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MA Fine Art

 

2–year Master's degree
Low residency
Start September 

This two-year flagship programme is designed to develop advanced practical and theoretical skills, and is aimed at graduates, practising artists, and working professionals. Individual or group project work is research-driven and process-based, and the methods of study bridge the apparent divide between analogue and digital media.

The programme combines an understanding of your own work within the wider intellectual and social context, self-managed studio practice, and experiential learning based on practical research, internship or residency; all supported by a well-established and well-regarded core faculty team.

The experiential approach to learning is enhanced by the newly introduced Advanced Practice module. Students complete an internship, research project, university-based project or residency, enabling the development of solutions to real-world problems, accelerating personal and professional knowledge, skills, behaviours and the opportunity to increase professional connections.

Programme Essentials

  • Develop an advanced academic analysis of your creative work as a professional art practitioner
  • Produce work that leads, questions and creates discourse within wider contemporary local and global art contexts
  • Collaborate with a community of artists and thinkers with common and disparate goals
  • Experiment and explore a wide range of media, techniques and technologies
  • Develop creative problem-solving through investigation and experimentation
  • Commit to intellectual and professional development at an advanced level

What you study

Year 1

  • Contemporary Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Post-Studio Art
  • Critical Thinking and Theoretical Contexts
  • Advanced Practice

Year 2

  • Future Practice
  • Launchpad: Exit into Industry
  • Masters Exhibition

 

Students of MA Fine Art learn advanced practical and theoretical skills in a dedicated studio space at PCU's Pragovka Campus. Studio practice, in combination with workshops, allows to students to fully explore and develop their artistic careers.

Click the video to learn more from Programme Leader Dr Branislava Kuburovic and see the Pragovka studios, projects and students in action.

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Schedule

Low residency

Students can expect 8-9 hours of class time a week, plus additional workshops & guest lectures. Further independent learning and group work of around 16-17 hours per week is expected.

Are you interested in this programme?
Get in touch now and start early October.

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Degree Projects

Master’s study in Fine Art culminates in a challenging, self-defined degree project that taps into each student's strengths, interests and experiences, resulting in a public showing of their work.
 

The Worker Goes to Heaven
Alexandra Vasic

The installation of a living room contains objects, along with videos and a performance. The work puts the viewer inside a paradox, searching for the real and the imaginary, in the end possibly trying to convey the feeling of being stuck in a place, body, or identity one might not want.

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Through the lens of a sailor
Adrian T. Bell

Through the lens of a sailor, is a visual representation of Adrian's time working at sea as a young man. Memories from his past life were not recorded on camera so instead he has bought these moments to life on canvas. Now an artist and musician living in Prague, Adrian has had a very varied life and has been involved in the creative professions as an art director and creative director, landscape designer, and award-winning musician.

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On being in the flow
Irina Antonets

A reflection on the unpredictable character of mushrooms, the "open-endedness" and indeterminacy of fungal growth, and a rethinking of the artist's own roots and family connection to mushrooms. The artworks are an invitation for the viewers to immerse themselves in the microscopic fungal universes and be influenced, or maybe see how they also influence the world of fungi.

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Las caras de la tierra (the faces of earth)
Celina Rosas

An installation questioning the construct of identity. Finding conceptions and distortions of human construction. I believe that our background, our past, has the possibility of questioning our present. What we once were interrogates who we are today.

“The most beautiful and complex artwork we can make is our identity” - Grayson Perry

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Your Programme Leader

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Dr. Branislava Kuburovic is the programme leader for the MA in Fine Art at PCU. She has taught at universities in the United Kingdom, and was awarded the Goldsmiths Peake Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Branislava is a writer and researcher in performance and visual culture, and continues to present her research at numerous international conferences. She has published articles in international journals, essays and books, and curated international workshops and seminars in both London and Prague.

Career Building at PCU

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‘Metanoia 2021 exhibition reviewed by Czech Design

The work of the graduates mixes an inclination towards the classical form with a speculative, visionary way of thinking. This fusion is further exacerbated by the current societal changes to which the artists decided to express themselves in various ways and to design new perspectives through personal experience.

