The history of Vilnius College of Design began in 1997 when Giedrė Fledžinskienė High Art School training future clothing and theatrical make-up designers was established. G. Fledžinskienė, the founder of the school, is a long-time lecturer at Vilnius Academy of Arts, an artist-designer.
In 2005 the school was reorganized into a public institution and named Vilnius College of Design, providing higher education.
Study programs are based on the corresponding study field descriptions, vocational training standards and other legal acts, which define the fields of professional activity, acquire professional competences and qualifications, study objectives, result assessment methods, etc.
One college semester consists of 14 weeks of classroom work and a 4-week exam session. The total volume of the semester does not exceed 30 ECTS. The study programs offered by the Vilnius College of Design comprise 180 ECTS (both in full-time and part-time studies).
The specifics of the specialties require a lot of individual work of teachers and students. Small groups of students are formed in order to give special attention to everybody, creating conditions for revealing and improving each student's individual thinking and creative work.
The College devotes special attention to student practice. Practices and practical activities are a big part of the study sessions. Students participate in various competitions in Lithuania and internationally, where they receive recognition - become laureates, participate in various events and exhibitions.
Upon graduation from one of the study programs a person receives a Higher Education Diploma (with its appendix) and is awarded a Professional Bachelor's degree. Our entrants may choose either regular (3-year) or extended (4-year) studies. They can also choose the status of a listener.