Bachelor programs

Culture, Media and Performative Arts

Level
Bachelor

Duration
3 years

Study mode
Full-time

Language
English

Tuition
2.500 Eur/year

Application deadline
31 May 2022

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New media, film and theatre constitute the very core of the cultural and creative sphere. Understanding and researching them both as industries and as organized practices with their histories and current challenges is a key to the cultural sector in general.

Our undergraduate program provides you with an opportunity to study culture, media and performative arts in the enthralling context of Central Europe, with its heritage and vital surroundings Masaryk University, and the city of Brno itself, benefit from their history and location between Prague and Vienna, two of the most viable cultural hubs within the European continent. Our program draws on this rich heritage and fundamentally employs it within its foundation.

Our program offers a mix of opportunities for your professional growth, including applied research, the development of critical literacies, unique engagements with the processes of cultural production, and a comprehensive education in media studies. In a result, you will be prepared to pursue practical professional advancements and/or further study within graduate programmes in cultural studies and cultural anthropology, film and visual studies, media, or theatre studies.

Interdisciplinary approach

The program is interdisciplinary at its best. You will be introduced to the tenets of film and theatrical studies, media and cultural studies, and cultural anthropology. You will garner a stronger understanding of the history and current state of film, theatre and the media industries in Central Europe. And you will be trained in research and analytics as they apply to the field. To provide you with this unique and rich educational input, the programme draws upon the strength of its faculty ranging across several disciplines including:

  • Researchers from social anthropology providing methodological training for empirical ethnographic research.
  • Media practitioners and researchers providing professional training related to using audio-visual technologies as research and creative tools, and who will likewise introduce you to media and communication theory.
  • Experts in theatrical studies providing pedagogical insights into performative behaviour in public space.
  • Film studies scholars providing perspectival insights on the institutional context of media production, distribution, and reception.
Is this programme right for you?
Consider:
  • Are you interested in media, theatre, and film? And in culture in general?
  • Do you see your professional future within media, film, theatre, the cultural industries, the sphere of education, or within a creative position?
  • Are you intrigued by the rich cultural history of Central Europe? Do you want to experience it, study it and see it up close?
  • Do you want to engage with an interdisciplinary team of skilled and passionate scholars and practitioners?
  • Are you ready to acquire not only theoretical knowledge but also practical and research skills?
  • Do you want to be prepared for further, postgraduate study in media, film or theatre?
Graduate Employment

After graduating from this study program, you will be prepared to work in the media industry (film and television production), in cultural management (organizing festivals or cultural events), in cultural and media institutions, in NGOs focused on transcultural dialogue or education, in the press and online media, or as a cultural manager in governmental or self-governmental institutions. The achieved cultural and historical education, technical skills, and methodological knowledge uniquely provided by our programme can foreseeably position you favorably within the professional job market, meaning you will be able to hold research, managerial or communication positions in a wide array of cultural, media or social institutions.

Courses
Practical Training

You will be trained in practical skills: technical skills in processing audio, photo and video-material as well as in academic writing, critical analysis, and promotional activities. You will master the historical knowledge and analytical skills necessary for the critical analysis of media products and media productions. In other words, the programme offers you competencies which are currently highly-needed and in-demand and which will only become more valuable in the future.

An important aspect of our programme rests in the opportunities it offers to get real hands-on experience through internships at regional film, television, or theatre festivals (such as Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Film Festival One World, Ekofilm, or Mezipatra), in the Czech public service media, or in regional cultural institutions.

Finally, we will motivate you to bring to the programme and fully integrate your own acumen from your country, culture, and media contexts. The critical understanding of culture most effectively prospers from the sharing and diversity of thought and perspectives.

Goal of Thesis

The standard scope of a Bachelor's thesis ranges from 72,000 to 90,000 characters including footnotes and citations (supplements do not count into the range). A Bachelor's thesis verifies methodological, historical, and theoretical knowledge which is applied to historical, or contemporary ethnographic material.

Study plan

Admission Requirements
Eligibility Criteria

This fee-paying program (2500 EUR per academic year) is open to graduates of secondary schools holding a secondary school certificate.

You do not have to come to Brno personally to take the entrance exam. The result of the admission process depends on the quality of the documents that you provide. Those will be assessed by the admission committee and you will be notified about the results via e-mail.

Terms of Admission
  1. Meet the eligibility criteria set out in the paragraph above.
  2. Submission of an electronic application in the Masaryk University Information System.
  3. Submission of a statement of purpose (500 words maximum) in English, in which the applicant explains why s/he wishes to study in this degree program.
  4. Essay: 1000 words long essay on relations between an ethnographic perspective and cinema, theatre, or media-related topic of their own choice (in English).
  5. Secondary school certificate or proof of current studies.
  6. Transcript of Grades from secondary school.
  7. Proof of English proficiency - min. B2 level (if you do not have a certificate, submit an honest statement).
  8. ID or passport copy.
Entrance Exam

The evaluation of the applications will be done in two steps:

  1. Evaluation of the submitted documents.
  2. Videoconference interview (if step 1 is passed).

Successful applicants of the first round will be invited for a videoconference interview. Students will receive an e-mail about the next steps and how to set up the interview.

Application Filing Period

1 March - 30 April for the following academic year.

Documents set out above in the Terms of Admission are required to be provided in digital form and attached to the online application by April 30th.

Students who will need a visa to travel to CZ should apply as early as possible to increase their chance to arrive on time.

Contact

admission@phil.muni.cz

Recognition of Foreign Education

To be enrolled in a degree study program you have to present an acknowledgment certificate of your former education abroad. This proves that your previous studies are equal to a comparable Czech education and your diploma is valid in the Czech Republic.

Recognition of foreign education is a must along with the entrance exam. It is an administrative part of the admission procedure. No one can be enrolled in the studies without recognition of their previous foreign education.

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Follow-up studies

As a graduate, you will be ready to continue within any graduate programme related to culture, media, or performative arts.

At MUNI, you can apply for M.A. English- language study programmes such as Cultural Sociology, Conflict and Democracy Studies, or International Relations (to name some of the programmes running at MUNI). And in the case of reaching fluency in Czech, at MUNI you will be ready to continue in an M.A. programme across a further array of fields, including anthropology, media studies, history and theory of cinema, theatre, and television.

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