Animated Film (8204R002)

bachelor's programme qualification

General information about admission process

The successful completion of the admission test includes a theory part and a talent part. The talent test has the greatest weight in the admission procedure; it tests applicants for the following abilities: creativity, decorative art talent, sense of tempo and rhythm, and author talent. As far as personal traits are concerned, a sense of teamwork, independent decision-making and patience are particularly important.

To be admitted, applicants need an extensive knowledge of art and culture and a basic awareness of the history and theory of animated film and certain knowledge of film and digital technologies.

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

Required qualifications: 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 three-year bachelor track is designed as versatile university preparation for the future independent creative animated film makers. The tuition is based on the basic aesthetic notion that animated film is one of the types of dramatic art form. The technical tuition is based on the assumption that animation is the principal and crucial discipline of animated film, regardless of whether it is done manually or synthetically. Hence, maximum emphasis is placed on it during both tuition and exercises. The annual curricula are conceived for the students to validate their new theoretical knowledge in hands-on exercises. Maximum emphasis and exacting demands are placed on their own creation. The ratio of the theoretical to hands-on classes and exercises is approximately 30% to 70%, respectively.

Key learning outcomes

The graduate of the Bachelor?s programme can be characterised as an artistic craftsman in this cinematographic field. After completing the programme, he/she may work as an independent animator or hold any assistive position in a professional animated film studio. After gaining experience in practice, he/she is expected to undergo dynamic professional development and growth.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduates of the Bachelor track of Animated Film are theoretically and practically educated enough to work as independent animators or any type of assistants in professional animated film studios. With the acquired theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience they are expected to dynamically develop and grow professionally.

Access to further studies

The Master?s programme in the field of Animated Film.

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

Students meet the requirements of the programme.

Students pass the final exam:

Practical exercise: A film

History of animated film

Written Bachelor’s thesis

Mode of study


Qualification director or equivalent


Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans