• The College of Visual Art began to emerge in 1990. The idea of establishing an independent higher education institution was something entirely new in those days: it was voiced by the fact that the study of painting / fine arts is in urgent need of fresh, new, competitive and alternative approaches and content.

    Once established and accredited, the institute has received consent to the study program of Drawing and Painting and began working. In line with the changes and requirements of higher education upon entering the European Union, a new curriculum, entitled Painting, was prepared and accredited, which is now being implemented. In order to maintain the quality of the study, we preserved the 4-year undergraduate program even after the implementation of the Bologna process, and extended it with a one-year post-graduate study program.

The graduates and the degree exam

We are proud of our graduates with a bachelor degree in painting, of whom almost one-tenth are foreign nationals. It is noticeable that we always devoted considerable attention to the degree paper. Reflecting thorough studies, engaged student tutoring and careful preparation is the ingenious and successful presentation of high-quality undergraduate and graduate thesis.

Undergraduate thesis

Mature and original works, specially formulated for the degree examination, are conducted in all of classical and contemporary artistic languages and practices.

Presented were the original paintings, drawings, comics, illustrations, sculptures, happenings, performances, installations, mobiles, wall paintings, animated puppet film and animated cartoon film, fashion, theater and art photography, multimedia and lighting objects, ceramics, glass fusion , stained glass …

Graduation thesis

In their thesis, students analyzed a host of different topics. Most of the graduates far surpassed the expected level of expertise.

Even the titles of the thesis exhibit a wide range of topics – as well as in-depth exploration of their own creativity:
Write Me a Painting, The Space of New Plasticism (Mondrian and De Stijl), Slovene and Croatian Impressionists, From the Subjective to the Objective (Materialization of Subjective Existential Experience in the Paintings of Francis Bacon), The Fayum Portraits, The View of Infinity, Zen in the Art of Painting (Zen in the Fifties), Feminism in Western Art, The Psychoanalytic Basis of Fine Arts, Adam and the Unconscious, Mater Dei – Mary, Eros – Thanatos, Collage, Fashion Photography, The History of Cartoon, Painting, Graphics (Reproduction), Photography, Experiencing Fine Art According to the Theory of C. G. Jung, Graphe – Drawing with Light, The Meaning of Symbols in Chagall’s Paintings, The Common Thread of Futurism, Mirror of Life, Access to the Arts, Illustration for Children, Nature and Man, Color in Sculpture, …

Selected Topics…

SELECTED TOPICS… is the title of the lectures, which are presenting specific contents. The lectures are open to the general public. We presented over sixty lectures so far, carried out both by lecturers from the College of Visual Arts, as well as by other eminent artists and scientists.

Here is a selection of topics from last year:

  • Peter Ciuha: “Modern Ways of Uniting and Functioning of Artists Around the World”
  • Dr. Ernest Ženko: “The Impact of the French Film Theory on Contemporary Film”
  • Dr. Mitja Peruš: “The Current Science on Spirituality”
  • Aljaž Babič: “Development of Garden Art”
  • Matic Kos: “Damien Hirst, Contemporary English Author”
  • Teo Spiller: “Online Art as Historical Avant-garde – the Historical Impact of Technology on Society”
  • Teo Spiller: “The Art and How to Establish a Constructive Critical Attitude Towards Them”
  • Teo Spiller: “The Art of New Media: a Brief Theoretical Overview”

A selection from previous years:

  • “The Meaning of Life, Psychology and Art” (Dr. Vid Pečjak);
  • “The Basic Parameters Which are Important in Creating and Reading Visual Artworks” (Darko Slavec);
  • “The Marketing Aspects of Artistic Activity” (Dr. Besim Spahić);
  • “The Euclidean Paradigm” (Dr. Ernest Ženko);
  • “Visual Perception – the Conscious Experience and the Brain” (Dr. Mitja Peruš);
  • “Picture 2000” (Milan Zinajić);
  • “The Evanesce of Christian Humanism in the Paintings of the 16th Century” (Dr. Lev Menaše);
  • “Matija Jama, Frida Kahlo” (Dr. Mirko Juteršek);
  • “The Operosi and the Archduke Ferdinand Are to Blame for Everything” (Brane Kovič);
  • “Designing Glass” (Tanja Pak);
  • “The Interaction of the Seam and the Body – Art Theory and Fashion” (Dr. Tanja Podbevšek);
  • “Film Editing” (Zlatjan Čučkov);
  • “Director of Photography” (Rado Likon);
  • “The Sleepers”, “The Golden Ratio a Little Differently”, “Tromp l’oeil and grisaille”, “La Source” (Mladen Jernejec);
  • “Paper, Artistic Proposition” (Jur Samec)
  • “Ophelia, Faceless Woman” (Aja Vesna Ginovska)
  • “Perceptions – Neural Network” (Dr. Mitja Peruš)
  • “Art Book” (Teo Spiller)