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Vedenie SSUŠ animovanej tvorby
Mgr. Viera Zavarčíková Mgr. Viera Zavarčíková
The Founder and general director

She studied at the Faculty of Education at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. She studied specialization Slovak language and Arts and crafts. She has more than 30 years pedagogical, methodical, leading and art experience, for instance she prepared art sketches for ERPO. Moreover, she was the chief of grapgic design department in PR company GRATEX International a.s. (1997-98). Her last exhibition took place on the 12th of December 2000 - ”To the King of peace and love” in the gallery Blumentál. She is not only the founder of the Academy of animation but also the author of Animation study programme (year 2001) 8259 M and co-author (year 2004) 8296 M of Graphic Design. Furthermore, she is the founder of the first multimedia textbooks in Slovakia – textbooks of computer animation, computer graphic and textbook of History of art and culture. In addition, she is the founder of study programme – University of animation (UAT) – courses in classic animation and computer animation accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic under the number 1120 which were organised for the first time in January 1997. She is also the founder of International animation festival of secondary schools ANIMOFEST (2006), International Graphic design competition of secondary schools UAT GRAPHIC (2010), International Photographic design competition of secondary schools UAT PHOTO(2011), International competition of Fashion design UAT FASHION (2015) and International Film competition for secondary school students UAT FILM (2016). In addition, she is the founder and co-author of the project – University of film work and multimedia for vocational education of the adults (2014).
Mgr. Ján Mózer Mgr. Ján Mózer
The principal of the Academy of animation

He studied at Prešov University, Prešov. He is member of SVVU – company of free artists. He is interested in painting which is usually inspired by cubism and futurism. He showed his Works in the following places: SND, University library in Bratislava, Horehronské museum Brezno, Museum of Warhol family in Medzilaborce, Šariš museum Bardejov, Barreiro in Portugal, SNM Museum of Jewish culture Bratislava, Elektráreň Tatra gallery, Eisenstadt Austria Hans der Bewegung. He is a teacher of figure drawing at our Academy.
PaedDr. Ľubica Ondrejová PaedDr. Ľubica Ondrejová
She studied Slovak language and literature and Civics at Faculty Of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava and in Trnava. During her pedagogical career she worked at the position of educational consultant and deputy headmistress. She participated in international projects like COMENIUS. Moreover, she attended training courses focused on current and innovative education and school management.
Mgr. Ivana Korenková Mgr. Ivana Korenková
She studied History of Arts and Culture at Trnava University. She also studied Economics and Management at the Pan-European University in Bratislava. She attended a study program in Osnabrück, Germany. She can speak English and German fluently. She participated in Erasmus programs, too. She is a teacher of Economics and History of Arts, plus she is a deputy headmistress.
Mgr. art. Daniela Schredlová Mgr. art. Daniela Schredlová
She studied Textile design at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She displayed her works on her exhibitions in cooperation with Slovak Art Union. She worked as a secondary teacher. She was a principal of Art school. In hospital she worked as a therapist providing art therapy for the blind, the deaf and the disabled. She also spends her free by painting and drawing.
Ing. arch. Jaroslav Baran Ing. arch. Jaroslav Baran
Ing. arch. Jaroslav Baran was a member of creative teams in Animation studios, Bratislava – Koliba. He was the last director of these studios. Mr. Baran is the first animation instructor in Slovakia. He organised workshops in Slovakia, Portugal, France and Japan. He is a member of the committee of grants AF MK SR and AVF, committee for mass media education MK SR and member of AWG ASSIFA. He worked on 4 graduation films. He was also the director of approximately 150 children’s films. Moreover, he worked as the animator, the main animator or the director on 5 full-length animation films e.g. Marco Polo returns to Xanadu (USA), which was nominated for an Oscar in 2002, King Macius (Germany, France, Poland), The true story of Pravdivý príbeh Barona Prášil,…132 animation films, TV series – Knight Pinkie, Bruno and Benjamín, Media spies, Mr. Toti, well-known Jurošík, Krasulienka (Luxemburg), Flitze (ZDF, Germany), Litle Penguin (King Roll, UK), Kuliočko (Ebyhome video, UK, Animax), Malý kráľ Matúš (Poland, Germany, France), Wiesendetektive (Germany),… and many advertisements in Slovak and foreign production. In addition, he is the director and artist of popular animation series OVCE, which was awarded by 9 awards in Slovakia and abroad.
