Dramatic Arts (N8203)
Tyoe of programme: continuing master's programme
Length: 2 years
Level of qualification
Continuing Master's Programme
Specific admission requirements
The admissions process to 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 http://www.damu.cz/pro-uchazece.
Electronic application for admission: https://prihlaska.amu.cz/apps/kos/prihlaska/
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
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
The continuing Master's programme at DAMU engenders independent creative personalities. The programme builds on previous related studies and develops creativity, conceptual thinking, and artistic expression at a qualitatively higher level than in the Bachelor's programme. Graduates complete the Master's programme as fully equipped creative personalities. They do well on the labour market, whether in theatre, audio-visual media, education or cultural management.
Key learning outcomes
Cultivation of the ability to conceive of and realise a complex artistic work in the relevant field (whether a stage design, authorial text or dramaturgical-directorial concept, and its subsequent staging, etc.). Graduates in the field of Drama in Education are prepared for artistic-pedagogical work with children and youth.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
Master's graduates in the field of dramatic arts are independent creative personalities who are capable of conceiving of and realising creative works in their respective fields on a corresponding artistic and professional level. They are oriented in the methodology of the field, and have wide and deep knowledge and understanding of methods in research and artistic approaches. Graduates also have the ability to reflect on specific issues in the given discipline as well as general issues in the dramatic arts at an appropriate theoretical level, and are able to find work in organisational and management roles. Graduates of Master's programmes at DAMU find work across the dramatic arts, at prestigious artistic or educational institutions, and also as independent creative personalities (directors, dramaturges, stage designers, authors), drama teachers, and as members of independent artistic groups, arts commentators and cultural managers.
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.
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.
Mode of study
full-time / part-time
Programme director or equivalent
prof. Mgr. PROVAZNÍK Jaroslav
Occupational profile of graduate
Programme director or equivalent
doc. Mgr. HANČIL Jan
List of qualifications
- Directing of Dramatic Theatre
- Dramaturgy for Dramatic Theatre
- Acting of Alternative and Puppet Theatre
- Dramaturgy for Alternative and Puppet Theatre
- Directing of Devised and Object Theatre
- Stage Design in Alternative and Puppet Theatre
- Stage Design
- Arts Management
- Drama in Education
- Authorial Acting
- Theory and Criticism