Sound Production (8201T092)

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

A completed university education in a Bachelor?s programme, with a preference for graduates of the Bachelor?s programme in Sound Production at HAMU or a programme in a related field at a different university.

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 Master?s programme is conceived as an artistic programme intended primarily for graduates of the Bachelor?s programme in Sound Production at HAMU, and also for graduates of programmes at FAMU or for other candidates at a comparable academic level, e.g. graduates of the programme in audio frequency technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. The goal is to expand theoretical knowledge in the area of music, aesthetics, sound technology and musical and psychological acoustics. The study plan also aims to deepen professional skills acquired during the Bachelor?s programme in Sound Production at HAMU with an accent on developing the student?s professional focus in the area of autonomous sound production.

Key learning outcomes

Students who have already mastered the fundamentals of technical and artistic work with sound, know how to work with modern recording technology and possess musical knowledge at the required level devote themselves to further expanding their theoretical knowledge and to serious practical projects in the area of autonomous sound production, but in particular to classical and jazz recordings and to realising electroacoustic music and sound post-production in music. Space is also left for projects involving radio plays, sound collages, stage sound, etc. Emphasis is placed on students? own projects in accordance with their future practice.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates of the Master?s programme in Sound Production at HAMU are artistic-technical personalities capable of independent creative work with sound as a means of musical aesthetic communication. They must know how to connect rational understanding and mastery of the latest technical means and methods with an aesthetic quality and individual creativity, and how to connect the psychophysiology of aural perception with the current aesthetic and ethical norms of sound communication ? in particular in recordings of the most serious works of classical music and jazz, in realising electroacoustic music projects and in independent generally creative work with sound in the area of autonomous sound production. Graduates can apply their skills as sound-masters in professional recording and music post-production studios of all types, in radio in the area of music or the spoken word, cultural organisations with a requirement of professional work with sound, or as stage sound-masters, pedagogues at secondary schools (instruction in practical subjects for creative work with sound) or at primary arts schools (in the fields of Electronic Music Processing and Sound Production).

Access to further studies

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Fulfilment of the study plan is verified with the help of an electronic system, into which are also entered the final assessments necessary for completing individual subjects. The study of a subject then culminates with the awarding of a credit or by sitting for an examination.

The credit as an ungraded form of assessment is awarded upon fulfilment of requirements stipulated for individual subjects with the word ?Credited? (Z). Examinations may be practical, oral, written or involve a combination of these methods, and are graded on the scale ?A, B, C, D, E, F?. The student is entitled to a second and third attempt to pass an examination. In exceptional cases, a fourth attempt may be requested and must be approved by the Dean of the faculty. A fourth attempt to pass an examination takes place before an examination committee. It is not permitted to repeat an examination for the main subjects, which are also by commission.

Graduation requirements

The student fulfils the requirements set by the study plan.

The student passes the final state examination in the core subject announced by the Dean:

Students realise a practical diploma task in the area of autonomous sound production in an extent per the Dean?s announcement, and elaborate a supplemental written work with a minimum length as defined by the Rector. Their defence is part of the state final examination.

Mode of study


Qualification director or equivalent

Ondřej URBAN

Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans