Structures of the Beautiful in Art, Virtue and Goodness in Culture

Degree programme objectives

Study of Aesthetics and culture 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 in courses of history of Aesthetics, terminology, methodology or European culture on the other. 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 Master's degree programmes in 2022/2023 (beginning: Spring 2023)
Submission deadline until midnight 30/11/2022

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme

    Deadline for submitting applications: August 1 - November 30

    Who the programme is intended for: The programme follows the Bachelor’s field/programme Aesthetics and Cultural Studies, but it is also widely open to Bachelor’s degree graduates from other humanities programmes.

    Subject matter of the entrance examination: The interview will take place either in contact or remotely (in MS-Teams), depending on the epidemic situation. It can also be waived (see below). Upload the following documents into your electronic applications (rubric “Documents”) by 15 December 2022:

    • Bachelor’s thesis, or a part thereof (for inspection only), if the thesis is on the Internet, it is sufficient to provide a link;
    • a short follow-up Master’s project, with a short literature review (2-3 pages) indicating the direction of their own study interest;
    • a list of previous reading divided into professional literature and fiction; approximately 20+20 title
    • possibly other diplomas and awards in the field of language, art, and education.

      Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

      Waiver of the entrance examination: The admission procedure is waived and admission is granted to graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Aesthetics and related humanistic disciplines who have completed the Bachelor's State Examination with a grade of A or B. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via email to prijimaci.rizeni@phil.muni.cz.

      Web Department of Aesthetics.

      General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme

    Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 70 points (out of 100). The candidate is evaluated in parts: the professional part - max. 50 points, the study project - max. 50 points.

Studies

  • Objectives

    Study of Aesthetics and culture 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 in courses of history of Aesthetics, terminology, methodology or European culture on the other. 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 without using a dictionary, 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 deeper 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 thesis is at least 140.000 signs including typographic space, footnotes, title page, content, index, bibliography and annotation (extension for bachelor thesis 80.000 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 his/her Master Degree in Aesthetics and Culture Studies, a graduate can continue in study of the same or a similar Ph.D. degree programme at Masaryk University.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Abbreviation
N-EST_
Type
master's degree programme (following the bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

21
number of active students
11
number of theses/dissertations

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