We love knowledge.
Knowledge is our art.
We are one of the founding faculties at Masaryk University. We are committed to its democratic values.
We use innovative methods in both science and education. We have built modern facilities for the development of the humanities and social sciences.
We maintain dialogue across disciplines, institutions, and cultures. We are involved in the cultivation of discussion in the public space.
From the history of the Faculty
The founding of Masaryk University and the Faculty of Arts
The First Republic and the development of the faculty
The faculty during the Second World War
The faculty during the period of Communism
The faculty during the Velvet Revolution
The faculty up until today
“Even such dreams as becoming a successful writer can be fulfilled. I chose my courses according to my heart, because those were already my favourite subjects at grammar school. Studying art made me think about the details, about how everything matters, and about the fact that beauty lies in the details. Studying literature made me think in a wider context — both historically and individually.”Kateřina Tučková
writer and curator, winner of the Magnesia Litera Award for her book ‘The Goddesses of Žítková’
“I think that it has never been more important to study humanities than now. The technological growth got overwhelmingly ahead of the growth of the quality of society and individual qualities. The result is that we have high technology, but people still cannot communicate. We can fly to Mars, but one culture shoots at another one.”Stanislav Gálik
consultant, writer, businessman
of successful graduates since 1921
employees, 43 professors and 85 associate professors
years of tradition
We have modern facilities for research and study
CARLA – Support centre in humanities
In 2015, an extensive renovation and reconstruction of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities for humanities and social sciences was completed in the Faculty area on the street of Arna Nováka, No. 1.
The buildings were designed by architect Petr Pelčák who combined modern functionalist effectiveness with historical decorations in the form of classical sculpture castings.
The study site is an architectural gem
Central Library of the Faculty of Arts
The four-storey building of the Central Library of the Faculty of Arts, designed by the architects Ladislav Kuba and Tomáš Pilař, won the main prize in the Czech Society of Architects Grand Prix in 2002.
The construction made it possible to increase the number of books in circulation from 2000 to 120,000 and the number of study places from 40 to 400; it has significantly contributed to the improvement of other library services as well.
Awards and Certificates
Partner Faculty of AISEC
Since 2014, we have been a partner faculty of AIESEC, which is an international student organization that has been helping young people to gain work experience abroad since 1948.
EAIE Award 2012
In 2012, Masaryk University won the European Association for International Education (EAIE) award for its innovative and proactive approach to the internationalization of university education.
Masaryk University holds an ECTS Label certificate, guaranteeing a high standard of services and easy access to information on studying in a foreign language.
EUNIS ELITE AWARD 2005
Masaryk University’s Information System received a prestigious EUNIS Elite Award in 2005 for the best implementation of a university information system.
EAIE Award 2022
In 2022, Masaryk University received the European Association for International Education (EAIE) award for excellence in the internationalisation of higher education in the field of volunteering and crisis communication.