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At PCU School of Art & Design we encourage our students to explore, reimagine and combine traditional and emerging technologies. Our School is a forward-thinking, inclusive community, valuing self-expression and collaborative work that challenges and inspires new thinking. We offer a range of creative spaces that allow you to develop areas of interest and complex research. Through a personal and supportive approach to teaching, specialist workshops, exhibitions, industry links and gallery visits, let us inspire your creative journey.

Bachelor’s — Master’s
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Postgraduate studios at Pragovka. Our studios offer an array of creative spaces to suit any type of work and encourage students to exchange ideas and collaborate with other working artists.

All programmes culminate in a public exhibition. Students create ambitious, thought-provoking work that demonstrates skilled use of mixed media.


Web Design and Development classes. The Graphic Design programme ensure that students learn a broad range of employable skills.

Interactive, audio visual classes push students outside of traditional mediums and allow them create and experiment with the latest technologies.


Students are exposed to the finest contemporary and old Master art in Europe, with regular gallery trips in the Czech Republic and beyond, including the Venice Biennale.

PCU Photography workshop. Regular workshops are open to student’s outside of their classes which help them fully explore their talents and interests.


Lunchmeat Festival is a collaborative exhibition showcasing national art institutions including PCU. Students attend lectures, social events and network with other art students and professionals.

No Time to Waste Seminar. Cross-school Living Future themes build students’ social awareness. In turn, you are encouraged to educate and inform others through your work, and to develop sustainable work practices.


Design Nation Conference


PCU student Šimon Kremr travelled to New York City to attend Design Nation, a four day conference for up and coming young creatives.

PCU Lecturers encouraged Graphic Design students to apply for the all expenses trip. Several students submitted applications and Šimon was successful! He was one of only two European students to be selected for this prestigious conference organised by Business Today, an undergraduate-focused organization based at Princeton University.

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Dr James Dyer joins the School of Art & Design!

The School of Art and Design is excited to welcome Dr James Dyer as a new lecturer for the Graphic Design and Fine Art & Experimental Media programmes. James brings a wealth of academic expertise in Graphic Design, New Media, and Digital Culture, and he has even authored a book; Graphic Events: A Realist Account of Graphic Design.

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How did PCU's visual identity come about?

In June 2021, our university not only changed name but made a radical departure from the previous identity. This caught the interest of leading design magazine, Czech Design. Editor Tereza Dolinová recorded an interview podcast with the creator Klára Zápotocká from Breisky studio, who also happens to be a PCU graduate, along with School of Art & Design Associate Dean, Ondřej Fučík.


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Faculty Research & Projects

Theo Alexander residency at Britten Pears Arts

Theo Alexander (full name Theo Alexander Carnegy-Tan), an Associate Lecturer at the School of Art and Design, recently completed a month-long residency hosted by the Art Station and Britten Pears Arts in Suffolk, United Kingdom. During this period he conducted research and composed a long-form piece for bass clarinet, viola, and eight tape recorders that focused on themes of technology and control.

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Alumni Profiles


Jan Rosický

In Jan’s final year studying for his BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, he became the first Czech to win the prestigious international Student Design Award from the British Royal Society of Arts, competing against the best young designers in the world. Previous recipients were Richard Clarke, Vice President of World Design for Nike and Jonathan Ive, Apple's chief designer. On graduation, Rosický devoted himself to his start-up Invent Medical, where he used advanced design and 3D printing for the medical field and prototypes for printed limb prostheses. A year after graduating Rosický appeared on Forbes 30 under 30 list featuring the brightest young entrepreneurs. In the years since Invent Medical has continued to grow. Jan has left the designing to his talented team and focusses on business. Jan proudly reports that in the last year Invent Medical have sold their products to clinics and hospitals in 25 countries.

Laura Luna Castillo

Laura Luna Castillo is a new media artist and experimental musician from Mexico. After achieving her BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media with first class honours at Prague College (now PCU), Laura continued her studies pursuing an MA in Visual Arts in the UK, where she focused on installations and kinetic sculpture. She is now studying for a PhD in Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Laura also secured a full scholarship and a research/teaching assistant position at the University of Washington. In addition, she was chosen as a SHAPE 2016 artist (Platform for Innovative Music and Audiovisual Art  in Europe) and has presented several multimedia projects at MUTEK Montréal, Unsound Krakow, CYNETART (International Festival for computer Based Art) Dresden and the Hello World Festival (Women and Digital Creativity) in Mexico City. Laura has presented in the USA at EMPAC (The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) in New York, at Virginia Tech’s Cube Fest 2019, and most recently, at the SAT Fest 2021 in Montréal, Canada where she used their full-dome Satosphere, to present her immersive VR short film.

Laura Luna Castillo

Mike Jelinek

Mike graduated from MA Future Design at Prague College (now PCU) and specialises a concept designer, working on projects such as Future Ink (ArsElectronica/Wacom), Terminator Dark Fate (Tim Miller/Jim Cameron), and exhibition research (Tellart) for Dubai’s Museum of the Future. Notwithstanding his design background, he is passionate about ideation and human perception in the design context, which is also the subject matter of his doctorate research that he's undertaking at STU (Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave) in Slovakia. Mike currently works as a senior research manager focusing on creative workflows at Wacom.

Christophe Wechsler

Christophe graduated from BA (Hons) Graphic Design, and after graduation quickly rose to the position of art director at advertising agency Fallon, where he was responsible for the art direction, copywriting and filming of Škoda’s Kodiaq campaign. The campaign won first place in the ‘Young Lions’ competition for creatives under 30, and his team then went on to represent the Czech Republic at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival - the Oscars of the creative world. He moved on to WMC/Grey Czech Republic as an Art Director and went on to become Senior Art Director at DDB Prague. He is currently Creative Lead at Kiwi.com.

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