History and Praxis of the Contemporary Art

Master's studies at the Academy of Fine Arts focus on the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge based on the current state of the art and on the development of skills, their creative application
in the pursuit of a profession or in the continuation of higher education according to the doctoral study programme. Graduates of the master's degree programme receive a second
degree university education. The standard length of study for the second degree programme at the VŠVU is two years.
The final thesis of the master's degree is a diploma thesis and the study is completed by a state examination. Graduates of the Master's degree at the VŠVU are awarded the academic degree of "Master" (abbreviated as "Mgr.").



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Conditions of admission

A candidate for the MA in History and Practice of Contemporary Art can become a student of the chosen study programme only on the basis of passing the admission process. If a student has completed his or her undergraduate studies, then he or she may apply for admission to the School of Fine Arts and Art in the prescribed manner. The admission procedure includes an interview and written verification of the applicant's interest in the study programme and the field of study to which he/she is applying, as well as verification of cultural orientation in general and general insight into the theory and practice of contemporary art, art and cultural issues within the scope of the Bachelor's degree.

The admission procedure includes an interview and written verification of the applicant's interest in the study programme and the field of study to which he/she is applying.

In the event that the admission interviews to the VŠVU are held before the completion of the first degree programme, the applicant is admitted to the Master's programme conditionally. Definitive admission is conditional upon successful completion of the first degree programme. Proof of completion of the first cycle programme must be submitted within ten days of completion of the first cycle programme, but no later than the enrolment deadline of September 2022, i.e. by submitting a certified copy of the bachelor's diploma and the supplement.

The applicant must prove completion of the first cycle programme by submitting a certified copy of the bachelor's diploma and the supplement.

Unless the college issues evidence of education after the enrolment deadline (later than September), students are advised not to apply or to submit their application until the following academic year.

Information about the Master's programme is provided by the Study Department of the AFAD:

Ing. Iveta Šmalová
02/59428511
smalova@vsvu.sk

Ing. Sylvia Kozáková
02/59428519
kozakova@vsvu.sk



Additional information

A candidate for a Master's degree at the AFAD may apply for a maximum of two of the following study programmes (specify the studio to which he/she is applying!) - the applicant pays the fee twice - he/she will be interviewed 2 times. An applicant can also apply to two studios within one study programme - the applicant pays the fee only once - he/she is interviewed only once.

Major: Art

Degree Program Visual Arts - 61

  • Specialization in Painting - 10
    - Studio 3EAM
    - Studio MAL+BY
    - Fourth Studio
  • Graphics specialization - 12
    - Illustration and Graphics Studio
    - Free and Color Graphics Studio
    - Free Graphics Studio
  • Specialization in photography - 10
    - Studio of photography, reality, construction
    - Studio - laboratory of photography
    - Studio about photography
  • Digital arts specialization - 3
    - Studio - Galaxy Guide
  • intermedia specialization - 10
    - Intermedia studio
    - Spatial communications studio +
    - Vvv studio (visual, verbal, public)
  • Sculpture specialization - 6
    - Sculpture in architecture and virtual space
  • Specialization glass, ceramics, jewelry - 10
    - Ceramics studio
    - Glass studio
    - S+M+L+XL studio - metal and jewelry

Design Study Programme - 36

  • Design Specialization - 14
    - Experimental Design Studio
    - Industrial Design Studio
    - Interior Design Studio
    - Transportation Design Studio
  • Textile design specialisation - 10
    - Atelier of clothing design
    - Atelier of textile design
    - Atelier of textile design in space
  • Specialization in Visual Communication - 12
    - Identity Studio
    - Multimedia Studio
    - Font Studio
    - Space Studio

Studio Architecture - 12
- Studio Architecture II
- Studio Architecture III
- Studio Architecture III
- Studio Architecture: body and space
- Studio Virtual Studio

Restoration Studies Program - 15
- Studio of restoration of wooden sculpture
- Studio of restoration of stone sculptures and stone elements of architecture
- Studio of restoration of textiles
- Studio of restoration of works of art on paper and photography
- Studio of restoration of hanging paintings and panel paintings and specialization of restoration of murals

Department of study: art and cultural sciences

  • The History and Practice of Contemporary Art - 9


Conditions for international students

All foreign applicants (with the exception of Czech applicants) must be proficient in the Slovak language at B1 level by the time they start their studies.

Foreign applicants and applicants who have studied abroad, in case of admission to the study, shall submit a decision on recognition of a document of education issued abroad no later than by the enrolment date (September 2022)



General information on the admission exam

A candidate for the MA in History and Practice of Contemporary Art can become a student of the chosen study programme only on the basis of passing the admission process. If a student has completed his or her undergraduate studies, then he or she may apply for admission to the School of Fine Arts and Art in the prescribed manner. The admission procedure includes an interview and written verification of the applicant's interest in the study programme and the field of study to which he/she is applying, as well as verification of cultural orientation in general and general insight into the theory and practice of contemporary art, art and cultural issues within the scope of the Bachelor's degree.

