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School of Art & Design

At the School of Art & Design you're encouraged to explore, reimagine and combine traditional and emerging technologies in an inclusive community that values self-expression. Outside of classes you’ll take part in workshops, student exhibitions, industry projects and our Visiting Artists Lecture series. With a personal and supportive approach to teaching, along with a range of creative spaces, we are here to inspire your creative journey.

School of Art & Design

The School of Art & Design offers the following British-accredited programmes:

Pragovka Open Studios
Final Show
BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media
Resonant Echoes Exhibition
Bishop's Court Campus
MA Fine Art Students
National Gallery in Prague

Beyond the Classroom

  • The school's Visiting Artist and Lecture Series (VALS) profiles speakers who are specialists in art and design, each having made a unique contribution to his or her field. VALS is where students meet and learn from working artists, designers, philosophers, curators, exhibition project managers, gallery directors and art historians.

  • Students are exposed to the finest contemporary and old master art in Europe, and enjoy gallery and studio visits within the Czech Republic and beyond, including the Venice Biennale.

  • During Workshop Week, held each semester, students have the opportunity to collaborate with external specialists who introduce them to a wide range of media and techniques, empowering them to explore and innovate with the latest technologies.

  • Exhibitions Week is held at the end of Spring and showcases graduates from all programmes who present their final work in a series of public exhibitions.

Meet the Dean of the School of Art & Design

George Allen

George Allen, MFA

George is the Dean of the School of Art and Design and a member of the Academic Council Executive at PCU. He teaches Adobe Photoshop and Photography, thesis writing, conducts seminars and critiques live projects, competition work and final degree projects.
His interests are photographic typologies that explore cultural, historical, and architectural facets of life in Prague and emerging approaches to studio based higher education curriculum in art and design. 
George has a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University, both in the USA.

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Latest News from the School of Art & Design

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

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. 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. Jan proudly reports that in the last year Invent Medical have sold their products to clinics and hospitals in 25 countries.

Christophe Wechsler

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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