– Istituto Marangoni Fashion, Art and Design, London (2005-2013)
– Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (2012-2013)
– London Metropolitan University (2008-2012)
Place of engagement: London United Kingdom
Nada Prlja has been a university lecturer since 2005, primarily at Istituto Marangoni Fashion, Art and Design, London as a full time senior lecturer (2005-13) and as a visiting lecturer, mainly at the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design and at London Metropolitan University (2008-13) both in London, working with both BA and MA students. She has also given a number of artist talks, participated in several conferences (Nottingham Contemporary, ICA, INIVA, etc.) and have organised workshops with university level students, including in the context of art institutions (Calvert Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, etc).
She mainly led project-led subjects, as well as teaching Art History courses, subjects like Movements and Manifestos in Contemporary Art, Theory of Contemporary Art Practice; Theory, Research and Practice in Art or Methods and Practice in Art.
Prlja, as educator was involved in setting up the annual academic curriculum and briefs for specific projects and workshops, together with my experience in working with different artistic and non-artist mediums and methodologies, are additional benefits that contribute towards strengthening and encouraging students’ individual research, while learning and developing artistic work in the context of educational institutions. She provided students with the opportunity to develop both collaboratively as well as individually, through conceptual advice and specific, practical guidance in relation to their own projects and research. The teaching has involved delivering specific lectures series, engaging in personal tutorial-based supervision of students’ individual projects, assessment and evaluation during interim reviews and end-of-year examinations, including collaborating with other colleagues and reporting to superiors.
Visiting Senior Lecturer Sir John CASS Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design
London, United Kingdom 2011-2013
Students’ level: MA students
Subjects: Diploma Project MA students
Contributing to an annual programme of workshops, delivery of lecture series, theoretical and practical work with students, workshops, group teaching and crit/review sessions, as well as individual, tutorial based teaching, providing both conceptual and technical support to student projects with constructive, yet critical advice.
Visiting Senior Lecturer LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
London United Kingdom 2008-2011
Students’ level: BA students
Contributing to the annual programme of workshops, delivery of lecture series, theoretical and practical work with students, workshops, group teaching and crit/review sessions, as well as individual, tutorial based teaching, both conceptual and technical support to the student projects and constructive yet critical advice.
Senior Lecturer ISTITUTO MARANGONI Fashion, Art and Design
London United Kingdom 2005-2013
ISTITUTO MARANGONI (with campuses in London, Paris and Milano) was formed in 1935 as an independent design University. The branch in London was formed in 2004.
SUBJECTS TAUGHT at Istituto Marangoni
a.) Movements and Manifestos in Contemporary Art – year III BA (Theory + Studio course) focusing on art during XX C.
b.) Theory, Research and Practice in Art – years I and II BA (Theory + Studio course) focusing on art during XX C.
c.) Methods and Practice in Art – year III BA (Theory + Studio course) focusing on art during XX and XXI century.
d.) Introduction to Digital Photography – year I, II and III BA (Studio course)
e.) Digital Photography in Design – year I, BA (Studio course)
f.) Seminar Sessions (organised on different topics on a weekly basis, for all years and departments at the university).
Roles: Initiator, Institute Director and Educator
Place of engagement: Skopje, North Macedonia
Period of the appointment: 4 years
AaD Institute was a private educational initiative, initiated by myself in Skopje, North Macedonia, with the aim of encouraging and developing individual artistic practice by individuals whose intention was to apply for further studies at renowned International Educational Institutions.
The Position included:
Leading and managing the Institute; working on an individual basis with students applying to renowned educational Institutions on all educational levels (BA, MA, PhD) and all creative directions (2D, 3D, design, architecture. etc), creatively supporting individuals to develop their portfolios and general art/architecture/design practices.
We assisted applicants in applying to and being offered places of study at, amongst others: the Architectural Association, London; Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam; Politecnico di Milano; Parsons School of Art and Design, New York; the Royal College of Art, London; RMIT University, Melbourne, etc.