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  1. NOVA Academy of Art, European University, Belgrade

  2. Summer Sessions 2017

  3. Program in Belgrade

  4. Program Overview


  6. 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 exploration and field trips. The host institutions is the New 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.

  7. List of courses:

  8. ART 301 ( special topics ) Intermediate photography


  10. Professors: Milan Aleksic, Vesna Micovic

  11. Course description

  12. This course is intended for students 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.

  13. 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.

  14. While working within a group, students will develop individual projects related to their personal photographic vision.

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

  16. The host of the course is the New Academy of Art in Belgrade which is simultaneously hosting the course ArtH 302 (4 credits). Both groups will mix for selected critical reviews and will travel together through the region.

  17. Course schedule

  18. September 12 to September 26, 2017

  19. ARTH 302 ( special topics ) Theory of Art


  21. Branislav Dimitrijevic, Goran Gocic

  22. Course description

  23. This course is intended for undergraduate and graduate Students of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences interested in the specificities of culture and art during the socialist period in Yugoslavia (1945-1991) and in the relations this culture had within the broader European cultural and artistic currents as well as with political, economic and other social contexts of its development.

  24. Yugoslav culture of that period was a reflection of a unique political and economical position of this country 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.

  25. 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 achievement. The course will look into the very formations of the concept of „Yugoslav cultural space' since the mid 19th century, but will primarily focus on the political and economical circumstances of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Cultural antagonism between 'socialist realism' and 'socialist modernism' will be taken as a point of departure to reflect an open field of ideological and cultural debate which is illustrative for the historical development of this country from the anti-fascist (and anti-Stalinist) struggle in the 1940s, economical and social prosperity in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and the political decline of the 1980s which led to the tragic dissolution and the civil war in the 1990s. The course will look into a variety of cultural achievements and 'symptoms' in the fields of visual art, film, architecture, popular music, as well as in the cultural construction of the 'everyday life'.

  26. The course will therefore be interdisciplinary in its approach and in using the theoretical framework of cultural studies, history and theory of art, anthropology, sociology, political studies and other academic disciplines. The course will use resources of the Museum of Contemporary of Art in Belgrade, as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the region. Apart from a series of lectures and seminars, the course will also include a photographic workshop with the intention to record and visually explore the visible legacy of this period present in the city of Belgrade.

  27. Course schedule

  28. September 12 to September 26, 2017


  30. 650 Euros for 6 ECTS course.

  31. 600 Euros for 4 ECTS course.


  33. Applicants should contact the New Academy of Art, Belgrade (, for further information.

  34. 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.

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

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

  37. Application for the 2016 Summer session will open on January 1, 2017.

  38. The deadline for application is June 15, 2017.

  39. Application form is attached.

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

  41. A nonrefundable tuition deposit of $500 must be received by August 1, 2017, accompanied by a completed registration form. The remainder of both tuition and program fees must be paid by August 30. 2017.


  43. (This form must be completed in English!)

  44. Personal information

  45. First name

  46. Last name

  47. Gender

  48. Date of birth

  49. Birthplace

  50. Country of birth

  51. Nationality

  52. Address information

  53. Address

  54. Postal code city

  55. State & country

  56. Contact information

  57. Phone number

  58. Mobile number

  59. Email address

  60. Identity

  61. Passport number

  62. Additional documents:

  63. - Certified and translated copy of university transcript of grades 

  64. (preferably in English)

  65. - Copy of passport/identity card

  66. - Recent photo

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

  68. - Portfolio  for ART 301 ( special topics ) Intermediate photography

  69. - Motivation Letter

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