Top education for future actors

Acting takes a special gift that makes you stand out and makes you unique. This is why it’s a profession many dream of, and only the best have the honor of being successful at it. If you have this extraordinary gift, willingness to learn and the ambition to become an important person at the art scene, Faculty of Contemporary Arts is the place where you will achieve just that.

Whom is the Dramatic Arts – Acting department intended for?

If you have a talent for acting and want to turn it into one of the most beautiful professions, this department is the place where you will find the education you need.

This department is intended primarily for those who appreciate the dramatic arts and would like to enrich the theater and movie art scene with their own qualities.

In addition to ruling the world of theater and film, today’s actors have many other engagements: in performance art, TV shows, schools, workshops, marketing campaigns, publishing, advertising… This is why Faculty of Contemporary Arts has created a program that forms complete dramatic arts who are up to any role, both in front of the camera and at a theater stage.

Preparation for entrance exam

At Faculty of Contemporary Arts, you have an opportunity to prepare for the entrance exam free of charge and ensure that you properly present your talent at the exam ahead. You have an unlimited number of consultations with the teachers at your disposal, so make the most of them. Do not miss the chance to receive expert advice and guidance from artists renowned in their fields.

Entrance exam

The acting entrance exam lasts 2 DAYS.

For the first day, a candidate who would like to take the entrance exam for the undergraduate studies of ACTING must prepare the following:

  • DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE (individual choice from national and global classical and contemporary literature),
  • COMICAL MONOLOGUE (individual choice from national and global classical and contemporary literature),
  • RECITATION (individual choice of a poem from national or global poetry),
  • IMITATION (imitation of a person from the public realm or the candidate’s immediate surroundings).

On the second day, the candidates showcase their stage abilities through:

Hadži Nenad
Petar Stanojlović
Ana Živanović
Marina Bukvički
Jelena Živković
Biljana Đurović
Slobodan Beštić
Petar Grujičić
Aleksandra Đorđević
Zorica Lola

Lectures and conversations with the teachers are there in order to introduce you to the ethics and aesthetics of acting, into the methods and principles of individual and team creation and expression, as well as to point out all responsibilities you will have in your future work and artistic activity.

Through designated professional, artistic and theoretical subjects, you will realize your full potential. Your voice, body, speech, movement, skills and artistic expression will become your greatest assets based on which you will land your first roles and develop them in your own way.

Lectures and exercises help you to enrich your ability of observation, analysis and play. They also introduce you to the basics of psychology so that you can apply yourself and your acting personality the way you want and in accordance with the character, the genre and the collective.

The practice has shown that the actors from the Faculty of Contemporary Arts get their first roles while their studies are still underway, which is rare in this profession. There are many reasons for this: the unique approach to individual teaching, the exquisite quality of mentoring for each individual, and above all, the opportunities brought about through the students’ frequent public appearances.

In student plays that take place at attractive stages, as well as in student films, every young actor has a chance to showcase the skill that gets noticed by producers and directors and they soon land further roles.

What you will learn during the undergraduae studies of acting

The curriculum of the Dramatic Arts – Acting department has been designed in accordance with the modern tendencies in the field and with the goal of creating artists ready to meet all requirements of television, film and theater work.

See what competencies you will acquire through studying acting at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts:


1st year
– recognizing the basic elements of acting (plot, relationship, objective)
– conscious use of acting devices (body, voice, speech, singing, movement, gesture, facial expression, mobility, expressivity)
– free and inventive creation of entertaining materials (children’s program, circuses, advertisements, interviews, variety shows, etc.)
– application of learnt elements in setting nonverbal scenes (or with minimal speech involved) in drama and comedy form
– ability to understand and analyze dramatic text
– ability of organic connection between speech and physical action
– relationship to a partner through elements of conflict
– applying various acting devices in drama and comedy
– skills of implementing acting in entertainment programs
2nd year
– ability to analyze a dramatics character
– ability to apply external devices and skills required for transformation (imitatively, from the outside in)
– ability to approach the character through identification and internal transformation
– ability to independently, even critically, interpret a dramatic character through own attitude (defending, attacking)
– ability to do a character study
– applying all skills of external and internal transformation and imitation
– acting devices in drama and comedy
3rd year
– understanding genre and complex technical requirements in acting devices
– skill of speaking lines through difficult physical movements
– work with complex requirements of hexameter, blank verse, alexandrine
– independent implementation of skills through analyzing and setting scenes from different genres
– introducing acrobatic elements of renaissance comedy and commedia dell’arte, singing segments of epic theater
– composing the part through genre requirement


