Branch Details

Fine Arts and Art Management

Original title in Czech: Výtvarná umění a umělecký provozFaVUAbbreviation: VUUP_DK3Acad. year: 2020/2021Specialisation: no specialisation

Programme: Fine Arts

Length of Study: 3 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2016Accredited until: 31.12.2024


The aim of the doctoral study program is to enable highly specialized artistic and scientific education for graduates of FAVU (and other arts colleges and faculties), but also for graduates of non-artistic fields focusing on contemporary art in its various aspects (curatorial, gallery, cultural, Criticism and history of contemporary art). This high degree of specialization of admitted applicants assumes that the study is highly individualized - trainers and expert consultants help students primarily by feedback and direction to desirable problems, resources, institutions and people - and still contain the foundation consisting of subjects whose completion is obligatory for all students in program. While graduates of art disciplines are thus led to further deepen knowledge in the fields of art theory or contemporary art, graduates of non-artistic disciplines gain a deeper insight into artistic research, or current art practice, respectively.

Key learning outcomes

The aim of doctoral studies at FAVU is to contribute to the development of contemporary art as a cultural and socially significant area of ​​action and knowledge. Doctoral study is a unique space for the cultivation of individual but discourse-based attitudes. Doctoral study is thus primarily an area of ​​freedom to develop its own disposition in dialogue with inspirational colleagues and consultants, but also students of lower degrees of study with whom the doctoral students come into contact within their own pedagogical practice. An important goal of the doctoral study program is also the preparation of future teachers of higher art schools. During the course of study, emphasis is placed on pedagogical practice, which may take the form of pedagogical assistance to the trainer, including assistance with conducting or opposing work, but may also consist of leading separate lectures and seminars (ideally linked to the subject of doctoral studies).

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

PhD graduates of the "Visual Art and Art Management" are distinctive individuals operating in the art world (artists, critics, historians or theoreticians, curators or cultural producers). The opportunity to interrelate scientific and creative research methods oriented either towards a body of artistic work or an exhibition projects, provides them with the best qualities for finding their place both in the art world or in academic environment.


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
3DIKUDigital Culturecs0CompulsoryDrExP - 12yes
3SDP3Dissertation seminar 3cs0CompulsoryCrS - 12yes
3STV3Shared Interdisciplinary Theory 3cs0CompulsoryColP - 6 / K - 6yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
3DOK2Doctoral colloquium 2cs0CompulsoryColS - 6yes
3PODPDissertation topic discussioncs0CompulsoryCrK - 6 / S - 13yes
3SDP4Dissertation seminar 4cs0CompulsoryCrS - 12yes
3STV4Shared Interdisciplinary Theory 4cs0CompulsoryCrP - 6 / K - 6yes
3TESUTheory of contemporary artcs0CompulsoryDrExP - 6 / K - 6yes
2. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
3CIZIForeign language for doctoral studentsen, cs0CompulsoryDrExK - 12yes
3. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
3STAZInternational mobility for doctoral studentsen, cs0CompulsoryCrO - 160yes