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History of the University

 
Beginning of education in the field of arts in Serbia


University of arts in Belgrade unites four arts faculties – Faculty of music arts, Faculty of fine arts, Faculty of drama arts and Faculty of applied arts. First community of these institutions was formed on 10 June 1957, when the People’s Assembly of the People’s Republic of Serbia adopted a Law on Arts academy, as the community of arts academies. Two decades later, on 21 May 1973, art academies grow into faculties of arts, and Arts academy becomes University of arts, the second independent University of Belgrade.

Sole faculties of the University have somewhat longer tradition.

High arts education starts with the establishment of first high education schools – on 31 March 1937 a Regulation was adopted on formation of Music academy (with drama section) and Arts academy (on which disciplines of fine arts were studied), members of expert commissions were named and creation of educational plans and programs was initiated, choice of educational human resources and preparations for admittance of first generation of students in the fall of 1937. By their foundation, these two high education schools were crowned by efforts of many engaged persons who worked on the establishment of arts education in our country.
From first ideas about arts schools (Dimitrije Jovanovic in 1845 on foundation of “Lively place of teaching”, private musical school of Milan Milovuk worked as a part of Belgrade singing society since 1853, and Acting school Aleks Bocvanski as a part of the National Theatre in Belgrade which began to work 1869) until the formation of high educational institutions a long path of development of arts pedagogy was crossed and significant results were made. Continual work was achieved only when Serbian drawing and painting school founded in 1895 (in 1905 it changes its name and becomes Arts-craftsmanship school), Mokranjac Serbian musical school founded in 1899 and musical school “Stankovic” founded in 1911. They are joined after First World War by Arts school and State theatre school with acting and ballet sections.

Aiming to develop film creativity, Committee for cinematography and the Presidency of the Government of Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia on the 5th of May 1947, adopts a decision for creation of High education school for film acting and directing. By the end of 1948 (26 November), Academy of applied arts was founded. Academy of theatre arts was founded by the Regulation of the government of FPRY on 11 December 1948. At the time, the Musical academy intensively developed where new sections where founded and the number of students increased.

In 1950, government of FPRY adopts a decision on joining the Academy of theater arts and High education school for film acting and directing into Academy of theater arts. From 22 December 1962 the Academy of theatre arts changed its name to Academy of theatre, film, radio and television, and in 1973 it changed to Faculty of drama arts.

University of arts in Belgrade promotes today artistic creativity and diversity as a brand of national culture of Serbia. With a wide specter of study programs from art fields, its educational human resources, as well as the artwork, University of arts in Belgrade still represents a cultural center beyond of the borders of the Balkans. As a part of Bologna educational process, we will contribute to development of European university of arts education.


Since the foundation of the Academy of arts in 1957, rector work is supported by vice rectors, forming the body of Rectorate.
The rectorate considers all issues within the activity of the University.
The rectorate convenes once a week.
In its 50 year of existence, the University of Arts has had 16 rectors.

Rectors of the University of Arts:

stojanovic

Sreten Stojanovic, sculptor, professor of Academy of Fine Arts,
Rector from 1957 to 1958.

Author of the portrait: painter Mladen Srbinovic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts.



vukdragovic

Academician Mihailo Vukdragovic, Composer, professor of Academy of Music,
Rector of Academy of Arts from 1958 to 1959.
Vice rector: academician Marko Celebonovic, painter.

Author of the portrait: Momcilo Antonovic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts.



kun

Djordje Andrejevic Kun, painter, professor of the Academy of Applied Aarts,
Rector of the Academy of Arts from 1959 to 1963.

Vice rector: academician Dusan Matic, writer.

Author of the portrait: Slobodan Djurickovic, professor of the Faculty of Applied Aarts.




afric

Vjekoslav Afric, film director, professor of Academy of Theatre Arts,
Rector of Academy of Arts from 1963 to 1965.

Vice rector: Bruno Brun professor of Academy of Music Arts.

Author of the portrait: Bozidar Dzmerkovic, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts.




brun

Bruno Brun, professor the Academy of Music, clarinetist,
Rector of Academy of Arts from 1965 to 1971.

Vice rector: Mihailo Petrov, graphic artist, professor of Academy of Applied Arts since 1965-1967
Vice rector: Djordje Bosan, painter, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts from 1967 to 1969
Vice rector: Ognjenka Milicevic, theatre director, professor of the Academy of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television.

Author of the portrait: Momcilo Markovic, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts.




kratohvil

Jovan Kratohvil, sculptor, professor on the Faculty of Fine arts,
Rector of Academy of Arts from 1971 to 1973.

Vice rector: Dragoslav Stojanovic-Sip, painter, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 1971 to 1973.
Vice rector: Vladimir Markovic, professor of Academy of Music from 1971-1973

Author of the portrait: Slavoljub Cvorovic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts.




sip

Dragoslav Stojanovic Sip, painter, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts,
Rector of the University of Arts from 1973 to 1976.

Vice rector: Ratko Djurovic, film scenarist, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1973 to 1976.
Vice rector: Vladimir Markovic, violinist, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1973 – 1975
Vice rector: Vojin Stojic, sculptor, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1973 – 1977
Vice rector: Berislav Popovic, composer, professor of the Faculty of Musical Arts, from 1975 – 1977

Author of the portrait: Zoran Pavlovic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts.




djurovic

Ratko Djurovic, film scenarist, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts,
Rector of the University of Arts from 1976 to 1977.

