study programme

Fine Arts

Original title in Czech: Výtvarná uměníFaculty: FaVUAbbreviation: VUDAcad. year: 2018/2019

Type of study programme: Doctoral

Study programme code: P8206

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Specific admission requirements

In order to be admitted, applicants must hold a Master of Fine Arts, a Master of Arts degree in disciplines related to the subject of the study. Students must produce the written dissertation proposal (including the proposal for the creative practice). The project must include a motivational introduction, a clearly formulated topic of the dissetation, the research methods , and the overview of relevatn bibliography. In addition, students must succeed at the entry procedure in which they must prove their capacity of independent artistic work (based on a portfolio) or independent work in art management (publishing, curating, production work); furthemore, they must be able to theoretically reflect the chosen topic on a proficient level; they must have excellent communication and formulating skills and they must be proficient in at least one foreign language (tested during the interview).

Key learning outcomes

The aim of the PhD cycle at the FFA is to contribute to the development od contemporary visual art as a culturally and socially significant field of knowledge and action. The PhD studies represents a unique space for the cultivation of individual attitudes which are, nevertheless, discursively anchored. The PhD studies primarily encourages students to freely develop their own fields of interest in a dialogue with inspiring colleagues and mentors and students of lower cycles of studies with whom they are in contact through their own teaching practice. Training for future teaching practice on terciary educational level also represents and important feature of the PhD cycle. In the course of their studies, students are required to fulfill teaching practice assignments, which can be either teaching assistence for the mentor (including the guidance or being the opponent of MA or BA theses) or teaching courses in lecture or seminar form (ideally thematically linked with the focus of the PhD dissertation).

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.

Access to further studies


Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Graduation requirements

final state examination, doctoral thesis

Mode of study

full-time study

Programme supervisor

ECTS departmental co-ordinator


Abbreviation Title (specialisation) Mandatory credits
VUUP_DP4Fine Arts and Art Management0