Voice And Opera Directing (N0215A310031)

Type of programme Mode of study Profile of the programme Standard study length Language Instruction Department
Continuing Master's Programme full-time academically oriented 2 years Czech Voice and Opera Directing Department

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Programme objectives

The objective of the programme is to prepare highly qualified voice artists and musical directors who possess a significant degree of skill in operatic theatre. The Master’s programme augments the curriculum studied in the Bachelor’s programme. The student is also led to synthetically interconnect artistic practice and acquired knowledge concerning the problems of the organisation and structure of music operations within the scope of joint staging practice.

Profile of a programme graduate

The programme graduate has mastered the relevant presentation skills in all aspects of his or her practice and activity. The graduate performs as a versatile and accomplished artistic personality capable of masterful, original and compelling expression. He or she demonstrates a strong aptitude for self-motivation in systematic preparation for a future vocation, and for self-study with a view to a sustainable career path. The graduate is able to independently, purposefully and efficiently plan and structure his or her own work, demonstrating self-sufficiency in all aspects of learning, social interaction and in recognising opportunities.

The graduate engages in a high level of critical self-reflection with respect to his or her own learning style, skills and strategies. He or she reacts creatively and constructively to the ideas and impulses of others, works consistently and positively with verbal and/or written feedback. The graduate has the ability to listen, collaborate, express opinions constructively and prioritise the common interest in creating a uniform interpretation of the work. The graduate has long-term (lifelong) potential for individual artistic development, and an open attitude towards new things. The graduate regularly evaluates and develops his or her artistic and personal skills and competencies in pursuit of his or her personal goals.

The graduate is able to integrate knowledge acquired in various contexts and from various perspectives, to discern the relationships between theory and practice, and to use this knowledge to support and strengthen his or her own artistic development. The graduate understands his or her field in depth with respect to the relevant career path and opportunities, and on this basis identifies and formulates strategies for cultivating collaborations. The graduate is able to apply acquired knowledge of the organisation and structure of music operations in his or her own artistic practice.

The graduate engages and shares information with expert and lay voice artists and audiences across a broad spectrum of society; he or she is aware of individual and/or group reactions to this information and is able to respond appropriately. The graduate has an in-depth understanding of the artist’s role in contemporary society, and he or she explores, is engaged in and contemplates specific relevant professional work environments and contexts.

The graduate has an overview of the regimen and function of music in society, and is familiar with the basic concepts and terminology of the existing model of music operations. The graduate has basic knowledge in the area of copyright law, legal and economic aspects of musical life, and publishing law with a practical focus on possibly organising concerts or recordings, and on making adaptations to a protected work pursuant to valid legislation. The graduate is familiar with the media industry and its links to other segments of the music industry, including the ever-growing role of social networks and online music broadcasting.

Students also have the opportunity at any time during their studies to sit for a state examination in pedagogical competency. A prerequisite for taking this state examination is completion of the relevant optional subjects: Pedagogy, Psychology and Didactics / Teaching Practical.

The profile of the graduate further differs according to the specialisation.

Rules and requirements for creating study plans

General information about admission process

An admissions proceeding has been organised for the Master’s programme specialisations in Voice and Opera Directing, which takes the form of in-person aptitude tests. For each specialisation, the precise requirements of the aptitude test and a specific programme are published for each academic year. These requirements are updated each year and posted in the relevant parts of the Studies section on the faculty website, and thus they are also available to prospective HAMU applicants. The aptitude tests shall take place in person before the examination committee.

After the completion of aptitude tests, the admissions committee shall rank individual applicants according to their average scores and shall recommend for admission those applicants who ranked within the admissions target and who earned the minimum score for the individual specialisations of the Voice and Opera Directing programme of study.

The requirements of the admissions proceeding, including a designation of the method by which points are awarded, their range and the admissions target, are defined for each academic year by a relevant Decree of the Dean, which is subject to approval by the academic senate of the faculty.

If not enough applicants receive the required number of points, the admissions target will not be met.

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Parts of the state final examination and their contents

Other academic duties

Characterisation of professional practice

Anticipated job placement for graduates (typical employment)

Accreditation validity

Study programme valid from Study programme valid to
2021-11-04 2026-11-04

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