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Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design

Country: Poland

City: Cracow


Type of school: Private Universities


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2019-07-04 | Open Day in Cracow School Of Art And Fashion Design

Do you want to study something creative? Have you ever thought about being fashion designer or photographer? Check the learning possibilities and join us on open day in Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design on July 13th.
In our school you can learn in Fashion College (full-time) or School of Creative Photography (full-time/part-time) in English!

10:00 AM- Meeting with the Headmasters of Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design and presentation of all faculties (Zamoyskiego 52 street, main hall)

After presentation you can join free workshops:

→ Fashion Design
→ Fashion Photography

If you want to join any workshops, please contact us via e-mail ( and include your name, surname and the name of the workshops.

More info:

Come and join us!

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design offers two faculies in English: the 2.5 year full-time program of Fashion College and the 2 year full-time program of Creative Photography. Our staff, all specialists within different areas of art, design and photography, provide a program of study that enables a student release his full potential. After 20 years of experience the school has achieved a high standard and an excellent reputation. The school is approved by the Polish Ministry of Culture, and is listed in the Ministry’s Art School Directory. The school is opened for international students and tuition is held in English. Our intensive and comprehensive academic tuition in fashion allows students to prepare an excellent portfolio.
Since many years the School’s graduates have been taking part in Polish and international contests for fashion designers and they have won numerous prizes of high importance for their carriers:

  • Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design is the only private school of fashion to have received the Honorary Golden Thread – a very prestigious award for distinguished individuals and institutions in Polish fashion, granted by the Lodz International Fair (MTL).
  • During The International Fashion Competition „Habitus Baltija” in Riga, Latvia – Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design was awarded a title „The Best School” in years 2009 and 2011. The event brings together 10 fashion universities from all over Europe.
  • Our graduates have won numerous awards in Polish as well as international competitions – most recently Anka Letycja Walicka won the international competition Fashion Culture in London, in which the second and third places were taken by graduates from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
  • SAPU’s graduates hold prestigious internships abroad and work in the world’s top fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, John Galliano, Claude Bonucci.
  • Thanks to the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design diploma show and an intensive promotion of SAPU graduates, the City of Krakow was the 33rd in the ranking of the world’s fashion capitals in 2012 overtaking Moscow, Frankfurt, Vienna, Miami and San Francisco.
  • You can find articles about SAPU and its graduates in significant magazines both Polish and international – Vogue, Collezioni, WGSN, Dexigner and more.


The 2.5 year full-time program introduces students to the essential skills of fashion and textile design from sketch pad to catwalk. It includes design, textiles, fashion illustration, garment construction and garment styling.  The graduates receive diploma – Fashion Designer.

At the school, students are in the heart of a vibrant community, alive with creative energy, Students are surrounded by people who love what they do, who have ideas and talent, plans and passion. What happens in the classroom reflects what goes on every day in the industry's workshops, showrooms, and studios. Fashion is a highly diverse industry and it takes determination, hard work, flexibility, and passion to succeed. The school is for self-motivated fashion enthusiasts, informed and mature enough to commit to a course that is demanding in both its breadth and depth.

Students receive an intensive education with individual attention. The school, in a single location, allows students to interact freely and often, encouraging an exchange of ideas and debate. The informal, lively atmosphere creates a community of working artists.
The two-year full-time program in Creative Photography ends with a diploma collection of photographs on a chosen theme. Every student presents his or her work during an individual exhibition in one of the art galleries in Krakow. The graduates receive diploma in Fine Art Photography.

The educational philosophy is not to cram information but to release creative potential. This is accomplished through personal attention. The program is composed in the way that allows students to study all photography techniques. Most classes are workshops. Except for regular classes students can attend photography studio for free. Central to the school’s philosophy is a concept of the artist-teacher. They are established and distinguished photographers and bring to the school their invaluable professional experience. This system ensures that the students are taught by a variety of individuals who offer different perspectives. General arts classes are taught by university professors, artists with great professional achievements, participating in many international exhibitions. We invite also international experts in various fields of photography and art.

Teaching program includes separate workshops in: fashion photography, advertising photography, analogue photography, product photography, reportage, wedding photography, commercial graphics, post-production computer techniques and others.


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11 reasons to study in Krakow


Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. It’s a historic city whose unique atmosphere is created by its numerous students!


Did you know…

  • everything here is within walking distance, so you’re always in the middle of things
  • it’s a city that never sleeps
  • Krakow is a place where dreams come true
  • only here you will find Kazimierz, a charming quarter with hundreds of magical and thought-provoking locations
  • the people in Krakow are truly kind-hearted and helpful
  • there’s always something happening here: you can attend cultural events, performances and festivals
  • the city’s renowned artistic circles will welcome you
  • Europe’s biggest main square is located in the heart of the city
  • Krakow is truly a place to fall in love with
  • it’s a city which constantly attracts and inspires
  • you can spend the best years of your life here – and you will not want to leave!


„Krakow best European city trip 2014″ – see more


Would you like to study in Krakow and develop your artistic intertests? Do you want to turn your passion into a profession? Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design is your best choice! Find out more by phone at (+48) 122662111 or e-mail at

Admission is open to any applicant with a high school diploma. No former study in the field of art is required, however, it is advantageous. It has been proven, that students without former artistic experience may have the talent to benefit enormously from taking our course of study. All that is required is a true interest in fashion, creativity and commitment. We are dedicated to providing entry to people within age range and from diverse backgrounds. No portfolio is required. Although most of our students will one day work in the fashion industry or begin their own businesses, some complete the course simply for the satisfaction that achievement brings.

When to apply
Application and admission are possible throughout the year. International students are strongly encouraged to apply early to allow time to complete all admission requirements. The school year starts at the begining of October and lasts until around 20th of June. There are no extra entries in spring.

How to apply
The admission process is completed only when all components of the application reach the school and the registration fee reaches our bank account.
Documents required:

  • An international student application form DOWNLOAD
  • Original certified copy of high school or university diploma with official, notarized translation into English by a court approved translator (if not in English)
  • 4 photos
  • A photocopy of the passport page with photo and personal data
  • A medical certificate, confirming eligibility for study, translated into English by a court-approved translator (if not in English).
  • Confirmation of payment of entrance fee
  • Health insurance arranged with insurance agency before coming to Poland, translated into English


Contact details

Address: ul. Zamoyskiego 52

30-523 Cracow

Country: Poland

Phone:+48122662111, +48126561726


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