Art of Music (N8201)

Tyoe of programme: continuing master's programme
Length: 2 years

Qualification awarded


Level of qualification

Continuing Master's Programme

Specific admission requirements

The admissions process for the Master,s programme is contingent on completion of the Bachelor?s programme. The purpose of the admissions process is to verify the candidate?s abilities for further development of his or her talents, theoretical knowledge and professional skills.

The admissions process cannot be waived. A standard component of the admissions process is a practical aptitude test. If the candidate fails to pass it, the admissions process can be terminated prematurely.

The decision to admit a candidate to the Master,s programme is made by the Dean based on the recommendation of the admissions committee. The final instance in the admissions process is the Rector, whose decision is final.

Specific requirements for admission are published on the web page

Electronic application for admission:

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Recognition procedures at AMU are governed by Article Nos. 89 and 90 of Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on Higher Education Institutions, as amended and the AMU Attendance and Examination Regulations (Articles 8, 14, 18)

Qualification requirements and regulations

Completed university education in a Bachelor's programme.


The Czech education system is governed by Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on Higher Education Institutions, as amended and the Academy's internal regulations - AMU Attendance and Examination Regulations

Profile of the programme

Training of university-educated artists who study composition, interpretative fields, music theoretical fields or sound production, with an emphasis on research, theoretical and soloist activity.

Key learning outcomes

In artistic fields, the Master,s programme is concentrated mainly on the main field of study, on attaining the highest level of mastery and integration of knowledge in broader and more general contexts. In scientific fields, the Master's programme concentrates on mastering the skill of creative theoretical reflection in artistic practice, as well as on the ability to perform independent scientific research to further develop the field.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates of the Master,s programme are independent creative individuals also capable of performing independent scientific work to further develop the field.

Access to further studies

After duly completing the Master,s programme it is possible for the student to continue his or her studies in the PhD programme.

Course structure diagram with credits

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Studies are assessed by credits and examinations stipulated by study plans; the student is notified of these through the information system.

The student registers for examinations using the information system.

The student 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, known as a Dean´s Examination. A Dean´s Examination is administered by a commission with the participation of the Dean or a Vice-Dean appointed by the Dean. It is not permitted to repeat an examination for the main subjects or to repeat written examinations.

If the student is evaluated with an „F“ or „credit denied“, his or her studies shall be terminated in accordance with Section 56 (1)(b) of the Act on Higher Education Institutions, as amended. The decision is covered by Section 68 of the Act. If, for serious reasons, a student is unable to sit for an examination, he or she shall excuse himself/herself in advance; otherwise he or she shall be regarded as having failed the examination. A student may also arrange with a pedagogue to sit for an examination prior to the stipulated date.

The credit is an ungraded form of assessment of studies. It is allocated upon fulfilment of obligations 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. It may be practical, written, oral or a combination of these methods. For the main subjects, examinations are usually conducted before a committee.

The examinations are graded on the scale „A, B, C, D, E, F“.

A (excellent performance exceeding the relevant criteria),

B (above-average performance with a minimum of errors),

C (average performance with an acceptable number of errors),

D (acceptable performance with a larger number of errors),

E (performance that meets the minimum requirements),

F (unacceptable performance).

Apart from the aforementioned scale, the letter „X“ may also be used in the information system; this indicates that it has been decided not to allocate a grade for the relevant examination date. The evaluation must be registered in the information system within two working days following the examination or the allocation of the credit.

Graduation requirements

Studies in this programme are duly completed with the state final examination. This examination is held before an examination committee comprised of the faculty´s professors, assistant professors and expert assistants, or of invited experts approved by the faculty?s artistic council. The state final examination and announcement of the results are public.

The student must sit for a state final examination no later than two academic years after fulfilling the study obligations of the relevant study plan. A student who has fulfilled the conditions for the relevant study plan, submitted a qualifying thesis with all the required formalities and obtained the required number of credits may register for the state final examination. The examination includes an oral defence of the Master´s thesis. The Dean stipulates the contents of the state final examination for individual fields of study on the basis of the recommendation of the relevant department.

State final examinations are 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.

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Mode of study


Programme director or equivalent

prof. BARTOŇ Hanuš

Occupational profile of graduate

Programme director or equivalent

prof. MAREŠ Vlastimil

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