Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television was created in 1978. In 2001, by the decision of the Senate of the University of Silesia, it was named after Krzysztof Kieślowski.
The Faculty is an organizational unit of the University of Silesia educating in particular in the field of art and artistic disciplines. Faculty of Radio and Television employs the staff with the highest artistic and scientific achievements. The structure of the Faculty includes three schools, where teaching activities associated with the offered courses and the artistic and scientific activity are carried out. These are: School of Directing, School of Media Management and Film and Television Production and School of Cinematography. There are no institutes or departments in the structure of the Faculty. In addition, the Faculty includes: atelier, specialized laboratories: large format photography, editing, multimedia techniques, photography, IT and a library with an archive.

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Production and Technology Division is involved in the teaching process and is responsible for the production of students’ work and practical exercises. Faculty educates students in three courses: Directing, Cinematography and Film Production. The teaching process is conducted on the basis of educational standards for these courses approved by the Minister of Science and Higher Education and the master school model characteristic for teaching art. The unit has a second scientific category awarded by the Science Council. It conducts research in humanities and arts, as well as artistic performance.

Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia, together with the Academy of Music in Katowice and the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, are included to the leading educational institutions in the field of art located in the region. It plays an important culture-forming role, aims at promoting the art and film culture. In the creative and organizational field the Faculty cooperates with the Higher School of Theatre in Kraków, Polish Television, Television TVN, Polsat TV, Canal + and Kino Polska, as well as Film Insitution Silesia Film – Film Art Center.

The work of students of the Faculty is presented and awarded at national and international festivals (e.g. Gdynia Film Festival, Kraków Film Festival, T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Camerimage, festivals in Cottbus, San Sebastian, Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Santiago de Compostela , Kyoto, Munich, New York, Aspen, Vilnius, Kiev and Bratislava). The production of Faculty students’ short films is financed by grants from the state budget (Ministry of Science and Higher Education) and from the operational programs of Polish Film Institute.