Theory of Art and Gallery Education

Doctoral degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is English.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject. Tuition fee is €2,200 per academic year.

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Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2023/2024 (beginning: Autumn 2023)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 April 2023.

What will you learn?

Objectives of the program

The aim of the doctoral degree program is to prepare specialized professionals with a focus on the theory of art education and its overlap with other disciplines. The basis is creating the theoretical background of the field, scientific research and extension of professional competencies towards the theory and practice of art and gallery pedagogy.

An important part is the enhancement of knowledge in related scientific fields (e.g. history and theory of art, philosophy and psychology of art), which define the historical and philosophical dimensions of art education. The main areas of interest are artistic creativity, artistic perception, interpretation of art, mediation of art, creation as a form of psychosocial therapy.

Graduates acquire profile competencies for the theoretical transformation of the contents of art culture to create a framework for further scientific research, publications and employment in tertiary education, in galleries and other special institutions.

Practical training

There are several levels of practice during the program and after graduation. In addition to teaching activities in the form of lecturing at the home department and teaching at secondary and other schools, students and graduates participate in research work within grant projects and cooperate with other universities and galleries. They also participate at scholarships abroad and in the Czech Republic, at creative workshops, at conferences and at professional and art symposia.

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Career opportunities

Graduates find employment at universities, other educational or research institutions, galleries and cultural institutions. Graduates of the previous program followed by the Theory of Art and Gallery Pedagogy program work at universities (e.g. Masaryk University, Charles University Prague, FUD UJEP Ústí n. L., PdF UK Bratislava, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology), galleries (eg. National Gallery in Prague, Brno House of Arts, Brno Youth Gallery, Moravian Gallery in Brno), as well as in the positions of editors and in the artistic operation positions.

For the professional development of the field is also important employment at the secondary schools with artistic and general focus.


1 Jan – 30 Apr 2023

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Education
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
Doctoral board and doctoral committees
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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