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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Advanced Practice at an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Motion Graphics Studio

Suzanne is half way through her Master’s in Future Design. As part of the programme students undertake advanced practice at a company or institution. This helps develops professional and research skills and broadens their professional network, leading to opportunities after graduation. Read on to hear about Suzanne's internship experience and how it’s helped shape her future plans and final project work.

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Monica Mills Exhibition and screening for Prague Pride

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Prague Pride runs until Sunday 8 August and as part of the week of festivities Master's in Fine Art graduate Monica Mills will have her paintings exhibited at Oko Bistro in Vinohrady. Oko Bistro will also host 2 free screenings of Monica's documentary film Lavender Girls created in collaboration with former PCU teacher Joana Merlini.
 

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How did PCU's new visual identity come about?

In June, our university not only changed it’s name but made a radical departure from it’s previous identity. This caught the interest of leading design magazine, Czech Design. Recently, 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

Anetta Mona Chișa begins residency at Šaloun

Lecturer for MA Fine Art and BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media programmes and visual artist, Anetta Mona Chişa, has begun a residency at Šaloun - The Studio of Visiting Artist AVU Prague and will start the residency with a public lecture (in English) exploring the relationship between contemporary art practice and the avant-garde.

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Alumni Profiles

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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.

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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 most recently became Senior Art Director at DDB Prague.

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