Academy Of Arts, Architecture And Design - Prague, Czech Republic

In 1885, the School of Decorative Arts [Uměleckoprůmyslová škola, UPŠ] was founded in Prague in the spirit of the ideas of Gottfried Semper. At the time of its founding, the School was the first and only state art school in the Czech lands. Its building was constructed in 1882-1885 based on a design by František Schmoranz the Younger and Jan Machytka. Originally, the School of Decorative Arts used only one wing of the building on the Aleš Embankment, while the wing facing the square was occupied by the Painting Academy. The architecture of the building was inspired by Renaissance Italian palaces, but its direct influences were the art academies in Paris and Vienna. The purpose of the building is revealed by its two studio windows as well as the sculptural decorations – the façade bears the names of great artists of Renaissance and Baroque, and, in significant places, it is decorated by copies of Renaissance sculptures and sculptures of Classical Antiquity – Venus de Medici, Venus Urania, Dancing Satyrs and Michelangelo's Dusk and Dawn. In the interior, the original painting decoration survived in the exhibition h... [ Read All ]

Prague

Czech Republic

Address:
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
116 93 Praha 1
Phone: 420 251 098 119
Website: http://www.vsup.cz/


College Photos (5)

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Sample Student Art Work (10)

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Location and Getting there

Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
116 93 Prague, Czech republic
tel + 420 251 098 111
fax + 420 251 098 240
www.vsup.cz

 


Department and information about the department

VŠUP (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design – AAAD) in Prague has launched → VISUAL ARTS – a new two-year program in English which addresses increased need and interest of foreign students in studying art in the Czech Republic. This follow-up MA course combines practical studio-based seminars and workshops, aiming at mastering craft and technical or technological procedures, with theoretical lectures on art theory and history. It is designed for BA or MA degree holders from universities and colleges abroad, irrespective of country. It should provide foreign students with good education in the chosen discipline in order to prepare them for individual or team specialist profession all over the world. Successful program graduates obtain an internationally acknowledged academic degree Mg.A., together with Diploma Suplement containing information about subjects taken at the university.  


Academic Staff and Description

VISUAL ARTS studios and teachers:

Studio of Graphic Design and Visual Communication

(lecturers: Rostislav Vaněk, Alan Záruba)

Studio of Typography
(lecturers: František Štorm, Luboš Drtina, Karel Haloun)

Studio of Film and TV Graphics
(lecturers: Jiří Bárta, Barbora Dlouhá)

Studio of Architecture II
(lecturers: Eva Jiřičná, Radek Kolařík)



Visual Arts tutorial group workshop
Students of all four studios
(tutor: Alan Záruba)  


Information For  Postgraduates

→VISUAL ARTS is a follow-up MA programme that combines practical studio-based seminars and workshops with theoretical lectures on art theory and history →Outline of Subjects, Seminars, Lectures and Workshop. It is designed for BA or MA degree holders from universities and colleges abroad, irrespective of country. It aims at providing foreign students with good education in the chosen discipline in order to prepare them for individual or team specialist profession all over the world. After two years of studies, students are required to submit a diploma work consisting of a thesis and a diploma project defence →Final State Examination. Successful programme graduates obtain an internationally acknowledged academic degree MgA. together with Diploma Supplement containing information about subjects taken at the university.


In →VISUAL ARTS, importance is attached not only to a balanced combination of practice (mastering craft and technical or technological procedures) and theory (Art History and critical reflection of the current issues in the chosen discipline), but also to interdisciplinary approach. The core...  [ Read All ]


Student Facilities

The library of the School of Decorative Arts (now the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design) has been an integral part of the institution since its founding in 1885. It is open only to faculty and full-time students. The collections include approx. 55,000 items. The library is a subscriber to 55 foreign periodicals and 55 Czech magazines. The focus of the library's collections matches the disciplines of the studios of the Academy. Other than regular periodicals, the stacks are not open to students. The collection is searched via the card catalogue in the reading-room, and the librarians make the students photocopies of requested materials for a small fee. The collections are also catalogued in electronic form – the Academy uses the British Tinlib/T-series, version 307. For the time being, the electronic catalogue is available in the reading-room on one computer, cataloguing books from 1948 to 2003 (re-cataloguing is still in process). Depending on the availability of equipment, the collection will be made accessible to the general public over the Internet in the near future.

Contacts
Tel. +420 251 098 205, 228
Fax +420 2...  [ Read All ]


Accommodation

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague offers accommodation in hostel of AAAD. More informations on www.hostel.vsup.cz

Dormitory / Hostel Mikoláše Alše

Na Výšinách 2
170 00 Praha 7
Tel/Fax +420 220 570 698
E-mail kolej@vsup.cz

Contact person: Miroslava Jelínková: kolej@vsup.cz
 


How To Apply

Admission conditions:


a) BA degree in fine art and related technical disciplines;
b) high standard of art work submitted by the applicant in the form of his/her portfolio
c) basic knowledge of Art History and Aesthetics;
d) good command of English that will be the language of communication among students and their teachers throughout the two years of study

e) sending →APPLICATION FORM

http://www.vsup.cz/upload/1146645016.pdf

→APPLICATION FORM should include:

• CV with relevant information about applicants` professional history or participation in exhibitions (in English)
• motivation letter – at least 2 pages in English
• portfolio containing applicant` s own pieces of work related to the area of studies he/she selected - at least 10 examples in printed form or on CD/DVD
• proof of completed BA studies (after being admitted it is necessary to submit a Diploma Supplement or other attested true documents)
• proof of applicant` s capability of studying in English - attested true copies of certificates

→APPLICATION FORM deadline and Selection process for winter term 20...  [ Read All ]


Visit us (open days)

Hana Smělá, → VISUAL ARTS Coordinator

E-mail: visualarts@vsup.cz

Phone number: 420 251 098 119
 


Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

http://www.vsup.cz/upload/1171622621.pdf