Placements and studio visits
Visiting Scholar at the invitation of John Siblik Director School of Art and Design at DeKalb. Northern Illinois University USA,
The purpose of the visit was to present the achievements of pedagogues and students of the New Media and Art Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Presentation of students' projects Designing games and virtual space and author's implementations with the use of Augmented Reality in the studio of Associate Professor Aleksandra Giza, supervisor of the substantive visit. Date of the school visit: 12–24 September.
English for lectures intensive course at school SpainBcn—Programs in Barcelona implemented as part of the program Erazmus+ Staff Mobility Agreement for training. Barcelona, date of the visit: 20–26th November.
Tokyo University of Technology. The study visit took place in connection with the Asia Forum on Graphic Science International Conference and the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Artistic Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Tokyo School of Media Science. The agreement was signed by the Dean of the School of Media Science Professor dr. Masanori Kakimotoi Dean of the Art Department Professor dr hab. Małgorzata Łuszczak. Caregivers of the study visit were Professors Kunio Kundo and Kazuo Sasaki from the Tokyo School of Media Science at the University of Technology. The visit was attended by: Professor Małgorzata Łuszczak, dr hab. Katarzyna Kroczek-Wasińska and Dr. Paweł Synowiec. Date of the studio visit: 3–14 August.
The Faculty of Art at the University of Ostrava, the Czech Republic. During the visit, most contacts with the academics from the Faculty of Art concerned the Department of Graphics and Drawing and the Department of Intermedia. Especially interesting were the classes on experimental graphics taught by the Dean of the Faculty, Marek Sibinsky, PhD and Zbynek Janacek, PhD. The classes were focused on new media which allow for creating digital graphics and virtual spaces and are very inspiring material for video game graphics developers. Also very interesting were the themes strongly inspired by fantasy literature and arts and focused on creating imaginary worlds. This was evident in PhD Eliska Cabalova’s book arts workshop combining great editorial skills in book design with interesting drawings and illustrative graphics showing different types of creatures, hybrids and ghosts, based on the observation of nature and its motives. I observed such didactic methods in Denisa Janska’s animation workshop, which is managed in close co-operation with the QQ Studio. Dates of the studio visit: 5 May – 2 June 2015, financed from the PWP Human Capital Operational Programme. Studio visit supervisor – prof. Zbynek Janacek.
Skydeck – University of California Berkeley School of Game Design Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, USA. The study visit took place on the invitation of Jeff Burton, director of the Berkeley Skydeck at the University of California. The stay involved visits to video game design classes at the Academy of Art University – School of Game Design in San Francisco. Contacts with the following persons have been established during the visit: Jeff Burton – director of Skydeck, co-founder of Electronic Arts; Marian Moszoro – an academic from the Haas School of Business UC Berkeley; prof. Piotr Moncarz – Stanford University, Pryce Jones – MFA Director School of Game Design Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Date of the studio visit: 27 October – 24 November 2014, financed from the PWP Human Capital Operational Programme.
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw The Faculty of Graphics, studio visit supervisor/coordinator – prof. Stanisław Wieczorek. Dates of the studio visit: June 2014, financed under the NITKA project, Human Capital. National Cohesion Strategy.
Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa the Faculty of Graphics, internship coordinator – prof. Rafał Strent. Date of the studio visit: October/March 2002, financed by the parent company.