Course detail

Studio Follow-up I - Environment - winter

FaVU-M1EN-ZAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course focuses on the individual long-term student projects, realization of an art research project that results in the Master's thesis. The course helps students to select and apply adequate media of an expression. A critical discussion on the issues defined by students enables them to apply an appropriate theoretical framework, and to mediate them related approaches in contemporary art in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

In the winter semester of the first year of the master's degree, students carry out their artistic research. They are able to freely choose and apply the media of their own work. They are aware of the theories in relation with their work. They confront themselves with similar approaches.


Ability to set and defend the personal MA program.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BENJAMIN, W. Dílo a jeho zdroj. Praha: Odeon, 1979.
FARVER, J. (ed) Global Conceptualism. NYC: Queens Museum of Art, 1999.
[GUST] The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1999.
HAVRÁNEK, V. (ed), Akce slovo pohyb prostor (kat. výst.). Praha: Galerie hlavního města Prahy 1999.
LIPPARD, L. Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
MARCUS, G. Stopy rtěnky, //tajná historie dvacátého století//. Votobia, 1998.
MITCHEL W. Space, Place, and the Infobahn, City of Bits. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1999.
MORGANOVÁ, P. Akční umění. Olomouc: Votobia, 1999.
VIDLER, A. The Architectural Uncanny, Essays in the Modern Unhomely, The MIT Press, 1992.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentations, lectures, tutorials, discussions, field trips, study of literature.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To obtain credits, it is required to submit a completed artistic project, participate in a joint studio program, and edit portfolio of own artistic practice.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Artistic research
2. semester work - test
The studio work is continuously complemented with tutorials within the department or with external experts, with lectures, and field trips to exhibitions, and institutions
in relation to the discussed problems. An integral part of the program is also study of literature and texts related to individual art works.


Definition of a long-term artistic approach; realization of an art research goal; conscious choice and application of the media of expression; the formulation and discussion of urgent issues; orientation in contemporary cultural events in relation to history and non-artistic areas.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Submission of assigned projects, attendance, communicating about the overview of cultural events.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Master's

    branch AEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 18 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer