The mission of the Center for Culture and Leisure is to give the opportunity for creative realization of personal potential and for the development of inner world of the students.
Since 1958 in our University a classical vocal studio has been working, that is an effective means of cultivating of aesthetic tastes. During its existence the studio has put the following operas by Ukrainian composers: “Natalka Poltavka”, “Zaporozhets za Dunaiem” and a lot of fragments from the works of world classical music. The opera studio is the award winner of many amateur arts festival. Among the participants there are the laureates and award winners of the Competition in the memory of S.S.Gulak-Artemovskyi. Some studio members have become professional performers, namely I. Khrestiyanok – the soloist of Kyiv operetta, V. Prokopenko – the soloist of chamber choir, O. Chernoshchokov – the soloist of “Kyiv frescoes”.
A great success among the audience have been achieved by the following student theaters of the University: “The Light of the 60’s”, “Grotesque”, “Dyvni liudy”, “No Comments” which have brought up a lot of interesting personalities. The bright traditions of student theatre of pop sketches (STPS) is carried on by the team of the Student “Liga Smihu” – “Ohrana, Atmena!”, which was a finalist in 2018.
The Dance studios are also in great demand: “Street dance”, “Hip-hop”, “RnB”, sports ballroom dance, Oriental dance studio, Modern style dance studio, which choreographers are the students themselves. The dancers of the KNUCA have repeatedly proved their skills at university and all-Ukrainian competitions and festivals.
The pop vocal is in great request in the Center’s work as well. The University instrumental ensemble was formed and the studio “Spivayko” works too. The members of the studio have won prizes at international competitions and festivals many times. A lot of talanted youth take part in the work of the studio.
There was the People’s Amateur Choir of students and professors of the University – the “Renaissance” which three times confirmed the title the national. The choir won the prize places on international contests (Italy – 2002, Poland – 2006-2007, Hungary – 2007, Spain – 2010), as well as in All-Ukrainian competitions and festivals.
Annual competitions “Miss KNUCA” and the “KNUCA Man”, as well as the three stages of the “Battle of the Faculties” for “The Rector’s Art Cup” have become the popular directions in work with students.
Every year a lot of concerts, meetings with well-known personalities from different spheres are held; these events fill the students with new emotions, bright acquaintances and new discoveries.
The main aim of the Center for the Culture and Leisure is the creation of friendly atmosphere, realization of plans and increasing of opportunities.
The motto of the Center is: “Join us, develop, change – the world is waiting for you!”