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Mission Statement

The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) is home to quality education, research and innovation, where with the tools of creativity, we all work for a future where people are central. 

With our interdisciplinary approach we are able to bring design and art together across different fields of education and research. We consider it our duty to promote creativity and the dialogue between society and the market.

At the heart of the institution's mission is world-class education, research and development of design and creativity. The university aims to flourish people who can act as innovators and reformers of different life conditions and social systems in the 21st century through the adequate use of design, technology and contemporary art strategies.

International Role

We know that the realms of art and design can only be perceived, discovered and performed in an open, diverse and global context by nature, internationalization has been and remains a key strategic aspect of the institution development. MOME has joined the European Union's Erasmus Program in 1998. In the past 30 years the university has built strong partnerships with European academic institutions, implemented international joint education and research projects, developed a high level of student, teacher and staff mobility within and beyond the EU and became part of several professional networks.

In the past years the university renewed its physical environment through a major campus development program, created new academic facilities, a state-of-the art technology park and an innovation centre. MOME has restructured and developed its education programs, created a new R&D&I portfolio and programs, and reshaped its operational and financial model. 

Our goal is to become a globally recognized, future oriented university, a prominent institution of the European Education Area, which is ready to face the upcoming challenges of the 21st century. In the next five years MOME continues to systematically reinvent itself. As part of this transformation the university aims to significantly strengthen and broaden the scope of its internationalization activity. 

National Role

Celebrating its 144th anniversary in 2024, MOME has always played a decisive role in the development of Hungarian design life and has been since its creation an outstanding institution of the local art and design scene. Most of our graduated students succeed to obtain major roles in their industry and the university itself serves as a professional gathering point on the international level as well. MOME maintains close relations with other educational institutions, research groups, studios, non-profit organizations and both public and private sector actors. We are constantly expanding our range of partners.

Main Focus

Design, Architecture and Media focus with Art & Crafts and Practice & Research activities

Faculties and Departments

Three pilars of MOME:

Academy – Media Institute, Design Institute, Institute of Architecture, Institute for Theoretical Studies, Doctoral School, Film Industry Knowledge Center

Innovation Center

Technology Park

Bachelor Level Programs

Bachelor’s level duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

Media Institue:

  • Graphic Design
  • Media Design
  • Photography

Film Industry Knowledge Center:

  • Animation
  • open courses

Design Institute:

  • Product Design (including Mobility Design and Interaction Decign)
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Design and Art (Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery)

Institute for Architecture:

  •  Architecture

Theoretical Institute:

  • Design Cultures

Master Level Programs

Master’s level duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

Media Institue:

  • Graphic Design
  • Media Design
  • Photography – ENGLISH

Film Industry Knowledge Center:

  • Animation – ENGLISH

Design Institute:

  • Product Design (including Mobility Design and Interaction Design) – ENGLISH
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Design and Art (Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery) – ENGLISH

Institute for Architecture:

  •  Architecture

Theoretical Institute:

  • Design Cultures
  • Art and Design Management – ENGLISH
  • Art and Visual Design Pedagogy

Research Activity and Main Areas

Material Research

Data Storytelling

Immersion and Interaction

Social Design

Doctorate Level Programs


– in Architecture

– in Design

– in Multimedia


– in Design Culture Studies

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial and Product Design, Vehicle Design, Ceramic Design, Glass Design, Jewellery Design, Textile and Fashion Design, Interaction Design, Animation, Photography, Media Design, Graphic Design

Application Deadlines

15 May for the Autumn Semester

15 November for the Spring Semester

Teaching Languages


Semester Dates

From mid September to mid June


Bachelor: 500
Master: 330
Doctorate: 70

Exchange Students

Incoming: 80
Outgoing: 80

Teaching Staff

Professors: 40
Lectures: 90
Other permanent teachers: 20
Part-time Teachers: 50

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