branch detail

Visual Art - Intermedia and Digital Art

Original title in Czech: Intermediální a digitální tvorbaFAVUAbbreviation: APEAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: Studio of Performance FFA BUT

Programme: Fine Arts

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 1.12.2015Accredited until: 1.11.2023

Profile of the branch

The Intermedia and Digital Art field of study is taught in seven studios. These are the Studio of Environment, The Studio of Intermedia, The Studio of Body Design, The Studio of Video, The Studio of Multimedia, and The Studio of Photography. The field of study is anchored in two domains: neo-avantgarde tendencies of the 1960s which introduced hitherto marginal tendencies (intermediality, processual and action character of art-making, local specificity of art, de-skilling, dematerialization, and the conception of work of art as a semantic proposition) into mainstream art; the other domain is represented by visual culture and artistic strategies connected to it which are placed in a dynamic dialogue with the creation of technical images.
Studios of Environment, Intermedia, Performance, and Body Design, which are not “media-specific,” teach DUSLEDNE students to make use of optional courses, workshops, and technological tutorials while formulating their artistic proposals. The Studio of Environment develops a conception of artwork which is based on the requirement to ground artistic practices in specific experience. Making art frequently borders on artistic research. The Studio of Intermedia is probably the most open studio as far as the whole study program is concerned as students are also encouraged to reach beyond visual art, mainly towards music and literature. The Studio of Performance if focused on the bordering form of visual art which is a creative act in time-space situation. Action is understood here as an interdisciplinary expression of a personality including the linkeage between traditional theatrical, musical, dance, and literary strategies. An emphasis is put on artistic expressive forms of multimedia presentations in the action environment relationship. The Studio of Body Design represents an exceptional space within the Czech art education; body is understood here as a medium and as a battleground on which cultural, political, or religious battles are fought both in symbolic and in overtly material way. In its output, the Studio of Body Design frequently reaches beyond the gallery - it seeks and stimulates dialogue both in public and in media space.
Studios of Video, Multimedia, and Photography develop creative thinking and skills essential to generate images via digital media. Making art in these disciplines is specific in the presentation aspect: a gallery is a possible, but not the only possible space of presentation. Students are encouraged to consider various distribution channels of media image, semantic and symbolic differences associated with switching between environments such as the white cube gallery, traditional mass media (TV), or a wide scale of internet platforms. As well as paying attention to the place and mode of presentation, students are led to consider the viewers who frequently become co-creators.

Studying in the Intermedia and Digital Art field of study is determined by using continuously updated technical equipment and software. The Supporting Studio of Audio-Video and The Supporting Studio of Photography provide the essential technical and skills background for the projects and activities undertaken in this field of study. Sufficient mastering of currently available technologies and their precursors enables students to use them not only as tools but as carriers of specific aesthetics. The same can be said about computer programs used for the generating or postproduction of digital images whose mastering is not the ultimate goal but the prerequisite for autonomous making of art.

Key learning outcomes

Graduates in the BA program have an overall knowledge across the whole discipline. They are able to adequately choose and master different means of expression and technologies. They are able to create an artwork on a smaller scale.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduate of the Intermedia and Digital Art field of study is ideally a strong personality equipped with the potential to succeed in the world of art. She is equally competent to succeed professionally in neighboring disciplines, such as curating, art teaching, graphic design, commercial processing and postproduction of static and dynamic digital image, etc. The graduate has an overall general knowledge of art history, the essentials of aesthetics, philosophy of art, contemporary art production, social and political situation. Her practices are frequently socially-oriented. The studio-based model of teaching including a high amount of tutorials encourages graduates to be independent, autonomous, and active

