Dramaturgy for Alternative and Puppet Theatre (8203T067)

master's programme qualification

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

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

A documentable completed Bachelor´s education in an artistic or related humanities area.

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 Bachelor´s education, an overview of creative activities heretofore, the ability to do independent creative work in close interaction with other fields of study in the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at DAMU in the studios offered by the department.

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

Studies progress in individual creative programmes in close collaboration with the department´s other fields (directing, stage design, acting), and focus on deepening students´ own individual creativity, orientation in the field, abilities of self-reflection, and the creation of a larger final creative work connected with the preparation, elaboration and defence of the diploma thesis in the state final examination.

Key learning outcomes

A graduate is capable of creating his/her own conceptual artistic work underpinned with deep knowledge of the field and the ability of self-reflection. He/she is capable of collaborating in a team and of leading his/her own collective, and is oriented in the contemporary theatrical environment in the artistic as well as the economic and operational realms.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduate is a highly qualified artist able to do independent work and to lead collectives as well as individual projects and workshops. He/she is capable of offering original novel solutions in a wide range of contemporary currents of theatre including puppet theatre, indoor and open-air projects including site-specific projects, installations and performances, movement and authorial theatre, radio art, street performances and improvisation. He/she is capable of significant team collaboration and is oriented in the field.

Access to further studies

Possibility of doctoral studies in the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre or other departments at DAMU or at other university-level art schools or schools with a similar humanities focus.

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 subjects. In the main subjects, examinations are administered by a commission. Examinations are graded on the scale „A, B, C, D, E, F“.

Graduation requirements

Completion of the Master´s programme in all subjects and accumulation of the relevant number of credits. Completion of the State Master´s Examination.

A condition for advancement to the Master's examination is in particular the realisation of a final creative project with reflection.

The state final examination is 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 State Master´s Examination consists of the following parts:

the Master´s diploma thesis and its defence;

the history and theory of dramatic arts;

the history and theory of the field.

Mode of study


Qualification director or equivalent

Miloslav KLÍMA

Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans