Visual Arts Program


The master´s degree program in English is accepting applications for the academic year 2018/2019. Open across all the UMPRUM studios. The application deadline is 31st May 2018!

For more information on the application procedure, see the section Application process and FAQ or email

Earn your master´s degree at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague!




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



Visual Arts is a two-year post-graduate international program in English (three-year in case of Architecture) 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 21 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 apply for (and then graduate from) one of the following studios:

  1. Architecture I 
  2. Architecture II 
  3. Architecture III 
  4. Ceramics and Porcelain
  5. Concept - Object - Meaning (K.O.V - former Metal and Jewellery)
  6. Fashion and Footwear Design
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Film and Tv Graphics
  9. Glass
  10. Graphic Design and Visual Communication
  11. Illustration and Graphics
  12. Interior and Furniture Design
  13. Industrial Design
  14. Intermedia Art
  15. Painting
  16. Photography
  17. Product Design
  18. Sculpture
  19. Textile Design
  20. Type Design and Typography



About AAAD


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. 


Application Deadline: 31st May 2018


VISUAL ARTS Coordinator (Hana Smělá)
Phone number: 00 420 251 098 119


Address for mailing the applications:

Academy of Art, Architecture and Design (AAAD/ UMPRUM)

 (Visual Arts Coordinator)
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80 

116 93 Praha 1 

the Czech Republic

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