Study options for artists and designers

29. 10. 2021 | Fields of Study

Study Graphic desing in CzechiaIf you’re an aspiring artist considering studying abroad and your dream destination is the Czech Republic, this article is just for you. What are your options if you want to study art and design in English in Czechia? There certainly are a few study programmes to check out.

Prague City University offers a 3-year long BA degree programme in Graphic Design that’s not only traditional but also puts an emphasis on art in the digital era. The programme is very practical and you’ll be able to learn things like analogue design practice, digital design skills, design thinking and practice, design history, typography, editorial design, moving and static image, visual communication, branding, creative coding and even web and application design.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something much shorter that doesn’t come with that many obligations, you can apply for a 1-year long programme called Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media Practice. You’ll be able to explore art, media and design and learn things like Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, animation, illustration, sculpture and interactive art.

If you’ve already obtained your bachelor, you can apply for a 2-year long master programme Future Design in which you’ll further expand your studies in innovative design, design research methods, critical thinking and theoretical contexts while working on your projects.

Anglo-American University in Prague currently offers one 3-year long BA degree programme in Visual Art Studies that is combining subjects in art history, film, new media and arts management; taught by art professionals from various countries. You’ll be given an introduction into drawing/painting and modern aesthetics while also obtaining knowledge in art history, psychology and philosophy.

The Faculty of Arts belonging to Masaryk University in Brno offers a 2-year long master programme called Visual Cultures and Art History. If wish to get some deep and advanced knowledge on historical and theoretical analysis of art and other forms of visual expression, this is a good option for you.

The programme focuses primarily on Mediterranean, Caucasian and Euro-American art and visual cultures which is something you have to bear in mind, especially if your artistic interests are elsewhere. However, engaging in topics of globalisation is encouraged. You can enrol into subjects such as visual cultures of the medieval world, new perspectives in early modern period, modern/contemporary visual cultures and apply also transdisciplinary approaches.

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