about the specialization
Study in this studio allows implementation of spatial installations using multimedia tools and overlaps. This multidisciplinary platform specifies and also offers space for wider possibilities of this type of studio with additional specializations, such as socio-scientific disciplines. The studio Intermedia Communication is characterized as a space for collective confrontation. Different steps of team presentations involve students in their colleagues′ projects, thus expanding their planes of views, perspectives and meaning interpretations, and provoke argumentation by asking questions and giving answers. Confronting students with different media opens further planes of views and enhances their career opportunities after graduation. The study assumes maximum effort not only to learn practical skills, but at the same time to achieve a sufficient overview of the theoretical part of the study.
During the study, students attend subjects of the compulsory block and choose subjects from optional blocks: multimedia block, additional block and a foreign language block. On top of it, students may choose subjects from the extra optional block.
Apart from the main studio subject Spatial Art, students take practical subjects, such as basics of graphic editors, basics of drawing and painting, modeling, film production, editors for 3D modeling and animation, digital photography, visual studies, etc. Part of the curriculum are also theoretical objects, such as art history, basic descriptive geometry, color, light, space, history of multimedia art, human anatomy for artists and a compulsory subject English (at at least a communicative level).
characteristics of the field and career opportunities for graduates
The aim of the study is to strengthen the quality and quantity of the spectrum of intermedia disciplines, from art-directed disciplines toward technical fields which, too, are moving on the same trajectory, just from the opposite side. The field of study is designed as an open communicative space. Students will, during their study, verify their capabilities in a variety of media − from classical forms (e.g. object, installation, video) to interactive projects. Besides studio consultations, students can actively participate in a series of subjects that relate to their field and enable a very high level of professional improvement in individual specializations (production of digital photography, film, 3D animation, etc.). This field of study integrates many subjects taught by LSFDA − Multimedia Design, Photography, Graphics, Design, Video Art, Graphic Design, Modeling, Painting, Drawing, Illustration, etc. According to the artistic orientation of LSFDA teachers and thanks to the participation of teachers from all faculties along with high quality inter-faculty educational and technical expertise, this field focuses on spatial art and work with new non-traditional media and new materials.
The structure of the follow-up Master's Degree Study Program is very similar to the structure of teaching in traditional art schools − about 2/3 of the credits include the main teaching subject (studio), and only the remaining third are optional courses, which are available for complementing or enhancing individual qualifications or skills of the student. The Master level of study already asumes sufficient maturity of students, who are planning their own artistic growth. Therefore, in most cases, optional courses are offered without being assigned or recommended for a particular semester.The standard length of study of the follow-up Master’s Degree Study Program is three years. Apart from the main Intermedia studio, students will, during their studies, take further compulsory subjects: Aesthetics and Theory of Art, New Forms of Contemporary Art, Selected Chapters from the History of Art. 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 Graphic Design, Drawing, Painting, Illustration Graphic Art, etc. Students will complete the selection of their curriculum subjects by choosing a subject from the optional block – e.g. Classic Photography, Digital Photography, Art Photography, History of Multimedia Art, History of Visual Communication, Editors for 3D Modeling and Animation, 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 fine arts. They are equipped with good orientation in new media directed towards specialized fields. They have developed a capacity of conceptual thinking.
Graduates are able to understand problems and think conceptually towards the specifications of various disciplines which they studied, such as spatial creation, photography, digital photography and video art. The study opens up possibilities for creating websites, working for television, film and animated film, and also for using their skills to design a place in public space, architecture, etc. Graduates can also find a job in advertising agencies, work as high school or university teachers, work as independent artists in their field, work for new media, etc. The study enables graduates to find, with regard to the individual type of talent and with regard to their career plans, an optimal sector from the spectrum of options.
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.
- Photo options in the installation • Intermedia performance
- Laboratory (the project is research across disciplines)
- Video installation
- Interactive project
- Presentation videos and recordings
- Multimedia advertising
- Like every other day (the project deals with social issues)
Each student has the opportunity to propose and submit their own individual thesis topic.