Combined Art Studies

Bachelor's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

Programme of Combined Art Studies is suitable for students interested in art, who prefer to acquire knowledge in multiple subjects rather than specialise in one. The study is implemented either as full-time single-subject studies and/or double-subject ones and combined single-subject studies.

“Ars una, species mille.”

Studies lead students to understand the history and basics of methodology in four main areas - in the history of music, art, theatre and film. The bases of studies are taught in two-semester chapters in the history of music, visual arts, theatre and film, history of aesthetics and sociology of art. By completing these courses, a way of understanding the broader historical and methodological context and interdisciplinary relations opens for students.

Practical training

During the programme, students will attend two compulsory courses in a cultural institution in two weeks (80 hours in total) according to the offer of the lecturer, or according to their choice. This course aims to familiarise students with basic principles of the functioning of cultural institutions. The course takes place in the form of practical internships.

Thanks to the long-term cooperation with Brno museums and galleries, theatres, the Czech Television, the Czech Radio, the Brno Philharmonic, the Moravian Library and other organisations, students have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of exhibitions and accompanying events. They can take part in lecturing activities or documentation of collections in the Brno House of Arts, the Moravian Museum or the Moravian Gallery in Brno, to participate in the organisation, promotion and presentation of concerts, theatre performances and other cultural events. Within the framework of this compulsory internship, students will gain practical experience in the operation of cultural institutions from Brno and abroad, as well as valuable contacts for further study and work.

Further information

Career opportunities

The graduates gain theoretical knowledge in many disciplines of art studies. The acquired special skills in the area of cultural studies allow finding employment particularly in culture management, advertising and public relations.

Thanks to the wide focus, the graduates can work in many areas of culture: in editorial departments of culture in various media (television, radio, newspapers and magazines, online media), art agencies, museum institutions and galleries, and libraries. They can work in the field of heritage conservation, education (although graduates do not gain teaching qualification) in the administration of projects and grants.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Nov 2023 – 29 Feb 2024)

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 29 February.
Field of study examinations will be held from 15 April to 21 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:
The test includes 20 questions about the following topics: history of music, art history, theatre, and film. The questions will test placing cultural eras, styles and movements into correct time periods, and also basic terminology and the most important personalities. The expected level of knowledge corresponds to the Recommended Literature section below.

Admission without the entrance examination

You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on at least one of the following criteria:
  1. participation in a national or regional round of Students’ Professional Activities (SOČ) in the field of Theory of Culture, Arts, and Artistic Creation;
  2. secondary school results from four profile subjects determined by the faculty: Czech (Slovak) language, history, basics of social sciences and one more subject of the applicant’s choice from the following: Chinese, English, French, music, information technology, Italian, Latin, maths, German, Spanish, Russian.

Secondary school results may be applied for an exemption from the entrance examination by those applicants whose average grade was 1.5 or higher in each of the four profile subjects. The total average result in all subjects is not taken into consideration. Secondary school seminars are also disregarded. The average grade of each profile subject is calculated based on the results of the last four years of study in the following way: the mid-year grade is calculated from the final year, whereas the final grades are calculated from the previous three years. It is also necessary that applicants have studied each of the profile subjects for at least two years during the last four years.
Enter your grades in your e-application. Then print the grades out and let your secondary school certify them with a stamp and a signature. Upload the scan of the certified grades into your e-application. You can also upload officially certified school reports or any other documents certifying your school results.
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.

Criteria for evaluation

  • Total number of points in the Field of Study Examination: 100
  • Limit for successfully passing the Field of Study Examination: 30
Points are not deducted for incorrect answers.

Recommended literature

  • Bohuslav Vítek, Přehled dějin hudby, Pardubice 1994.
  • Marie Černá, Dějiny výtvarného umění, Praha 2002 (3. vyd.).
  • Jan Bernard, Co je divadlo, Praha 1983.
  • Kristin Thompson a David Bordwell, Dějiny filmu: přehled světové kinematografie, Praha 2011 (2. vyd.).

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Combined Art Studies as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Follow-up studies

A graduate of a bachelor's degree program may, after fulfilling the conditions of admission, continue in Master_s degree study program at the Department of Musicology. (S)he usually chooses between programs of Management in Culture and Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Esthetic Education or may enrol in Master_s degree study program in one of the individual arts, or aesthetics, or another program within the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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PhDr. Dagmar Koudelková



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