Ing. Karol Holubčík Ing. Karol Holubčík
He studied animation at Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava. He worked as an animator and a director in Koliba. He won the film journalists award in 1996. He works as a director, artist, animator on advertisements: Coca-cola, Milka, Mainl, T-mobil, OMV... He also cooperates with studios in Europe: Austria, Germany, England, Belgium...He works as a character animator on the following Tv series: Mr. Bean, Kipper, Angelina Ballerina, Meg and Mog ....He created 50 short spots for Bavarian Tv. Moreover, he cooperated on production of videoclips and evening series which many of them were awarded: Zlín, IAFF New York.... He is engaged in his own work and animation studio Griffel. His name guarantees specialization – Animation. He is teacher of classic animation.
Ján Drobný Ján Drobný
After graduation at the Academy of animation he applies himself to computer animation and graphics. He worked on EU project Big Picture Network, interactive Project ,,We are one bodyˮ. He attended strenuous motion capture training which was provided by English company Vicon Support. In his free time he is a co-driver in Rally SR. At the academy of animation he is the teacher of Computer animation 3D Studio Max.
Mgr. Matúš Blšťák Mgr. Matúš Blšťák
He studied Animation at the Academy of Animation. He graduated at Trnava University in Trnava, Department of Art Education. He participated at making animations to animated movie Jurošík . He obtained honorable mention at Animofest in 2009 for graduate animation Beauty of Life. At the school he teaches Classic animation, Art preparation, Informatics, Computer animation and Practice, namely Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator, Flash.
Mgr. art. Tomáš Danay Mgr. art. Tomáš Danay
Master of Arts Tomas Danay graduated at Academy of Animation and Academy of Performing Arts, field of Animation. During his studies he worked in post-production studio Blue Faces at various commercial spots from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden, America, Austria (CSOB, VUB, O2, Nike, Raiffeisen etc.) and several Hollywood feature movies like The Green Hornet, The Smurfs, The Black Gold and many more. His graduate animation Mr. Carrot won the best animation prize at students film festival Acko 2013 and the second place at international students festival in Tel Aviv and id holder of creative prize Igric 2014. His animation Mr. Carrot was chosen as opening movie of the Bazant kinematograf 2014 that was hosted in many towns throughout Slovakia. It was also screened at many film festivals at home and abroad, in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Israel, Canada, France, Brasil, South Korea and Indonesia. He works in Bibiana, the house of art for children since 2010, where leads animation workshops for children. In 2013 he began working as a freelancer on various animated movies, graphic and photographic contracts. Nowadays he is preparing his own animated series. At the school he teaches computer animation and practice and informatics, namely Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and Maya.
Mgr. Dušan Blahút PhD. Mgr. Dušan Blahút PhD.
He studied at the department of Mass Media at University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava. Nowadays, he works as a teacherat this University. He works in 3D animation and visualisations. Moreover, he has been working in the field of graphics for 20 years. Furthermore, he created and cooperated in various TV programmes, videoclips and advertisements.He attended strenuous motion capture training which was provided by English company Vicon Support. He is the teacher of computer animation, programme 3D Studio MAX, After Effects and Motion Capture.
Mgr. art. Peter Pokorný Mgr. art. Peter Pokorný
He graduated at Film department at the Academy of Performing Arts. During his studies he worked for televisions like TV JOJ a RTVS (napr. Tajný sen, 2011 – strih; Na doskách, 2011 – strih; A predsa sa točí, 2014/15 – réžia, scenár). In addition, he cooperated as a director, editor and photographer in creating presentation materials and videos (e.g. mBank, DNA Production, Vantage, Redhill production, Partners Group). Nowadays, he is a graduant at the Academy of Performing Arts where is developing a feature documentary film at the Bachelor’s degree. His document Sací reflex (2013)was nominated as the best film at Festival Áčko, Tieň pani P (2011)won at this festival audience award for the best film. At our school he is the teacher of Image production.
Mgr. art. Róbert Szabó ArtD. Mgr. art. Róbert Szabó ArtD.
He studied at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, where completed a doctorate with doctoral dissertation on the topic: Sound mastering in the digital environment. He worked as a sound master in Slovak Radio, then in Slovak Television and on different post-production companies. Currently, in addition to sound mastering he also works as an editor in Slovak Television. As a sound engineer and editor he works on various television shows, animated films and student films. At our school teaches Film Sound Dramaturgy, software Samplitude and film editing program Canopus Edius.
Doc. Mgr. Ľubomír Horník, ArtD. Doc. Mgr. Ľubomír Horník, ArtD.
He is an expert in the field of audiovisual and multimedia, Head of Department of video and photography at the Institute of Design at Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, author of numerous publications and video tutorials and co-author of the project Academy of filmmaking and multimedia. At our school he teaches dramaturgy and scriptwriting.
