The programme offers to study one of the sub-programmes – Graphics designer or Interior designer.

By successfully completing the study programme, the graphics designer shall be able to plan and organise their own or other specialists' work in the implementation of graphics design projects using modern technologies and software; to perform the execution of complex polygraphic or digital graphics design tasks (data research, problem detection, analysis and creative solutions); to prepare graphics for the realisation of the design and documentation required for the sale; to communicate with the commissioning party; to organise the process for the sale of the graphics design project and to ensure the copyright of the project.

The interior designer can plan and implement creative ideas in the field of spatial design and fitting, can formulate a task, independently perform culture-related orders (interior projects, design of a style offers, decorating of spaces, designing of spatial objects), information research and analysis, development of interior concepts and design, full volume development of interior projects, presentation of the project, organisation of project execution and author monitoring.

The study process includes plein air painting, research and professional activities, creative works, exhibitions and projects.

As part of the international ERASMUS + programme, students have the opportunity to study in cooperation universities in Greece, Spain, Germany and Lithuania.

The goal of the study programme “Arts”  is to enable students:

  • to become competitive, analytical and creative-thinking specialists in the modern labour market with comprehensive knowledge in the field of graphic design or interior design, characterised by the originality of artistic ideas, the understanding of cognitive, social, cultural, technological, economic contexts of design and the ability to take advantage of the opportunities offered by computer and manufacturing technologies while working in the Latvian business environment and on international projects;
  • To earn a level 5 professional qualification in graphic design or interior design.

The completion of the programme enables further studies and/or deeper specialisation in post-graduate professional development and master training programmes in Latvia and abroad.


The objectives of the study programme:

  • To create conditions for developing students’ knowledge and capacity building:
    • sculpturor’s arts and composition;
    • visualisation, image and image systems;
    • specific nature of the various design works;
    • addressing design management problems, assessing the financial-economic aspects of projects;
    • the development of projects based on physical, cognitive, cultural, social and economic factors;
    • technology and software, technological possibilities in production;
    • in cooperation with the customer and other parties involved in the projects.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to learn the skills of research work, analysis and interpretation of theoretical knowledge and factual and visual material related to the specialty, ensuring a logical and continuous integration of theoretical knowledge and practice.
  • To promote the development of students' personality in the study process

The study programme includes the following courses: drawing, painting, composition, computer graphics, arts history, foreign languages, philosophy, business management, etc.

In the Graphics Designer sub-program: design history, photography, basics of operator’s work, polygraphic design, animation, branding.

In the Interior Designer sub-programme: history of the interior, foundations of architecture, interior design, spatial design, interior light, materials.

Upon completion of the programme, the students will be able to:

  • display the basic and specialised knowledge required for the design of a graphic design product or interior design;
  • show awareness of the most important concepts and relationships of design, focus on the design process structure, know the specific features of design;
  • understand the criteria for design values in a cultural and historical, political, economic, technical, aesthetic, ethnic and social context;
  • demonstrate awareness of the realities of the design sector and its role in the context of the national economy;
  • formulate and analytically describe information, design and related issues and possible solutions;
  • assess the factors and actors affecting design development;
  • carry out professional and artistically innovative activities in the field of design, using theoretical knowledge and skills learned;
  • formulate problems and supervise work tasks, develop a design offer independently and creatively, align it with the contracting authority, employers, responsible services, technical performers, manufacturers;
  • focus on traditional and digital visualization technologies and the supply of materials;
  • choose the most appropriate artistic and technical techniques to implement the design;
  • plan the execution of the design project, performing author’s supervision, monitoring the quality and conformity of work’s compliance of the design product with the concept, aesthetic and technical quality, environmental and safety requirements;
  • systematise and archive information accumulated in the design process;
  • carry out work individually or in a team, take decisions according to competence and take responsibility, address conflict situations;
  • choose a presentation strategy, present the project to different audiences, debate it;
  • direct own learning;
  • demonstrate a scientific approach to tackling problems in the area of interior or graphic design;
  • comply with ethical rules;
  • be aware of the need for lifelong learning.

