March 2, 2023


Kaunas University of Technology offers PhD positions for highly motivated doctoral (PhD) students.

Study programme consists of:
* Total mandatory: 240 ECTS (studies: ≥40 ECTS, Artistic-creative practise: ≥80 ECTS, Research: ≥80 ECTS)
* Art project (preparation and public defence)

* Doctor Europaeus certificate possibilities
* Architectual research in a high-profile research team
* Incentives and rewards for active KTU PhD students
* Academic mobility, internships abroad
* KTU International PhD Summer School for core competences

Scholarships & Funding:
* Lithuanian state scholarships (1st year of studies 931 Eur/month, and 2nd-4th year of studies 1078 Eur/month)
* Additional scholarships for excellent results
* Grants for doctoral studies and research
* Grants for academic mobility

Tuition fee:

0 Eur/year (state-funded)


~11500 Eur/year (self-funded)

Contact us at KTU Doctoral School: phd@ktu.lt

February 28, 2023


Studies Area: Media Arts

Study Mode: full time studies, 3 years (6 semesters, 180 ECTS)

Language of Instruction: English

Delivered at: Faculty of Arts and Education

Qualification to be Awarded: Professional Bachelor in Arts

General description: The study programme of Photography aims to promote individual humanistic orientation, aesthetic perception, critical and creative thinking, social activity, freedom of communication and responsibility, develop the professional skills of a photography specialist based on traditional, alternative, and digital photography and innovations of professional activity in the various fields of application of the art of photography, and enhance the abilities necessary for organising photographer’s activities considering the changes in the environment and perceiving the importance of lifelong learning.

December 12, 2022

Music Production

Bachelor degree programme Music production is unique in the region. It aims at giving all necessary creative training to contemporary music producers, including everything they need in their successful professional career. Everything you learn is designed to help starting and managing a successful music career. You will create real life projects accommodated and fitted to the on-going possibilities at the university (performing at live events, media compositions, music concerts) and built around student’s needs.

  • You will use an equipment matching the standarts of music industry.
  • You will have an opportunity to work in three professional sound recording studios.
  • The only Music Production study programme fully in English in Lithuania.
  • You will meet the professionals of music industry and realize the real-life music projects during your studies.
  • Study programme is distinguished by its internationality and is based on British experience of organising studies.

While studying Music Production programme, you will have the opportunity to produce your music in 3 professional sound studios equipped up to the industry standard. You will receive training on Logic Studio software, and use Avid Pro Tools, Ableton and Final Cut Pro. Our lecturers have professionally worked in media industry and gained experience abroad. Most of the staff is involved in various activities of creative industries (composers, sound designers, researches, technicians, video artists, producers), so their latest practice can be quickly incorporated into the course.

Competencies acquired

The covered study areas include:

  • Compositional and technical skills.
  • Research skills.
  • Exploration of the creative uses of sound manipulation.
  • Developing knowledge of critical and contextual language in relation to specific areas of music production, DJ practice and live performance.
  • Developing and understanding of recording skills.
  • Methodology in mixing and mastering.
  • Examination of industry marketing strategies and their successful application in your business model.
  • Creating your music promotion and marketing strategies.
  • Creating a functioning website with an end user in mind.

Student Testimonials

I believe and hope, that the academic experience will help me to realize and will let me to create the works, which I have been dreaming about for a long time.
Martynas Kavaliauskas. Lithuania. Professional singer, the graduate of Music Production programme

I have been impressed by the quality of the lectures and the equipment we have access to, and I appreciate how the professors and other staff make sure we are making progress.
Jacob Andrew Handrich. 3rd year student from USA

One of the most beneficial aspects of studying here, in VMU, is the perk of small Faculty of Arts. The lecturers, although having a busy professional life, are always generous to comment not only on the ongoing study assignments, but most importantly, provide feedback on personal student projects.
Jonas Matusevičius. Lithuanian

The teachers are open to students’ interests and are ready to help them grow on a nearly individual basis.
Dmytro Kostiuk. 4th year student from Ukraine

Music Production study program fascinates me, because it expands my outlook, allows me to see creative process in a different way than I am used to and to notice steps which are necessary for the idea to become a work, and for a work to inspire further ideas.
Matas Saladžius. 4th year student from Lithuania

Feedback of lecturer

World standard music production studies in Lithuania, many years of experience and new opportunities.
Assoc. prof. dr. Tomas Pabedinskas, the head of Contemporary Art Department, faculty of Arts, Vytautas Magnus University


  • Titas Petrikis – composer, internationally awarded author of music for cinema movies. A member of European Film Academy, Lithuanian Film Academy.
  • Yiorgis Sakellariou – internationally active composer of experimental and electroacoustic music. A member of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA), Associate Fellow of the Advance HE (Higher Education).
  • Dalius Nomicas – director of professional music equipment and music instruments retailer “Midiaudio”.


Evaluated as very good and accredited for longest possible period of seven years by international expert panel of Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education.


Career opportunities

  • to become a freelance composer or music producer, sound designer.
  • to work as an arranger, orchestrator.
  • to become a recording engineer and work in TV, Radio or Freelance.
  • to become a teacher in music production in the academic/ education system.
  • to work on other positions in audiovisual media industry with emphasis on sound and music.
  • to pursue studies in Master’s programs within VMU or other universities.

August 3, 2022

Architecture, History and Theory of Arts

Open application for a highly motivated doctoral candidate in History and Theory of Arts.

The doctoral candidate position is available in the Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban Design. Applicants interested in other research topics related to the History and Theory of Arts in Humanities are also welcome to apply.

