20 years of tradition and bringing art and technology together for your successful artistic career
Faculty of contemporary art is a unique faculty of performing and applied arts located in a peaceful part of Belgrade.
The founder of Faculty of Contemporary Arts is Information Technology School – ITS, the first accredited private higher education institution for IT in Serbia.
That makes it a part of the group of the region’s top-quality educational institutions backed by Comtrade and LINK group – leaders in contemporary education.
It was founded in 1997 as the first private faculty of arts in these parts; it has formed a great number of successful and renowned artists, known not only in the region, but also in the world’s preeminent art centers.
What's the conception of the unique curriculum?
The curriculum of Faculty of Contemporary Arts’ accredited study programs was designed with the focus on concrete training related to the professions of an artist and an art manager.
The curriculum also includes courses that follow the development of contemporary information technology, multimedia, contemporary art practice, as well as a number of elective courses. The curriculum thus encompasses the traditional educational experience and the modern tendencies.
By Artists. For Artists.
Knowledge and experience of the professors – globally renowned contemporary artists
Faculty of Contemporary Arts’ programs were created based on the vision of a better, more efficient higher education, while the teachers, important artists recognized worldwide, constitute the teaching elite in art education thanks to their dedication to high-quality, interactive ways of transferring their knowledge and skills.
Their goal is to make sure that the students acquire the competences that will prepare them for active and creative participation in the contemporary art world, along with the possibility of contributing to the development of the society.
A mere look at the names of the professors teaching at Faculty of Contemporary Arts, such as Miloš Šobajić, Vida Ognjenović, Irfan Mensur, Slobodan Trajković, Petar Stanojlović, provides a clear picture of their competence and professional authority.
The faculty’s involvement in numerous projects, cooperation with galleries, visual and applied arts associations, cultural institutions, the media, as well as contracts with international higher education institutions, confirm that Faculty of Contemporary Arts is a leader in educating art professionals.
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The mission of Faculty of Contemporary Arts is to provide exquisite educational services in the art realm and in the field of art management, creating high-quality study programs for bachelor, master and doctoral studies and enrich the life of the academic community and the society in general.
Working responsibly in order to ensure the institution’s sustainable development, through continual professional development and research, we are creating a dynamic educational community focused on the constant improvement of the quality of the educational process.
Faculty of Contemporary Arts’ vision is to remain a renowned institution in the country and in the region, one that its users can trust, with recognizable results in research and education in art and art management, following the highest international standards in higher education and implementing the best practices.
Working with integrity and keeping promises
Excellence in all areas of activity
Ensuring professional development for all students and employees
Openness, honesty and respect
Proactivity and social responsibility
The main goals and tasks of the Faculty of Contemporary Arts as an institution of higher education are harmonized with the Law on Higher Education and involve training and creating skilled professionals who, in addition to possessing theoretical and practical knowledge, nurture a proactive approach to their own creativity.
FCA offers different educational profiles, including arts, cultural management, creative communications and creative business, in line with our accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs. Our main goals are directly related to and dependent on the current trends, both in the domestic and international labor market, as well as economic activities related to the development of art, culture, and creative industries in general.
The main goals of FCA are prescribed by the governing bodies of the Faculty, i.e. the Faculty Council, on the proposal of the Academic Council. They are public and available to all interested parties (employees, students, users, as well as general public) on the official website of FCA, emails, bulletin boards, and digital and print publications of FCA. Our main tasks include:
providing equal opportunities to all candidates to acquire higher education on the same conditions, as well as lifelong learning;
developing and advancing science by means of transferring professional and expert knowledge to students, and providing original scientific contribution aimed at developing a knowledge society;
training and educating new generations of scientists and experts in other areas in line with the needs of the modern labor market, economy, culture, arts and trade in general;
meeting the needs for knowledge acquisition and professional development of every individual attending one of the FCA study programs.
The mission and vision of FCA are based on the realization of specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goals:
broad and proactive compliance with the national, European and global standards and trends in the field of higher education;
complete synergy between scientific research and education;
systematization of scientific knowledge and its implementation in the teaching process and scientific research in the field of culture, art, cultural management, creative communications and creative business;
continuous development and advancement of science through its harmonization with the latest scientific and professional knowledge, and continuous professional development of our employees;
keeping up with the latest achievements and trends in education, and their prompt implementation in the educational profiles and curricula at FCA in order to build the most efficient system that helps students acquire adequate scientific and professional knowledge;
implementation of the best local and international practices in all covered areas and processes, with special emphasis on teaching, research and management;
continuous improvement of the quality management system, study programs, teaching process, scientific research and professionalism, student assessment and evaluation, textbooks and literature, resources, support, management;
continuous effort aimed at strengthening students’ trust into educational services and transparency of FCA, as well as strengthening student engagement as partners in quality improvement;
establishing, maintaining and improving cooperation with national and international referent institutions of higher education and other institutions for the purpose of science development, improvement of the educational process, and best possible response to users’ needs.All activities of FCA, especially the development, design, and realization of study programs, as well as their periodic reviews as one of the key segments of scientific and educational activity, are in line with the defined mission, vision, values, quality policy, main tasks and goals, and quality assurance strategy of the Faculty. The feasibility of all initiatives for the improvement of educational and other processes is assessed by FCA management, and harmonized with the financial framework, as well as the actual sustainability in the local and global context.