Teaching staff

Teaching staff SSUŠ animovanej tvorby


Mgr. Viera Zavarčíková
The Founder and CEO

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
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.

Mgr. Ivana Korenková
principial’s representative

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. Jarmila Franková
Vice principal

Studied at Faculty of Pedagogy in Nitra and has more than 30 years of experience in slovak language in literature, civics, philosophy. In Slovak language she succesfully took the first and second qualification exams, as well as taking part in adaptive, specialized and innovative education. Besides being a class teacher she also worked as a coordinator in drug prevention, school librarian and head teacher for newcomers. She led a theater group and took in regional competitions. She also succesfully prepared students for regional and national reciting competitions.

PaedDr. Ľubica Ondrejová
Principial’s representative

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. 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 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

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

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.

Slavo Turanec

A young animator currently studying in his senior year at the Faculty of Film and Television at VSMU. He completed his post-graduate studies here at SSUS. Besides his teaching duties he also works with many Slovak musicians via animated clips and musical visualisations. He also creates comic books and caricatures in his pastime. In our school he teaches the history of animated movie and computer animation (Toon Boom Harmony).

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.

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.

Ing. Štefan Kováčik

Studied industrial design of furniture at the Technical University in Zvolen but spent most of his professional life working with computer graphics. He has experience in a number of graphical programs, especially 3D graphics. Besides visualisations he also works with 3D animations and motion graphics. He teaches the application 3ds Max.

Ing. Miloš Černý

Studied at the Faculty of It technologies in VUT in Brno. He has been working as 3D Character animator in the game industry for 7 years. Currently based in Bohemia Interactive, he also worked in Cauldron s.r.o. where he worked on 6 released and unreleased titles. Some notable games include DayZ and Vigor. He co-created two mobile applications that were downloaded over 500,000 times. Works as a freelancer in motion graphics and 3D animation and is the co-creator of an animation-oriented YouTube channel. In our school he teaches 3ds Max.

Alex Gerbóc

Studied at Anton Bernolak high school in Senec. His professional life revolves around management combined with IT technologies and graphics. Works in digital marketing, creation of workshops and graphic design. Some of his latest achievements include winning in an international graphic competition centered around creating a logo for the Trip around Tatras project. In our school he teaches webpages and their creation.

Bc. Erika Daxnerová

Studied at SUS Trencin in fashion design and continues her studies at VSVU Bratislava under the guidance of Julia Sabova. She completed her bachelor degree and is currently in her senior year or her master’s studies. She is involved in a number of projects and collaborations. In our school she teaches Technology. Tailoring and Fashion.

Mgr. Ján Proner

Absolvent Fakulty masmediálnej komunikácie na Univerzite sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, kde v súčastnosti pôsobí ako denný doktorand. Grafický dizajn vyštudoval v odbore grafik digitálnych médií na Strednej odbornej škole v Poprade. 2D animácií a motion grafike sa venuje už viac ako 5 rokov. Medzi jeho pracovné skúsenosti patrí spolupráca s produkčno animačným štúdiom Roadcrossers, dvojročná spolupráca s televíziou Spartak TV alebo tvorba reklamných spotov a animácií pre klientov ako FITUP, HOPIN, ERNI, O2, SIAF a mnoho iných. V našej škole vyučuje program Adobe After Effects.

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.

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. art. Simona Hojsíková

She graduated at the art high school in Trencin in advertising. She completed her bachelor studies at Paneuropska University in Bratislava where she studied media design at the Faculty of Mass Media. She continued her studies at VSVU Bratislava in visual communication. She started out in Atelier 303 under Mgr. art. Marcel Bencik, ArtD. and completed her studies at TypoLab under the guidance of Mgr. art. Palo Balik. She took part in many workshops and exhibitions. Her master’s thesis was presented during Bratislava Design Week. Currently works as a freelancer in graphic design. She teaches Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator and WordPress.

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.

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. Dávid Horinek

He completed his studies at Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in 2011 in the field of film art and multimedia. He worked in documentaries under the guidance of Vlado Balec. He spent a year in Canada after which he worked as a freelancer in 2013. As a member of audio and film staff he worked in the Slovak National Theater. He collaborated with many companies including JOJ, RTVS and SND. Since 2015 he has been working in markiza.sk as a camera man and editor. He teaches audiovisual techniques and projections.

Monika Mahútová

Studied advertising at the art high school in Trencin. She worked in film criticism and currently studies the Faculty of film and television at VSMU Bratislava in the field of writing and directing. In our school she studies audiovisual work.

Bc. Lena Magulová

Vyštudovala Fotografický dizajn na Strednej umeleckej škole v Trenčíne. Po dosiahnutí bakalárskeho titulu pokračuje v štúdiu Audiovizuálnych štúdií na Filmovej a televíznej fakulte Vysokej školy múzických umení v Bratislave. Zaujíma sa najmä o angažovaný, dokumentárny, experimentálny či nenaratívny film, presah filmu a výtvarného umenia, intermédiá alebo film v galerijnom priestore. V minulosti pracovala v najmenšom bratislavskom kine Foajé, stážovala na košickom Art Film Feste a v redakcii webovej stránky Katedry audiovizuálnych štúdií VŠMU či prednášala lektorské úvody vo filmovom klube Lumière v Bratislave. V súčasnosti pravidelne publikuje na domácich webových (Kinečko) i printových (Film.sk) filmových platformách. Na našej škole vyučuje dejiny slovenskej a svetovej kinematografie.