An unspoken time pressure and acceleration, a phenomenon due to today's philosophical considerations, runs through the exhibition. This acceleration is reflected not only in digital communication and technological progress, but also in the perception of our own identity. 

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Meet a Graduate

Saša Spačal finished her Master’s in Fine Art in 2022 and exhibited her final project, MycoMythologies, a bioelectronic communication device between fungi and humans at the Centre of Contemporary Culture's exhibition “The Science of Friction. Life Among Companion Species", in Barcelona, Spain. Prior to Spain, MycoMythologies was selected for exhibition at Prague City Gallery's (GHMP) exhibition space in Troja Chateau. Her project was also nominated for the prestigious STARTS Prize - Grand prize of the European Commission. Saša's work has been show at exhibitions and festivals across the world including Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Prix Cube (FR), Transmediale Festival (DE), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Cynetart Festival (DE), National Art Museum of China, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (SI), Device_art (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE),  Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (SRB) and Lisboa Soa Festival (PT).

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Open Studio Evening

In March, students opened their Pragovka studios to the general public. Visitors were able to visit the art space, speak with final year students and learn about the final projects being developed for graduation. Open Studios are held twice a year, usually in November and March.

Graduate Careers & Further Study Destinations

Our graduates are known for moving in multiple directions: securing global careers at leading corporations, pursuing research and further studies at leading institutions, or starting their own businesses:
 
  • Alexandre Andrade was selected as one of 21 artists to exhibit his final project at the prestigious international art exhibition, Future Vision, organised by the University of Porto's Research Institute of Art, Design and Society.

  • Cristina Maldonado is a Mexican interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of immersive art, participatory and relational art, video-performance and site specific performances. For the last two decades she has presented her work in America and Europe and in 2020 she was selected to enter the SNCA (National System of Art Creators Mexico). She is an Associate lecturer at Prague City University and a lecturer and mentor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (KALD/DAMU).  

  • Saša Spačal exhibited her final project MycoMythologies, a bioelectronic communication device between fungi and humans at theCentre of Contemporary Culture's exhibition “The Science of Friction. Life Among Companion Species", in Barcelona, Spain and her project was also nominated for the prestigious STARTS Prize - Grand prize of the European Commission. Sasa's work has been exhibited throughout Europe and China.

  • Kjersti Austdal graduted in 2021 and works with sculpture and performance in Oslo, Norway. Kjersti regularly exhibits in Europe and the USA, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, NOoSphere Arts in New York, and the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow.

  • William Holme completed his Bachelor’s in Fine Art Experimental Media and his Master’s in Fine Art at PCU. He works as a content specialist at Prusa Research in Prague, which specialises in 3D printing.

Entry Requirements

  • British Honours degree (first or second class), or equivalent level qualification, in an art or design discipline. (For applicants who do not hold the above-mentioned degree award, special entry may be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Board), or relevant professional experience.
  • English language certificate. Required Scores: IELTS 6.0 or higher ; TOEFL iBT 79+; Versant language exam - score equivalent to 6.0 IELTS, administered at PCU or elsewhere in the world. If the applicant has completed a Bachelors programme entirely in English this requirement may not apply

  • A letter of motivation (500 words) describing career and personal motivation. This letter should also include a research proposal.

  • Curriculum Vitae and Portfolio

  • Professional and academic references

  • Final Interview – a formal discussion with the applicant and final stage of the application process. Applicants will be invited to show their portfolio of creative and written work, giving a clear sense of ability, skills and drive to engage in self-reflective and innovative art activity. If unable to attend an interview in person due to distance, employment commitments etc. then a digital portfolio can be submitted and together with an interview conducted online, will ascertain suitability for study of the subject and at Master's level. International applicants will be asked to provide evidence of reaching equivalent academic standards and to submit a digital portfolio of work.

Are you interested in this programme?

Get in touch now and start early October.

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