The Entrance examination consists of written, oral and practical part(s), the interview in front of the Commission and submitted papers review. Each department and group have its own examination requirements.

The result achieved by the candidate at the entrance is evaluated by points. The ranking list is compiled by the total number of points for each candidate based on the established criteria. 

The candidate who wins at least 15 of maximum 50 points at the entrance examination will be considered to have passed the entramce examination for bachelor's studies. The candidate who has passed aptitude and ability test has the right to be ranked in the unique list. The Academy determines the order of candidates who have passed the exam by the total number of their earned points.


Group: EDITING

In order to take the entrance examination, candidates have to submit the following works:

PHOTOSTRIP of 10 photos horizontally oriented, format 13x9 cm, on the back numbered from 1 to 10. By visual means, candidates should clearly present one story about any subject.

VIDEO BIOGRAPHY – candidates should present themselves in a short film of 5 minutes in length. As film format and content are not conditioned, candidates are free to express themselves fully.

The entrance exam includes two parts:

First part

- GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TEST

- WRITTEN FILM AND TV PROGRAMME ANALYSIS. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to understand and penetrate into the essence of the shown works.

Second part

- INTERVIEW, an oral presentation of submitted works.

- ORAL ANALYSIS OF A PART OF THE FILM

During the interview, the Admission Committee access candidates' abilities and aptitude for being professional editors.


Group: FILM AND TELEVISION DIRECTING

The entrance examination includes the assessment of candidates' abilities, affinities and aptitude, knowledge and education, as well as the talent for film and television directing (visual narration).
The entrance exam includes three parts which may be eliminatory ones.

First part

- Film screening; the written analysis of the shown film; general knowledge test; written solutions for one or two given tasks (finishing a given situation in 10 shots; creating an idea for a video advertisement in 5 shots).

Second part

- INTERVIEW, the oral presentation of the written portion of the entrance examination.

Third part

- Practical tasks – shooting a given situation at the Academy of Arts' TV studio and with the students of Departments of Camera and Acting as participants; another task is shooting a short documentary film in the field; the interview and oral presentation of these practical works.


Group: CAMERA

The entrance exam includes four parts:

1. Film screening; written analysis of the shown film; test (visual elements)

2. Photographing on a given topic with a digital camera provided by the candidate; interview

3. Shooting on a given topic with a video camera; candidates provide shooting equipment

4. An interview


DEPARTMENT OF ACTING

The entrance examination consists of two eliminatory parts

Programme of the first eliminatory part:

a) a recitation (of the candidate's own choice)

b) a dramatic monologue (of the candidate's own choice)

c) a monologue from a domestic playwright's comedy (of the candidate's own choice)

Candidates are required to perform all three tasks from memory. Also, they may be required to perform (improvise) some additional tasks in order to be more fully assessed.

In the first eliminatory part, the Commission assesses the ability levels of candidates and entitle them with  "ACCEPTED FOR THE SECOND ELIMINATORY PART – short-listed candidates" and "NOT ACCEPTED FOR THE SECOND ELIMINATORY PART“.

In the second eliminatory part, the Academy teachers work individually with the short-listed candidates. The short-listed candidates also take the written test, while the Committee assesses candidates’ talents and skills. By means of tests, interviews, exercises and rehearsals, teachers assess speech apparatus and characteristics, voice characteristics, a sense of rhythm, physical and psychological abilities as well as creativity and adaptability.

The Commission views and establishes the results of the ability test for each candidate according to the following categories:

а) Voice and speech

b) Movements and appearance

c) Potentials for being remarkable in acting profession 

The third part is a display of candidates' work done in accordance with given instructions during the several days of training.


DEPARTMENT OF DRAMATURGY

Candidates are required to submit their original play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie, or a documentary, or a radio drama for children or adults, or theoretical work in the field of theater and film dramaturgy (required in the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina, printed in triplicate).

The entrance examination consists of two eliminatory parts. 

First part

а) General knowledge test

б) Film screening and the written analysis of the shown film

в) Writing a dramatic scene on a given topic in a particular medium of the candidate's own choice (stage, radio, TV or film)

Having read and analysed all the works, the Committee selects the candidates entitled to access the second part of the exam.

Second part

 Oral examination includes a face-to-face interview between candidates and the Committee considering candidates' written part of the exam, general ability test, knowledge check (domestic and world drama and film) as well as candidates' familiarity with theater, art and literature. 


