Visual Arts

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 exercise 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-level university degree. 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 studies are completed by a state examination. Graduates of the Master's degree programme at the Academy of Performing Arts are awarded the academic title "Master of Arts" (abbreviated as "Mgr. art.").



Prospects of graduates

The Master's graduate has specialized practical and theoretical training based on the study of the liberal arts. He/she is able to apply it creatively in the exercise of his/her profession as an independent creative artist or in the continuation of higher education studies according to the doctoral study programme. He is capable of conceptual and coordinating activities and international confrontation. The student is able to create artworks and is able to use the full range of technological processes and media resulting from the content of the study programme. He is able to analyze and interpret his work and can present his work in a foreign language.
The graduate can apply himself:
as an independent creative artist, a member of a creative team, after completing additional pedagogical studies as a teacher in the art department of ZUŠ, SŠUP, VŠ, as a worker in cultural institutions, etc.



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Conditions of admission

A candidate for a Master's degree at the AFAD can become a student of the chosen study programme only on the basis of passing the admission process. If a student has completed a bachelor's degree, i.e. a first degree programme, he/she may apply for admission to the AFAD in the prescribed manner.

In case the admission interviews at the AFAD are held before the completion of the first degree programme, the applicant is admitted to the Master's degree 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 deadline for enrolment, i.e. September 2021, 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 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: 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

The admission procedure is designed to test the applicant's level of knowledge, talent, thinking, abilities and skills in the light of the specific demands made on the applicant by the chosen Master's degree programme. The admission procedure is evaluated by an admissions committee appointed by the Rector of the University of Applied Sciences for each study programme separately.

The committee will assess the applicant's individual abilities and prerequisites to independently and creatively master the requirements of the Master's degree programme at the Academy of Performing Arts, his/her outlook on the issues and developments in the field, his/her level of thinking, his/her knowledge of art history and theory. The committee will also take into account the results achieved in the completed bachelor's degree programme (weighted study average in this study).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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:

  • Bidder's portfolio with annotations to works and individual projects
  • applicant cover letter should include a justification of your motivation for studying in a particular studio and a description of the frame theme or issue you would like to address during your studies
  • resume

follow the instructions that will be sent on 31 May 2022 to the applicant's email address that will be provided on 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:

  • Applicant's portfolio with annotations to the works and individual projects (the portfolio is in electronic form).
  • the applicant's cover letter, specified according to study programmes
  • interview with the applicant

Each member of the admissions committee scores the portfolio, cover letter, and interview (ranging from 0-5 points), and a ranking of applicants is created based on the sum of the scores from each committee member. 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 implemented 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 VŠVU.



  • 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
61


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)
  • (paper 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

The fee of EUR 25 must be paid by bank transfer:

  • IBAN: SK42 8180 0000 0070 0007 2516
  • SWIFT: SPSRSKBAXXX
  • Variable symbol: 648 003
  • Constant symbol: 0308
  • Specific symbol: "a six-digit number starting with 22 followed by a four-digit number consisting of the registration number of the application, preceded by zeros", example: the registration number of the application is 345, so the SS will have the value 220345
  • Additional data: the surname of the applicant

In case of payment from abroad, the following information is required:
Account Holder: College of Fine Arts,
Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, 814 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Bank: ŠTÁTNA POKLADNICA, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Detail of the study program

 
 
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Detail of the study program

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  • Academic year: 2022/2023
  • University Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
  • Form of study: full-time
  • Anticipated number to be accepted: 61
  • Program code: 184611
  • Field of study: Art
  • Level of study: 2.
  • Length of study: 2
  • Method of Study: attendance
  • Graduate Degree: Mgr. art.
  • Information about teaching languages: English, Slovak

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