Dramatic Arts (N8203)

Tyoe of programme: continuing master's programme
Length: 3 years

Qualification awarded


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, whether in a specifically artistic area or in the ability to apply general principles of dramatic culture and creation in the social sphere and in education. The programme builds on previous related studies and develops creativity, conceptual thinking, and artistic expression at a qualitatively higher level than at in the Bachelor's programme. Graduates complete the Master's programme as fully equipped creative personalities with comprehensive knowledge at the level of contemporary understanding in the field. They do well on the labour market, whether in the field of theatre, applied theatre, audio-visual media or social creation.

Key learning outcomes

The programme cultivates psychosomatic fitness, artistic creativity, the ability to communicate creatively, and the ability to creativity apply theatrical approaches in non-artificial ways, especially in the social and pedagogical spheres.

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 they 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 the three-year Master's programme at DAMU find work at prestigious artistic institutions, but also as independent authorial personalities in all areas of the dramatic arts (including film and television), as members of independent artistic groups, as pedagogues and lecturers in the area of theatre in education or in the social sphere (addiction therapy, etc.).

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.

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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