Theatre Studies

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

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

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Admission to Master's degree programmes in 2024/2025 (beginning: Autumn 2024)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 April 2024.

What will you learn?

The aim of the follow-up Master studies is to deepen knowledge and skills acquired during the undergraduate studies. The stress is put on the development of the basic professional skills (working with archival materials, theatre criticism, dramaturgical work, historiographic research), as well as on the interdisciplinary aspect of theatre research (overlaps with psychology, philosophy and sociology of art, and cognitive studies). Students familiarize with up-to-date research methods and trends in Theatre research and related disciplines. At the same time, individual creative activities in research, criticism, and praxis are accentuated. All the aspects of the Master studies aim at developing a complex understanding of theatre in both current and historical contexts.

Theatre is the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. (Thorton Wilder)

Further information

Career opportunities

The graduate finds employment especially in theatre and/or art criticism, theatre/art research, and theatre/art/cultural management. Graduates usually find employment in research and archival institutions, theatres of all kinds, institutions targeted at preservation and promotion of cultural heritage, and in media (newspapers, journals, TV, radio). Other positions include PR managers in both public and private sphere, administrative workers in culture and arts management, administrators of cultural politics and cultural industries, dramaturges, cultural critics, and editors.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

Who the programme is intended for: The programme is intended for graduates of any Bachelor’s degree programme.

Subject matter of the entrance examination: The entrance examination for the follow-up Master’s degree programme consists of three parts:

  • a written test that tests factual knowledge of the field/programme Theatre Theory and History at the level of completed Bachelor’s studies;
  • written analysis of a short sample of a theatrical play;
  • discussion with the applicant (the discussion will examine the audience's view and the ability to talk about the theatrical experience, the submitted Master’s thesis project is also discussed).

As a basis for discussion, applicants shall prepare a Master’s thesis project (including the name of the research problem, evaluation of elementary literature, and work plan) and submit a list of at least 10 theatrical plays they have seen during the last six months.

Applicants will submit the project and the list of plays in electronic form in their e-applications by 1 June. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

Web Department of Theatre Studies.

General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

Criteria for evaluation

Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 70 points (out of 100). Knowledge test max. 10 points, analysis of a preview of the production max. 40 points, discussion of the project and the productions seen max. 50 points.

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years


1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024

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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.

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Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Theatre Studies as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

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Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Follow-up studies

The graduate (when meeting the requirements for admission) can continue their studies in the post-graduate programmes.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
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doc. MgA. David Drozd, Ph.D.



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