Martin Levinne Martin Levinne
Martin Levin studied graphics at the prestigious Art Institute in Los Angeles. He worked as a graphic designer, art director at advertising and the media, and as a freelance photographer. His clients are the Miramax film studios, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Columbia, broadcasters MTV, HBO, VH1. He published in magazines Rolling Stone, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, Spiegel, Stern. He photographed for the brands Guess, Prada and Speedo. He presented his photos on solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Japan and Europe. He has won many awards for his work. He is the author of cycles Angels and Everything is otherwise. He shoots black and white and color portraits, series, travel photos, organizes individual workshops, writes interesting blogs and preparing edition of his photos in book form. He lives and works alternately in Los Angeles, Bratislava and Prague. At our school he teaches photographic work and practice.
Mgr. art. Štefan Kubovič Mgr. art. Štefan Kubovič
He studied Graphics at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He displayed his works on his exhibitions in Riverum of book – Pittsburgh, USA; Coup De Lune in Paris, France; Art Zwieg, Germany; Cafe SNG – Bratislava, Gallery Medium – Bratislava and many other towns in Slovakia. He won the second place for the most beautiful stamp in 2000 and the first place for the most beautiful stamp in Slovakia in 2004. He worked for 10 years in advertising agencies. He pays his attention to graphics, painting, graphic design and stamp creating. He is the teacher of Designing, Font and Aesthetics / ethics.
Eleonóra Šafáriková Eleonóra Šafáriková
After graduation she worked in Slovak National Theatre as a wardrobe mistress. She pays her attention to artistic and historic costumes. Her works are well-known abroad. She regularly prepares costumes for coronation ceremony in Bratislava; uniforms for soldiers in Bratislava; uniforms and costumes for Napoleon wars reconstruction in Slavkov and Waterloo. She attends parades on occasions like grape harvest in Pezinok and Modra. During this occasions her costumes, which were made in costume studio Elijana, are presented. Moreover, her costumes are also displayed in Red Stone Castle and in Museum of Blue Rock castle. In addition, some of her works were displayed in Paris as part of the collection of the best works in the European Union. At our Academy she is a teacher of Clothing work and practice.
Veronika Mateova Mgr. Veronika Máteová
She studied Traditional Art at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. She acquired knowledge and skills in the fields of classical and digital photography, design, video art, object art, instalation and performance. Her works were displayed at the exhibitions in galleries in Poland and Slovakia. She focuses in her works on computer graphics and IT technologies. In the future she would like to improve herself in web design.
Mgr. Lucia Halimovič Mgr. Lucia Halimovič
She studied Arts and Pedagogy at Constantine the Philosopher University. In her free time, she is interested in photography, graphics and fashion design. In the past she exhibited her photographies at an exhibition called Man and nature. In the future she is planning to organise the exhibition of portraits called Sweet flowers. In addition, she also works for famous online magazine. She is the teacher of computer graphics– Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, Art preparation and sculpture pottery.
Mgr. Katarína Lazárová Mgr. Katarína Lazárová
She studied Photographic design at a secondary art school in Ružomberok. She studied Arts at the Catholic University in Ružomberok. Then, she continued her study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava where she attended the photographic training led by prof. Ľubo Stacho. She is mainly interested in black and white photography. At the Academy of animation she is an Art and photography teacher.
Mgr.art Matúš Zajac Mgr.art Matúš Zajac
He is a photographer, lecturer and curator. He studied Photograpy at Film and TV school of Academy of performing Arts in Prague. He also studied Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. He published his own books like Pictures of faith ( 2011 ), OUT ( 2014 ), Anton Srholec – homeless as employment ( with Pištom Vandalom, 2015 ). He was awarded as Best of Photojournalism in editing/ .týžďeň /, Czech Press Photo and Slovak Press Photo. He is photography lecturer at the Faculty of Arts at the Comenius University in Bratislava. He displayed his works at his own exhibitions in the USA, China, Germany,Luxembourg, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, etc. He is one of well known documentary photographers in Slovakia.
Mgr. Silvia Kramariková Mgr. Silvia Kramariková
She studied Slovak and English at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. During her practice she worked as a leading teacher who provided professional help for teachers beginners. She also worked as a methodist for university students during their school practice. She also attended training for Applying IT technologies in teaching. At the Academy of animation she is English teacher.
Mgr. Zuzana Štochmalová Hubáčová Mgr. Zuzana Štochmalová Hubáčová
She studied English language and literature in combination with Geography. During her university study she was an interpreter at Faculty of pedagogy. During her teaching practise she was at study programme in London. Moreover, she attended trainings in the following programmes: Working with an Interactive board; Applying IT technologies in teaching; Development of communication skills in educational process and Support of mental health at school environment. At the Academy of animation she is English teacher. In addition, she is also a PR manager.
Mgr. Erika Gerbócová Mgr. Erika Gerbócová
She studied Education specialised in history and aesthetics at Faculty of Arts, Prešov University. During her studies she took interest in history of aesthetics in connection with perception of art and culture. It resulted in Student´s science conference where her main aim was aesthetics in works of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. She graduated with honours led by the head of Institute of Aesthetics, Art and Culture prof. PhDr. Jana Sošková, CSc. Today she teaches history and history of art culture.
Mgr.art. Soňa Bergendiová Mgr.art. Soňa Bergendiová
She studied Art Design at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.Her diploma thesis entitled Periphery of design in which she focused on the relationship between naive and professional art. This thesis was also displayed in French Institute in Bratislava. One-man exhibition with the same title was in a gallery in Šaľa. After graduation she founded her own brand in which she combines traditional folf features with contemporary art. At the school she is a the teacher of Art Preparation and Art studio.
Mgr. Marián Paliatka Mgr. Marián Paliatka
At the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports at Comenius University in Bratislava he studied teaching Physical Education and Civics. As part of his studies specialization was coaching swimming which actively performs in some swimming clubs. He teaches subjects Physical Education, Civics and Biology at school.
Mgr.art. Martin Král Mgr.art. Martin Král
He studied at the Studio of Free Printmaking and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. He diploma thesis with a title Modification was awarded by the Award of Slovak Art Union at the 5th year of Bienále. His paintings deal with a portrait which is mainly focused on changes and images of current human being. He also displayed his own works at some exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad like in Ostrava, Zagreb, Bulgary and New York. He is interested in illustrations, storyboards, catalogues, posters and banners. Nowadays, he tries to achieve PhD. at the Faculty of Education at the Comenius University.
Mgr. Art. Lukáš Freytag Mgr. Art. Lukáš Freytag
He achieved Bc. degree at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystricia in Studio of graphics led by doc. R. Bruna, akad. mal. He completed his study and achieved Mgr degree at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. He is interested in traditional graphics, painting, illustration and comics focused on figure depiction. He displayed his art works at various exhibitions not only in Slovakia but also abroad. He was awarded by Egon Schiele award in 2017. He is a teacher of Figure drawing.
Mgr. Monika Púdelková  Mgr. Monika Vodičková
She studied Slovak language and literature at the Faculty of Arts at the Comenius University. She attended individual training for a teacher provided by LEAF organization, where she improved her pedagogical and personal skills. She is a teacher of Slovak language at the Academy of Animation.
Mgr. Eleonóra Šmídová Mgr. Eleonóra Šmídová
She studied Mathematical analysis at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of the Comenius University in Bratislava. She also attended an additional course for teachers at MFF UK in Bratislava to gain pedagogical certificate. She has had a rich experience with teaching Maths and IT at secondary schools. During her pedagogical career she attended courses focused on current and innovative education, for example Project learning in the process of education and Working with an Interactive board. She has also gained a qualification in legislative for school leaving exams. At the Academy of animation she is a teacher of Maths and IT.
	Mgr. Zuzana Kubešová  Mgr. Zuzana Kubešová
Graduated from Pedagogical Faculty at the Constantine The Philosopher University, Nitra, with aprobation Psychology - English language and literature. During her 13-year pedagogical experience she has taught English at language schools , universities and well-known companies. Moreover, she has successfully prepared students for PTE, FCE and TOEIC exams. She has stayed in the USA and the UK.
	Mgr. art. Ivan Dudáš, ArtD. Mgr. art. Ivan Dudáš, ArtD.
He studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (prof. Rudolf Sikora, prof. Ilona Németh a prof. Daniel Fischer) and at Nothingham Trent University in England. He is interested in current art. His main priority is found footage. He achieved Artis Doctor (ArtD.) degree in 2012 at the Faculty of Fine Art AKU in Banska Bystrica. Nowadays, she deals with digital image providing the opportunity for the viewer to interfere. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Massmedia at Trnava University.
	Mgr. art. Michal Uhrín Mgr. art. Michal Uhrin
He studied Animation at High Vocational school in Zlín, Czech Republic. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Film and Television at the Academy of Performing Arts. Then, he attended trainings at "La Poudriere – animation film schol" in Valence, France, training programme MEDIA, focused on development and production of animated work. He took part in "The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark and a training programme MEDIA (3D Artist for Animated Features and TV Series). He is interested in textbooks illustration, workbooks and fiction for various publishers. Moreover, he aslo cooperates with many advertising companies- storyboards, shootingboards, print, He also participates in production of some films and series for a commercial TV . He is also the author of some comics for magazines. His film LÍŠKYLOVENIE was awarded by Award of Rector of University and Award in Category Experimental Enviroment Film at Ecofilm in Český Krumlov.