Masters in Visual Arts in the Czech Republic

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Visual arts courses often cover skills in aesthetic arts. However, there are many applied art forms included in visual arts courses. These programs can cover graphic design, fashion design, decorative art and industrial design. These can help students prepare for a position in a particular field.  

Czech Republic has a well-established and research based university education. This has made learning ini Prague one of the respected curriculum's in Europe since it cultivates the spirit of creativity and innovation among students.

Master in Visual Arts in the Czech Republic

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Master in Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

Master's degree course in Thermal Engineering and Ceramics follows the bachelor's program of the same name. Qualification subjects, compared to a bachelor's field, put more emphasis on the theoretical basis of the issues discussed, and a thorough elucidation of mutual connections of acquired knowledge. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Visual Arts in the Czech Republic. Study Branch Metallurgical Engineering Branch Profile Master's degree course in Thermal Engineering and Ceramics follows the bachelor's program of the same name. Qualification subjects, compared to a bachelor's field, put more emphasis on the theoretical basis of the issues discussed, and a thorough elucidation of mutual connections of acquired knowledge. A part of the field, besides components in the field of thermal technology and ceramic materials, are courses in metallurgy of steel and non-ferrous metals, steel materials, foundry, material engineering, economics and quality management. The aim of the study is education of experts, who are capable of dealing with the acquisition, use and management of energy, mostly thermal ones, even from non-traditional sources. In parallel, the aim of the study programme is the specialization of experts in the field of ceramic materials that are able to innovate the preparation technology, and decide about the application of materials in different conditions. Graduates are prepared to propose heat-technical equipment, especially in terms of energy savings and material composition with regard to environmental and economic aspects. Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge Graduates can characterize the technology of iron and steel foundry technology and forming technology of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Control the principles of the technology of iron and the steel foundry technology, and the technology of forming materials. Graduates is acquainted with the nature of combustion processes, thermal processes modeling and equipment balances and optimization of thermal plants by using waste energy, determination of heat loss and the possibilities to minimize them. Graduates have knowledge of the raw material base, manufacturing processes, application, testing and evaluation of refractory and thermal insulating ceramic materials. They know the procedures for the design and implementation structures of refractory ceramics. They are familiar with progressive technology and applications of traditional glass and ceramic materials. Skills Graduates can solve complex tasks in areas related to energy or ceramic materials, including the assessment of the environmental and economic risks arising from those activities. Graduates will be able to Propose progressive thermal units including the choice of heating method, type of heat and linings. Use modern methods of theoretical and experimental research in the field of thermal processes or in the determination of the properties and structure of ceramic systems. Use statistical analysis and numerical simulations and basic principles of managerial economics, when solving a problem. General Competencies Graduates are able to use soft skills, are able to acquire, process and evaluate knowledge gained from the information sources. They are able to create their own views on the problems addressed and then present them, and able to work in a team-oriented environment. Occupational Profiles of Graduates The degree course creates conditions for training specialists in thermal engineering and ceramic materials. Students are acquainted with progressive technologies in the energy, heating, gas and optimization of thermal equipment, construction and refractory ceramics, insulation and composite materials. Modern designed teaching is supported by high-tech laboratory equipment including sophisticated software. Students can develop their skills through participation in research projects and internships at foreign universities. Graduates have the ability of independent decision making, creative and innovative skills and apply the technical and management positions, such as power engineers, technologists, designers of thermal equipment, experts in government, or as employees of scientific research teams. Employability of graduates is given lasting demand from employers throughout the Czech Republic and abroad. Admission Requirements Determined by Dean, may include entrance examination, other formal documents. Graduation Requirement 120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits List of courses is available at the detailed branch description page 30 ECTS credit per semester. [-]

Master of Photography

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Department of Photography</strong> offers a Master`s Program and a Short term Study program in Photography in the English language. Students studying in the English language have also the opportunity to participate in the lectures in the English language in the FAMU International Program. | The students also have the possibility to work in the studios led by renowned teachers. These studios include the <strong>Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptional Photography, and the Studio of Multi-media. [+]

