Educational and Scientific Institute of Arts of the State Higher Educational Institution «Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University» is a leading artistic educational establishment as well as research and methodology centre of professional artistic training of Subcarpathia, with high scientific and artistic potential. Bachelors, Specialists and Masters are trained here in the following specialties of subject area 02 «Culture and Art»: 025 «Music Art», 023 «Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Restoration», 022 «Design», 026 «Performing Arts», 024 «Choreography»; and in the following specialties of subject area 01 «Education»: 014 «Music Art», 014 «Fine Arts».
At the origins of art and music faculties, now united into Educational and Scientific Institute of Arts, there stood a Merited Artist of Ukraine, Doctor of Art History, Professor M. Fihol, a Merited (Performing) Artist of Ukraine V. Pashchenko, a Candidate of Art History L. Yarosevych, a Merited Worker of Culture of Ukraine V. Yizhak, a Merited Man of Art of Ukraine, Professor M. Slyvotskyi, a Merited Educator of Ukraine, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor I. Fichora, a Merited Teacher of Ukraine, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor S. Shumeha and others.
Educational and upbringing process at the Institute is provided by Doctors or Art History, Professors Petro Krul, Myron Cherepanyn, Mykhailo Stankevych, Hanna Karas, Violetta Dutchak, People’s Artists of Ukraine, Professors Khrystyna Fitsalovych, Mykhailo Kryven, Volodymyr Pirus, Merited Men of Art of Ukraine, Professors Khrystyna Mykhailiuk, Anatolii Hrytsan, Bohdan Tymkiv, Lubov Serhaniuk, Bohdan Hubal, Bohdan Boichuk, Merited Man of Art of Ukraine, Associate Professor Volodymyr Savchuk, Merited (Performing) Artists of Ukraine, Associate Professors Mariia Ortynska, Mykhailo Popeliuk, Olha Molodii, Merited Workers of Culture of Ukraine, Associate Professors Halyna Stasko, Yurii Serhaniuk, Petro Cholovskyi, Nadiia Hrytsan, Candidate of Art History Zhanna Zvarychuk, Merited Artists of Ukraine, Associate Professor Vasyl Korpaniuk and Volodymyr Sandiuk, Candidates of Pedagogical Sciences and Art History Romana Dudyk, Yurii Voloshchuk, Yurii Yusypchuk, ViktoriiaTypchuk, Lidiia Khomiak, Iryna Dundiak, Volodymyr Shpilchak, Vladyslav Kniaziev, Oleh Chuiko, IrynaYaroshenko, Orest Shuliar, Iryna Taran, Lesia Romaniuk, Iryna Paliichuk, Hanna Makohin, Oleh Kolubaiev, Maryna Rudyk, Lidiia Shehda, Petro Drozda.
In 2008, a Specialised Academic Board for Ph.D. Defence for obtaining the academic degree of Candidate of Art History was created at the Institute.A Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Doctor of Art History, Professor Mykhailo Stankevych became the Chairman of the Board. The Board consists of well-known Ukrainian scholars in the field of cultural studies and decorative and applied arts, Doctors of Art History, Professors Raisa Zakharchuk-Chuhai, Olena Nykorak, Mykhailo Selivachov, scholars of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Doctors of Sciences, Professors Viktoriia Larionova, Sviatoslav Kyiak, Petro Krul, Hanna Karas, Violetta Dutchak.
Within the latest 3 years, 26 students of the Institute of Arts became winners or recipients of awards and prizes of All-Ukrainian subject Olympiads, contests, festivals. 4 of them got the Grand Prix at International and All-Ukrainian competitions of young performers. For several years running, the students of «Design» direction win I-III places at All-Ukrainian Design Olympiads.
In order to provide practical training for the students, the following educational groups operate at the Institute: mixed academic, women’s and men’s choirs (bandmasters – Merited Worker of Culture of Ukraine, Candidate of Art HistoryAssociate Professor Zh. Zvarychuk, Associate Professor O. Kolubaiev), opera class (master –Merited Men of Art of Ukraine, Professor R. Dorozhivskyi), folk orchestra (bandmaster – senior lecturer L. Pasichniak), bandura-players ensemble (ensemble director – member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, Doctor of Art History, Professor V. Dutchak), vocal ensembles (ensemble directors – Merited Man of Art of Ukraine, Professor Kh. Mykhailiuk, lecturer L. Obukh), dance ensembles (ensemble directors – senior lecturers Yu. Skobel, S. Vasiruk), Poetic Theatre (director – Merited Worker of Culture of Ukraine, Associate Professor N. Hrytsan). Permanent exhibitions of student works in fine, decorative and applied arts as well as design are held at the Institute.
In May 2016, Educational and Scientific Institute of Arts of the State Higher Educational Institution «VasylStefanykPrecarpathian National University» celebrated its 15th anniversary.