DEPARTMENT OF THEATER DIRECTING 

The entrance examination consists of two eliminatory parts. The first part short-lists the candidates for the second part. 

First part

1. Work written at home (in order to take the entrance examination, the candidate has to submit this work with the application for the admission procedure). This includes the analysis and the performance ideas about the play chosen by the professor who is to receive a class of students in his management. The work should not exceed 10 printed pages. The following issues have to be incorporated into the analysis: theme, synopsis, the analysis of the characters (their main character traits), the reason for the conflict between the characters, what happens in the play, the reasons for performing it, where the play would be performed (it is desirable to submit sketches), and finally costumes (it is also desirable to submit sketches).

2. Written work on a given topic

3. Written work in performing arts, general culture and required literature (duration 45 minutes)

4. Oral examination in front of the Committee. The Committee will interview candidates about the written works, evaluate their knowledge on the areas of theater and drama literature as well as their own understanding of the given literature. Apart from this, they evaluate the candidates' knowledge in other artistic fields and general knowledge, as well.

After the first part of the examination, the Committee selects the candidates entitled to access the second part of the exam.

Second part

1. Sound inspired scene test

2. Artistic feeling and the feeling of space tests

3. Hearing and the sense of rhythm test

4. Creativity test

5. Practical work

6. Practical work conducting before the Committee

7. Practical work presentation

 The candidates who pass the second part of the entrance examination will be entitled to enrol this department.


DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCTION

The entrance exam consists of four eliminatory parts as follows:

First part

WRITTEN GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TEST
The test consists of 60 questions (duration: 15 minutes). The candidate must correctly answer minimum 41 questions in order to be entitled to take the second part of the exam.

Second part

PRОJECT TASK includes written analysis that involves solving some problems in the production and management. These problems relate to specific examples in the areas of theater, radio, film, television and culture (90 min).
WRITTEN WORK includes an essay on one of the six given topics which relate to theater, film, television, radio or culture (120 min). The Committee evaluates theme development, literacy, style, the degree of use of literature, and finally, the candidate's personal attitude.

Third part

PRACTICAL AND ORAL PART
It includes two parts:
а) an individual analysis of the production of a film or a television show. This part also includes the oral presentation.
б) group solving of a given production task and the oral presentation

Fourth part

AN INTERVIEW
During the interview, the Admission Committee evaluates the candidate's abilities, creative potential, character traits as well as his/her interests and aptitude.


DEPARTMENT OF ANIMATED FILM

Apart from the requested admission documents, the candidate must submit:

1. Portfolio (with his/her works)
The portfolio should include nude and portrait studies and the works of the candidate's own choice. Besides drawings, the portfolio should include media works such as animation, video, sound recording, photographies, collages, texts, etc. The portfolio shows the candidate's skills, interests, ideas and ambitions.
2. Motivation letter
In this letter, the candidate explains his/her desire to enroll at the Academy of Arts, his/her expectations from the study and why this department corresponds to his/her artistic needs. Also, the candidate puts into words what he/she knows about animated film, new media and contemporary art. Finally, he/she defines what has inspired him/her to make a decision to enrol on this department and the like.
3. Resume
The entrance examination lasts 3 days. It includes 3 parts.

First part

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TEST
a. WRITTEN TEST – The test consists of thirty questions on film and culture (duration 60 minutes).
b. WRITTEN WORK – An essay on one of the given topics covering art, media, performance, installation, film or animated film (duration 120 minutes). The Admission Committee evaluates theme development, literacy, style, the degree of use of literature, and finally, the candidate's personal attitude.

Second part

PRACTICAL PART
а. Drawing (portrait & nude; composition-space solutions)
b. Drawing/interpretation of some public/intimate place from memory or of an imaginary place in accordance with the given topic.
c. Drawing a cartoon book (with no text) based on a short written story.

Third part

Interview
During the interview, the Admission Committee evaluates the candidate's abilities, creative potential, character traits as well as his/her interests and aptitude.
Candidates present their portfolio works, explain the procedures, the process of creation, motivation and inspiration.
The Committee evaluates what candidates have done during the first and the second day of the examination. During the interview, a psychologist is also present.
Basic computer and English language skills are desirable.
Candidates are required to bring their ID documents, drawing boards, papers and drawing materials (charcoal, pencil, pen, ink and other).