PdF TAGE02 Theory of Art and Gallery Education
Name in Czech: Theory of Art and Gallery Education
doctoral combined
Included in the programme: PdF D-TAGE Theory of Art and Gallery Education

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The state doctoral exam complies to the rules of the Study and Examination Regulations of MU (http://www.muni.cz/general/legal_standards/study_examination_regulations). It consists of an oral exam and a defense of the dissertation, both parts of the examination take place in one day. Candidates must demonstrate professional orientation and ability of independent creative work in the field and defend their dissertation. The content of the oral exam is defined by thematic areas mainly from the field of art theory with significant overlaps to philosophy and art history. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to reflect the knowledge they have acquired. After the initial presentation of the main contribution of their dissertation, candidates respond to two opponent reviews, at least one of which must be from external experts, and have a professional discussion with the committee. The recommended minimum extent of the dissertation is 150 standard pages, i.e. 270 000 characters including spaces, formally complying to the APA or ISO 690 standard.

Requirements of the study

Study and research duties during the program

During the standard period of the program, the following professional activities are required to develop the doctoral students academic skills. Information about individual performance is periodically entered by the students into the MU Information System; Detailed specification including the schedule is given in the regulation "č. 5/2019 Standardní požadavky na studium a výsledky studentů v doktorských studijních programech na Pedagogické fakultě MU" and “KVV Standards…” https://www.ped.muni.cz/kvv/archiv/content_cz/dsp_standardy_kvv_2019.pdf

1. Participation in compulsory seminars and lectures for doctoral program as well as compulsory optional seminars.
2. One published study in which the doctoral student is the main author or one of the maximum three authors in a journal (anthology) included in the WOS ISI, SCOPUS databases.
3. One study published in a journal included in the ERIH database or in the List of Peer-reviewed Non Impacted Periodicals published in the Czech Republic and one in others scholarly press.
4. At least one published chapter or a partial study in a specialized publication or an art catalogue.
5. Other texts in the scholarly press outside databases and popularizing texts.
6. Active participation at a conference (2x domestic and 1x foreign during the whole study)
7. Scholarship in a specialized foreign institution in the range of 7 weeks.
8. Active participation in specific research projects and participation in research tasks thematically defined by the department.
9. Teaching activities: practical and theoretical lecturing at the Department of Art Education in fields corresponding to the education and competences of the doctoral student (150 hours during the whole study).
10. Other professional activities according to the needs of the Department of Art Education- for example organization of conferences, management of student projects, curatorial work and organization of exhibitions and workshops.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

Proposal of thematic areas and topics of doctoral dissertations
A / Integrative role of art education in the context of intermediality of creation
(ass.prof. PaedDr. Hana Stehlikova Babyradova, Ph.D.)

B / Between art and expressive therapy
(ass.prof. PaedDr. Hana Stehlikova Babyradova, Ph.D.)
1) Expressivity in the context of art and therapy

C / Mediation of art and theoretical contexts of gallery pedagogy
(Prof. PaedDr. Radek Horacek, Ph.D.)
1) Current theoretical models of art work interpretation
2) Public discourse in fine arts

D / Action art and processual aspects in theory and practice of art pedagogy
(ass.prof. Mgr. Vladimir Havlik)
1. Interpretation of action art transformations at present

E) Spatial creation
(supervisor ass.prof. Jiří Sobotka, ak. soch.)
1) Total spaces - installations and installation

F) Theory of art education focused on the development of creativity
(supervisor ass.prof. PaedDr. Hana Stadlerová, Ph.D.)

Selection of defended topics in the last five years
Mgr. et Mgr. Jana Nedomová, Ph.D.: The Questions of Quality in Creation and Presentation of University Students with an Artistic and Educational specialization. 2019 https://is.muni.cz/auth/th/mrbgj/

Mgr. Martina Želazková, Ph.D.: Selected Problems of Art Education as a Teaching Subject at Gymnasiums: Theory and Pedagogical Practise
2019. https://is.muni.cz/auth/th/hhavy/Selected Problems of Art Education as a Teaching Subject at Gymnasiums: Theory and Pedagogical Practise

Mgr. Táňa Šedová, Ph.D.: The Specifics of Public Museums of Fine Art and their Role in the Process of Communication with the Public: An Outline of the Situation in the Czech Republic and its Comparison with Austrian and German Environments. 2015 https://is.muni.cz/auth/th/ljyy5/

Mgr. Jitka Burdová, Ph.D.: Reading about Art for Children. 2019 https://is.muni.cz/auth/th/aynaf/

Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Charvát, Ph.D.: Electronic Media in Museum and Gallery Practise. 2019 https://is.muni.cz/auth/th/q51tn/

Recommended progress through the study plan

Required courses

Students are expected to enrol in the course Work on the Doctoral Thesis 8 x, 120 credits in total. Students are expected to enrol in the course Professional Orientation in the Field of Study 8 x, 40 credits in total.

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
PdF:TGA001Preparation of dissertation R. Horáčekk 0/0/0120*8 --
PdF:TGA002Profesional Orientation in the Field od Study R. Horáčekk 0/0/040*8 --
PdF:TGA003Methodology of Scientific Work I H. Stehlíková Babyrádovák 0/0/010 1-
PdF:TGA004Methodology of Scientific Work II R. Horáčekk 0/0/010 2-
PdF:TGA005Art of the 20th Century R. Horáčekzk 0/0/09 3-
PdF:TGA006Art Education – Theory and Research H. Stehlíková Babyrádovázk 0/0/010 6-
PdF:TGA007Research Internship Abroad R. Horáčekz 0/0/0 stáž.8 --
1327 credits

Selective courses

Students choose at least 4 courses from the offer of compulsory optional courses, with a total value of 24 credits.

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
PdF:TGA008Mediation of Art R. Horáčekzk 0/0/06 --
PdF:TGA009Expressive Techniques in Intermedia Creation H. Stehlíková Babyrádovázk 0/0/06 --
PdF:TGA010Performative Aspects in Contemporary Art and Artistic Education V. Havlíkzk 0/0/06 --
PdF:TGA011Social Context of Art Education B. Rozbořilzk 0/0/06 --
PdF:TGA012Academic Writing for Doctoral Program with an Artistic Focus Z. Fišerzk 0/0/06 --
PdF:TGA013Semiotic Aspects of Art M. Sedláčekzk 0/0/06 --
36 credits