Degree Studies in Czech

This is for Czech studies only. For full English programmes visit  Study in English
The Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno University of Technology (FFA BUT) provides education in fine art and design in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. Potential candidates (excerpt postgrads) have to apply to a specific studio; however, during the course of their studies, they can spend one or even several semesters in any different studio at the FFA or at FFA’s partner schools, both in the Czech Republic or abroad. Apart from practical courses, students also have to enroll in general courses taught by the Department of Art History and Theory, Department of Audiovisual Technology, Department of 3D Technology, Department of Traditional Media and the Department of Information Technology. FFA teachers are notable artists and theoreticians active in the contemporary art scene. Studio heads and assistants base their teaching methods on their own artistic experience. Thanks to cooperation with art galleries and to the curatorial and organizational practices of academics, alumni, and current students, the FFA offers numerous occasions for exhibitions and public presentations of students’ work. The FFA also provides financial support for students’ projects through annual internal grant competitions. FFA staff, students and graduates FFA have gained reputation both in the Czech and international art and design scene. Lecturers at the Department of Art History and Theory are recognized Czech curators, art and architecture historians and theorists. Although some studios are more skills-oriented, the FFA cherishes a conceptual and contextual approach to art making.

General Conditions

As an international student, you can also study at Brno University of Technology in Czech language. The same conditions regarding admission and studying will apply to you. This means that you will not need to pay any study fees, however you will have to prove your knowledge of the Czech language. You can apply for a year-long intensive course of Czech language for foreigners which is organized by the Lifelong Learning Institute at BUT. More info at: https://www.vutbr.cz/en/study-options/degree-studies-cz.

Organization of Studies

Students at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) of Brno University of Technology can select from 16 studios that cover many fields of study (painting, sculpture, graphics and drawing, graphic design, product design, conceptual trends, environment, moving image, game design, performance, photography). Any student joins one studio and does most of his/her work and study in the course called “Studio”. For this “Studio” course, the student gets 30 ECTS credits per year, having passed a “studio exam” at the end of each semester, i. e. two exams per year. This exam consists in a presentation of a final semester project before a committee, sometimes including presentation of works created during the whole semester. Besides this course, a Czech-speaking student attends 5–8 other courses for which s/he gets 2–5 credits per semester per each course. During four years of the bachelor studies each student has to get at least 240 credits in total and during two years of master studies at least 120 credits, therefore the optimum number of credits per year is 60.

Czech Study Programmes

See: https://www.favu.vut.cz/en/students/programmes.

Courses

See: https://www.favu.vut.cz/en/students/courses.

Application Procedures

Foreign applicants who are able to study in Czech (at B1 level at least) can be accepted as full-time students under the same terms as Czech students, i.e. no tuition fee is required – see information for Czech students.

Apply for your residence permit or visa

Since you’re coming from abroad to live in the Czech Republic, you will need documents that permit you to stay for a longer period of time. See how to apply for a visa or a residence permit.

Validate your previous education

Before enrolling, you need to provide a validated secondary school diploma or a verified diploma from previous university studies. See how to validate your previous education.

Recognition of foreign education

As a foreign student you will need to validate your previous education so that you can start studying at Brno University of Technology. See what is necessary to start the process of recognition of foreign education.

Admissions Information

The e-application is submitted both electronically and in a printed form. The e-application must be usually submitted during October and November for the applicants to the BA program and in July for the applicants to the MA program. The applicant can only choose one studio in which s/he applies. The admission fee is 600 CZK or 24 EUR for either of the programs. The fee is non-refundable.

BA applicants

Deadline for BA applicants is 25 Nov 2019. The following materials must be submitted to the Office for Study Affairs by the given deadline:

  • The printed application form including the signed original of the statutory declaration
  • A copy of the school-leaving certificate recognized by a register office or a notary
  • CV (which must be uploaded in a PDF format to the e-application form as well)
  • Applicants who do not have Czech nationality must also enclosed documents about the highest achieved education recognized by the regional authority and a document proving the knowledge of Czech at B1 level or higher according to the European language reference framework – the document must be submitted by the date of the enrollment into studies at the latest

The invitation for entrance exams will be sent by mail to those applicants who have fulfilled all conditions stated above.

The entrance exam for the BA program has two parts. The first part takes place at the beginning of January. Applicants must bring their artworks and portfolios. A committee selects applicants who will be invited for the second interview at the beginning of February. Successful applicants are invited by mail. The interview takes two days and consists of fulfilling four art-based assignments and writing an art history test. A committee chooses the final number of successful applicants and recommends them to the Dean who makes the final decision about admitting the applicants.

MA applicants

This admission procedure is open to applicants who have successfully completed a BA or higher degree program at a higher education institution or a tertiary professional school compliant comparable with the degree programs provided at the FFA BUT. Applicants must submit:

  • The printed application form including the signed original of the statutory declaration
  • A copy of the highest achieved tertiary education recognized by a register office or a notary - a BA degree at minimum, CV (which must be uploaded in a PDF format to the e-application form as well)
  • A cover letter including a statement of intent for the first semester of the MA program (must be uploaded in PDF format into the e-application as well). Applicants who do not have Czech nationality also submit a document proving the knowledge of Czech at B1 level or higher according to the European language reference framework – the document must be submitted by the date of the enrollment into studies at the latest

The invitation for entrance exams will be sent by mail to those applicants who have fulfilled all conditions stated above. The entrance exam for the MA program take place in September and has two parts. The exam consists of two parts conducted in one day. All applicants are invited by mail to take the first, review part of the exam, which starts in the morning. The first part: review. Applicants will present their work or its documentation and their statement of intent to the committee. The committee will recommend the selected applicants to a further interview, which will take place later during the same day. The Dean makes the final decision about admitting each applicant according to the recommendation of the committee.

PhD applicants

The admissions procedure for both accredited forms of postgradual studies (full-time and distance) takes place during the same day (usually in the second half of April). The entrance exam consists of an interview during which the applicants are asked about their theoretical knowledge of the field, their artistic practice, its results and public reflection (bibliography). For more information write to cenek@favu.vut.cz.

Scholarships

Informations at BUT English pages: https://www.vutbr.cz/en/students/scholarships.
Informations at FFA Czech pages: https://www.favu.vut.cz/studenti/stipendia.

Study Regulations

Informations at BUT English pages: https://www.vutbr.cz/en/students/study-regulations.
Informations at FFA Czech pages: https://www.favu.vut.cz/studenti/predpisy#bs-nms.

Contact

For more information write to study@favu.vut.cz.

Ing. Pavlína Borastero Olšanská
E-mail: borastero@favu.vut.cz
Phone: (00420) 54114 6804

Faculty of Fine Arts BUT (FaVU VUT)
Údolní Street No. 53 (building U2, 3rd floor, room 321)
602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Office Hours:
Monday 10am–12pm, 1pm–3pm
Wednesday 10am–12pm, 1pm–3pm
Thursday 10am–12pm

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Responsibility: Ing. Pavlína Borastero Olšanská