about the specialization
The aim of the study is to prepare an artist to be well-oriented in spatial art having mastered the craft of classical sculpture. This field of study has a very broad common basis with classical sculpture in the study of figure, portrait, nature materials, and in designing space − whether it is an intimate space or a large monumental task. The basis of the study is systematic study, application of various traditional and non-traditional materials and precision craftsmanship. This follow-up Master’s Degree Study Program has its basis in a similarly structured Bachelor’s Degree Study Program.
The aim of the study is to prepare an artist to be well-oriented in spatial artwork having mastered the craft of classical sculpture. This field of study has a very broad common basis with classical sculpture in the study of figure, portrait, natural materials, and in designing space − whether it is an intimate space or a large monumental task. The basis of the study is systematic study, application of various traditional and non-traditional materials and precision craftsmanship. This follow-up Master’s Degree Study Program has its basis in a similarly structured Bachelor’s Degree Study Program.
Apart from the main Sculpture studio, students will, during their studies, take further compulsory subjects: aesthetics and theory of art, selected chapters from the history of art; an integral part of the curriculum is a compulsory work placement and a compulsory field trip. In order to expand and diversify their qualifications, students are recommended, by the guarantor of the field, to choose, in addition to the main studio course, other subjects from the creative block, such as Product Design, Graphic Design, Drawing, Painting, Illustration Graphic Art, etc. Students will complete the selection of subjects from their curriculum by choosing a subject from the optional block – e.g. classic photography, digital photography, art photography, history of visual communication, history of contemporary photography, etc.
The best semester works, semester projects and Master works can be regularly exhibited in two UWB galleries in Pilsen under the LSFDA management, and also in the exhibition spaces outside the city of Pilsen. Students may complete the study and internships abroad; an obvious part of the study is the involvement of students, under the expert guidance of teachers, in many art projects and art events. Graduates are creative, flexible personalities who will have a thorough knowledge of art history, the history of the field, aesthetics and art theory. They will be qualified as teachers of an art school with a focus on spatial creation. They differ from Bachelor graduates by a greater degree of experience and, above all, by a higher level of artistic maturity. They are equipped with knowledge and skills that form the basis of classical sculpture. They are familiar with both traditional and contemporary technologies ; they are able to work with wood, stone, metal, plastics, etc.; they are ready to experiment and find new ways in art and engineering. They have mastered craft and art-craft processes leading to the composition and realization of sculptures or another method of dealing with space. They may work as independent artists − sculptors, or as members of a team or a firm.
final state examination
The Final State Examination (hereinafter referred to as FSE) is carried out in the form of a general discussion according to the specified topics.
Parts of the Final State Examination:
- Defense of the practical and theoretical parts of the thesis, which was submitted in advance
- Exam in the theory and history of the field (specialization)
- Exam in the History of Art, the History of Applied Arts and Aesthetics
Part of the Final State Examination is to develop and defend the final thesis, which includes a theoretical part and the student′s own work of art.
Examples of Master′s thesis topics:
In the Master's thesis, the processing of the topic differs from the Bachelor's thesis by the extent and depth of the grasp of the topic.
- Interior sculpture for public space
- Exterior sculpture for public space
- Haptic sculpture
- Beautiful waste
- The dump as landart
- Memory of an ephemeral space
- What I see is no longer here
- Where does the road lead?
- Hens cannot know clouds
- Life – stage
Each student has the opportunity to come up with their own individual thesis topic.