Both of our minor programs, Modern Languages and Cultures and Fine Arts showcase different linguistic and artistic traditions around the world. To benefit from the different programs, students conduct research, deliver presentations, and develop academic projects. We invite all AUBG students to take advantage of the breadth of experiences we also offer through our general elective and general education courses (Textual Analysis, Social and Cultural Analysis, and Aesthetic Expression modes of inquiry)!
If you wish to engage in the aesthetic field, the Fine Arts courses offer you the opportunity to expand your horizons and experience the works of the world’s greatest artists such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Louis Armstrong, Michelangelo, or Rembrandt. Our music courses focus on classical music, jazz, pop, Bulgarian folk music, and contemporary music, allowing a comparison between different music styles. The drawing courses involve extensive practical work and culminate in a public exhibition of student work. You can take part in art exhibitions, piano, harp, and voice concerts. Apart from that, you have the chance to join the AUBG’s award-winning choir, the female folklore ensemble Svetlina, or the Bulgarian Folk Dance Club Samodiva.
Are you passionate about modern languages? Learn Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, or Spanish. Expand your linguistic skills while discovering new cultures. Choose from courses exploring the works of Goethe, Cervantes, Hugo, Botev, and Confucius. Apart from the minor, the general education modules and electives, you can also co-operate with your professors to organize independent studies that suit your interests. How about a class in German Literature and Film, French for International Relations and Diplomacy, Business Spanish or Bulgarian through Acting?
The MLA faculty also welcome you to participate in workshops, exhibitions, competitions, guest lectures, concerts, and conferences. Let the annual Language and Culture Week, together with the Spring Artfest and the International Festival Meeting of Student Choirs inspire you. Enjoy movie nights in any of the offered languages and take part in field trips. Take advantage of the MLL classes and prepare for your future academic and professional endeavors such as Erasmus exchanges, summer schools, Master’s or PhD programs.