Department of Graphic Arts and Photophysics was established at the then College of Chemical Technology in 1984 and Graphic Arts were one of specializations of the Chemistry and Technology of Wood, Fibrous Materials and Composites, a four-year university degree study. In 1992, in connection with the reversion to a five-year study and change in focus on the separate field of Graphic Arts, there was a substantial change in the study programme of the discipline. In 1994, a three-year Bachelor's degree study of Graphic Arts was opened up. Nowadays, it is possible to study the Bachelor's degree programme as well as the Master's programme of Graphic Arts at the Department. Both programs were in 2019 newly re-accredited for the next 8 years. For the best students we offer a doctoral study programmes.
The research work of the Department is focused on research of materials in various fields which include both basic and applied research.
The Department is actively involved in international cooperation with similar institutions abroad, both in research as well as exchange programs of students and academic staff.