Dramatic Arts (M8203)

Tyoe of programme: master's programme
Length: 4 years

Qualification awarded


Level of qualification

Master's Programme

Specific admission requirements

Candidates can be admitted to the Master's programme provided they have completed a secondary, secondary vocational (exceptionally also candidates without completing a secondary, secondary vocational or higher vocational education at a conservatory) and have demonstrated the requisite talent and aptitude for the programme.

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 with a standard length of four years 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 four-year Master's programme in artistic fields at DAMU trains students to be independent creative personalities. The only fields at DAMU offering a four-year on-site Master's programme are Acting for Dramatic Theatre and Acting for Alternative and Puppet Theatre. During the course of studies, acting students acquire specific skills and knowledge from both a practical and theoretical point of view, which help them to discover and develop their own artistic talents. Their artistic work at the school?s DISK Theatre is the culmination of systematic preparation over the duration of the programme, and exhibits students? ability to create characters in a complete staging. This also includes the ability to reflect on specific issues in acting as well as general issues in the dramatic arts at an appropriate scholarly level. In the case of acting for alternative and puppet theatre, the Master's programme is understood as conscious, talented, and creative performance in a theatrical situation with an emphasis on authenticity, creativity and ethical acting, while also looking for alternative approaches. Special emphasis is placed on the specificities of puppet theatre, in which the acting component consists of two equal elements: puppets, which contribute to its visual aspect of the performance, and actors, who realise above all the semiotic aspect.

Key learning outcomes

The ability to create a theatrical character, respectively the ability to work in a partnership of collective interplay and to perform with puppets (objects). This includes the ability to reflect on specific issues in acting as well as general issues in the dramatic arts at an appropriate scholarly level.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates of the acting programme have richly developed actors? imaginations, full of fantasy and playfulness. They are able to create characters in a complete staging. Graduates have developed independent thinking, communicativeness, an orientation in theory and in the history of the field of study at the level of a university graduate. They find work across the dramatic arts, in dramatic theatre, in puppet and alternative theatre, as well as in film, television and radio.

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. A requirement for successful completion of the programme is an artistic performance as part of the graduate presentation.

Mode of study


Programme director or equivalent

prof. Mgr. PROVAZNÍK Jaroslav

Occupational profile of graduate

Programme director or equivalent

doc. Mgr. HANČIL Jan

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