RECEIVE AN EDUCATION IN A TIMELESS, ALWAYS CURRENT ART
Duration of undergraduate academic studies: 4 years (8 semesters) Broj ECTC: 240 You acquire: diploma in visual arts
Regardless of the great expansion of the new media, painting has remained a staple of visual arts. Some of the world’s greatest – and richest – artists, who exhibit their works in big cities all over the world, are still painters.
Today, painting can be viewed as a rather traditional art, but one whose techniques and principles are fully transferable to these times of new media and advanced technology. When it comes to the world of visual arts, it has its timeless place and never ceases to be current.
If you would like to learn painting from professors with respectable careers, who are quite active and well-respected both nationally and internationally; if your eyes are set on both the classical approach and the new media that will let you realize your talent in a contemporary way and make a creative breakthrough in your artistic expression, then Painting at FCA is just right for you.
The Painting program has been designed for candidates who want to develop their talent through acquiring knowledge and skills that will help them find and build upon their own individual artistic expression.
At the Painting program, people yearning to express their inner world through lines, colors and textures, to unveil the essence of the world around us and present it to a wide audience; people who are ready to work hard, and proudly wear paint smudges as a sign that they are en route to their very own artistic freedom, will get the knowledge required for a professional career in painting.
At the Faculty of Contemporary Arts you can prepare for the entrance exam free of charge and show your talent in the right way at the entrance exam that awaits. You can approach the teachers directly for consultations – make the most of this option. Do not miss an opportunity to receive practical advice and guidance from renowned artists in their fields.
At the entrance exam, the candidate has 180 minutes to create a charcoal drawing and another 180 minutes for a painting in tempera or acrylic. The topic is still life. The faculty provides the drawing paper and the surface for the painting, whereas the candidates should bring their own drawing and painting materials. Candidates also need to submit a portfolio (“map”) with finished works.
The practical part of the entrance exam is followed by a 15-minute interview with the candidate, which includes an evaluation of the portfolio and the works from the practical exam.
Duration: 1 day, 360 minutes plus 15-minute interview
Knowledge and experience are gained by practical and theoretical work: through continual direct dialogue with professors in studios, amphitheaters, galleries and other spaces. Special attention is dedicated to each individual’s progress within a certain period.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
You will gain a wealth of knowledge about painting and other visual arts, along with educational competencies that enable you to transfer said knowledge to others and thereby open new career opportunities.
You will master the principles of work with traditional painting techniques; you will learn how to create multimedia works through contemporary technology and new media, as well as how to effectively present your artistic endeavors to a wider audience.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Upon completion of the Painting program at FCA, the students are ready for a professional career in painting. This encompasses:
ability of artistic creation through traditional and contemporary techniques;
showing your work in galleries;
creating art for different clients for different purposes;
teaching students at various levels;
presenting your work and continual communication with art scene figures.
In other words, you will become a professional painter whose skills can be utilized in a variety of areas.
ADDITIONAL SKILL PACKAGES FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT MORE
In addition to working on developing the talent for visual expression through a variety of organized extracurricular activities, the sculpting students can choose additional course packages.
Learning these skills, you will enrich your artistic ability, and the knowledge of contemporary technical tools will give you countless new possibilities when it comes to expressing your creative ideas.