Aesthetics and Culture Studies

"The artist's cognition is human cognition of the highest kind. " T. G. Masaryk

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Ph.D. Studies in English 2020/2021 - Spring 2021
Submission deadline until midnight 31 Oct 2020

What will you learn?

The aim of the Ph.D. study programme Aesthetics and Culture Studies is to prepare graduates for a career in the academic sphere or in commercial sphere, at positions where a high qualification is required with the specialization in the field of art and culture, journalism, politics, and education (theoretical approaches to translation, art, and digital humanities etc.). During their studies, students will get acquainted with theoretical approaches to modern aesthetics and semiotics of culture that reflect the situation of art from both synchronic and diachronic viewpoints. The Ph.D. study programme is organized within several sections corresponding to the scholarly orientation of members of the Department of Aesthetics (analytical aesthetics, history of aesthetics, semiotics, structuralism, philosophical approaches, experimental and empirical research etc.). Ph.D. students are required to participate in work of several of the sections, within which they work on their Ph.D. projects. Besides acquiring knowledge from the sphere of contemporary study of culture, they also learn elementary techniques of a research in humanities. Under the supervision of experts, students in higher courses of the Ph.D. study programme participate in teaching at the Department of Aesthetics, thus gaining elementary competences of a university teacher.

Practical training

The obligatory parts of the doctoral programme consist of individual practical training at some institution or social establishment, a stay abroad for the term of 1 month, and a semestral teaching course under supervision.

Further information

Other information at: http://www.phil.muni.cz/estetika/

Career opportunities

The graduate is got ready to work at a wide range of cultural, social or artistic institutions, at boards of cultural or artistic journals, as a teacher. In all mentioned places he/she can aply acquired deeper knowledge about art or culture in contexts but also practical skills in identifying, describing, analyzing and proposing how to solve problems in art or everyday practice at artistic institutions.

Deadlines

1 Jul – 31 Oct 2020

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
The studies are subject to tuition
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

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prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D.

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doc. Mgr. Rostislav Niederle, Ph.D.

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Ing. Ivana Vašinová

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