Study Programme Structure

  • Independent research under supervision;
  • Courses for PhD students (approximately 30 ECTS credits);
  • Participation in international conferences and research networks, including an international internship at other, research institutions;
  • Presentation of research results in international scientific conferences and publications of scientific journals (WOS);
  • Teaching or another form of knowledge dissemination, which is related to the PhD topic when possible;
  • The completion of a PhD thesis.

Academic requirements

  • Postgraduate diploma (or higher);
  • The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English;
  • You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Scholarships and Funding

  • The state-funding or self-funded studies are available;
  • Lithuanian state scholarships for 1st year of studies 931Eur/month, and 2nd-4th year of studies 1078 Eur/month);
  • Grants for doctoral studies and research;
  • Grants for international academic mobility.

Annual Tuition Fee

  • full-time studies – 11 589,00  (4-year);
  • part-time studies – 7 726,00  (6-year).

More information: https://vilniustech.lt/doctoralstudies/en

GET IN TOUCH at VILNIUS TECH Doctoral School: phd@vilniustech.lt

June 30, 2021

Video Production and Media

The objective of this study programme is to prepare video creators who will independently and in groups create media products using up-to-date video production principles and new media technologies as well as who will work in an innovative and responsible way in the local and international markets of audiovisual industries.

Register for a free consultation here

Apply directly here!


April 7, 2021

Визуальный дизайн

О программе

  • Исследование культурной среды и создание дизайн-проектов в Вильнюсе, Флоренции, Санкт-Петербурге, Афинах;
  • Уникальный учебный план и возможность формирования индивидуальных траекторий;
  • Проектный подход к обучению, подготовка собственных ежегодных проектов и формирование творческого портфолио;
  • Практика в анимационных студиях и дизайн-агентствах Литвы и других стран ЕС;
  • Мастер-классы под руководством профессионалов из Эстонии, Франции, Португалии, России, Литвы.

Карьерные возможности

  • Дизайнер, web-дизайнер, TV-дизайнер;
  • Художник-иллюстратор электронных и бумажных изданий;
  • Художник-аниматор 2D и 3D, 3D-художник;
  • Дизайнер интерфейсов приложений и игр;
  • Художник по концепту;
  • Арт-директор;
  • Возможность продолжения обучения в магистратурах Европы и США.

Языки преподавания

Русский и английский

April 6, 2021

Визуальная пластика

О программе

  • Знакомство с современными междисциплинарными практиками визуальных исследований
  • Изучение экспериментальных и новаторских техник в мастер-классах специалистов из Беларуси, Литвы, Франции, Эстонии, Португалии, Израиля;
  • Практические визуальные исследования в полевых школах в Вильнюсе, Санкт-Петербурге, Флоренции и Афинах;
  • Формирование творческого метода через индивидуальные проекты.

Карьерные возможности

  • Арт-директор;
  • Медиа-художник;
  • Режиссёр анимационных проектов;
  • Художник арт-концепта проекта;
  • Докторант в университетах Европы и США.

Языки преподавания

Русский и английский

March 30, 2021

Театральное искусство и актёрская игра

  • Программа, созданная при сотрудничестве с Русским драматическим театром Литвы;
  • Не имеющее аналогов сочетание русской и европейской театральной школы, их традиций и инноваций;
  • Целостный подход в освоении студентами профессиональных навыков актёрского мастерства под руководством выдающихся актёров, драматургов и режиссёров из Литвы, Беларуси и России.

Карьерные возможности:

  • Работа актёром в театре и кино;
  • Подготовка авторских театральных проектов и перфомансов;
  • Полученная квалификация является прочной основой для карьерного роста и продолжения образования в магистратурах Европы и США по широкому спектру направлений (в том числе, режиссура, драматургия, критика)

Язык преподавания


August 13, 2020

Music Studies (in Vilnius)

Music Studies is a study programme with the aim to train a music professional possessing knowledge of and skills in music history, music theory, and music technologies, as well as creative and organisational knowledge and skills, who is able to initiate, create, implement, analyse, and assess music/art projects in a variety of professional contexts.

The study programme is characterised by opportunities for the student to shape the content of their studies by choosing the subjects or their alternatives that meet the student’s needs. Also, student internationalisation is encouraged through participation in exchange programmes and studying at host institutions

Graduates are able to work in a range of cultural and educational institutions in Lithuania and abroad; initiate and carry out national and international cultural and art projects; express themselves independently in creative, artistic, scientific research and professional activities









Specializations: Electronic Music, Composition.

August 13, 2020

Music Performance (in Vilnius and Klaipėda)

The aim of  Music Performance study programme is to train a professional musician of the chosen specialisation, able to prepare and publicly perform works of various styles and genres as solo pieces or ensembles and/or orchestras of various compositions, who knows the musical repertoire of the chosen specialisation from historical and theoretical points of view and is able to communicate and cooperate as well as to develop concert activity.

The Music Performance programme is based on historically-formed music performers’ training tradition that is recognised internationally. The universal character of artistic and professional skills acquired by graduates of the LMTA Music Performance programme is confirmed by the fact that they successfully pursue their careers not only in Lithuania but also in orchestras, music theatres and other professional organisations abroad, perform concerts worldwide and successfully work as music teachers.

Specialisations in Vilnius – Accordion, Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, Jazz, Wind Orchestra Conducting, Symphony Orchestra Conducting, Harpsichord, Lithuanian Folk Instruments, String Instruments, Wind and Percussion Instruments, Organ.

Specialisations in Klaipėda – Choral Conducting and Organ Studies, Jazz and Popular Music, Musical, String Instruments (Guitar).