The admission procedure includes an interview and written verification of the applicant's interest in the study programme and the field of study to which he/she is applying.

The admissions committee is appointed by the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts. The committee takes into account the results of the admission procedure such as the interview, the written essay and its different parts, which will be evaluated and scored, and at the same time the academic achievements during the bachelor's studies are also taken into account.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Step 1: The electronic application form is located:

Step 2: Submit the following attachments to the email address kozakova@vsvu.sk:

  • proof of payment of the admission fee (e.g. internet banking payment statement) - the fee must be paid no later than 24 May 2022, the variable symbol, the specific symbol and as a Note or Additional Information - NAME and SIGNATURE of the applicant; otherwise the payment will not be paired
  • electronic copy of the bachelor's diploma, in case of a diploma issued abroad also with an official translation into Slovak language (except for Czech documents)
  • electronic copy of the diploma supplement or a transcript of the completed courses with the calculated weighted study average (applicants from a university other than VŠVU - request the transcript from the study department of their school), in the case of a document issued abroad (except for Czech universities) also with an official translation into the Slovak language or the diploma supplement in English
  • foreign applicants and applicants who have studied abroad, in the case of admission to studies, shall submit a decision on the recognition of a document of education issued abroad at the latest by the time of enrolment for studies

For more information:
https://www.minedu.sk/23276-sk/akademicke-uznavanie-dokladov-o-vzdelani-a-stupna-vzdelania/

https://www.slovensko.sk/sk/vyhladavanie?mod=search&q=recognition+of+document+of+education

Step 3: Between June 1, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. and June 20, 2022 at 8:00 a.m., the applicant shall enter the following:

  • a written essay of not less than 3 and not more than 5 standard pages, which will include a statement of their views on the following headings:
    a) what works of art they consider close to their view of art
    b) what books, including art historical or films about artists/artists they have read or seen
    c) what exhibitions they have visited or remember, what they found interesting artistically and curatorially
    d) which artists or periods and movements they would like to learn about and why
    e) what they see as the purpose of being a historian and theorist and curator of contemporary art in today's world
  • curriculum vitae

according to the instructions that will be sent on 31 May 2022 to the candidate's email address that will be provided in the application form.

The admission process will be conducted from 27 June to 28 June 2022 by interviewing the candidate with the Admissions Committee (to be conducted in person or online for applicants from abroad who so request). In addition to the interview, the Admissions Committee also evaluates electronically submitted portfolios with cover letters, which are used to examine the applicant's individual abilities and aptitudes to independently and creatively master the requirements for a master's degree at the University of Applied Sciences, the applicant's understanding of issues and events, and the applicant's level of thinking and knowledge in the field.

The Admissions Committee also evaluates the applicant's electronically submitted portfolios with cover letters.

Information about the Master's degree is provided by the Study Department of the Academy of Performing Arts:

Ing. Iveta Šmalová
02/59428511
smalova@vsvu.sk

Ing. Sylvia Kozáková

02/59428519
kozakova@vsvu.sk



Form of entrance exam

The admission procedure consists of the following parts:

  • a written essay of at least 3 and no more than 5 standard pages with published questions for the applicant (the essay is in electronic format).
  • Candidate Interview - the interview will be conducted in person or online for applicants from abroad who request it. The applicant will be informed in due time at the email address provided in the application form.

Each member of the admissions committee scores the written essay and interview (range 0 - 5 points), and a ranking of applicants is created based on the sum of the scores from each member of the committee. The results of the evaluation and the ranking of the applicants are submitted by the admissions committee to the Rector of the Academy of Performing Arts, who decides on the admission to study the study programme conducted by the Academy of Performing Arts. The admission decision will be given to the applicant in accordance with the law and the regulations of the AFAD.



  • Apply the application for study

    25.03.2022 - 24.05.2022

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    27.06.2022 - 28.06.2022

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
9


Additions
  • CV (electronic form)
  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (paper form, electronic form)
  • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities (paper form, electronic form)
  • (electronic form)
  • (electronic form)


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1000 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 25 €
E-application form: 25 €

Billing information

A 25 euro fee is to be paid via bank transfer:

  • Account owner: Vysoká škola výtvarných umení, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, 814 37 Bratislava, Slovenská republika
  • Bank: ŠTÁTNA POKLADNICA, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • SWIFT: SPSRSKBAXXX
  • IBAN: SK42 8180 0000 0070 0007 2516
  • variable symbol 648 003
  • Specific symbol: six-digit number starting with 20 and followed by a four-digit number consisting of application filing number, in front of which zeroes are to be added.
    An example: if an application filing number is 37, specific symbol will be 200037
  • Additional information: applicant’s surname

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Detail of the study program

 
 
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