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Advancing Digitally Renewed Interactions in Art Teaching
Start date: Oct 1, 2011,

The Alpe-Adria region (which includes 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. In 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 EU regions will be offered an open and sustainable organisation model as well as concrete applications, methodologies and study materials to help them implement similar programmes.
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