The Department of New Media Art
Academy of Arts Novi Sad
The Department of New Media Art enrolled the first generation of students in the year of 2002-2003. Goal of the department is to follow and adapt to the most contemporary artistic trends in the world. Except for classical subjects (painting, drawing, graphics ...), the curriculum of the department contains of three main courses:
The goal of this course is to introduce the students to contemporary media art and its techniques. Through experiments, visual and conceptual research students work on ambient and generative art, sound and interactive installations, artbooks, urban interventions etc.
During their studies students acquire practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of video art. Starting with avant-garde experimental film, animation, documentary video, stop motion techniques and short forms, they are developing necessary techniques and knowledge that will help them further in their work.
Through a combination of theoretical and practical teaching, students are introduced into techniques and methods of digital art and its current scene. They are developing project in domain of Internet culture, social networking issues, media theory and media activism, as well as data visualization techniques.
All courses are practical in nature with unavoidable theoretical and historical aspects. Through the courses Theory of Media and Visual Elements, specifically designed for students of the Department of New Art Media, students expand their theoretical and practical knowledge through discussion and project experience.
The curriculum for bachelor is designed to be flexible in order to provide students with new developing tools, practices and methods in the domain of new media art. Department is open for international and regional cooperation and often has visiting professors from the region and the world. One of the goals of New Media Art department is that students get acquainted with the exhibition experience and art scene as early as possible, so students are stimulated to participate as much as possible on art competitions, and their exhibiting experience is enriched by frequent group experimental performances, resulting from workshops and projects that departments staff organizes.
The outcome of the study process is an emerging artist with academic education based on newly acquired knowledge in the field of new media art. Students are also free to move their study program towards courses that will enable them to acquire knowledge in the methodology of teaching, so that they can become educated as well as future artist and professors.
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