Harpsichord (8201T003)

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

Advancement to the continuing Master?s programme is based on an entrance examination.Admission is contingent on completion of the Bachelor?s programme in the relevant field.It is also possible to continue in the Master?s programme after gaining professional experience.Prerequisites are demonstrated successful artistic practice and successful completion of the entrance examination.The Faculty reserves the option to impose additional supplementary requirements on candidates from other schools for purposes of evaluating each candidate?s level in subjects where there is a difference in curriculum between the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU) and the candidate?s previous school.

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

Perfect mastery of the main field and its technical and artistic issues.

Confident and deep orientation in the musical legacy of the past and its stylistic periods.

Study of the solo repertoire and the basic repertoire of chamber music with the harpsichord and its mastery at a high professional and concert level.

Key learning outcomes

Study and interpretation of the solo harpsichord literature on a very high professional level with deep orientation in compositional styles and with confident and reliable technical ability.Gradual development of concert activity within the scope of available options and involvement in cultural life.Development of interpretive qualities in chamber music with a great tradition in the Czech lands.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates of the Master?s programme represent the young generation of performers continuing the tradition of Czech interpretive art and of the great personalities of our music culture.In addition to concert activity in the Czech Republic and abroad, they also work in pedagogical roles at primary arts schools, conservatories and universities.

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.Advancement to the Master?s examination is contingent on the realisation of the Master?s graduate concert, the defence of which is part of the state final examination, and the elaboration of a written diploma thesis, which is also part of the defence.

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