Programme supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
B1PE-ZStudio I - Performance - wintercs15winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1DUPS-ZA Survey of History of Art in Prehistory and Antiquitycs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1SDU-ZA Survey of International Art History - First Half of the 20th Centurycs, en3winterCompulsoryExyes
VK1-ZLife Drawing 1 - wintercs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
ZVT-ZComputer Basics - wintercs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
1APINV-ZEnglish Pre- Intermediate Higher 1 (winter)en3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
1APIN-ZEnglish Pre-Intermediate Lower 1 (winter)en3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
MEA-ZMedia of the Event - wintercs3winterOptionalExno
MED-ZMedia of the Event 2 - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
ZADIVI-ZBasics of Digital Videocs3winterOptionalExyes
ZAFOTBasics of Photographycs2winterOptionalAcyes
ZVMBasics of Mac OScs, en2winterOptionalAcyes
1. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
1DUUS-LArt History – Medieval Artcs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1IVIG-LInformation Knowledge – Information Literacycs1summerCompulsoryAcyes
B1PE-LStudio I - Performance - summercs15summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1SDU-LA Survey of International History of Art of the 20th Century - First Half of the 20th Centurycs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1SU1945International art after 1945cs3summerCompulsoryExyes
VK1-LLife Drawing 1 - summercs3summerCompulsoryExyes
ZVT-LComputer Basics - summercs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1APINV-LEnglish Pre-Intermediate higher 2 (summer]en3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
1APIN-LEnglish Pre-Intermediate Lower 2 (summer)en3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
MEA-LMedia of the Event - summercs3summerOptionalExno
MED-LMedia of the Event 2 - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
2. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
B2PE-ZStudio II - Performance - summercs15winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1DUR-ZThe Survey of History of Art in Rennaissancecs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1CSUContemporary Czech and International Artcs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1UFIL-ZIntroduction to Philosophy of Art - wintrercs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1AINBA-ZEnglish Intermediate BA 1 - zimníen3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
POGR2D-ZDTP and Graphics 2D - wintercs2winterOptionalAcyes
MEA-ZMedia of the Event - wintercs3winterOptionalExno
MED-ZMedia of the Event 2 - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
PAPostwar Architecturecs3winterOptionalExyes
1PMA-ZMedia Archive Presentation - wintercs2winterOptionalAcyes
TEAUDI-ZAudio Technologies 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
VK2-ZLife Drawing 2 - wintercs2winterOptionalAcyes
VKO-ZVisual Composition in Time 1cs3winterOptionalExyes
ZPS1Basics of Psychology 1 - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
2. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
B2PE-LStudio II - Performance - summercs15summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1DUB-LArt History in the Baroque Age - a Surveycs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1UFIL-LIntroduction to Philosophy of Art - wintercs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1AINBA-LEnglish Intermediate BA 2 - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
POGR2D-LDTP and Graphics 2D - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
MEA-LMedia of the Event - summercs3summerOptionalExno
MED-LMedia of the Event 2 - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
OBRPO-LVisual Postproductioncs2summerOptionalAcyes
PEM1Pedagogical Minimum 1cs4summerOptionalAcyes
1PMA-LMedia Archive Presentation - summercs2summerOptionalAcyes
1SECSUContemporary Czech and international art - seminarcs2summerOptionalAcno
TEAUDI-LAudio Technologies 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
VK2-LLife Drawing 2 - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
VKO-LVisual Composition in Time 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
ZPS2Basics of Psychology 2 - summer cs3summerOptionalExyes
3. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
B3PE-ZStudio III - Performance - wintercs15winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1SCU19st-ZInternational and Czech Art of the First Half of the 19th Century in Contextcs3winterCompulsoryExyes
1UPPV-ZEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 3 - BA - Winteren3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
1UPP-ZEnglish Upper-Intermediate Lower 1 (winter)en3winterOptionalExno
AIS-ZArtists and Issuesen3winterOptionalExno
AUP-ZCopyright - wintercs3winterOptionalAcyes
1CU20st-ZCzech Art of the First Half of the 20th Century in Contextcs3winterOptionalExyes
DEDE1-ZHistory of Design 1 - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
POGR2D-ZDTP and Graphics 2D - wintercs2winterOptionalAcyes
KPO-ZPorn studiescs3winterOptionalExyes
MEA-ZMedia of the Event - wintercs3winterOptionalExno
MED-ZMedia of the Event 2 - wintercs3winterOptionalExyes
1MWT-ZWorkshops 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
PEM2,3-ZPedagogical Minimum 2, 3 - wintercs4winterOptionalAcyes
PAPostwar Architecturecs3winterOptionalExyes
1SCURCzech Art in the Regions - seminarcs2winterOptionalAcyes
PR1-ZVideogram / Projections 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
3. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
B3PE-LStudio III - Performance - summercs15summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1SCU19st-LInternational and Czech Art of the Second Half of the 19th Century in Contextcs3summerCompulsoryExyes
1UPPV-LEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - BA - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
1UPP-LEnglish Upper-Intermediate Lower 2 (summer)en3summerOptionalExno
AUP-LCopyright - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
1CU20st-LCzech Art of the Second Half of the 20th Century in Contextcs3summerOptionalExyes
DEDE1-LHistory of Design 1 - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
POGR2D-LDTP and Graphics 2D - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
JSJunk Space cs2summerOptionalAcyes
MEA-LMedia of the Event - summercs3summerOptionalExno
MED-LMedia of the Event 2 - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
1MWT-LWorkshops 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
OBRPO-LVisual Postproductioncs2summerOptionalAcyes
PEM1Pedagogical Minimum 1cs4summerOptionalAcyes
PEM2,3-LPedagogical Minimum 2, 3 - summercs4summerOptionalAcyes
1SCU7080Czech Art of the 70s and 80s - seminarcs2summerOptionalAcyes
UV3Artistic Researchcs3summerOptionalExno
PR1-LVideogram / Projections 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
4. year of study, winter semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BSK-TBA Seminarcs, en5winterCompulsoryAcyes
1KTUKey issues in 20th Century Artcs3winterCompulsoryExyes
B4PE-ZStudio IV - Performance - wintercs15winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
1UPPV-ZEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 3 - BA - Winteren3winterOptionalAc,Exyes
1UPP-ZEnglish Upper-Intermediate Lower 1 (winter)en3winterOptionalExno
AIS-ZArtists and Issuesen3winterOptionalExno
AUP-ZCopyright - wintercs3winterOptionalAcyes
1MWT-ZWorkshops 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
1SCURCzech Art in the Regions - seminarcs2winterOptionalAcyes
1u20hs-z20th Century Art in Historical Contextcs3winterOptionalExyes
PR1-ZVideogram / Projections 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
1ZT-ZSound Art 1cs2winterOptionalAcyes
4. year of study, summer semester
CodeTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BSK-PBA final examcs, en10summerCompulsoryAcyes
B4PE-LStudio IV - Performance - summercs10summerCompulsoryAcyes
1UPPV-LEnglish Upper Intermediate Higher 4 - BA - Summeren3summerOptionalAc,Exyes
1UPP-LEnglish Upper-Intermediate Lower 2 (summer)en3summerOptionalExno
AUP-LCopyright - summercs3summerOptionalExyes
1MWT-LWorkshops 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
1SCU7080Czech Art of the 70s and 80s - seminarcs2summerOptionalAcyes
PR1-LVideogram / Projections 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes
1ZT-LSound Art 2cs2summerOptionalAcyes