Audiovisual Studies (8204R041)

bachelor's programme qualification

General information about admission process

The elementary prerequisites for admission to the Bachelor?s programme are a completed secondary education and knowledge of English on the level of comprehending specialist texts and the spoken word. Of substantive importance is to demonstrate the candidate?s talent and knowledge prerequisites. The candidate must demonstrate creative aptitude and the ability to work independently on an artistic project, as well as the ability to reflect analytically on an artistic work. In addition, he or she must demonstrate broad and structured knowledge in the areas of cinematography, fine arts, music, theatre, literature and the social sciences.

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 Bachelor?s programme in the field of Audio-Visual Studies is focused on the development of talent and the acquisition of knowledge in the practical and theoretical aspects of audiovision, with emphasis on theoretical reflection and creative intermediality. Here, the medium is not meant as merely the carrier of an image or sound and the relevant technologies, but rather as the system of procedures and approaches through which artistic disciplines articulate their messages and missions. The programme thus consists of a synthesis of audio-visual conceptual work, new media and theoretical reflection. In the theoretical and historical part of the programme, students are familiarised with the history and present of audio-visual media and of theoretical considerations about them. A substantive component of the programme in Audio-Visual Studies is practical creative activity. Students are led to creative procedures and work in practice with the relevant technical means that presently influence the production, dissemination and reception of an audio-visual work (classic cinematography, video, computer projects, interactive audiovision on the internet, digital television, and others).

Key learning outcomes

The programme graduate is a creative personality oriented in contemporary audio-visual art, capable of reflecting on its relationship to other segments of art, to other forms of understanding and to society. The graduate understands the varied functions of audiovision and is capable of using them in diverse contexts ? artistic, philosophical, psychological, sociological, technological, economic and politico-ideological. He or she is prepared for creative or practical, as well as reflective or theoretical types of work relating to the area of audiovision, and also has developed abilities to further progress in his or her education. He or she has an overview of the varied aspects of the history and theory of audio-visual forms, understands the principles underlying the technological requirements of audio-visual production, and is capable of creatively applying his or her knowledge of these technologies.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

In their creative paths, graduates are oriented towards the most variegated areas of traditional cinematographic fields (including experimental film), as well as the areas of gallery arts and fine arts. Thanks to the systematic care accorded to his or her talent, the graduate is a developed artistic personality with a firm educational basis. Among the specific professions for which the programme in Audio-Visual Studies prepares its graduates are e.g. intermedia project creator, creative audio-visual studies teacher at the secondary or post-secondary level (after receiving a supplemental pedagogical qualification), author active in multimedia production, media critic, researcher in the field of audiovision, etc. The graduate can also professionally pursue systematic publishing activity. Another domain based on this qualification is dramaturgical collaboration on audio-visual works or programme-conceptual work at audio-visual institutions.

Access to further studies

The Master?s programme in the field of Audio-Visual Studies.

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 set by the study plan.

The student passes the final state examination.

The State Bachelors Examination consists of the following parts:

Defence of the Bachelors Practical Work

Defence of the Bachelor Thesis

History of Audio-Vision

Theory of Audio-Vision

Mode of study


Qualification director or equivalent


Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans

No study planned is available.