Theory of Interactive Media

Bachelor's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

What is our mission?

New media in art and culture.

The Theory of Interactive Media (TIM) focuses on the study of new media art. The new media art refers to a wide range of artistic works and practices that reflect a key aspect of contemporary civilization – the pervasiveness and transformative impact on culture and society of information and communication technologies (ICT). The mission of the study programme is to balance the instrumental and utilitarian approach of informatics and computer science to the study of ICT by investigating creative ways to deal with new media.

What are our students?

The TIM study programme is particularly suitable for the ‘born digital’ generation, which is equipped with computer literacy by playing computer games, through relationships built across on-line social networks and the physical world, and by creating their own audio/visual works in the new media environment in which it is natural to see the computer as a tool and a place of creativity and interactivity.

What can our graduates do?

Graduates of the TIM Bachelor’s degree study programme are oriented in the history of new media art, they are equipped with a basic arsenal of art studies and media studies terminology and methodology, and they have practical skills from the fields of academic writing, art criticism, and new media creative practices even.

What makes us unique?

TIM is the only study programme focusing on new media studies in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic which offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. It is provided by qualified professionals with rich teaching experience who are often actively involved in organizing festivals, curating exhibitions, and producing new media art.

Practical training

Practical training at cultural institutions is part of the type B/selective courses of the TIM study programme. During the six-semester study programme, students can complete two courses of practical training at cultural institutions (I and II), at a minimal extent of 80 hours each, in which they gain practical experiences in cultural institution workflow, festival organization, and independent art scene practice with a focus on new media in art and culture. The institution in which the practical training is taken is chosen after consultation with the guarantor of the subject. Usually it is a media institution, gallery, museum, or festival of new media art in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Further information

Web: http://music.phil.muni.cz/studijni-obory/teorie-interaktivnich-medii

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tim.ffmu

Career opportunities

Graduates of the TIM Bachelor’s degree study programme will find employment in the creative fields and industries of currant information society. They can become valid members of organizational teams of new media art festivals and exhibitions. They can work in cultural and heritage institutions, where they can apply their knowledge of the aesthetic and communication strategies emerging in the new media environment. Many of them will use their skills working in media of various kind (radio, television, print, online journalism).

Admission requirements

This programme is taught in Czech.

The criteria for admission for studies are the results of the Learning Potential Test (TSP). Applicants may also be admitted based on other criteria, see Admission without the Entrance Examination. The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University disregards the results of SCIO National Comparative Examinations.

You can file your e-applications for studies from 1 November to 28 February.
The date and time of the examination will be stated in the electronic invitation for the examination, which will be uploaded to your e-application. The faculty will not be sending paper invitations. Applicants applying for the major study plan and minor study plan in a combined study must comply with the conditions for admission into both plans.

Learning Potential Test (TSP)

This test is only in Czech. For up-to-date information, click here

Field of Study Examination

For admission for studies of this degree programme, you do not need to take the Field of Study Examination.

Admission without the entrance examination

You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on at least one of the following criteria:
  1. participation in a national or regional round of Students’ Professional Activities (SOČ) in the fields of Theory of Culture, Arts, and Artistic Creation and Information Technology;
  2. secondary school results in four profile subjects determined by the faculty: Czech (Slovak) language, basics of social sciences and two more subject of the applicant’s choice from the following: history, Chinese, English, French, music, information technology, Italian, Latin, maths, German, Spanish, Russian.

Secondary school results may be applied for an exemption from the entrance examination by those applicants whose average grade was 1.5 or higher in each of the four profile subjects. The total average result in all subjects is not taken into consideration. Secondary school seminars are also disregarded. The average grade of each profile subject is calculated based on the results of the last four years of study in the following way: the mid-year grade is calculated from the final year, whereas the final grades are calculated from the previous three years. It is also necessary that applicants have studied each of the profile subjects for at least two years during the last four years.
Enter your grades in your e-application. Then print the grades out and let your secondary school certify them with a stamp and a signature. Upload the scan of the certified grades into your e-application. You can also upload officially certified school reports or any other documents certifying your school results.
Please upload the officially certified documents together with a completed Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination directly to your e-application in the section Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination no later than 28 February.

Criteria for evaluation

Limit for TSP percentile for successfully passing the entrance examination: 30

Recommended literature


Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

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.

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

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

Theory of Interactive Media as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

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

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

After completion of the Bachelor’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in the Master’s degree study programme (after satisfying the admission requirements) of the TIM; graduates can also study teacher training in aesthetic education for high schools or management in culture, or other subjects focusing on contemporary art, culture, and media.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
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

Do you have any questions?
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Mgr. Jan Karafiát

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