Mgr. Jan Karafiát
‘Creativity is the highest form of freedom.’
The mission of the four-year doctoral degree study programme Digital Culture and Creative Industries (hereafter DCCI) is to prepare researchers for educational and cultural institutions that are focused on research into the implications of the proliferation of digital and networking technologies and their potential for creative application, and also their application in the creative industries. The aim of the study programme is to train and educate top experts in the fields of new media arts, digital culture and culture management with a focus on the creative industries.
The doctoral degree study programme DCCI is unique in the context of other art and science doctoral degree study programmes in the Czech Republic. This is the only programme that links together theory of art, social sciences, a technical knowledge of digital and networking technologies and research based on experimental testing of systems (artistic, cultural, technical). It has been established in response to labour market demand and the underdeveloped professional discourse in this area in the Czech (and Slovak) academic sphere.
The concept of the study programme is based on the interconnection of theoretical research and creative practice (artistic, design, curatorial, production) conceived as a specific type of basic (primary) research, that is necessary for a deep understanding of the studied phenomena and their critical reflection in them. Emphasis is placed on cooperation with the sphere in which the practices are applied (topics of dissertations taking into account the current needs of subjects from the sphere of application) and on the international dimension of study (study visits and internships abroad, presentations of academic and research outputs at international forums, special lectures by foreign experts, etc.).
The DCCI programme is intended for graduates from the follow-up master’s degree programmes Theory of Interactive Media and Culture Management at the Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University. It is open to graduates from related master’s degree programmes (media studies, new media studies, managements of culture and cultural institutions), which do not have a relevant accredited doctoral degree programme.
The Digital Culture and Creative Industries study program is designed to interact with the academic and application sectors using a variety of tools:
Graduate employment means the professions and positions for which the graduate is to be educated and/or the types of employers for whom the graduate will be able to work. The employment of graduates can be viewed from the perspective of their end-of-studies abilities, language competences, career opportunities or a particular advantage in the context of other universities.
Graduates of the DCCI doctoral degree study programme can apply the acquired qualifications in research institutes and workplaces as university teachers, in particular, and in other positions. They are authorized to carry out independent academic and research activities in the field of basic and applied research. In a broader sense, they are able to perform any activity related to academic work, i.e. dealing with conceptual issues, scientific and organizational activities and teaching.
Graduates will find employment in:
Deadline for applications: January 1 - April 30, 2021.
Only university graduates of Master's degree programmes with a corresponding or similar specialization can be admitted to the doctoral study programme (full-time or combined mode) after passing an entrance examination.
Deadline for submission of documents for the admission procedure: 15 May 2021.
Materials for the admission procedure (additional materials to the e-application):
The documents for the admission procedure must be submitted in electronic form to the Study Department of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University - admission procedure, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The admission procedure takes a form of an oral examination:
An examination board is establised for the entrance examination. It consists of the chairman and at least two other members of the Board of study subject. At the entrance examination, the research proposal for doctoral thesis will be primarily discussed with the applicant; the theoretical and methodological knowledge related to the project will be tested in the form of an interview; the candidate will have the opportunity to comment on the submitted CV.
The applicant can earn a maximum of 100 points. The minimum number of points for admission to study is 70. The candidate is evaluated in the following areas:
The applicant is informed about the outcome of the admission procedure in a written form, via an e-mail.
|Provided by||Faculty of Arts|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||4 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
|Doctoral board and doctoral committees|