Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica

The Faculty of Dramatic Arts

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Study programmes

Faculty profile

Theatre Arts with a focus on acting, playwriting and directing. Film arts and multimedia with a focus on film and television screenwriting and directing

Film arts and multimedia with a focus on film and television screenwriting and directing

The Faculty of Dramatic Arts is one of the three faculties of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. The mission of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts is primarily to provide higher education in the arts in two specific areas - theatre arts and film arts. An important priority is to strengthen the international position of FDU in order to provide quality comprehensive arts education based on active artistic research, artistic and other creative activities. An essential aim is to educate future generations of artists with an open artistic attitude and outlook. We place educational methods that promote teamwork at the forefront, but also an individual pedagogical approach, which implies a high degree of communication in the management and evaluation of students' work, with subsequent public presentation of learning activities that create feedback of the educational process. Thus, one of our priorities is to connect the educational process with the professional, professional, and wider public, which is not only stimulating but also necessary in the current conditions.

Students, through their individual and collective artistic activities, participate in shaping the cultural and artistic profiling of the school.

The Faculty of Dramatic Arts is the venue for several major international events:

International Banská Bystrica Theatre Conference. The conference is one of the oldest continuously held conference events both at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica and in the Slovak context and has been organized by the AU Faculty of Dramatic Arts since 2003.

Festival ARTORIUM is an international project of art colleges, regularly organized by the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. In 2021, its 11th edition took place.

Students work and realize their artistic outputs in the Theatre of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica .

The theatre offers students of the Department of Acting and Theatre Directing and Dramaturgy a space for their artistic creation and its presentation, an opportunity to create beyond the teaching process and thanks to the audience to confront their artistic achievements. The Academy's theatre is the environment that most closely resembles their future practice.

At present, FDU AU has established collaborations and memoranda with various cultural and educational institutions from the external environment: the Potôň Theatre and Cultural Centre, the Trenčianske Enlightenment Centre in Trenčín, the Actores Municipal Theatre in Rožňava, the Central Slovak Enlightenment Centre in B. Bystrica, Central Slovak Museum B. Bystrica, M. Ondříček Film Academy in Písek. In the next period FDU AU wants to continue this trend. These activities are fully oriented to the needs of students' social and cultural practice.

The Faculty of Dramatic Arts systematically supports the artistic and artistic-research and publishing activities of university lecturers by focusing on their professional and qualification growth. It focuses on the internationalisation of education and international cooperation. It regularly monitors and controls the quality of education.

Admission procedure

Film and Television Directing and Script-Writing Bc., full-time

Deadline for applications: 24.03.2024
Deadline of examination: 11.04.2024 – 26.04.2024

Acting Bc., full-time

Deadline for applications: 04.04.2024
Deadline of examination: 22.04.2024 – 25.04.2024

Theatre Dramaturgy and Directing Bc., full-time

Deadline for applications: 17.05.2024
Deadline of examination: 23.05.2024 – 23.05.2024

Accommodation and boarding



Kollárova 20, 974 01 Banská Bystrica

Director of the School of Fine Arts: Mgr. Katarína Stareková
tel., fax: +421 48 4320 444 , e-mail:

SD AU manager: Miriam Beňušová

tel: +421 48 4320 445 (from 8.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.)

The accommodation capacity of the AU School is 136 seats.

The price of accommodation in the AU Student Centre is 50 € per bed/calendar month

Application deadline for AU student accommodation:

From 1 February to 31 May of the calendar year

The Academy of Arts provides accommodation in the Student House, ul. Jána Kollára 20, Banská Bystrica exclusively in double rooms with sanitary facilities. The amount of accommodation fees according to the AU Dormitory Regulations depends on the total operating costs. The approval of applications for accommodation in the AU Student Union is governed by Act No 131/2020 Coll. 124 - AU Boarding Regulations, as amended from time to time.

The Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, within its capacity, provides accommodation for students of the faculties of the Academy of Arts in B.B. in its own accommodation facility, which is located directly on the campus of the school. Accommodation is also provided to foreign students within the framework of the ERASMUS+ exchange study programme.

The AU DS has a common room available for the AU students accommodated. Three kitchenettes equipped with a stove, oven and microwave oven, as well as drink and snack vending machines are available for the catering needs of the students accommodated in the AU. The students staying in the dormitory have free use of internet kiosks in the AU lobby and on the first floor of the AU School of Science and Technology, as well as a full-screen Wi-Fi internet connection.

The students can also use the internet kiosks in the AU lobby and on the first floor of the AU School of Science and Technology.



Other services


The Academic Library of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica is an organizational part of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica and provides library and information services for its users, who are scientific and research workers in the field of art, university teachers, students of all forms and levels of study and the professional public.
The seat of the Academic Library of the Academy of Arts is the building of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Horná 95, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, tel.: 048 4320 kl. 401/402/403, e-mail: ,
The library is equipped with audio-visual and multimedia reproduction equipment and allows the playback of audio and video media. Thanks to the implementation of the project "Improvement of the conditions of the educational process by modernisation of ICT, internal equipment and reconstruction of buildings at AU BB", which was co-financed from EU sources, the library was equipped with modern projection sets, which include data video projectors, mobile computer sets for video and data projection and TV projection sets. These include large LCD screens, multimedia network players, blue-ray players and home cinemas. The library has 15 terminal workstations with Internet access and print output, two of which are specially adapted for the needs of visually impaired users.

The Academic Library of the Academy of Arts is involved in the KIS3G - Library Information System of the 3rd Generation project and is one of the cooperating entities of the library ensemble catalogue available on the Slovak Library portal. The online library catalogue is available on the website

The Academic Library of the Academy of Arts is also involved in the NISPEZ 4 project - Research and Development Information System - Database Accesses for the Needs of Research Institutions, which is implemented by the Centre for Scientific and Technical Information in Slovakia. The strategic objective of the national project is to modernise the national infrastructure for information support of science and innovation in Slovakia as a system solution with a direct impact on increasing the performance and excellence of research and development in Slovakia and economic growth. Within the framework of this project the following electronic information resources were made available in the library.:Springer Link, Springer eBooks, Springer Nature.

The following databases of the GALE publishing house were also made available in the library through the national license of electronic information resources, coordinated by the Slovak National Library in Martin.:Academic Onefile, Custom Journals, General Onefile.

The library collection consists of books, collections, periodicals, special documents /music/, audiovisual and electronic documents, electronic information resources, bachelor, diploma and dissertation theses defended at the Academy of Arts. The library acquires, processes, protects and makes available library and information collections from the Academy of Arts' profile disciplines and from cross-cutting social disciplines in order to fulfil the principle of free access of citizens to information and documents. It specialises in literature and documents in the fields of drama, music and the visual arts. Information about individual library documents is available in the library's online catalogue.

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

University detail


0911 154 882
0910 288 664
0911 154 214
037 / 6414881
037 / 6414890
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