1st year
– proper breathing
– articulation (proper pronunciation of phonemes)
– grammatical accentuation (pronunciation and marking of accents)
– literary accentuation (clarity of thought – logical accent)
– diction (tempo, rhythm, pause, intonation, intensity…)
– art of narrating and rhetoric technique
2nd year
– theater language
a) literary Serbian theater language (Church Slavonic, Russian Church Slavonic, Slavonic-Serbian and vernacular in Serbian literature)
b) adopting dialecting articulation (Šumadian, Voivodinian, Dubrovnik, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Niš-Lekovac and Vranje speech)
c) adopting jargon speech (Russian, Roma, Hungarian, Aromanian and Albanian)
– rhetoric (military, political, judicial, philosophical, solemn and spiritual rhetoric)
3rd year
– versification (the art of speaking verse)
a) children’s poetry
b) sonnet
c) epic poetry
d) free verse
e) verse in literary translations
f) alexandrine
g) dactylic hexameter
h) verse in dramatic literature


1st year
– finding the natural voice
– breathing technique
– vocal resonation
– conscious use of natural voice
– voice projection
– implementation in speaking, acting and diction tasks
2nd year
– developing vocal dynamics
– crying
– laughter
– scream
– preparation for stage singing
3rd year
– conscious control and use of vocal apparatus
– musical use of the voice
– solo i and group singing
– singing genres


1st year
– mindful use of nonverbal communication
– liberation from fears and anxiety
– awakening the sense of self and the body’s abilities
– awareness of own body in motion
– relation with a partner in space
– mastering the basics of dramatic play through movement
2nd year
– biomechanics (establishing balance)
– imaginary partner
– spatial relations
3rd year
– interdisciplinary theatrical experiment


1st year
– physical and mental strengthening
– plasticity, coordination and strength of the body
– acrobatics and martial arts applied to acting, stage and partner who shall be safe from injury, while maintaining believability of movement, conflict and relations
– shooting (course)
2nd year 
– skillful, safe and convincing playing of fight scenes and acrobatic choreography
– skillful, safe and convincing playing of fight scenes and acrobatic choreography connected with speech and singing
– technique of climbing on shoulders and forming a pyramid
– jumps
– handspring
– headsprings
– elements of combat in standing position
– weapons – attack and defense
– application of throwing in freestyle combat
– fencing
– swimming (course)
3rd year
– horse riding (course)


1st year
– movement coordination
– articulated, mindful body
– discovering own bodily expression through movement and dance
– basics of classical ballet
– modern dances
– historical and social dances
2nd year
– solidifying the basics of classical ballet, modern dance and various choreographies of historical social dances using more complex elements and combining movement and choreography (waltz, quadrille, polka, galop, tarantella, minuet, tango, salsa…)
3rd year
– sublimated knowledge of various domains of stage dance



Introduction to aesthetic, technological and industrial development of film – from early attempts at filming in the 19th century, the invention of film, its early development, with a special emphasis on the development of the narrative structure of film, through expressionism, impressionism, Soviet montage theory and transition to sound film, genres and the Hollywood studio system, to neorealism, French New Wave and numerous directors from the history of world cinema.



The development of film industry worldwide, especially in Hollywood since the beginning of the competition between film and TV, with production changes introduced by new technology, the role of talent agents and the latest developments in film production.



Studying the history of Serbian film, especially postwar cinema. The development of the national cinema from the 1950s to present day.


