study programme

Fine Arts

Original title in Czech: Výtvarná uměníFAVUAbbreviation: VUDP3Acad. year: 2017/2018Level of course unit: Doctoral

Title awarded: Ph.D.

Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)

Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Fine Arts"

Specific admission requirements

Only for graduation.

Profile of the programme

Professionally oriented.
The aim of the doctoral study program is to enable highly specialized artistic and scientific education for graduates of FAVU (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. The determining feature of doctoral studies at FAVU is the strong emphasis on dialogue and sharing of knowledge and experience between doctoral students with different prior profiles. The premises for this dialogue are joint seminars and colloquiums, where students present their dissertation work and related research, creative and pedagogical activities. Joint discussion of participating students is an opportunity for naming interdisciplinary overlaps and more general contexts, specifics of different research methods, social and cultural contexts of contemporary art, or the implication of arts research (m) for pedagogical work in the artistic field.

Key learning outcomes

The aim of doctoral studies at FAVU 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

The graduates of the doctoral study branch "Fine Arts and Artistic Operation" are distinguished personalities of the art world (artists, critics, historians or art theorists, curators and cultural producers, etc.). Being able to combine scientific and creative methods, an artistic artifact or a practice-oriented exhibition project during their studies gives them the best prerequisites for applying both in contemporary art and academia.

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

Branches (course structure diagrams with ECTS credits)

Year Branch Course structure diagram with credits
no. Abbr. Title (specialisation) Com. Opt. Tot.
2VUUP_DP3Fine Arts and Art Management06060
3VUUP_DP3Fine Arts and Art Management03030?