Mgr. Jan Karafiát
"New media in art and culture."
What is our mission?
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
Study plans of this programme can also be studies in a combination with
An example of your study plan:
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.
|Provided by||Faculty of Arts|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|