Course detail

Studio IV - Painting 1 - summer

FaVU-B4M1-LAcad. year: 2019/2020

Students focus on the realization part of their BA exam. They search for the most suitable topics and for the way of its creation with respect to its future presentation. At the same time, they submit the project of their MA studies for approval.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Experience from the realisation of the BA project.
Ability of painter´s articulation.
Sensitivity to the wide range of expressions of old and new art.


Ability to find and realise an appropriate atelier assignment for the BA exam project.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Tony Godfrey:Painting today, Phaidon 2009
Hans Werner Holzworth:Art Now, vol. III., Taschen 2008
Miroslav Vojěchovský, Jaroslav Vostrý:Obraz a příběh, Kant 2009
Vilím Flusser:Do universa technických obrazů,Praha 2001
Hal Foster:The Return of the Real,MIT Press 1996
Gordon Graham: Filozofe umění, Barrister/Principal 2004

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching takes place in the form of group and individual consultations of the teacher with the students over the assigned semestral tasks. Teaching includes lectures and workshops on semester (theme) topics provided by external lecturers. During the semester students take part in at least one excursion to foreign museums and galleries. Once every two semesters, a painter's stay (plenary) takes place.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

State BA exam.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

An essential part of the work should be the everyday drawing reflection of various visual and mental stimuli - everydayness, meeting things, situations, social tensions. Drawing as a record and revelation of the essence of various phenomenons, artistic principles (such as composition etc).


Learning to use one´s own artistic capacity.
Development of individual abilities, application of the language of painting and drawing. Examination of other techniques and procedures and their possible thematisation - specification and realisation of individual intentions.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lessons are mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer