On Wednesday 19 June 2013 the Accreditation Committee approved the transformation of the Institute of Art and Design into a faculty - the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Art and Design. This step will finalise the development of the Institute which will now become the ninth faculty of the University of West Bohemia.
The director of the Institute of Art and Design doc. Mištera has commented on this success: " I am very pleased to say that all the goals that I set at the turn of the millennium have been met on two hundred percent, despite the fact that those goals were not modest at all and back then I was the only one who believed they were feasible."
A number of formal steps will now lead to the actual transformation and election of a new dean later this year.