Master's Programmes

The Department of Art History in Brno offers two master's programmes in Art History: Art History (either as a single subject or in combination with a wide variety of other subjects) and Visual Cultures and Art History (in English).

Both are four-semester programmes of study. They will provide you with an opportunity to deepen and broaden your understanding of all areas of the history of art: architecture, sculpture, painting, applied art, and visual culture. During the master’s programmes, students will broaden and deepen their knowledge of the subject with more complex themes, and the development of various interpretative skills focused on the links of artworks to cultural-historical, sociological, psychological, and other contexts.

Students on the master's programmes will deal with current research questions, enhance their skills of visual analysis and critical reading of scholarly literature, and conduct research work during trips abroad. The programmes combined taught courses and a research dissertation.

By the end of the programme, students must prove proficiency in at least one of the world languages by passing (or giving evidence of having passed) a language exam at a level of at least B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The master's programme aims not only to prepare you for an exciting career in the art world, but also to equip you with intellectual and practical skills applicable in many different spheres of employment. As a successful graduate, you will be ready to work as a specialised employee in an art history institute, an art history museum or gallery, a monument care institutes etc. Or perhaps you might decide to pursue a career in art criticism, in communicating art as author/curator of exhibitions or coordinator in the area of tourism, or even in journalism in the press, media, television, radio and online.

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