Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Danish: Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) has provided education in the arts for more than 250 years, playing its part in the development of the art of Denmark.
Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering - Arkitektskolen
|Rector||Sanne Kofod Olsen|
|Website||Schools of Visual Arts of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts|
Its name was changed to the Royal Danish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture in 1771. At the same event, Johann Friedrich Struensee introduced a new scheme in the academy to encourage artisan apprentices to take supplementary classes in drawing so as to develop the notion of "good taste". The building boom resulting from the Great Fire of 1795 greatly profited from this initiative.
In 1814 the name was changed again, this time to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. It is still situated in its original building, the Charlottenborg Palace, located on the Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. The School of Architecture has been situated in former naval buildings on Holmen since 1996.
The academy is under the administration of the Danish Ministry of Culture.
The Academy’s School of Architecture offers education in the fields of architectural design and restoration, urban and landscape planning and industrial, graphic and furniture design. The school has nine study departments, four research institutes and six affiliated research centres. The undergraduate course, leading to the Bachelor of Architecture diploma, lasts three years while the Master of Arts in Architecture is a two-year graduate course. Notable Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, a major influence behind the Architectural Functionalism, studied at the Academy, as did Bjarke Ingels, the rising star in the world of architecture and design. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal named Ingels the Innovator of the Year for architecture.
Notable alumni and facultyEdit
The School of Visual Arts
- C. C. A. Christensen
- Olafur Eliasson
- Lili Elbe
- Oluf Hartmann
- Jeppe Hein
- Georg Jensen
- Jane Jin Kaisen
- Karl Kvaran
- Asger Jorn
- Caspar David Friedrich
The School of Architecture
Directors of the Royal Academy schoolsEdit
Thorvaldsen's studio at Charlottenborg, painted by Johan Vilhelm Gertner while he was still a student at the academy (1836)