Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo
|Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo|
|Location||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo (local: Akademija Scenskih Umjentosti Sarajevo) is a faculty within the University of Sarajevo in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, dedicated to the performing arts.
The Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo was officially opened in 1981 with the inaugural Department of Acting. This was followed by the opening of the Department of Directing in 1989 and the Department of Dramaturgy in 1994.
An important segment of the Academy's practice is its cooperation with the Open Stage "Obala", a prominent Sarajevo theater, where students present their works along with professional actors, directors and writers.
The need for the Academy for Performing Arts arose because, according to data from the year 1981, Bosnia and Herzegovina theaters had around 180 employees of which only 24 had the appropriate academic qualifications. Therefore it was decided to establish Academy for Performing Arts in Sarajevo which was open for students from Bosnia and Herzegovina and other republics of former Yugoslavia. Academy of Performing Arts officially started working on December 2, 1981.
In 2010, it was announced that the Sarajevo Canton and the Cantonal Development Institute would be funding the construction of a 10 million KM building and center for the Academy of Performing Arts, primarily due to the fact that working conditions for students and faculty alike have been subpar for the past decade. Construction on the new 4,600 m² center began in mid-2010 in the Centar Municipality.
- Detail.de: Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo(in Bosnian) [cited February 21, 2012]
- Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo(in Bosnian) [cited February 21, 2012]
- "Renovacija Akademije scenskih umjetnosti - Renovation of the Academy of Performing Arts". Sarajevo Construction News. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
- Tvorci cjeline : 20 godina Odsjeka za režiju Akademije scenskih umjetnosti u Sarajevu. Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. 2009. pp. 3–4. ISBN 978-9958-9409-2-7. Retrieved February 21, 2012.