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BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media

 

3–year Bachelor’s degree
Full-time
Start September

PCU's Bachelor‘s programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the dynamic world of fine art and digital technology. A gradual transition from tutor-led projects to student-centred learning builds a strong set of forward-looking, creative, technical and academic skills, enabling you to gain first-hand knowledge of the developments in current and emerging media and technologies.

These include (but are not limited to) coding, video, sound, editing & production, budget management, exhibition planning and more, allowing you to pursue a range of career opportunities and activities in the arts, technologies, the cultural sphere and beyond.

Programme Essentials

  • Develop advanced technical and professional skills for future careers in art and technology
  • Participate in intensive lectures and workshops devoted to the exploration of new and traditional media
  • Receive tutorial support and mentoring from international practicing artists and professionals
  • Learn in small class groups and take an individual student-centred approach to your studies
  • Join our vibrant community of students and lecturers encouraging dialogue and collaboration
  • Visit galleries across Prague, the Czech Republic and Central Europe
  • Network with artists and creative professionals

What you study

Year 1

  • Studio Seminar
  • Drawing
  • 3D Animation
  • Ideas Generation
  • Interactive Art
  • Sound Art I
  • Video Art I
  • Art History I
  • Fine Art Critical Writing
  • Studio Seminar
  • Painting
  • 2D Animation
  • Cyberspace and 3D Game Art
  • Sound Art II
  • Video Art II
  • Visual Culture
  • Art History II

 

Year 2

  • Studio Seminar
  • Interactive Multimedia Performance
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Sculpture I
  • Curating Exhibitions and Events I
  • Critical Writing and Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Studio Seminar
  • Interactive Installations
  • Cross-media Documentary
  • Curating Exhibitions and Events II
  • Sculpture II
  • Professional Practice I
  • Dynamic Research Project

 

Year 3

  • Studio Seminar
  • Independent Studio Practice
  • Fine Art Thesis
  • Professional Practice II
  • Final Exhibition Project
  • Curating Exhibitions and Events III

 

 

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“As a graduate of the BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media programme my future dream became a reality as I now work as a Director, Producer and Videographer. I credit the experiences that Prague College (now PCU) gave me. Not only did I learn important aspects of sound, animation and coding, but my course has put me in touch with people from all over the world.”

Charlotte Vacková

Schedule

Full-time

Full-time students can expect to attend daily classes, with 16 hours per week in class, plus additional workshops & guest lectures. Further independent learning and group work is expected.

Degree Projects

Keya Singh 1964_2020, video
 
Anthony Tsang and Alia Habib collaborative project, Collective DJ/VJ
http://tsangheiyiu.com/projects#CollectiveDJVJinprogress2June2020
 
Inna Kuzminova While the World Outside is Dying, 3D environment video
https://www.innkart.net/videos
 
Inna Kuzminova  cyber_Temple, an interactive 3D environment
https://www.innkart.net/videos
 
Niklas Jannborg  DILATION Urban Solitude (video) https://n7art.wordpress.com/2020/03/21/example-post/
 
Omar el Sadek (photographic documentation of sculpture in performance) Winter Sun https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eV1Oje3bR0rqxbCvl6OfKrdGdZ60sv5q/view?usp=sharing
 

Your Programme Leader

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Kelly Hoben has been programme leader since 2018 and is a professional art educator from the USA. Kelly holds a Master’s degree in art education from The Ohio State University where she also earned her Bachelor’s degrees in art education and English on a full academic scholarship. Since joining PCU in 2012, she has been continuously developing the fine art curriculum in critical writing and aesthetic theory. Kelly has also exhibited her paintings in the U.S.A. and in the Czech Republic.

Career Building at PCU

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Reflection in a Pond

On the 3rd of June, sixteen Fine Art Experimental Media graduates publicly presented their exhibition  over two floors at PCU's Bishops Court Art Studios.

The exhibition aimed to find connections in times of crisis and asked visitors to self-reflect on the changes and the emotions that they'd experienced in over the past year. You can check out the exhibition works on their Instagram page here and take a look at photographs from the opening here.

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Quiet Noise, Subtle Fury: An Interview with Lamija Čehajić

In her final semester Lamija Čehajić, BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media won the jury award at Sarajevska zima (Sarajevo Winter), a Bosnian international festival for young artists in the field of fine arts, film and literature. Read more →
 
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Open Studio

On 17 January Prague College opened Bishops Court to the general public, giving prospective students the chance to meet and speak with our lecturers, students and the admissions team. There was also the opportunity for visitors to view our students' work in progress.

Graduate Careers & Further Study Destinations

Our graduates are renowned for moving in multiple directions: securing global careers, pursuing research and further studies at leading institutions, or starting their own creative endeavours. Here are just a few of their stories:
 
  • Radek Fiala is a designer for luxury Czech lighting firm, Preciosa. He custom-designs large office and hotel installations in the Czech Republic, Singapore, Hong Kong and India.
  • Clair Le Couteur After graduation Clair went on to complete her Ph.D. at the Royal College of Art in London, where she is now a Visiting Professor.
  • Sergio Alarcon is working as a Senior Texture Artist at PIXOMONDO, an international visual effects company with a global network of studios in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Beijing and Shanghai.
  • Alexander Panek began a successful startup company, Virgla LTD, which was a platform that brought together people who had an interest in specific topics and brands. He now works as a user experience manager at Deloitte.
  • Niels Doucet enjoys a successful career live electronic music performer and composer. His aesthetic is broad, covering both club and film composition.

Entry Requirements

  • Confirmation of completed High School Education or previous college education, which could be one of the following: A Czech high school diploma, two A-level passes, a PCU Foundation Diploma (based on Pearson Level 3 diploma units and PCU units). An equivalent education from other countries assessed individually. Students with experience or equivalent education in some subjects of the programme may be granted advance credit towards year one or year two of the programme after competing the required assessment of Prior Learning or Experience documentation.
  •  English language certificate. Required Scores: IELTS 5.5; TOEFL iBT 60+, Other certificates may be accepted.

  • Portfolio and letter of motivation (300 words)

  • For all programmes at Prague City University there is a final interview between the applicant and the Programme Leader before the final decision on admission is made.

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