why AVA?

  • AVA is a unique college for the study of visual arts, which provides a contemporary, interdisciplinary program with an international dimension.
  • The study is in line with European and global trends.
  • Superior education for creative professions in the fields of fine arts, theatre, film, video and photography or for continuing studies at the postgraduate level.
  • Studying in small groups with intensive cooperation between student and tutor.
  • Renowned international lecturers when they are also active artists.
  • Excellent location in the centre of Ljubljana, a personal work space for individual studio work.
  • The AVA undergraduate programme is nationally accredited and internationally valid.

student work


The Academy of Visual Arts offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Undergraduate program

Fine art
Conceptualisation of space

Postgraduate program

    • Visual arts: contemporary visual practices and theories


Application deadlines for the academic year 2021/22

1. application deadline: February 16th – July 12th 2021
2. application deadline: August 12th – September 30th 2021


Visiting lecturer: Jaka Babnik

Jaka Babnik (1979) graduated in Cultural Sociology and History from the University of Ljubljana. From 1998 to 2006 he worked as a photographer and editor of photography for the skateboard

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Visiting lecturer: Porter McCray

Porter McCray was the founding director of the MoMA International Program during the 1950s, when several important exhibitions of modern American art travelled through major European cities (including Belgrade) during

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Visiting lecturer: Aldo Kumar

Aldo Kumar (1954) je študiral  glasbo v Ljubljani, izpopolnjeval pa se je na Poljskem pri B. Schaefferju in K. Mayerju. Njegov skladateljski opus obsega zborovsko, solistično, komorno, vokalno-instrumentalno, scensko in

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Erasmus+ is the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe for the period 2014-2020.

The Erasmus+ program is aimed at improving the skills and employability of young people and modernizing education, training and youth work. The seven-year program has a budget of 14.7 billion euros, with which the EU wants more than 5 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience or perform voluntary work abroad.

AVA under the Erasmus + program enables students to complete part of their study obligations and/or practical training at a partner institution or a company abroad. In the Erasmus + program, the following countries participate:

  • members of the European Union,
  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Macedonia.

The student can participate in the exchange for at least 3 months and not more than 12 months.