opened at LiepU, and it is a real pleasure that students will have the opportunity to acquire new, unprecedented knowledge and skills in photography. The guest lecturer worked as an associate professor and head of the Photography Department at the Faculty of Arts of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences Justinas Vienožinskis (founder of the “Photography” program at his university) and has a master’s degree in Photography and Media Art from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. The guest teacher is currently creating his own photo solo exhibitions.