Vice rector: Vojin Stojic, sculptor, professor of Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1976 to 1977.
Vice rector: Berislav Popovic, composer, professor of the Faculty of Musical Arts, from 1976 to 1977.

Author of the portrait: Zoran Vukovic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts.




novakovic

Rados Novakovic, film director, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts from 1977 - 1979,
Rector of the University of Arts from 1977 - 1979

Vice rector: Vojin Stojic, sculptor, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1977-1979
Vice rector: Aleksandar Obradovic, composer, professor of the Faculty of Musical Arts, from 1977-1979
Vice rector: Rajko Nikolic, painter, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 1977 – 1979


Horhe Mikijeli, student, since 1977 to 1979.

Author of the portrait: Bozidar Dzmerkovic, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts.




obradovic

Aleksandar Obradovic, composer, professor of the Faculty of Music Arts,
Rector of University of Arts, from 1979 to 1983.

Vice rector: Rajko Nikolic, painter, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 1979 to 1981.
Vice rector: Vojislav Todoric, painter, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1979 to 1983.
Vice rector: Ph.D. Dejan Kosanovic, film director, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1979-1983
From 1980 – 1983 vice rectors are:
Bogdan Krsic, graphics artist, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts.

Bozidar Milinkovic, student, from 1979 to 1980
From 1980/1981 school year, Bozidar Milinkovic is replaced by student Predrag Stamenkovic.
Radivoj Marinkovic, student.

Author of the portrait: Milica Stevanovic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts.




stojic

Vojin Stojic, sculptor, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts,
Rector of the University of Arts from 1983-1985.

Vice rector: Bogdan Krsic, graphic artist, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 1983 – 1985
Vice rector: Berislav Popovic, composer, professor of the Faculty of Musical Arts, from 1983 to 1985.
Vice rector: Vladan Slijepcevic, film director, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1983 to 1985.

Mihailo Jankovic, student, from 1983 to 1985.

Author of the portrait: Milica Sevanovic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts.




glid

Nandor Glid, sculptor, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts,
Rector of the University of Arts from 1985 to 1989.

Vice rector: Branislav Protic, painter, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1985-1989
Vice rector: Milenko Stefanovic, clarinetist, professor of the Faculty of Musical Arts, from 1985 to 1989.
Vice rector: Vladan Slijepcevic, film director, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1985 to 1987.
Zlatko Markovic, student, since 1985 to 1987.
Vice rector: Ljubisa Djokic, dramaturge, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1987-1989

Ljiljana Simic, student.

Author of the portrait: Miodrag Vujacic Mirski, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts.




marovic

Darinka Matic-Marovic, conductor, professor of the Faculty of Musical arts,
Rector of the University of Arts from 1989 to 1998.

Vice rector: Radomir Saranovic, film director, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1989 to 1991.
Vice rector: Zoran Pavlovic, painter, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1989-1996
Vice rector: Bozidar Dzmerkovic, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 1989 to 1996.
Vice rector: Svetozar Rapajic, theatre director, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1991-1998
Vice rector: Gradimir Petrovic, painter, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 1996 to 1998.
Vice rector: Vladimir Komad, sculptor, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1996-1997
Vice rector: Zoran Vukovic, painter, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1997 to 1998.

Ivan Despotovic, student, from 1989-1991
Jelena Vukomanovic, student from 1991 to 1994.


Author of the portrait: Andjelka Bojovic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts.




bakocevic

Radmila Bakocevic, opera singer, professor of the Faculty of Musical Arts,
Rector of the University of Arts from 1998 to 2000.

Vice rector: Gradimir Petrovic, painter, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 1998 to 2000.
Vice rector: Zoran Vukovic, painter, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from 1998 to 2000.
Vice rector: Slavenko Saletovic, theatre director, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 1998-2000

Author of the portrait: Milanka Berberovic, costume designer, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts.




sesic

Ph.D. Milena Dragicevic-Sesic, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts,
Rector of the University of Arts from 2000 to 2004.

Vice rector: MA Cedomir Vasic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts from 2000 to 2004.
Vice rector: Zoran Eric, professor of the Faculty of Musical Arts, from 2000 to 2004.
Vice rector: Branimir Karanovic, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 2000 to 2004.

Saska Cvijanovic, student, from 2000-2004

Author of the portrait: Zdravko Joksimovic, sculptor, professor on the Faculty of Fine Arts.




sesic
Cedomir Vasic, professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts,
Rector of the University of Arts from 2004 to 2009.

Vice rector: Nebojsa Ignjatovic, professor of the Faculty of Music, from 2004 to 2005.
Vice rector: Kosta Krsmanovic, professor of the Faculty of Applied Arts, from 2004 to 2009.
Vice rector: Andija Djukic, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 2004 to 2008.
Vice rector: Srdjan Hofman, professor of the Faculty of Music, from 2005 to 2009.
Vice rector: Ivana Vujic, professor of the Faculty of Drama Arts, from 2008 to 2009.

Vojislav Klacar, student, from 2004-2006
Marta Popivoda, student, from 2006-2008
Milos Miletic, student, from 2008-2009.