Founded in 1864 by the painter Theodor Aman, the National University of Arts in Bucharest is the largest settlement of artistic higher education in Romania, with over 1,400 students, covering all the major areas of fine arts, decorative arts and art history and theory. Along the years the names of prestigious personalities were related to the history of the university either as professors or students such as Constantin Brancusi, Victor Brauner, Dimitrie Paciurea, Ioan Andreescu, Stefan Luchian, Ion Jalea, Nicolae Darascu, Corneliu Baba, Alexandru Ciucurencu or Paul Neagu, to mention just a few. Nowadays, the National University of Arts in Bucharest is a dynamic institution which is in a continuous process of transformation and adaptation to the contemporary context, with a teaching staff consisting of first order names of the Romanian artistic scene. The University is structured in three faculties - The Fine Arts Faculty, The Decorative Arts and Design Faculty and the Art History and Theory Faculty - comprising fifteen departments serving both BA and MA levels and a Doctoral Studies Department (Doctoral School) for the Ph.D.level of studies. The National University of Arts being situated in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, allow its students to benefit also from the intense and rich
cultural life of the city with numerous artistic venues, art galleries and important museums, such as the Romanian National Museum of Art or the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Located in a central area of Bucharest the university has modern studios and laboratories, an art library, an on-campus accommodation facilities and a dynamic art gallery which exhbits works by students and established artists from Romania and abroad.