University of Rijeka, Academy of Applied Arts

In the renovated building of the former barracks on Trsat, fully equipped with modern lecture halls, sculptural workshops, workshops for woodworking, ceramics, glass, mosaic, lithography, intaglio and letterpress printing and screen printing, computer workshop, photo studio, projection hall and film studio, there is the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Rijeka.

The Academy offers undergraduate studies in applied arts, art education, acting and media, as well as corresponding graduate studies. In accordance with their own wishes, students can spend part of their studies abroad, within the Erasmus + CEEPUS mobility programme funded by the European Commission, at foreign institutions with which the Academy has signed bilateral agreements.

The study programmes are fully harmonised with the Bologna Process, adapted to the new reform guidelines and the system of ECTS credits in the European education system, which enables students of the Academy to study equivalent studies in Europe. The system of elective courses, flexibility of studies and interdisciplinary teaching and interfaculty offer of courses illustrate this practice in the best light. The study is based on a model of consultative and research teaching with a strong component of individual student mentoring.

The Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka, as an artistic and educational institution, is the creator of knowledge and skills in the fields of applied arts, design, art education and performing arts.

Guided by artistic and professional principles, and oriented towards general progress of the community, it offers students high quality education, preparing them for responsible and professional work, and critical thinking.

In a stimulating environment, the Academy cultivates creativity, innovation, artistic research and educational excellence, as well as trust, mutual respect and dedication to art.

Teachers and students, in partnership with the local community and civil society, run creative projects and respond to the needs of society and the economy.

The Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka is the leading institution of higher education in the arts, the centre of professional and artistic research, and the core of creative ideas in the field of applied arts, design, art education and performing arts. As such, it is a desirable place for studying art in Croatia and beyond.

The Academy of Applied Arts is committed to the following values:

  • Artistic and scientific excellence
  • Professional development of individuals
  • Public action
  • Academic freedom
  • Ethics and social responsibility
  • Cooperation and connection with individuals, institutions, civil society and the economy
  • Promotion of environmental approach to sustainable development

The Academy of Applied Arts as a constituent of the University of Rijeka is guided by the following principles:

  • Principles of common good, accountability and equality
  • Transparency principle
  • The principle of systematic strategic management
  • The principle of excellence and international comparability
  • The principle of academic integrity
  • The principle of quality assurance by taking responsibility for personal and institutional development

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