– students acquire knowledge from global and national drama and theater


– mastering psychological concepts and theories
– ability of creating a character based on understanding the concept and theories of personality
– developing the psychosomatic unity of artistic expression


– students will be able to communicate the basic information about themselves, their interests, the place where they live, everyday activities, their studies
– they will be able to use the five basic verb forms, as well as understand texts of medium difficulty from various expert areas


– first semester students are expected to master the phonetic and morphological system of the Italian language and to adopt the majority of the general vocabulary at A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
– at the end of the first year, the students should have mastered the phonetic and morphological system of the Italian language and to have adopted the basic and general vocabulary at A1 level of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


(elective subject)
– acquiring practical skills such as teamwork, negotiation skill, business plan preparation…

Learn from the best to become the best

The paramount factor for future actors is the mentor in whose class they shape their talent and from whom they learn the fundamentals of their profession. The program at the Dramatic Arts – Acting department has been created in accordance with state-of-the art examples of good practice, which means that the students also cooperate with acting professors other than their mentors, too. That way they have an opportunity to learn from different experiences, connect with more professionals and build their own authentic artistic expression.

Besides having to be top professionals who have proven their skill in different genres and in cooperation with mavericks of theater and film, the mentors also have to be excellent teachers, able to transfer their knowledge, skills and experience to you.

This is why Faculty of Contemporary Arts employs only teachers who meet these strict criteria and thereby let your dreams come true.

Classes are lead by the greatest names of acting in these parts. 

The first step towards success

In order to be able to approach acting independently, creatively, responsibly and creatively upon completion of their studies, the students are introduced to the fundamental elements of dramatic skills, as well as the crucial knowledge in audio-visual arts.

What’s specific about the actor’s profession, and therefore these studies, is the fact that the actors are their own “tools” to work with. They use their own body, voice, personality, imagination, talent and special psychological power of transformation to play and explore the depths of the human soul and thereby explore the human nature itself.

This is why every student of dramatic arts – acting has a special relationship toward the profession, and the mentors at Faculty of Contemporary Arts encourage them to develop their own authentic expression during the studies.

Within this study program, the art and skill of acting itself is segmented into several areas covering different aspects of expression and skill through which the students discovers, explores and advances himself or himself as an instrument in the service of expression and shaping and communicating his or her own creativity.

Additional skill packages that will upgrade your acting talents

The education you acquire at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts is adjusted not only to the strictly professional needs, but also to the demands of the market, to prepare you for constant engagement and different forms of employment in the field. To advance the quality of young artists, FCA has designed additional course packages which the undergraduate students can select according to their own liking, completely free of charge.

These additional courses include the courses in the Personal Development Program and 4 additional courses of the student’s choosing, in accordance with the department. Therefore, the students of acting can make an ideal combination and acquire the skills of entrepreneurship, audio and video editing; advance their business English, learn the basics of PR and acquire a number of other skills that will directly improve their portfolio and give them advantage over the others.

See what courses the FCA offers to young actors in addition to the Personal Development Program »

What can you do after graduation from Acting?

The study program at the undergraduate studies at Dramatic Arts – Acting lasts 6 semesters and brings 180 ECTS credits, after which you can enroll into the two-year master’s program and round up your education in the best possible way.

If you wish to acquire the highest academic title, after the master’s program, you can enrol at doctoral studies and join your profession’s elite.

The students who complete the undergraduate and master’s studies of acting are primarily qualified to perform the following jobs:

  • theater actor,
  • children’s theater actor,
  • film actor,
  • television actor,
  • radio actor,
  • cartoon synchronization.

Besides these, primary tasks, depending on the individual ability and artistic and other preferences, the students are sufficiently qualified to take upon other roles in culture in education, too:

  • theater manager,
  • cultural center manager,
  • PR professional,
  • associate/advisor in culture,
  • TV presenter,
  • radio presenter,
  • TV host,
  • doing an own TV or radio show,
  • teaching work with children (acting school),
  • teaching work at faculties of dramatic arts – professor (Acting, Stage Speech, Stage Dance, Stage Movement, Stage Combat and Acrobatics).

This list of jobs that an actor can do is not exhausti


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