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The History of the School. In 1997, the artist and fashion designer, Giedrė Fledžinskienė, with 30 years of pedagogical and creative experience founded the Giedrė Fledžinskienė Higher School of Arts that trained fashion designers and theatrical make-up specialists. In 2005 the school was awarded an official status as a college and was renamed Vilnius College of Design.

On July 2, 2009, the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education and the Council for Quality Assessment in Science and Educational Institutions completed the assessment of the Vilnius College of Design and gave a positive rating to its activities and granted permission to award professional bachelor’s degrees. Successful graduates are awarded a professional bachelor’s degree.

Community. Currently the Vilnius College of Design consists of 500 students and 60 staff members.

The nature of specialties taught at the college requires a high amount of individual input from lecturers and students. Small groups ensure that every student is given exceptional, individual attention, thus creating conditions that support quality learning. This forms an environment for the discovery and development of every student’s individual thinking and creative solutions. This is one of the main principles of the educational system at the Vilnius College of Design, which is consistently revised. The college provides a modern learning base and excellent conditions for study and a thriving environment.

Faculty. The academic staff of the college includes artists, architects, designers, teachers and professionals recognized in Lithuania. Professionals at the college have expert theoretical knowledge and vast practical experience. Their works are acclaimed in the society and acknowledged by colleagues.

The college pays exceptional attention to students’ practical work. Students participate in various national and international competitions in which they gain wide recognition: they become competition winners, and also participate in various events and exhibitions. Their participation is acknowledged by specialists and society. Such activities help them to develop their communication and collaboration skills in their chosen professions.