ABOUT US PROFILE | FAMU is the fifth oldest film school in the world. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many of whom are known internationally as Oscar winners and laureates of international film festivals. | The Department of Photography was founded in 1975 which makes it one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe. The school is located right in the historical centre of Prague. Our unique specialization is the interconnection of classical photography techniques with contemporary multi-media trends. STUDY | The Department of Photography offers a Master`s Program and a Short term Study program in Photography in the English language. Students studying in the English language have also the opportunity to participate in the lectures in the English language in the FAMU International Program. | The students also have the possibility to work in the studios led by renowned teachers. These studios include the Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptional Photography, and the Studio of Multi-media. LECTURES, WORKSHOPS | At the Department of Photography we put an emphasis on individual development of the artists. The study includes art and photography history courses, philosophical seminars, practical seminars and workshops with renowned artists. Students also gain experience in the graphical workshop and silk screen print studio. They also learn the art of bookbinding and production of photographic publications. Multimedia instruction is an integral part of our teaching. CULTURE LIFE | An integral part of the school character is the interconnection with the dynamic cultural life in Prague. The school has its own gallery in the centre of Prague. The gallery has a rich program of student exhibitions. We assist international students in the integration into the regular gallery activities in Prague, which means they often participate in exhibitions in renowned galleries. | A unique benefit is our interconnection with the FAMU film department in areas such as direction, camera and editing. Together with our students, we regularly participate in important European festivals of photography. Within the scope of our programs we cooperate with photography and film schools all over the world. FACILITIES | Studio Tabletop is equipped with Sinar type large-format cameras with a film format of up to 18 x 24 cm, including digital alternatives. | Studio for life photography has a flash lighting system with above standard power of 12 000 Ws; it has a Hasselblad camera with a digital back, and an analogue camera Mamiya RB 67 with a set of interchangeable lenses. | Studio Portrait and Figure offers similar equipment as above and the possibility to create an endless background. |Computer room and a room for scanning films (negatives and positives) are available in the school. For more demanding work there is the scanner Hasselblad Flextight x5. | The out of Prague studio in Beroun enables students to focus on their work for several days, providing on-site accommodation facilities. It offers studios equipped for large and medium formats and two darkrooms. We are also preparing a classical studio with daylight, which will have an 18 x 24 cm camera. FACTS Start: September 2016 Language: English Application deadline: April 1st, 2016 Portfolio deadline: April 1st, 2016 Entrance exam: last week in April, 2016 All applications must include a portfolio MASTERS PROGRAM IN ENGLISH CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION TO STUDY IN THE SCHOOL YEAR 2016/2017 The MA Program is designated for students with completed bachelor’s studies. Bachelor’s studies in the field of photography or visual arts is an advantage but not a prerequisite. All applicants should have a deep interest in photography in general, as well as in own original work in this media. The program offers an extension and intensification of the understanding of photography in practical, as well as theoretical areas of study and it prepares the students for a career of a professional photographer. Length of study – 2 years (4 semesters). All applicants for the Masters Program must submit a printed application form, project and art works to the FAMU Department of Photography (Smetanovo nábřeží 2, Praha 1, 116 65, Czech Republic) according to the following rules. FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMS IN APRIL you have to submit the application form by April 1st. Your portfolio has to be sent in a printed form by April 1st 2016. FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAMS IN SEPTEMBER you have to submit the application form by August 10th and your project and art works must be submitted by August 20th. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM TO THE RIGHT AND WE WILL EMAIL YOU AN APPLICATION FORM ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR THE MASTERS PROGRAM The following is to be submitted by the applicants to the Department of Photography for the Masters Program Admission Procedure: 1 Exhibition series of 8–12 photographs. 2 Dummy of a photographic publication designed by the applicant. 3 Series of 8–20 photographs or inter-medial works on a selected theme. 4 Masters Project Proposal which includes: A biography and information about the student’s activities and studies; A choice of the studio where the applicant wants to study – Studio of Staged Photography, Studio of Post-conceptual photography, Studio of Multimedia and Studio of Documentary Photography); Applicant’s letter of intent to study Photography Applicant’s basic idea about their Final Masters Program Work (both photographic and theoretical). All the works will be discussed during the admission interview held in May or in September. ADDITIONAL INFO RETURNING OF WORKS PRESENTED | Applicants who have not been admitted may collect their works in 2 months after the admission procedure. After this date the Department does not store the works. Applicants admitted to the Department leave their works available at the Department of Photography for exhibition and study purposes for one academic year. TERMS OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017 | Fall semester: September 2016 – December 2016 | Spring semester: February 2017 – May 2017. ACCOMMODATION, HEALTH INSURANCE AND VISA | 
Not provided by FAMU. These are the responsibility of the student. FAMU provides accepted students with an Acceptance letter, which serves as one of the required visa application documents. TUITION FEE |The tuition fee for the first academic year is 8.700,- € (the mandatory VAT tax is included). Starting the second year, the fee is 7.400,- € provided that the students fulfill their curriculum responsibilities in a timely manner. This tuition fee is based on merit or artistic performance, and on a timely fulfillment of the student´s academic responsibilities. FEE STRUCTURE | First year: 8.700,- €, second year: 7.400,- €* *Under the condition that all academic responsibilities are fulfilled. [-]

