FMK At a Glance
The Faculty of Media and Communication (Fakultet za medije i komunikacije), founded in 2006, is a private institution of higher education and independent legal entity affiliated with Singidunum University, the first fully accredited private university in Serbia. The Faculty is accredited to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the following fields: media and communication studies, digital arts, psychology, social work, political study, and the humanities. The total number of students studying at the Faculty of Media and Communication is typically around 1,500. Currently, the Faculty’s teaching staff is 112.
Structural Makeup and Fields of Teaching
The Faculty comprises six Departments: Media and Communication Studies, Psychology, Digital Arts, Political Studies, Social Work, and the Humanities and Theories of Art. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in communication studies and public relations, journalism and media studies, digital marketing, human resources management, creative industries, international relations and diplomacy, psychology, applied psychology, clinical psychology and psychotherapy, psychosocial counselling, psychology of education, political psychology, digital arts in film, photography, and sound design, political studies, social work, and trans-disciplinary humanities and theories of art.
In academic research, the Faculty focuses on pursuing fundamental, developmental, and applied research in the field of the humanities and social studies, in the scholarly areas of art and media theory, digital arts and new technologies, communication studies, cultural and literary studies, psychology, social work, political and gender studies. The Faculty organises and hosts national and international academic gatherings and conferences, open courses, workshops, seminars, and summer schools, as well as different forms of academic exchange, fostering academic mobility of students and teaching staff alike. So far, the Faculty has established academic co-operation with the following institutions:
- University of West London, UK
- Marbella International University Centre, Spain
- Teikyo University, Japan
- Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy
- University of Vienna, Austria
- Danube University Krems, Austria
- United Nations University
- University of Iceland
- University of Marburg, Germany
- The European Graduate School, Switzerland
An important part of the Faculty’s activities in scholarly research is Gender in a Changing Society, an international research project pursued with Danube University Krems, Austria, the Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory at the University of Belgrade. In collaboration with the Serbia country office of UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, the Faculty has established an SOS service for supporting children and young persons affected by digital media violence. The ERASMUS Strategic Partnership Geo-philosophy of the Balkans (GEOBALKANS) was launched in 2020, in cooperation with the American University of Europe from Skopje, Panteion University from Athens, L’Orientale University from Naples and University of Verona.
The Faculty also includes a publishing arm, FMKnjige. Since 2008, it has released more than 100 publications in the fields of philosophy, art theory, sociology, psychology, political theory, film theory, media and new media theory. It also publishes the Faculty’s academic journal, AM – Journal of Art and Media Studies.
The Faculty’s academic programmes, curricula, teaching, grading, and self-evaluation methods are fully compliant with the principles of the Bologna Declaration, including the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Under the auspices of the Erasmus+ programme, the Faculty is part of student and teaching staff exchange with the University of Marburg, Germany.