Percussion Instruments (8201T001)

master's programme qualification

No new students are accepted for the qualification. Qualification finishes 2024-12-31.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

The programme does not have any specific requirements for the recognition of prior learning.

The procedure for recognition at AMU is governed by Articles 89 and 90 of the Act on Higher Education Institutions No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended, and by the AMU Attendance and Examination Regulations (Articles 8, 14, 18).

Qualification requirements and regulations

Completed university education in a Bachelor´s programme in Percussion Instruments.

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´s task is to perfect the student´s playing technique on percussion instruments, to build up his or her solo and chamber repertoire, to provide practical experience with concert activity including his or her own dramaturgy and grounding for pedagogical activity.The possibility of a deeper focus (specialisation) in one of the specific subfields of percussion instruments - marimba, vibraphone, multipercussion, timpani, etc.

Key learning outcomes

Mastery of examples of the basic world repertoire of compositions for percussion instruments.Living contact with new world trends.The ability to react to the perpetual dynamic development of new techniques and sound possibilities used in particular in contemporaneous music, and the ability to contribute actively to this development.Ability to participate in the creation of new compositions.

Ability to interact actively not only with other musical instruments but also across disciplines:percussion instruments + dance, pantomime, electronic music, musical artistic projects, etc.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Students and graduates of this programme work in leading Czech musical ensembles (symphonic, operatic and chamber), and participate in musical and interdisciplinary projects as soloists and as members of chamber ensembles.Pedagogical work at the primary, secondary and post-secondary level.

Access to further studies

The doctoral programme in Interpretation and Interpretation Theory.Lifelong learning programmes, master courses, etc.

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.An examination may be practical, written, oral or involve a combination of these methods.Examinations are graded on the scale „A, B, C, D, E, F“.

Graduation requirements

The student fulfils the requirements corresponding to the study plan.The student passes the final state examination.A condition of advancement to the Master?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 (its defence is also part of the state examination).

The State Master?s Examination consists of the following parts:

Mode of study


Qualification director or equivalent


Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans