Animation Film (8204T002)

master's programme qualification

General information about admission process

On the basis of a submitted authored film with parameters corresponding to the Bachelor?s graduate animated film, the candidate demonstrates his/her talent prerequisites for the Master?s programme, orientation in the genres and technologies of animation, and inclination towards the relevant profession in animated or alternative film. Another prerequisite for the Master?s programme is the demonstration of comprehensive specialist knowledge of the field of animation, its history and theory, and the presentation of a project (directing sketch, description of technology, script) which the candidate intends to realise in the Master?s programme.

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 university education in a Bachelor?s programme in Animated Film or in a related field.

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 goal of the Master track is to attain a top professional level of the graduate. The Master track is focused on the further development of the students’ talent and establishing their creative individuality, so that graduates can address animated films as a whole all the way from the theme to screenplay, art design, animation and direction. Instruction about the issues of combining feature and animated films is a major part of the Master track. The annual curricula are designed for students to validate their new theoretical knowledge in practical 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 40% : 60%.

Key learning outcomes

The graduate of the two-year Master?s programme has mastered at a high professional level a wide range of approaches and techniques in animated film, in particular those which are currently perceived in the continuously developing and transforming segment of animated cinematography as experimental and innovative. He/she has also mastered the approaches and methods of acted film and their application in animated film, and is capable of creating combined (animated and acted) films on a professional level. He/she has acquired a wide spectrum of knowledge, in particular in the area of cinematography and in the general history and theory of art, and is capable of critical self-reflection on the basis of this knowledge.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The goal of the Master track is to raise graduates who are fully independent creative personalities with a culture of expression and a specific style, capable of creating individualistic animated films in all usual formats and techniques, both in a fully individual manner and as directors who coordinate teams of creative collaborators. Thanks to the attained theoretical knowledge validated in practice, they can also work as animated film teachers or in associated fields in secondary art schools and art universities.

Access to further studies

The doctoral programme in the field of Theory of Film and Multimedia Production.

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 state final exam:

Animated film direction

Animated film theory

Global cinema history

Written Master’s thesis

Hands-on work

Mode of study


Qualification director or equivalent


Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans