Faculty Of Fine Arts Of Brno University Of Technology

The Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) is one of the eight faculties of Brno University of Technology. The tradition of art education at Brno University of Technology dates back to 1899 when the Institute of Drawing was established at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University. In the 1930s it changed to the Drawing and Modelling Institute. The post-war period began a new tradition; in the 1940s, Vincenc Makovsk√Ĺ, the well-known Czech sculptor, became a regular university professor and built up the Institute of Fine Arts in the framework of the Department of Architecture. In the early 1990s, Vladim√≠r Precl√≠k, another Czech sculptor, became the head of the Institute of Fine Arts and due to his efforts, the establishment of the Faculty of Fine Arts was approved by the Ministry of Education and the Faculty was opened in January 1993.

Brno

Czech Republic

Address:
Ryb√°řsk√° 13/15
603 00 Brno
Website: www.ffa.vutbr.cz


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Our Aims

The Faculty links up the rather traditional teaching in conventional studios with adequate forms of teaching in modern artistic disciplines. The teaching is mainly individual; every student is being trained as an individual in a different way.  


Sample Student Art Work (15)

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Location and Getting there

Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic (population 400,000), 2.5 hours east of Prague (by train or bus) and 1.5 hours north of Vienna, lies in the heart of the southern Moravian wine country. Slower paced than Prague, the Brno region offers hiking and biking through the highlands and vineyards, folk festivals, UNESCO sites. More information about Brno see at www.czech4you.com . The school itself is housed in two buildings; the main building is located at Ryb√°řsk√° Street, close to Brno Exhibition Grounds. The Faculty’s Art Gallery is located in the building at √ödoln√≠ Street, right in the city centre.  


Department and information about the department

Students at the Faculty of Fine Arts can select from seven fields of study (painting, sculpture, graphics, graphic design, industrial design, conceptual trends, video-multimedia-performance) taught in 16 ateliers (studios). Any student joins one of the 16 ateliers and does most of his work and study in the course called "Atelier". For this „Atelier“ course he/she gets 30 ECTS credits per year in Bachelor Studies and 35 ECTS credits in Master Studies (having presented and defended the end-of-semester project). Besides this course he attends 5 - 10 minor courses for which he/she gets 2 - 5 credits per year per each course. During four years of the Bachelor Studies he/she has to get at least 240 credits in total, therefore the optimum number of credits per year is 60. During two years of the Master Studies the minimum number of credits is 120.
For the list of ateliers and other information go to the FFA’s website at www.ffa.vutbr.cz/EN .
 


Academic Staff and Description

Our staff includes prominent Czech artists and designers. Michal Gabriel, Head of the Faculty, is a renowned Czech sculptor www.michal-gabriel.cz . Richard Fajnor, Vice-dean for Study Administration, he has been a prominent figure at exhibitions, festivals, workshops, visual arts events and projects www.fajnor.net . Petr Kv√≠čala is a painter whose work can not only be seen at galleries but also adorns floors and walls of banks, theatres and other buildings www.petr-kvicala.com . Tom√°š Ruller ranks among the best Czech performers www.ruller.cz . Head teachers of all ateliers are noted Prague- or Brno-based artists.  


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Information For  Undergraduates

Foreign applicants who are able to study in the Czech language can be accepted as full-time students of Bachelor Studies under the same terms as Czech students (i.e. no tuition fee is required) to any of the seven fields of study: painting, sculpture, graphics, graphic design, industrial design, conceptual trends, video-multimedia-performance.
English-speaking students cannot be accepted as full-time students of Bachelor Studies as the FFA is not accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education to teach Bachelor courses in English.
 


Information For  Postgraduates

Both Czech and English-speaking students, holders of Bachelor Degree, can be accepted as full-time students of Master Studies to any of the seven fields of study: painting, sculpture, graphics, graphic design, industrial design, conceptual trends, video-multimedia-performance.  


Information For  International Students

The Faculty of Fine Arts accepts English-speaking students of foreign art schools of university level as exchange students mainly in the framework of ERASMUS and CEEPUS programmes. Selection is carried out by the home university, students are admitted on sending their ERASMUS Applications and Learning Agreements. English-speaking students cannot be accepted as full-time students of Bachelor’s Degree Studies or Doctoral Studies as the FFA is not accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education to teach Bachelor or Doctoral Courses in English. However, foreign English-speaking students, holders of Bachelor Degree, can be accepted as full-time students of Master’s Degree Studies. Foreign students who are able to study in Czech can be accepted as full-time students under the same terms as Czech students, i.e. no tuition fee is required. Foreign students of foreign art schools of university level who are able to study in Czech can be accepted for non-degree study periods. No tuition fee is required. The applications (accompanied by CV and portfolio) are considered by dean’s advisory board.