bachelor's programme qualification
General information about admission process
Submission of documents demonstrating completion of a secondary education or study programme with a matura examination.Considerable singing talent, physiological prerequisites for healthy voice development, interpretative imagination, developed musical skills, good musical memory, knowledge of operatic and song literature, general cultural knowledge, good stage presence.
1)determination of vocal range;
2)one aria by one of the old masters (17th or 18th century);
3)two Czech songs (from the period of B. Smetana to the present);
4)one aria from a Czech opera, one aria from a world opera; both arias must be acted (a suitable stage presence is a condition of admission);
5)recitation of a short poem.
In cases where there is good reason to do so, the committee may grant an exemption from a certain part of the examination.
At the examination, each candidate will present a phoniatrician?s statement on his or her state of health.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
The programme is governed by the Act on Higher Education Institutions No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended, and by the AMU Attendance and Examination Regulations.
Qualification requirements and regulations
A completed secondary or a completed secondary vocational education; exceptionally, it is also possible to admit candidates without a completed secondary, a completed secondary vocational or higher vocational education at a conservatory.
Regulations:The Czech education system is governed by the Act on Higher Education Institutions, as amended (Act No. 111/1998 Coll.), and by the internal regulations of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Field of study characterization
The programme in Voice provides practical education in the area of voice, as well as song and operatic repertoire supplemented by music-theoretical subjects.Individual instruction in voice and required practice sessions are suitably supplemented by a final solo singing performance in the form of a public concert.The skills acquired in the area of singing and acting, as well as theoretical knowledge in musical interpretation and the history of music, can be verified by the student in practice in the form of a specific project in the opera studio under the direction of an experienced pedagogue and students in operatic directing.The programme reflects new developmental trends in the area of learned interpretation and contemporary music in the form of block seminars.Voice is taught by pedagogues who are themselves active artists, or who have had a significant artistic career.The interconnectedness of individual instruction and collective work preparing for opera projects prepares the student for a wide range of professional application.
Key learning outcomes
A graduate of the Bachelor?s programme in the field of Voice has culminated his or her technical education in music, has mastered an extensive repertoire and is equipped with theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience enabling an independent and stylistically appropriate interpretive conception of musical works.He or she understands the field in the broader contexts of musical art and art generally, is familiar with the field?s history and present and applies this knowledge in his or her own artistic activity.He or she is capable of reflecting theoretically on the field, and is oriented in operational practice and the support mechanisms of artistic activity.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
A graduate of the Bachelor?s programme is capable of independently interpreting a musical work with piano or orchestral accompaniment ? whether performing a song, operatic or oratory work.He or she can apply these skills in the wide spectrum of music activity, in particular as a member of a choir.
Access to further studies
After duly completing the Bachelor?s programme it is possible for the student to continue his or her studies in the Master?s programme.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Studies are assessed by credits and examinations stipulated by study plans.The student is informed of these through the information system.The student registers for examinations using the information system, and is entitled to a second and third attempt to pass an examination.If neither of these attempts proves successful, the Dean may in exceptional cases permit a fourth attempt (administered by a commission).It is not permitted to repeat an examination for the main subjects or to repeat written examinations.The credit is an ungraded form of assessment of studies.It is allocated upon fulfilment of requirements stipulated for individual subjects and is recorded in the information system with the word „Credited“ (Z).An examination is a graded form of assessment of studies, which tests knowledge and level of creativity in the relevant subject.In the main subjects, examinations are administered by a commission.Examinations are graded on the scale „A, B, C, D, E, F“.
Studies in this programme are duly completed with the state final examination.This examination is held before an examination committee comprised of the faculty?s professors, assistant professors and expert assistants, or of invited experts approved by the faculty?s artistic council.The state final examination and announcement of the results are public.The student must sit for a state final examination no later than two academic years after fulfilling the study obligations of the relevant study plan.A student who has fulfilled the conditions for the relevant study plan, performed a Bachelor?s concert, submitted a qualifying thesis with all the required formalities and obtained the required number of credits may register for the state final examination.The examination includes an oral defence of the Bachelor?s thesis.The Dean stipulates the contents of the state final examination for individual fields of study on the basis of the recommendation of the relevant department.State final examinations are graded on the scale ?A, B, C, D, E, F?.The examination committee shall decide the overall assessment for the state final examination by vote in camera.
The student fulfils the requirements set by the study plan.The student passes the final state examination.A condition of advancement to the Bachelor?s examination is the realisation of the graduate concert.An additional requirement is the elaboration of a supplemental theoretical written work in accordance with an assigned topic.
The State Bachelor?s Examination consists of the following parts:
-the diploma thesis and its defence (a theoretical written work);
-discussion and defence of the Bachelor?s concert with a piano;
-an oral interview (concerning the main field).
Mode of study
Qualification director or equivalent
Field of study is part of study programme
- Art of Music – (B8201)