Branch Details

Fine Arts and Art Management

Original title in Czech: Výtvarná umění a umělecký provozFaVUAbbreviation: VUUP_DP4Acad. year: 2019/2020Specialisation: no specialisation

Programme: Fine Arts

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2016Accredited until: 31.12.2024


The aim of the doctoral study program is to enable highly specialized artistic and scientific education for graduates of FFA (and other arts colleges and faculties), but also for graduates of non-artistic fields focusing on contemporary art in its various aspects (curatorial, gallery, cultural, Criticism and history of contemporary art). This high degree of specialization of admitted applicants assumes that the study is highly individualized - trainers and expert consultants help students primarily by feedback and direction to desirable problems, resources, institutions and people - and still contain the foundation consisting of subjects whose completion is obligatory for all students in program. While graduates of art disciplines are thus led to further deepen knowledge in the fields of art theory or contemporary art, graduates of non-artistic disciplines gain a deeper insight into artistic research, or current art practice, respectively.

Key learning outcomes

The aim of doctoral studies at FFA is to contribute to the development of contemporary art as a cultural and socially significant area of ​​action and knowledge. Doctoral study is a unique space for the cultivation of individual but discourse-based attitudes. Doctoral study is thus primarily an area of ​​freedom to develop its own disposition in dialogue with inspirational colleagues and consultants, but also students of lower degrees of study with whom the doctoral students come into contact within their own pedagogical practice. An important goal of the doctoral study program is also the preparation of future teachers of higher art schools. During the course of study, emphasis is placed on pedagogical practice, which may take the form of pedagogical assistance to the trainer, including assistance with conducting or opposing work, but may also consist of leading separate lectures and seminars (ideally linked to the subject of doctoral studies).

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

PhD graduates of the "Visual Art and Art Management" are distinctive individuals operating in the art world (artists, critics, historians or theoreticians, curators or cultural producers). The opportunity to interrelate scientific and creative research methods oriented either towards a body of artistic work or an exhibition projects, provides them with the best qualities for finding their place both in the art world or in academic environment.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a master's degree program in the field of fine arts or a master's degree related to the humanities and technical fields (such as architecture). Presentation of a written project of the future dissertation (including the sketch of the creative project); The project must contain a motivational introduction, a clearly formulated topic of the thesis, methods of research work and an overview of relevant literature. Successful completion of the admission procedure, in which the candidate demonstrates the ability of independent artistic work (on the basis of presented portfolio), or independent work in the field of contemporary art (documented publication, curatorial, production activity); Ability of the theoretically funded reflection of the chosen topic of work; Excellent expressing and formulation skills; Ability to study in at least one world language (verified during an interview).


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
3MEVPScientific research methodology, qualitative research methodology. cs0winterCompulsoryCryes
3SDP1Dissertation seminar 1cs0winterCompulsoryCryes
3SASUSociological aspects of contemporary artcs0winterCompulsoryDrExyes
3STV1Shared Interdisciplinary Theory 1cs0winterCompulsoryColyes
1. year of study, summer semester
3DOK1Doctoral colloquium 1cs0summerCompulsoryColyes
3PSSUManagement system of contemporary artcs0summerCompulsoryDrExyes
3SDP2Dissertation seminar 2cs0summerCompulsoryCryes
3STV2Shared Interdisciplinary Theory 2cs0summerCompulsoryColyes
3VPUTResearch work by artistic creationcs0summerCompulsoryDrExyes
2. year of study, winter semester
3DIKUDigital Culturecs0winterCompulsoryDrExyes
3PED1Teaching Practice 1cs0winterCompulsoryCryes
3SDP3Dissertation seminar 3cs0winterCompulsoryCryes
3STV3Shared Interdisciplinary Theory 3cs0winterCompulsoryColyes
2. year of study, summer semester
3DOK2Doctoral colloquium 2cs0summerCompulsoryColyes
3PED2Teaching Practice 2cs0summerCompulsoryCryes
3SDP4Dissertation seminar 4cs0summerCompulsoryCryes
3STV4Shared Interdisciplinary Theory 4cs0summerCompulsoryColyes
3TESUTheory of contemporary artcs0summerCompulsoryDrExyes
2. year of study, both semester
3CIZIForeign language for doctoral studentsen, cs0bothCompulsoryDrExyes
3. year of study, winter semester
3PED3Teaching Practice 4cs0winterCompulsoryCryes
3SDP5Dissertation seminar 5cs0winterCompulsoryCryes
3. year of study, summer semester
3PED4Teaching Practice 4cs0summerCompulsoryCryes
3PODPDissertation topic discussioncs0summerCompulsoryCryes
3SDP6Dissertation seminar 6cs0summerCompulsoryCryes
3. year of study, both semester
3STAZInternational mobility for doctoral studentsen, cs0bothCompulsoryCryes