The specialization Pedagogy of Fine and Decorative Arts was established within the National University of Arts in Bucharest in 1992 and organized day courses for the duration of five, four and three years, respectively – the latter duration of studies being preserved – with the mission of training graduates who, besides mastering the fundamental language of visual arts, are also initiated in the specificity of fine and decorative arts. Through its curriculum and the methods employed, the program Art Pedagogy offers students a double specialization: artistic and didactic. In this sense, the curricula includes fundamental plastic subjects, complementary plastic and decorative subjects, general technical-theoretical subjects, as well as the standard psychological-pedagogical module (module I).
The specialization Art Pedagogy was the first among the specializations within the National University of Arts in Bucharest which, in 1997, initiated the continuation of Bachelor’s studies through the one-year Postgraduate program. This postgraduate program was subject of transformations under the law and, as it became a Master program, it also became a two-year program in 2002, year which also marked the graduation of the first Bachelor’s class of four years. The Master’s program operated in this formula until 2009.
The Master program in Education through Visual Arts was established and accredited within the National University of Arts in Bucharest in 2010, within the Faculty of Fine Arts, as part of the study program Pedagogy of Fine and Decorative Arts. This Master program addresses all graduates in the field of fine and decorative arts who wish to train in non-formal education.
The Master’s specialization provides on the one hand the consolidation of the artistic personality and on the other hand, it equips the graduates with psycho-pedagogical abilities meant to allow them to manifest themselves within areas of non-formal education. The Master program provides an interdisciplinary training through: the compulsory mastery courses whose content and objectives involve redefining, reinterpreting and approaching from contemporary perspectives the plastic / decorative image; the pedagogical training for addressing the non-formal areas in order to develop the Master students’ abilities to apply coherent educational strategies in conformity with all age groups as well as with the variety of areas to which the educational techniques should be adapted (museums, after-schools, a.o.); the psycho-pedagogical training necessary to a competent approach of the different age groups and various psychological states and stages.
The assets of the two specializations are common and consist of 4 studio rooms.