The Department of Fine Arts started its activity from the first days of opening the specialty in 1979. For forty years the Department has been training artists-educators. The development of the Department was provided by such well-known specialists in Ukraine as V. Nepomniashchyi, V. Avramenko, S. Holovaty, V. Ivanchenko, I. Udris. In different years, V. Stasevych, O. Rohalieva, R. Piskunova made some contribution to the formation and development of the academic team. For more than three decades Trufkin A. has been working at the Department. However, the vast majority of the academic team was made up of graduates. Today academic staff of the Department, consisting of scientists, methodologists, practitioners, art critics, trains specialists in art and pedagogical education and takes an active part in the designers' training.
The department provides training of a cycle of special disciplines in the theory, history and methodology of Fine Arts and Design, Graphics, Drawing and Painting as basic disciplines in the content of training of future specialists of all fields of Art, Sculpture, Composition and other practical artistic disciplines. Students are guided by educational and production practices, management of qualification projects and master's studies. Lecturers of the department are participants of international and all-Ukrainian conferences, authors of textbooks, scientific and methodological publications. Also they take an active part in scientific activity. The staff of the department also conducts extensive educational work among the youth of our city and region on aesthetic education and artistic development, maintaining constant contacts with extracurricular institutions of artistic direction.