About program

The aim of this programme is to prepare culinary arts professionals able to apply knowledge of fundamental and advanced food production technology, effectively address raw material safety and quality issues, organize food and food chain management processes, and evaluate changes in business environment. Professionals are expected to be socially responsible, continuously seek personal development and business service effectiveness. Culinary Arts is unique study programme in Lithuania.

State code: 6531FX017
Field of studies: Food Technology
Area of studies: Technological Sciences
Mode of Studies: full-time studies
Lenght of Programme: 3 academic years (180 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Professional bachelor of technological sciences

Access to professional activity or further study

Graduates from Culinary Arts programme will be able to work as food production manager, executive chef, sous-chef, food production technologist, food service company manager and administrator in food service (restaurants, bistro, café-bars, hotels) and other food catering companies.

Access to further study: Graduates of first cycle higher education programme will be able to study further in second cycle catering, technology sciences study fields programmes in Lithuania and abroad.

Studies and practice

Study subjects (modules), practical training: Professional Philosophy, Food Science, Fundamentals of Food Production Technology, Food Production Technology Internship, Balanced Nutrition, Advanced Food Production Technology, Food Business Management, Banqueting and Events Catering, Culinary Arts Entrepreneurship, Final Theses, Final Exam. Two professional activity internships are performed in actual professional environment in food industry companies.

Optional courses: Students may choose study field related free-elective courses. Total volume of free elective courses is not less than 9 credits, ensuring that College offers the student the study subjects that meets their professional interest. Free elective courses: World cuisine, Classic desserts, Wine course, Food design, Food photography, Human resource management, Sales management.

Exchange studies: Possibility to take part in Erasmus+ exchange programme for studies and internships and get monthly scholarships of 300 – 700 Eur.

St. Ignatius of Loyola University of Applied Sciences conditions for admission

Minimal education of the applicant: Secondary

Additional points:

  • 1st – 3rd prize at international and national Olympiad competitions*
  • Professional experience. Diploma with honors of the same education field in vocational training programme or one year‘s work experience according to the qualification acquired (1 point)*
  • Certificate of completion of basic military training or permanent compulsory initial military service (0,5 point)*
  • Assessment of middle school final paper work (9 or more scores) (0,25 point)*
  • Certificate of completion of volunteering in long-term national or international youth programmes (3 months or more) (0,25 point)*

*The student adds additional data by himself by completing the application in the LAMA BPO system.