Course detail

Studio Follow-up I - Drawing and Printmaking - winter

FaVU-M1GR-ZAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course follows the rich history and tradition of classical disciplines but is neither dogmatic nor conservative. On the contrary, it encourages students to expand their conceptual understanding of traditional techniques in contemporary art. Students choose techniques according to the conceptual and technological requirements of individual projects. They work with a variety of media. Consequently, they have the opportunity to present their projects in different ways: exhibitions, publications and other formats. They are encouraged to be ambitious and to become acquainted with the progressive art scene and to present their work either independently or as a group.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to articulate own individual themes relevant for the discourse about contemporary art as well as for the tradition of drawing and graphics. Advanced knowledge of graphic techniques (linocut, dry point, monotype, transfer/copier process, imprinting, etc.), flexible usage of media. Highly advanced knowledge of contemporary art, , ability to exhibit own art independently and the ability to utilize materiality and object in the context of drawing and graphics.


Ability to prepare and justify individual master program. Ability to articulate own themes relevant to both the discourse of contemporary art along with drawing and graphics traditions. Advanced knowledge of graphic techniques. Advanced level of orientation in contemporary art.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Emma Dexter, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing (EN)
Vladimír Kokolia, Slovník Grafiky 2, 2008 (CS)
Časopis X (SK)
Tomáš Pospiszyl, Asociativní dějepis umění (CS)
Karel Císař, Abeceda věcí (CS)
W. J. T. Mitchell, Teorie obrazu (CS)
Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens stručná história ľudstva, Aktuell (CS)
Edwin Carels, Kate Macfarlane, Graphology / drawings from automatism and automation (EN)
Petra Lange-Berndt, Materiality (EN)
Omar Kholeif (ed.) You Are Here. Art Afer the Internet (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

At the beginning of the semester, the initiation of artistic research and consultation of pre-arranged individual themes takes place.The course is followed by regular group consultations of the supervisor and assistant of the atelier with the students over the approved semestral assignments. During the semester, individual tasks are individually assigned for each student or year.Regular presentations of completed semester work by external professionals.Part of the lessons are technological workshops for the semester (theme).Work on projects, visits to exhibitions and commented tours, plenipotentiaries.Teachers encourage students to actively discuss and present their work results. Both in the school field and in the gallery art practice. Student works, presentations, lectures, tutorials, debates, excursions, study of literature.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

In order to receive credit for the class, given conditions must be met:

-presence and participation in all mandatory regular consultations of semester projects (once a week)
-active participation in regular atelier projects and their consequent presentation (twice per semester)
-ability to reflect/accept recommendations resulting from consultations of semester projects
-fulfilling given tasks
-participation in atelier workshops and collaborative projects
-participation in the plenary
-evident interest in contemporary art

Presence is confirmed by signing the attendance list. One unexcused absence is allowed per semester.

Atelier exam is evaluated by a commission.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Independent and continuous studio work on own magister project, regular studio consultations with the studio leader (every week), participation on the joint studio projects, active participation in the regular studio critiques (usually 2 per semester), participation in joint studio workshops, extracurricular art activities, presentation of semestral project in front of the commission, public presentation of the semestral project within open days Enter FaVU.

1. Definition of the topic of artistic research or the author's project (alteration in the form of a possible atelier assignment).
2. Brainstorming, artistic research, experimentation, verification, variation.
3. Presentation and defense of studio criticism.
4. Participation in all joint events - namely plain-air workshop, studio workshops, excursions and events according to the program of the entire studio.
5. Installation, presentation and defense of semestral work.
6. Participation in a public presentation on an open day.


This intermedially focused course teaches students to conceptually grasp classic drawing and printmedia in response to current socio-political events and to advanced orientation in contemporary art. Through long-term creative artistic research the student adequately develops, verifies and critically thematize precisely defined topics linked to the focus of the studio. Its aim is to articulate intention of practical diploma and its gradual critical reflection, which is achieved by individual work in the studio, practical verification and consultation. The student critically selectively chooses the adequate means to achieve his / her intentions.

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

Mandatory regular consultation of semester project (weekly), active participation and presentation of created studio works at regular studio examinations (twice per semester), participating on studio workshops and collaborative studio projects, evident interest in the contemporary art. Ongoing progress on creating master degree's final project.
Attendance list. Proven continuous work on the school premises.
A single absence at studio consultations is allowed.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

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

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


195 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer