NOVA akademija umetnosti


  1. NOVA Academy of Art, European University, Belgrade

  2. Summer Sessions 2019

  3. Program in Belgrade

  4. Program Overview


In the Footsteps of Yugoslav Cultural Heritage,

Intermediate photography

Approved for DAAD scholarship

under the program "Go-East Summer Schools 2019” at Foreign Universities in Central Eastern, Southeastern, Eastern Europe and CIS

Deutsche Studierende können sich im Rahmen des Go East- Sommerschulprogramms beim Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD) um ein Stipendium bewerben. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie unter:


Das zweigleisige Bewerbungsverfahren sieht vor, dass Interessenten sich parallel bei der Sommerschule um eine Zulassung und beim DAAD um ein Stipendium bewerben.

The New Academy of Art, European University in Belgrade offers an exceptional educational experience in Serbia - an opportunity to study on-site, learn and experience the beauty and complexity of the Balkans today through extensive photographic exploration and field trips. The host institutions is the NOVA Academy of Art and the activities are based in Belgrade but students will travel to the countryside for a long weekend. The accommodation is in downtown hostels in Belgrade.


ART 301 ( special topics ) Intermediate photography


In the Footsteps of Yugoslav Cultural Heritage, 6 ECTS

Prof. Vesna Micovic, Prof. Milan Aleksic, Goran Gocic

Course description

Content of the course will explore visible aspects of Yugoslav cultural heritage in contemporary Serbia, understand social and theoretical aspects of local culture and produce final portfolio of images through the lens.

This course is intended for students of visual arts and humanities at all levels, from introductory to advanced. Emphasis is on camera skills, image formation, transfer techniques through digital photography, and most importantly the content and the meaning of color photographic imagery. Emphasis is divided between the investigation of achievements by some of the most distinguished photographers from the last century and understanding of their artistic strategy, and practical photographic work executed outdoors in the environments of Belgrade and Serbian countryside.

While working within a group, students will develop individual projects related to their personal photographic vision within the context of images and memory in the post-Yugoslav circumstances.

The academic strength of the course is reflected in the backgrounds of its faculty and visiting artists.

Yugoslav cultural heritage is a reflection of a unique political and economical position of former state in-between the two major political blocs during the Cold War era, as well as it was an aspect of the general, global processes of modernization. This culture makes therefore an interesting proposition linked both to the ideology of 'democratic' and 'self- managed' socialism and to Western artistic influences in the post-war period.

This culture produced its 'official' and its 'dissident' counterparts, but the distinction between the two is not as uncomplicated as it is mostly interpreted, and therefore still presents an open field for academic research in the broader field of 'Yugoslav studies' which is in its theoretically exciting formation stage.

The summer course may help students in activating and focusing their interests in this impressive field of cultural signification, both in its general social and political role and in its specific artistic achievements upgraded with individual students’artistic projects.

The course will therefore be interdisciplinary in its approach and in using the theoretical framework of cultural studies, history and theory of art leading to artistic projects through visual art, photography and


The programe structure will include lectures, critic sessions, visit to cultural institutions, field trips and excursions outside of Belgrade into the countryside.

Course schedule

September 12 to September 26, 2019


650 Euros for 6 ECTS course.


Applicants should contact the NOVA Academy of Art, Belgrade

(, for further information.

The cost of the program includes tuition fee plus travelling, accomodation and perdiem expences covered by student. Estimated perdiem to include accomodation starts from 20 Euros in Belgrade. The NOVA Academy of Arts will arrange and assist with local accomodation and travel.

All students must bring a digital camera, and a laptop is desirable but not required.

To enroll in the program, students must contact the NOVA Academy of Arts, Belgrade. This can be done by e-mail:

Application for the 2019 Summer session will open on January 1, 2019.

The deadline for application is June 15, 2019.

Application form is attached.

The final availability of summer courses depends on the number of enrolled students.

A nonrefundable tuition deposit of $500 must be received by August 1, 2019, accompanied by a completed registration form. The remainder of both tuition and program fees must be paid by August 30, 2019.

Special arrangements will be announced for DAAD scholarship applicants.


(This form must be completed in English!)

Personal information

First name

Last name


Date of birth


Country of birth


Address information


Postal code city

State & country

Contact information

Phone number

Mobile number

Email address


Passport number

Additional documents:

- Certified and translated copy of university transcript of grades 

(preferably in English)

- Copy of passport/identity card

- Recent photo

- An up-to-date resume (curriculum vitae)

- Portfolio  for ART 301 ( special topics ) Intermediate photography

- Motivation Letter

Please make sure to include all 'additional documents' in your application, incomplete applications cannot be taken into consideration.