After the studies students may be employed by printing companies, publishing houses, advertising and public relations companies, design salons, architect offices, etc. If you want to, you can be self-employed and engage in different design projects, or build your own business.

Full-time - 4 years (8 semesters) Part-time - 4.5 years (9 semesters)  
For Latvian citizens/non-citizens, EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and EU long-term residents 2200 € (full-time), 1950 € (part-time) per year. For nationals of other countries, 4300 € (full-time), 3700 € (part-time) per year.
For full-time admission in the autumn semester of 2023, 5 budget places.
Professional Bachelor's Degree in Art

General conditions

Secondary education

Admission criteria for persons who have acquired secondary education after 2004:

  • CE in Latvian *
  • CE in English, French, German, Russian *
  • CE in Mathematics *
  • Practical examination in visual art
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of all the centralised exams*

* For individuals who had acquired secondary education before 2008, the centralised examination in Math may be replaced by an final grade in Math (or the average grade in algebra and geometry) in the certificate of secondary education.

The following coefficients are applied to ensure the mutual comparability of the results of the CE:

  • for exams at the optimum level of learning, a coefficient of 0.75 is applied, to compare to the advanced level;
  • a coefficient of 0,50 shall be applied to exams at the general level
  • the results of the centralised examinations obtained before 2022 shall be aligned with the examinations of the optimum level of learning and shall be assigned a coefficient of 0.75.

Competition criteria for persons who have obtained secondary education up to 2004 (not including), as well as for persons who have obtained secondary education abroad and persons who have been exempted from the CE arrangement:

  • GPA in Latvian and literature
  • Final grade in English, French, German, or Russian
  • GPA in compulsory subjects

The practical admission examination in visual art includes:

  1. Drawing of geometrical shapes. Task: Drawing the three-item setting (format A3). Technique: graphite pencil. Bring the following: pencils of different hardness, eraser, clips (tape), pencil sharpening.
  2. Colour composition. Task: Still life of two objects (format A3). Technique: acrylic, gouache, or watercolor. Bring the following: paints (acrylic, gouache, or watercolors), primed cardboard (acrylic) or watercolor paper (for gouache or watercolors), suitable brushes, water container, palette (dish) for colour mixing, pencil, eraser, clips (tape), paper to be laid under the picture, colors and palette.

Special conditions: A minimum number of points in the practical test for enrollment is 250 points

Note: the study programme has the following sub programmes: graphic designer or interior designer. When registering for studies, a sub-programme must be indicated.

Practical entrance examination in visual arts:

  1. Drawing of geometric shapes. Task: drawing of the setting of three objects (format A3). Technique: graphite pencil. You must bring: pencils of different hardness, eraser, pins (adhesive tape) and knife for sharpening pencils.
  2. Colour composition. Task: still life painting of two objects (format A3). Technique: acrylic, gouache or watercolour. Must bring: paints (acrylic or gouache, or watercolour), primed cardboard (for acrylic) or watercolour paper (for gouache, watercolour), brushes suitable for technology, water bowl, pallet (plate) for mixing colours, pencil, eraser, pins (adhesive tape), paper (waste paper) to be laid under the painting, paints and palettes.

The courses take place in July 2024.
On-site lessons take place on working days (18:00-20: 40) .


We offer:

Subject Tuition fee (EUR)
Drawing and Painting 96.00


  • Complete the form for the training courses (an application signed with the e-signature for those who have it);
  • pay for courses (see payment options);
  • send the application and payment order to the PMC e-mail address: .
  • We will send you a confirmation letter to the e-mail address specified in your application within two days of receipt.

 You'll need to take the following to the lesson:

  • standard pencils (HB, M-2M hardness);
  • an eraser; pencil-sharpener;
  • gouache colors or acrylic colors (preferably not fewer than 12 colour-sets) flat brushes (size 0,6 and 1.5);
  • dish for rinsing brushes (plastic glass or cup is the best);
  • paper tape.

During the course, we also offer accommodation in the dorms of the University of Latvia in RigaBuļļu Street 5 or Zeļļu Street 27.

More about preparation courses:
(+371) 67034892, Mob phone: (+371) 20279199  or