The University of Nova Gorica School of Arts has been awarded accreditation as an Academy by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education! In English it retains the naming as the School of Arts.
The School of Arts of the University of Nova Gorica is a young and dynamic school offering up-to-date studies with regard to teaching methods as well as teaching staff. In fostering our students' development, we pursue a personal approach, support e-learning, are intermedia friendly, and practice interdisciplinary cooperation.
We value each student as an independent and creative personality developing in the group and community. With innovative approaches to teaching, research, and production processes, we encourage independent creative and academic student work, led by a group of expert mentors. Mentors and guest lecturers are carefully selected, the decisive factor being their excellence in contemporary practice as well as academic reputation. This ensures that high quality and up-to-date knowledge and skills are provided to students. Project work in extracurricular environments during the period of study provide students with valuable experience working on real and complex projects. Thus, students acquire work experience and references in their selected field already during their studies. After graduation all of this enables a smooth and quick transition to professional production environments or further studies.
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Studying in Slovenia as a foreign student is cheapest, "most affordable in all Europe." (The Independent, 2015)
The School of Arts was founded in 2008, upon the fifteen years of experience of the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts. The new school continues to evolve and develop innovative ways to provide knowledge and skills through practical examples and contextual projects. Basic school activities are centred on the notion of art and broadening the application of art, from creative industries to specific interactions with science and technologies, as well as interdisciplinary media production contexts.
After collaborating at reviving the historical Fužine castle (1994 - 2004, as Famul Stuart) and facing the modern numb passage of Bežigrajski dvor (2004 - 2012), both in Ljubljana, the School of Arts continues to interact with neighbouring and more distant surroundings in Gorica, only a stone's throw away from the Slovenian border. >> More about the school spaces and Yearly Show Photo Galleries
Information for international students at the University of Nova Gorica (accomodation, visas, working permits, etc.) – brochure (PDF)