Towards a MAP degree
At the beginning the student will either bring a project idea, or define concrete interest in one of the creative environments, either contemporary arts or intermedia, film or creative industries. This is where (s)he will alongside peers start the »Progress Track« under support of local and international mentors, and under review of expert committees. To build competences around the student's project idea or field of interest, s/he can choose from several Carrier Modules (substantial theory-supported pratical projects) along the stages of Explore!, Define!, and Focus!. Simultaneously, the student combines several competencies »… in Practice« by selecting diverse smaller courses from the realms of Techniques or Discourses on offer by the entire programme consortium. Courses are delivered on different locations in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, or Austria and are all supported by an online learning environment. Possibly combining different creative enviroments in the beginning of the programme, the study experience gradually converges towards the final Master Thesis Project.
Photo: HiLoVv project final screening with discussion at University of Nova Gorica School of Arts
Traditionally, The Day of the Academy of Applied Arts Dec. 6th is celebrated with a juried student exhibition and a presentation of the APU AWARD to selected best students.This year, the exhibition opening was held Dec. 8th, when the APU AWARDS for the academic year 2013-2014 were announced by the Dean prof. Josip Butković, the Mayor of Rijeka and the deputy perfect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.