U N D E R G R A D U A T E S T U D I E S
Undergraduate studies in Fine Arts are focused on establishing the system of knowledge from an extensive range of fine arts. The programme has the stronghold in students’ practical work. The programme enables students for artistic practice and form the profile of graduates who will be directed towards further educational cycle, but also capable to act as future pedagogues.
Duration: 8 semesters
Language of instruction: Serbian
The module in Painting provides students with the necessary level of knowledge to realise a work of art. They also gain pedagogical competencies owing to the adopted manipulative-technological skills. Besides technological basis, most classes are devoted to practical work. Through subjects such as Plastic Anatomy and Painting Technology students gain required professional knowledge which prepares them for more complex tasks. Other than drawing, students complete a one-semester course in sculpting and study graphic techniques for two years. Upon the completion of the second year, students choose the painting class and a guiding professor as a part of shaping their poetics. A two-semester elective subject Transmedia Research is offered at the third year of studies.
This module introduces students to the phenomenon of sculpture, primarily through practical work. The sculptural practice covers a wide area of distinct problems within the basic discipline of figure modelling within technological, casting, production and displaying methods in the creation and materialisation of three-dimensional sculptural forms. The goal of Undergraduate studies is to prepare experts for the individual work within the modern sculptural practice, as well as for the traditional and modern technological methods. Students are trained to independently create sculptures in traditional sculpture materials: stone, metal, wood and bronze, to respond to all requests of three-dimensional spatial concepts of classical sculpture, to complete the sculpting process from a conceptual design to realisation, individually or within the team.
The undergraduate module in Graphics aims to educate students to recognise and use the material, but also to freely create their own poetics based on comprehensive knowledge of the chosen medium. During the first two years of undergraduate studies, the programme largely coincides with the programme of the Department of Painting, but with the increased number of classes. In the third year, students are encouraged to synthesise knowledge in the field of mastered graphic techniques through their individual poetics.
The New Media explores a wide range of experimental artistic approaches, methodologies and cultural phenomena from the mid-20th century until today. It emphasizes blending of fundamental visual skills with creative research into the concepts, poetics and techniques of new media art. The curriculum features a suite of tutorial, production-based and theoretical courses and seminars.
The Master programme in Fine Arts emphasizes the development of a sustained artistic practice through experimentation and exploration of poetics and practices and intensive studio work and study. Independent studio work is supervised by chosen professors and supplemented by lectures and seminars in contemporary critical theory. The programme culminates in a graduate exhibition.
Duration: 2 semesters
Language of instruction: Serbian
In master studies, students of painting continue to work on main and elective subjects, improving already gained knowledge and skills. Again, the practical work is most represented, poetics being the students’ choice, whereas professors’ tasks and corrections are brought to an individual level. Besides individual and teamwork, students gain competencies to work in primary and secondary schools, as well as in cultural institutions.
On master level module in Sculpture aims to broaden and deepen knowledge about the traditional and modern methods and inspire analytical and critical deliberation in order to encourage students to establish their own art poetics. In these studies, they gain competencies to create sculptures in traditional sculpture materials, as well as in a wider field within other casting techniques. Students are able to use the latest means of expression in visual arts and to respond to all requests of three-dimensional spatial concepts, from classical sculpture, an outdoor art project in the exterior, to modern synthetic ways of expression.
The concept of Master studies in Graphics is to broaden and expand an individual visual language by encouraging students to develop their own art poetics in the sense of the personal iconography. During the first semester, particular emphasis is given to an improved mastery of all graphic techniques and completely professional relation to material and technology. In the second semester, students choose the graphic technique which best corresponds to their concept of art.
The New Media master studies is a next step in exploring experimental artistic approaches, methodologies and cultural phenomena from the mid-20th century until today. It emphasizes blending of fundamental visual skills with creative research into the concepts, poetics and techniques of new media art. The curriculum features a suite of tutorial, production-based and theoretical courses and seminars.
Doctoral studies in Fine Arts enable the highest level of education in the field of fine arts. The mission of this programme is to offer new knowledge and a new insight into the existing knowledge providing a comprehensive and thorough approach to the existing artistic tendencies, concepts, techniques and procedures. The programme allows painters, sculptors and graphic designers to be engaged in scholarly achievement at the highest level, thus providing the best quality staff in cultural institutions.
Doctoral studies in arts offer the same programme for all departments. Final work is an artistic project realised in the field of painting, sculpture, graphics or new media, an original work of art of high quality, available to public, confirming candidates’ mastery of artistic techniques and the skill to articulate their own poetics, realised as an exhibition, performance or a work in technological media. Besides practical realisation, it includes a written dissertation, which analytically explains all aspects of the creation. The final doctoral project should also represent the contribution to knowledge and understanding within artistic research.
Duration: 6 semesters
Language of instruction: Serbian