ADRIART – Advancing Digitally Renewed Interactions in Art Teaching

2014 – 2011

About the project:

A partnership from four different countries, Croatia, Austria, Italy and Slovenia, has developed a double programme – the internationally oriented Media Arts and Practices Master of Arts programme in the ADRIART project, supported by the European Union through the Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus Multilateral projects.

The Alpe-Adria region (including North-Eastern Italy, Southern Austria, North-Western Croatia and most of Slovenia), strongly lacks academic provision in the realm of arts and creative industries that could answer contemporary needs of the quickly changing job market and integrate into the unstable currents of European cultural and media production. These creative practices can not only invigorate traditional industrial sectors and stir positive migrations by education and employment, but they especially contribute to intercultural understanding, intellectual transactions and production innovations in the region.

Therefore the project develops an international postgraduate study programme in contemporary arts and applied practices, aiming at the areas of audio-visual arts (film, animation, photography), inter-media arts  (spatial, new-media, trans-media) as well as (historical, theoretical, critical) arts discourses. The complete two-year implementation cycle with short location-specific module runs, strongly supported by digital media will tailor the degree not only to regional student mobility but also promote participation of best mentors and students from around the world. Among four countries and in five languages the programme will discuss site-specific (demographical, social, cultural, ecological, migratory etc.) topics in interdisciplinary ways, while stimulating multi-cultural academic exchange and graduates’ development towards self-sustainability by focusing on real-life innovation and project-management practices across the arts.

Such production-oriented academic collaboration shall not only offer new and improved career opportunities to local and regional students, but also increase professional exchange on EU-wide and global scales. Other similar regions of the European space will be offered an open and sustainable organisation model as well as concrete applications, methodologies and study materials to help them implement similar programmes.

Partner institutionsSchool of Arts University of Nova GoricaApplied Arts Academy University of RijekaInstitute of Contemporary Art and Institute for Architecture and Media of Graz University of Technology as also DAMS of Udine University.

Developed and piloted with the support of the Lifelong Learning, Erasmus, Programme of the European Union. This programme and all its products reflect the views only of the author(s), and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.