During the last period, academic staff of the department researched the collective theme: “Independent and individual work in the system of professional training of students of artistic specialties” (Head: Professor I. Udris). Nowadays academics are working on the final stage of the study, completing the material in the textbook. The main objective of the study was to determine the optimal ways of combining the assets of national education with the principles of the European credit and module system; definition of forms and methods of independent work which will ensure successful mastering of professional competences; studying of conditions of motivation development for independent and individual work of students. Equally important is the individual research activity of a number of academics who are consistently engaged into the realization of their own scientific interests in accordance with defined plans.
Each year academic staff of the Fine Arts Department are upgraded through internships at the leading departments of the country's leading art colleges, participation in international and all-Ukrainian scientific-practical conferences, congresses, gaining scientific degrees and academic titles.
Practical artistic and creative activity of teachers is presented in exhibitions participation of various subjects and localization, among which there are personal, all-Ukrainian, regional and city events. In total, over 350 works of the department's representatives were exhibited during the current year. In particular, exhibitions of creative works of academics and students of the department, field competitions of regional and international importance were organized and held.