Dominik Prokop

Po absolvovaní odboru Animovaná tvorba na Súkromnej strednej umeleckej škole Animovanej tvorby sa aktívne venuje filmovej tvorbe a práci s videom, od točenia až po finálnu postprodukciu. Na festivale Animofest v rokoch 2016 a 2017 za svoje študentské filmy získal dva krát Cenu diváka, Čestné uznanie a 3. miesto. Po ukončení štúdia SSUŠAT sa stal zamestnancom Slovenskej národnej galérie, pre ktorú pracoval ako lektor výtvarných workshopov a vytvoril niekoľko krátkych videí, spotov a animácii. Aktuálne sa prevažne venuje vlastnej tvorbe, poézií a pomoci pri rôznych iných nezávislých projektoch. Na našej škole učí program Adobe After Effects.

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

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.

BcA. Matej Mazák

Vyštudoval propagačné výtvarníctvo na Strednej umeleckej škole v Trenčíne a animovaný film na Ostravskej univerzite, kde vytvoril študentské filmy ako Záhradník, Vlkulka či Ikarus. Počas magisterského štúdia na vysokej škole pracoval ako učiteľ animovaného filmu na strednej škole Ave art v Ostrave. Rovnako aj ako asistent ateliéru animovanej tvorby na Ostravskej univerzite. Tvoril animované znelky a reklamy pre Ostravskú televíziu Fabex a príležitostne pracoval ako animátor/výtvarník pre QQstudio. Neskôr sa v Bratislave zamestnal ako animátor na filme Juraja Krumpolca a Igora Derevenca Hviezdny taxík, na celovečernom filme Lokal Filmis a na pripravovanom filme Srdce veže ako výtvarník. Popri tom sa venoval vlastnej tvorbe a spolupráci na videomappingových projektoch s občianským združením Trakt. Rovnako ste mohli vidieť jeho inštalácie s názvom Oživlá na Bielej noci 2016 v Bratislave a Košiciach. Tretie Oživlo ožilo na barbakane v Banskej Bystrici počas Festivalu svetla a tieňa 2017. Animoval taktiež interaktívnu hru pre Bienále ilustrácií 2015 a pre web EU2016 kde rozpohyboval ilustrácie slovenských aj zahraničných ilustrátorov. Od roku 2015 pracoval ako grafický designér pre hernú spoločnosť Pixelfederation. V súčasnosti pracuje ako animátor na vznikajúcich animovaných seriáloch. V neposlednej rade sa venuje aj ilustrovaniu. Jeho autorské flaše bolo možné vidieť a vyhrať v kampani organizovanej Absolut Vodkou.

Mgr. art. 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. Ivana Svetkovská

Studied SSUS animation in the field of graphic design. Succesfully completed her studies at the University of arts in Bratislava in the sphere of sculpting and painting. She works on two levels, abstract and hyperrealistic where she deals with memories, illusions of space and experiment. Specializes in the Airbrush panting technique. She exhibited her works in Slovakia and in international competitions worldwide. She teaches creative workshop.

Mgr. Staša Samoukovičová

Completed her studies at SSUSAT in graphic design. Studied at the Faculty of Pedagogy in Bratislava in the field or art education. She worked mainly with illustration and graphics on a surreal level. Teaches history of art in English language at a bilingual high school. In our school she teaches creative workshop.

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. 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. 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. 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. Peter Slamka

Absolvoval štúdium na Žilinskej Univerzite a Univerzite Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre v odboroch anglický jazyk a literatúra a občianska náuka. Počas svojej pedagogickej činnosti pôsobil na viacerých školách, anglický jazyk učil aj v jazykovej škole. Pôsobil aj ako výchovný poradca. Na našej škole vyučuje predmet anglický jazyk.

Mgr. Robert Barok

Vyštudoval učiteľstvo slovenského jazyka a literatúry a občianskej náuky na Pedagogickej fakulte UK v Bratislave. Ako pedagóg pôsobil na viacerých školách, kde sa venoval výchove a vzdelávaniu ako žiakov základných škôl, tak aj študentov stredných škôl. Má skúsenosti s prípravou štvrtákov na maturitné skúšky. Vo svojom voľnom čase sa venuje trénovaniu mládeže v stolnom tenise a zároveň je aj aktívnym hráčom. Na našej škole vyučuje predmet slovenský jazyk, občiansku náuku a etickú výchovu.

Mgr. Adam Frank

Studied at the Faculty of Arts in Bratislava in the field of English laguage and philosophy. During his studies he worked as a tutor in various language schools. He teaches English.

Mgr. Jana Šifrová

Absolvovala Pedagogickú fakultu UK v Bratislave v odbore slovenský jazyk a literatúra a biológia. Počas svojej pedagogickej praxe absolvovala vzdelávanie zamerané na modernizáciu vzdelávacieho procesu na strednej škole. Nadobudnuté a osvojené vedomosti zo školskej praxe doplnila kvalifikačným vzdelávaním, ktoré ukončila získaním I. a II. atestačnej skúšky. Na našej škole vyučuje slovenský jazyk a biológiu.

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. 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.