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Degree programme objectives

The aim of bachelor study is to educate graduates for qualified professions requiring independent analytical, critical and conceptual thinking, cultural overview and media literacy in the field of cinema, audiovisual industry, media, cultural institutions and creative and cultural industries.

Bachelor’s degree study leads to the comprehension and understanding of cinema, i.e. film and audiovisual industry as a complex phenomenon in relevant historical, social, cultural, economic, technical and aesthetic contexts.

Bachelor study provides a systematic set of overview knowledge and basic skills in the field, within the wider framework of humanities and social sciences.

Emphasis is placed on a unified curriculum and a common learning standard that corresponds to the level of general education in the given field.

The curriculum is based on a set of predominantly compulsory and compulsory elective courses (lectures and seminars), the components of which are:

1) subjects on film theory and methodology of film science,

2) subjects on the history of Czech and world cinema,

3) subjects focused on methodological research bases,

4) subjects focused on realization of bacherlor thesis,

4) subjects of leading experts from foreign universities (in English),

5) practical subjects of domestic experts (from the field of production, dramaturgy and screenwriting, distribution, festivals, TV programming, etc.),

6) selective research and project oriented subjects,

7) professional practice in the film and audiovisual industry institutions.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The aim of bachelor study is to educate graduates for qualified professions requiring independent analytical, critical and conceptual thinking, cultural overview and media literacy in the field of cinema, audiovisual industry, media, cultural institutions and creative and cultural industries.

    Bachelor’s degree study leads to the comprehension and understanding of cinema, i.e. film and audiovisual industry as a complex phenomenon in relevant historical, social, cultural, economic, technical and aesthetic contexts.

    Bachelor study provides a systematic set of overview knowledge and basic skills in the field, within the wider framework of humanities and social sciences.

    Emphasis is placed on a unified curriculum and a common learning standard that corresponds to the level of general education in the given field.

    The curriculum is based on a set of predominantly compulsory and compulsory elective courses (lectures and seminars), the components of which are:

    1) subjects on film theory and methodology of film science,

    2) subjects on the history of Czech and world cinema,

    3) subjects focused on methodological research bases,

    4) subjects focused on realization of bacherlor thesis,

    4) subjects of leading experts from foreign universities (in English),

    5) practical subjects of domestic experts (from the field of production, dramaturgy and screenwriting, distribution, festivals, TV programming, etc.),

    6) selective research and project oriented subjects,

    7) professional practice in the film and audiovisual industry institutions.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • Use a systematic overview of basic theoretical concepts, terminology, historical data and contexts within both Czech and international context.
    • Use basic research skills: research, archival research, working with sources.
    • Use methods of critical thinking, reading and academic writing.
    • Solve technical issues and tasks.
    • Make use of practical experience.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The Bachelor’s degree provides prerequisites for practical application especially in the following areas and positions:

    1) Experts in cinema and audiovisual industry institutions.

    2) Professionals and creative workers in the media, creative and cultural industries, cultural, memorial and educational institutions, public and state administration.

    3) Publicists and critics in the field of film and cultural journalism, public relations workers, editorial and translation activities.

    4) Cultural management: cinema managers, managers of cultural and educational institutions, film festivals, etc.

    5) Dramaturgy and production practice: film, television, cinema, festivals.

  • Practical Training

    Practice is a compulsory subject: every student must undergo a professional traineeship lasting at least 4 weeks (20 business days) during the Bachelor study.
    Professional traineeships take place in institutions such as National Film Archive, the State Cinematography Fund, Czech Television, the festivals IFF Karlovy Vary or IDFF Jihlava, the university cinema Scala, production companies, etc.

  • Goals of Theses

    The bachelor diploma thesis has a minimum range of 70,000 characters (attachments - bibliographic, filmographic, documentary - are not counted in the minimum range, unless the supervisor decides otherwise).

    The bachelor diploma thesis is realized during three follow-up seminars in 4th - 6th semester: in the subject Bachelor’s Project a detailed concept is prepared, in the Diploma Seminars I and II a working version is realized, respectively the final version is being finished.

    Students can realize either a research type of work within listed areas of research, or an analysis of a film (audiovisual) work.

    Students have to demonstrate the ability to critically work with sources and literature, to apply theoretical and methodological concepts, to formulate research questions and figure out relevant answers.

    A detailed procedure including individual outputs is described in the manual for the realization of the bachelor thesis: http://fav.phil.muni.cz/studium/bakalarske-studium/realizace-bakalarske-zaverecne-prace.

  • Access to Further Studies

    A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree in Theory and History of Film and Audiovisual Culture can, after fulfilling the conditions of admission, continue in Master’s degree in the same field or in another disciplines (if applicable).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-FAV_
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

90
estimated number of admitted
136
number of active students
1
number of theses/dissertations

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