about the specialization
The studio training is directed towards artistic creations and the creation of art pieces on the one hand, and towards standard professional design on the other hand. Part of the course is the design of footwear and clothing accessories.
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 assumes 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 is three years.
Apart from the main Fashion Design, students will, during their studies, take further compulsory subjects: aesthetics and theory of art, selected chapters from the history of art, field trip, etc.; an integral part of the curriculum is a compulsory work placement. 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, Graphics, 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, 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 able to work creatively in the purely creative sphere or design clothes in small series. They can professionally express themselves not only by drawing, but also by modelling, with the ability to expertly supervise the production of prototypes, the realization of individual models or individual commission clothing. They will be able to work as "industrial" fashion designers, mastering technical drawing and illustration fashion drawing, and they will also be able to create a specific design using computer animation. Of course, they will have proper knowledge of materials, both textile materials and other natural materials. Graduates will be able to design ready-made models and specific corporate identity wear, while they can competently work with other professions or specialized advertising companies. Acquired knowledge and practical skills will be an excellent basis for professional operation of their own clothing company, establishing their own brand or small studio, or operating an advisory and stylistic business. They will use their training both in their own creation of art originals and in cooperation with various clothing and underwear manufacturers.
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.
- Concept and collections of clothing accessories
- Concept and design of a set of clothing
- Collections of footwear design
- Analysis of contemporary footwear and a new vision of development
- Children's footwear
- Self-analysis of the style "My brand"
- Complete collection of clothing including accessories for a specific type of environment or activity
Each student has the opportunity to propose and submit their own individual thesis topic.