Course detail

Studio Follow-up I - Environment - winter

FaVU-M1EN-ZAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course focuses on the individual long-term student projects, realization of an art research project that results in the Master's thesis. The course helps students to select and apply adequate media of an expression. A critical discussion on the issues defined by students enables them to apply an appropriate theoretical framework, and to mediate them related approaches in contemporary art in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

In the winter semester of the first year of the master's degree, students carry out their artistic research. They are able to freely choose and apply the media of their own work. They are aware of the theories in relation with their work. They confront themselves with similar approaches.


Students have carried out several artistic projects, and have verified their experience in individual and collective exhibitions. They can uphold their opinions in a critical debate. They are able to evaluate their work in a broader context. At the same time, they critically look at contemporary events in art, culture and society as well.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BENJAMIN, W. Dílo a jeho zdroj. Praha: Odeon, 1979.
FARVER, J. (ed) Global Conceptualism. NYC: Queens Museum of Art, 1999.
[GUST] The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1999.
HAVRÁNEK, V. (ed), Akce slovo pohyb prostor (kat. výst.). Praha: Galerie hlavního města Prahy 1999.
LIPPARD, L. Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
MARCUS, G. Stopy rtěnky, //tajná historie dvacátého století//. Votobia, 1998.
MITCHEL W. Space, Place, and the Infobahn, City of Bits. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1999.
MORGANOVÁ, P. Akční umění. Olomouc: Votobia, 1999.
VIDLER, A. The Architectural Uncanny, Essays in the Modern Unhomely, The MIT Press, 1992.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Studio work, presentations, lectures, tutorials, debates, excursions, study of literature

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To obtain credits, it is necessary to implement the assigned studio tasks, to participate on the common exhibition, to edit the portfolio of your own work. 80% attendance at lectures is a natural necessity for graduation.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Artistic research
2. semester work - test
The studio work is continuously complemented with tutorials within the department or with external experts, with lectures, and field trips to exhibitions, and institutions
in relation to the discussed problems. An integral part of the program is also study of literature and texts related to individual art works.


Definition of a long-term artistic approach; realization of an art research goal; conscious choice and application of the media of expression; the formulation and discussion of urgent issues; orientation in contemporary cultural events in relation to history and non-artistic areas.

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

Accomplishment of the studio assignments, participation on the lectures, communication about the overview of cultural events.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 18 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer