Visual Arts Program - MA Program in English

Application Deadline - 31st May 2020!

The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD/UMPRUM), the Czech Republic, is accepting applications for the master's program in English for the academic year starting in October 2020. Don't hesitate, apply now!

For more information on the application process, contact us via email ( or click here.


So far the spread of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic has been rather stable and slow, and if nothing unprecedented happens, Czech universities should continue opening up for its students and enrol new students in September or October 2020 for the upcoming academic year 2020/2021.  Universities were totally closed for students from 10th March 2020 to the end of April, now they are open to a limited number of students (15 at a time) for personal consultations, exams and work in the workshops; UMPRUM professors have been using various options for distance and blended education to continue teaching UMPRUM students.

For more information on COVID-19 in CR, see the statistics of the Ministry of Health of CR.

Concerning the visa application process and travelling to the Czech Republic, see the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

In case of any further questions, please don´t hesitate to contact the VA coordinator:! We will be happy to answer your questions.

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You can´t speak Czech, but you have a BFA in Arts and you would love to study fine arts, design, applied arts, graphics or architecture at UMPRUM in Prague? You can apply for the MA degree course called Visual Arts!



Visual Arts is a two-year MA program in English (a three-year course across all Architecture studios) that combines practical studio-based seminars (see the list of studios below) and workshops with theoretical lectures on art theory and history. It is designed for BA/BFA 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 24 UMPRUM studios (below). Successful Visual Arts students who - after two years of their studies in a particular studio, and three years in architecture studios - 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 candidates can study in one of the following studios:

  1. Architecture I 
  2. Architecture II 
  3. Architecture III 
  4. Architecture IV
  5. Ceramics and Porcelain
  6. Concept - Object - Meaning (K.O.V - former Metal and Jewellery)
  7. Fashion and Footwear Design
  8. Fashion Design
  9. Film and Tv Graphics
  10. Glass
  11. Graphic Design and Visual Communication
  12. Graphic Design and New Media
  13. Illustration and Graphics
  14. Interior and Furniture Design
  15. Industrial Design
  16. Intermedia Art
  17. Painting
  18. Photography
  19. Photography II
  20. Product Design
  21. Sculpture
  22. Textile Design
  23. Type Design and Typography
  24. The Guest Artist Programme (it is not possible to apply for this studio, you can only do your one-semester (or two-semester) exchange in this studio)




A great chance to apply for a scholarship awarded by The application deadline is 13th April 2020.

For more see this link.




Founded in 1885, the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM / AAAD) 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 UMPRUM 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. 


Application Deadline each year: 31st May



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