Theory and History of Film and Audiovisual Culture

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Degree programme specification

The aim of bachelor study is to educate graduates for qualified professions requiring independent analytical, critical and conceptual thinking, cultural overview and media literacy in the field of cinema, audiovisual industry, media, cultural institutions and creative and cultural industries.

Bachelor’s degree study leads to the comprehension and understanding of cinema, i.e. film and audiovisual industry as a complex phenomenon in relevant historical, social, cultural, economic, technical and aesthetic contexts.

Bachelor study provides a systematic set of overview knowledge and basic skills in the field, within the wider framework of humanities and social sciences.

Emphasis is placed on a unified curriculum and a common learning standard that corresponds to the level of general education in the given field.

The curriculum is based on a set of predominantly compulsory and compulsory elective courses (lectures and seminars), the components of which are:

1) subjects on film theory and methodology of film science,

2) subjects on the history of Czech and world cinema,

3) subjects focused on methodological research bases,

4) subjects focused on realization of bacherlor thesis,

4) subjects of leading experts from foreign universities (in English),

5) practical subjects of domestic experts (from the field of production, dramaturgy and screenwriting, distribution, festivals, TV programming, etc.),

6) selective research and project oriented subjects,

7) professional practice in the film and audiovisual industry institutions.

Work experience

Practice is a compulsory subject: every student must undergo a professional traineeship lasting at least 4 weeks (20 business days) during the Bachelor study.
Professional traineeships take place in institutions such as National Film Archive, the State Cinematography Fund, Czech Television, the festivals IFF Karlovy Vary or IDFF Jihlava, the university cinema Scala, production companies, etc.

Graduate destination

The Bachelor’s degree provides prerequisites for practical application especially in the following areas and positions:

1) Experts in cinema and audiovisual industry institutions.

2) Professionals and creative workers in the media, creative and cultural industries, cultural, memorial and educational institutions, public and state administration.

3) Publicists and critics in the field of film and cultural journalism, public relations workers, editorial and translation activities.

4) Cultural management: cinema managers, managers of cultural and educational institutions, film festivals, etc.

5) Dramaturgy and production practice: film, television, cinema, festivals.

Admission Procedures

Details will be published with the opening of the admission procedure.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time, combined
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Study options

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Further studies

A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree in Theory and History of Film and Audiovisual Culture can, after fulfilling the conditions of admission, continue in Master’s degree in the same field or in another disciplines (if applicable).

Further information

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