Theory and History of Film and Audiovisual Culture

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What will you learn?

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.

Practical training

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.

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Career opportunities

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.


1 Nov 2020 – 28 Feb 2021

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Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

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Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Study plans of this programme can also be studies in a combination with

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up 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).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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PhDr. Jaromír Blažejovský, Ph.D.



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