Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
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Dean of School
Master In Architecture
Master in Integral Urbanism
Single-Cycle 5-Year Studies in Architecture
With a one hundred and seventy year tradition, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade established as a strong node in the international network of design schools is the leading higher education institution for architecture and urban studies in the Balkans region. The Faculty of Architecture is a distinguished, broad-minded school offering outreaching comprehensive degree studies in architecture and urbanism arranged into five cycles that collectively address various thematic areas and promote a distinct focus on creativity and innovation and academic research.
The Faculty of Architecture is situated in the iconic Technical Faculties Building in the centre of Belgrade, that was originally designed to host technical schools - a purpose it continues to serve almost a century later.
The city of Belgrade, in addition to being a vibrant and continually changing capital of the country, is an important node in Southeast Europe, and provides a rich contextual framework for teaching and learning at the Faculty of Architecture.
1100 students (800 Bachelor, 250 Master, 50 PhD), 5% of foreign students.
180 staff members (60 full-time and approx. 120 visiting lecturers and critics).
Library with study center, antique book collection, computer lab, exhibition space, bookshop, cafe.
Exhibition Hall "Aula"
Information and Documentation Centre
The most common types of accommodation used by foreign students are renting a room at the Students' Centre Belgrade (student dormitory) or renting private housing.The Faculty of Architecture provides support for international students regarding accommodation and settling in, studying and student life, living in Belgrade.
Usual requirements for undergraduate studies are high school diploma, for master completed 1st cycle (that is 180ECTS, for doctoral studies completed 1st and 2nd cycle that is 300ECTS awarded. The standard admission procedure involves application, entrance examination and enrollment, but criteria and admission requirements are dependent on the type of the studies and timely available in the admission office and the official website.
Tuition and fees are dependent on the type of the studies and timely available in the admission office and the official website(www.arh.bg.ac.rs/en/).
Applications for the academic year beginning in October are open from March 15th.
Master In Architecture, Master of Architecture, with reference to the selected major, 2 years, Master, 120,
Master in Integral Urbanism, Master of Urbanism and Regional Development, 2 years, Master, 120,
Single-Cycle 5-Year Studies in Architecture, Master of Architecture, Single-Cycle, 300,
Doctoral Studies, Doctor of Technical Sciences in Architecture and Urbanism, 3 years, Doctoral, 180,
The studies are practice-based and taught by academics and professional practitioners and supported to develop the practical and specialist technical, conceptual and professional skills required for future practice in a chosen subject, by getting involved and participating in studio based practice and school’s projects – public screenings and exhibitions offer valuable opportunities for students to engage with professional contexts and receive feedback on their work. Broad educational offerings give students a chance to independently create own educational profiles and to choose what to pursue in further cycles, while the ‘studio-driven’ method provides best exercising of the design process and learning in small, highly focused groups under a single tutor. All study programmes are aligned with both the national accreditation and the Bologna Declaration principles and standards, while Undergraduate and Master studies in Architecture are awarded RIBA Course Status Part 1 and 2. Confirmation also comes from numerous successful students and graduates, often achieving enviable results domestically and abroad.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES represent the first-degree studies and are conceived as a comprehensive education including a broad set of subjects related to technical, technological and social sciences, arts and humanities, providing students with the foundation for further professional and scientific development. The study programme is organized around study units and courses. Study units are packages of one or more courses, grouped according to content and teaching method. Studies include both theoretical and practical education, with greater focus on instruction within the studio (‘studio-driven’ method), where students gain the required knowledge, skills or competences via individual or group work on a particular (design) project in the field of architecture, urbanism and architectural technologies.
Main goal of the course is for the students to become professionals, qualifi ed for working in the fi eld of architecture, urbanism and architectural engineering. Fields of study at this level remain the same (technical and technological sciences, social and humanities sciences, and arts). The studies last for 2 years, during which students are directed to elective programs in the fi elds of architecture or urbanism. The MSc-Architecture specialization Architectural design is the main theme of the course. Students are being guided through creating a personal attitude toward architecture, both in theory and practice. There are several main topics studied at the course: – Personal attitude and concept in architecture – Conceptual architecture – Village architecture – Design of residential buildings – Special problems in design process – Technology in architecture – Bioclimatic architecture – Project management – Systems of construction – Interior design – Planning, realization and maintenance of utilities. The MSc-Urbanism specialization Urbanism and city planning is the main theme of the course. Cities and urban design are being studied at the course both through development in the past and modern tendencies of the present moment. Main topics of the course are: – Phenomena of the global city – Future of the city – Ecological urban design – Art and performances in the public city spaces – Signifi cance of the city Education can be continued through postgraduate studies in the fi eld of interest.
The PhD programme is organized according to the Bologna declaration, and is the fi rst program of the kind in the region. Two basic fi elds of research are offered, architecture and urbanism, and two specializations, scientifi c and artistic, depending on the methodology of research (Scientifi c Research – Research by Design). The Faculty possesses a great experience in postgraduate studies and researches based on scientifi c methodology, while the other approach ‘ Research by design, although initiated for years, is formally introduced for the fi rst time in academic year 2005/2006. The duration of the program is 3 school years. First year is common for all the attendants and focuses on methodology of research. Second year concentrates on one of the basic fi elds of research. Third years is highly specialized and focused on the dissertation. PhD studies are unique at the level of the Faculty of Architecture. International cooperation Intensifying international cooperation is one of the main goals in the process of reform of education at the Faculty. The aim is to establish strong connections with the faculties that share the same fi eld of interest. There is a strong cooperation between the Faculty and other institutions and faculties from the region, especially with University of Banja Luka and University of Podgorica. Protocols on cooperation with the following schools has been signed: – School of Architecture Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome ”La Sapienza” – Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology – Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore – MARHI, Moscow Institute of Architecture. Cooperation will be carried out in a form of student and teaching staff exchange.
Faculty of Architecture is highly dedicated to the established research programme, including projects aimed at the development of capacities, addressing challenges in global and local society and international positioning of the school and its researches. Within the research framework, the school collaborates with and use the resources provided by the local government and international funding bodies.