Course in Academy Preparation Programme (APP)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Visual Arts in the Czech Republic. Would you like to become a filmmaker, but you are still not definitively decided in what capacity? Would you like become a photographer? The Academy Preparation Program offers one year of intensive filmmaking/photography and academic disciplines with mentorship enabling the student to complete several art works by the end of the academic year. The program works well to prepare students for MA studies in a particular discipline. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The one-year Academy Preparation Program (APP) at FAMU International aims to provide its participants the opportunity to explore and become acquainted with the broad range of crafts, professions, arts and skills that comprise the cinematic/photographic endeavour on both a practical and theoretical level. Filmmaking hands-on program includes a large variety of practical student projects and exercises in formats from HDV, HDSLR to 16mm and 35mm. There is also practical work within a TV studio environment. Shooting is designed for locations as well as in studios. Photography students gain the skills within Photography department. Projects are specifically designed for the program curriculum and are supervised by FAMU faculty and mentors. The production of all mandatory practical exercises and final film is included in the price of tuition. Students enrolled in the one year Academy Program create their own study plan based on a combination of required – compulsory – courses, optional courses, electives, workshops and projects within their selected Major Concentrations. All courses, seminars and workshops award credits under the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Teachers and mentors in the program include full-time faculty from the eleven degree-granting departments of FAMU, as well as other artists, academics and film professionals as part-time faculty. As an entry-level course, the Academy Preparation Program is best suited for students interested in attaining a thorough background in audio-visual or photographic media before pursuing more in-depth studies in filmmaking and related media. While the program is designed as a general filmmaking/photographic course, it is nevertheless focused through MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS. Core courses taken by the student, mentor workshops and practical works completed will vary depending on each concentration. MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS (newly extended) for 2015/2016 are: 1. Screenwriting 2. Directing Fiction 3. Directing Documentary and Non-fiction 4. Cinematography 5. Editing and Creative Post-production 6. Photography Each Major Concentration includes a small workshop (up to 6 students) led by a mentor. In the workshop students work under one-on-one tutorship and develop their practical assignments. Mandatory seminars and courses provide theoretical background for creative part of the study program. Core courses provide a broader education into both local and film/photography culture, and include classes and seminars in: 
1. Film History, Photography History, Theory and Criticism, 2. Arts and Culture. 
FAMU International also provides a wide range of short and intense Friday or weekend workshops (we call them Modules) that comprise a vital aspect of each student’s educational experience. 
The program starts in the middle of September and ends in the middle of May. Precise dates are given specifically for each year. Core courses of each concentration leads to different creative outputs and participation of individual or collaborative work: 1. Screenwriting: small assignments during the year, TV series, a script for short film and its realization, a first draft of a full-length script 2. Directing Fiction: filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits, a portrait on digital, a final short film on 16mm 3. Directing Documentary and non-fiction: filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits, a portrait on digital, a final film on 16mm or digital 4. Cinematography: filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits, lighting exercises, DOP of directing student´s work, 35mm final etude 5. Editing and Creative-Postproduction: filming exercises digital and 16mm with given creative limits, technical editor´s exercises, editors of directing student´s works 6. Photography: digital and film exercises, studio and outdoor photography, darkroom process as well as digital postproduction, range of creative workshops to attend CERTIFICATION AFTER COMPLETION All students will receive a transcript of completed courses in accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). These credits are accepted by and transferable to universities, academies and advanced institutions of higher learning throughout the world. All students who successfully fulfill the requirements of their study plan will receive a Certificate from FAMU International. 
 Please note that acceptance into the FAMU International one year Academy Preparation Program does not guarantee admission into further studies at FAMU, however the portfolio of main works completed within each concentration provides application material expected for most advanced studies of the discipline. [-]