The Faculty of Dramatic Arts The University of Arts

The University of Arts in Belgrade was founded in 1957 as an association of four art faculties: the Faculty of Music, the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Applied Arts and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. The Faculty of Dramatic Arts is Serbia’s largest school of higher education in theatre, film, radio and television and other performing arts. Outstanding in all areas, the Faculty is devoted both to the development of student’s individual artistic voice and professional standard of student productions. The Faculty’s most celebrated graduates permeate the whole of our cultural-artistic environment. Teachers and associates at all departments are most renowned artists, theoreticians and experts from the fields of dramatic and audiovisual arts.

The Faculty’s roots extend far back in time. As early as in 1869, the first acting school in Belgrade was founded within the National Theatre. Higher education in the field of dramatic arts began in 1937, with the Department of Drama at the newly founded Music Academy and High School for Film ten years later. Today’s Faculty was established in 1948 as the Academy of Theatre Arts, which in 1974 became part of the University of Arts.

Connecting traditional experience with contemporary innovations, the University of Arts achieves the highest goals, holding onto fruitful principles: strict selection and a small number of students, teaching process intertwined with professional sector, mentorship and the fact that most of the teachers are at the same time prominent artists. At the University of Arts, young people’s talent and creativity are transformed into artistic careers. Students are directed towards their future professions and trained for future artistic practice. Our alumni are well-known artists and leaders in diverse institutions of art and culture.