Art speaks to us with its own language.

Degree programme objectives

Study of Aesthetics offers to students a way of understanding of various forms of art at present, in history, in its social or philosophical contexts. Unlike other art sciences Aesthetics introduces art as social or philosophical phenomenon naturally connected with actual or local circumstances but expresses timeless values at the same time. That is why study of Aesthetics is set culturally and historically on the one hand and analytically on the other in courses of history of Aesthetics, terminology, methodology or European culture. Students are gradually able to collect pieces of branch information, evaluate them, to use proper methods in the search, to interpret critically, to discuss to the point, to discipline ourselves, to work with foreign language, to see European culture in context. The graduates are habilitated to work in galleries, cultural and social institutions, as publicists or teachers at elementary or secondary schools too.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Admission to Bachelor's and long-cycle Master's degree programmes in 2023/2024
Submission deadline until midnight 28. 2. 2023

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme
    This programme is taught in Czech.

    The criteria for admission for studies are the results of the written Field of Study Examination. Applicants may also be admitted based on other criteria, see Admission without the Entrance Examination. The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University disregards the results of SCIO National Comparative Examinations.

    You can file your e-applications for studies from 1 November to 28 February.
    Field of study examinations will be held from 21 April to 24 April.
    The date and time of the examination will be stated in the electronic invitation for the examination, which will be uploaded to your e-application. The faculty will not be sending paper invitations. Applicants applying for the major study plan and minor study plan in a combined study must comply with the conditions for admission into both plans.

    Learning Potential Test (TSP)

    For admission for studies in this degree programme, you do not need to take the TSP.

    Field of Study Examination

    This examination is only in Czech. It is intended to check the applicants’ knowledge of the given field of study. It is done in the form of a written test.

    Basic description of the Field of Study Examination:
    A written test of knowledge of the content of the book Alena Odehnalová: Vybrané kapitoly z dějin kultury XX. století. The test consists of closed questions only.

    Sample Field of Study Test

    Admission without the entrance examination

    You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on participation in a national round of Students’ Professional Activities (SOČ) in the field of Theory of Culture, Arts, and Artistic Creation.
    Please upload the officially certified documents directly to your e-application in the section Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination no later than 28 February.
  • Recommended reading for the examinations under this field
    • Alena Odehnalová: Vybrané kapitoly z dějin kultury XX. století
  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme

    • Total number of points in the Field of Study Examination: 100
    • Limit for successfully passing the Field of Study Examination: 50
    Points are not deducted for incorrect answers.

Studies

  • Objectives

    Study of Aesthetics offers to students a way of understanding of various forms of art at present, in history, in its social or philosophical contexts. Unlike other art sciences Aesthetics introduces art as social or philosophical phenomenon naturally connected with actual or local circumstances but expresses timeless values at the same time. That is why study of Aesthetics is set culturally and historically on the one hand and analytically on the other in courses of history of Aesthetics, terminology, methodology or European culture. Students are gradually able to collect pieces of branch information, evaluate them, to use proper methods in the search, to interpret critically, to discuss to the point, to discipline ourselves, to work with foreign language, to see European culture in context. The graduates are habilitated to work in galleries, cultural and social institutions, as publicists or teachers at elementary or secondary schools too.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • to see and understand Art as phenomenon of culture and philosophy, to amplify his/her own view at Art or culture in general
    • to describe and analyze work of art in a special way using branch terminology,
    • to handle texts in foreign language, to find relevant data for given problem, to structure them and eliminate the less crucial ones,
    • to write special text on given topic and to construct arguments for an idea,
    • to identify a key idea of any text of Aesthetics and use it further or to give it others in a comprehensible way.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduate is got ready to work at a wide range of cultural, social or artistic institutions, at boards of cultural or artistic journals, as a teacher. In all mentioned places he/she can aply acquired knowledge about art or culture in contexts but also practical skills in identifying, describing, analyzing and proposing how to solve problems in art or everyday practice at artistic institutions.

  • Regulated Professions
    • No professional status
  • Practical Training

    As an obligatory part of the programme is an individual practical training by supervision to an extent of 80 hours of training and 10 ours of supervision.

  • Goals of Theses

    Standard extension of the bachelor thesis is at least 80.000 signs including typographic space, footnotes, title page, content, index, bibliography and annotation (extension for field work 40.000 signs, extension for master thesis 140.000 signs). Student in collaboration with his/her tutor chooses a branch topic, transform it into a question and the thesis is further understood as an answer to such a question. Students use branch literature, the thesis is not a case of an empirical research. Students prove an ability to handle branch text critically, to utilize concepts or theories found there and find relevant answers to the original question. Instructions for study completion can be found at www Seminar of Aesthetics and are defined by faculty norms and rules.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the Bachelor's studies, student can continue further studies in any similar Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

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

50
estimated number of admitted
113
number of active students
3
number of theses/dissertations

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