Visual Arts is a two-year post-graduate international program in English that combines practical studio-based seminars and workshops with theoretical lectures on art theory and history. It is designed for BA/MFA or MA/MFA degree holders from universities and colleges abroad, and aims at providing foreign students with sound education in the chosen discipline/studio in order to prepare them for individual or team specialist profession all over the world. It is open in twenty one UMPRUM studios. Successful Visual Arts graduates who - after two years of their studies in a particular studio - pass the final theoretical state exams and defend their diploma thesis and diploma project , gain an internationally acknowledged academic degree MgA. (equivallent to MA, MFA, MLitt).
VA students can choose and study in one of the following studios:
Founded in 1885, the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague has evolved from being the first of its kind in the Czech lands to a modern, dynamic, and outward-looking institution, which now has over twenty studios in which to study. Ranging from Typography to Intermedia Art to Fashion Design to Glass, the AAAD studios are led by eminent authorities in their respective fields whose passion for teaching matches their dedication to their respective fields. Competition for acceptance into the school is fierce, with the result that the students who are lucky enough to make it up to its student body are highly-skilled and highly-motivated individuals, who proudly continue the storied legacy of the institution.