Head of Department:

Mira Perić, Full Professor with tenure, Ph.D. in Art

Name and surname

Mira Perić, Ph.D. in Art


Full Professor with tenure



Office Nr.


Research interests

The art of drama, drama-in-education (DIE) and puppetry in education


Born 1/5/1961 in Tomašanci near Đakovo, Croatia. Graduated acting in 1984 at Academy of Dramatic Art at University of Zagreb. Played more than hundred important theatre roles and gained a status of principal drama artist. Besides acting, she also directs and writes drama. In 2013 she directed her own drama text Hana and Hana at Croatian National Theatre in Osijek. She played in TV dramas, soap operas, and was included in educational TV programme. In 2013 she celebrated 30 years of acting and got an award from Croatian Association of Actors for contribution to Croatian theatre and theatre arts. Since 1992 she teaches at Faculty of Education. She teaches Drama Education, Drama games, Puppetry, Puppetry games. She published a number of professional and scientific works. She is the author of a handbook Drama plays for preschool kids (2009), two poetry collections Cross-fade of theatre beauty (2009) and Ego Twilight (2012), four dramas in a book Women in Parts (2012), dramatization of Nazor's White deer (2012), monodrama Lioness's Revenge (2011), Reaching acting maturity(2018.).She is the head of Arts Department. She is a conductor of many projects, drama and puppetry workshops. She is a member of many theatre committees. She holds a number of letters of thanks, awards and honours (in 2009 she got a public honur Golden plaque „The City of Osijek Stamp“ for special achievements in theatre culture and education)...

List of publications (link to CROSBI)

  1. Drama plays for preschool kids (2009)
  2. Cross-fade of theatre beauty (2009)
  3. Ego Twilight (2012)
  4. Dramatization of Nazor's White deer (2012)
  5. Lioness's Revenge (2011)
  6. Women in Parts (2012)
  7. Reaching acting maturty (2018)

Members of Department:

Goran Kujundžić, Full Professor, Ph.D. in Art

Name and Surname

Goran Kujundžić, Ph.D. in Art


Full Professor





Research interests

visual arts, drawing, ornament construction, geometric drawing, teaching methods in Arts


Earned a doctoral degree in 2014 fromthe Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (postgraduate doctoral programme on fine arts) with the dissertationVisualisation of the Permutation Principles Examined on the Ornamental Patterns from the Collection of Traditionally Used Textile Stored in Museum of Slavonia.

In 2003 was a graphic arts graduate at theAcademy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the class of professor Miroslav Šutej.

Has authored and co-authored numerous exhibitions in Osijek, Zagreb, Vinkovci,Knin, Nova Gradiška etc; and abroad (Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania).

Has taught Visual Arts in a primary school, and has worked as a teacher of applied arts and design in a secondary school.


CROSBI Goran Kujundžić

Jelena Kovačević, Associate Professor, Ph.D in Art
Vesna Svalina, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Marko Šošić, Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Art
Lidija Nikolić, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Ana Popović, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Gordana Ercegovac-Jagnjić, Senior lecturer

About the Department

The Department of Arts was established in October 2012 after the division of the Department of Humanities into the Department of Philology and the Department of Arts. In the academic year of 2018/2019, the conditions for the organization of the Department of Arts were obtained with two departments: the Department of Musical Arts and the Department of Fine Arts.

The mission of the Department of Arts is to promote excellence in artistic, educational and scientific work in the fields of music, fine arts, drama and puppet arts, as well as music, fine arts, drama and puppet pedagogy. The aim of the Department is to increase the level of quality and intensity of artistic, scientific and professional work of teachers and students by initiating quality artistic and scientific projects and scientific and professional meetings with the greatest possible involvement of students, to offer the highest quality curricula and high quality of higher education in the field of arts in undergraduate and graduate studies of the Faculty of Education, expand the number of quality elective courses in the fields of music, fine arts, drama and puppetry, increase student involvement in project and extracurricular activities in various artistic fields, develop cooperation with other higher education institutions to ensure student mobility and teachers and train future teachers and educators for quality professional and creative work in educational institutions.

Within the Department of Arts, the idea was developed to encourage students of teacher and pre-school education to express themselves in various arts as much as possible and to publicly present their own works in the fields of music, drama, puppetry and fine arts. The result was the founding of the Academic Choir (2008) under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Vesna Svalina, PhD, creative working group Dje.V.E. (2008) under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Jelena Kovačević. M.A., and the EKTe Art Festival - art through education (2015) under the guidance of Professor Mira Perić. For the last ten years, students have regularly organized art workshops, art exhibitions and short music programs on for the Faculty Days, and also organized charity Christmas concerts during Christmas time.

Today, the Department employs eight teachers, four of them of artistic-teaching titles, one of scientific-educational title, two of teaching titles and one associate professor. The class is held by two more associate professors - one assistant and one lecturer. Teachers in the artistic and teaching professions are prominent artists in the field of fine arts and drama. Teachers who conduct music and music-pedagogical courses are primarily engaged in scientific research activities in the field of music pedagogy. All teachers regularly participate in scientific and professional meetings and in activities popularizing the science and the arts.