The Academy was founded in 1945 and remains the only University institution to teach theatre and film in Slovenia. The teaching process at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels is tied to intensive artistic and research work, and is strongly based on individual tutoring. Apart from developing practical skills and techniques, the Academy offers a wide range of academic knowledge. Teachers at the Academy are leading practitioners and researchers in theatre, radio, film and television in Slovenia. In pursuing their teaching, research, artistic and public work, they adhere to professional excellence, academic and creative freedom, autonomy and humanism.