Katedra fotografie FAMU

Bachelor

bc covid – second call for application
entrance exams to bachelor study for academic year 2020/2021

important update! please note the ba photography programme application changes due to coronavirus (covid-19) epidemic. for more info please check for updates in the following application requirements.
all entrance exam documents and portfolios are now being accepted in electronic form.


Deadline for application 01 July 2020
Application – here https://prihlaska.amu.cz/apps/kos/prihlaska/wpr_webapp_pg.main?p_action=changeLang&p_lang=AN&p_session_id

General information

The bachelor’s degree study of photography in English is intended for applicants interested in photography and visual arts who apply for the study in the last year of their secondary school studies or after having graduated from a secondary school. The study is structured in such a way that, in the first year, the applicants get acquainted with the basics of photographic representation, in the second year, they develop their knowledge in the field in specialized studios and in the photographic genres, in the third year they prepare for their bachelor’s thesis. The study is based on the interconnection of practical and theoretical subjects.

Prerequisites for the study:
Interest, experience and knowledge of the contemporary context in the field of photography and motivation to study
Completed secondary education, either before or during the beginning of their study at the Department of Photography.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old before commencing their studies.

Admission Procedure Time Schedule:

1 July 2020 – Deadline for submitting applications
3 July 2020 – Deadline for sending off portfolio
15 July 2020 – First round of the admission procedure
22 July 2020 – the second round of the admission procedure

Beginning of the study in the academic year 2020/2021:
15-30 September 2020 – Introduction and preparatory weeks
1 October 2020 – Beginning of the winter semester
Duration of the bachelor’s degree study – 3 years (6 semesters)

Contacts:
Coordinator of the English programme: Štěpánka Šimlová: stepanka.simlova@famu.cz

tuition fee: The tuition fee for an academic year is € 8,700 (the mandatory VAT tax is included)

description of the bachelor’s programme admission procedure

step 1: application form and mandatory documents:

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Please note the following BA Photography programme application changes due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.


Your documents must be sent by 1 July 2020 in the electronic form to stepanka.simlova@famu.cz via wetransfer.com, filetransfer.io, nihaocloud.com or similar platforms.
Your portfolio must be sent by 3 July 2020 in the electronic form to stepanka.simlova@famu.cz via wetransfer.com, filetransfer.io, nihaocloud.com or similar platforms.

After sending the package please make sure to send the specific download link separately via e-mail directly to stepanka.simlova@famu.cz and await a reply. In case you do not receive a reply within 24 hours please contact us immediately.

Please, follow these rules:
1. fill in the application form: https://prihlaska.amu.cz/apps/kos/prihlaska/wpr_webapp_pg.main?p_action=changeLang&p_lang=AN&p_session_id
after you fill it in, you will receive passwords – eight digit code – that you will continue to use

The deadline for submitting the application is 1 July 2020
If you encounter any problems, please contact us immediately
Assistant of the Photo Dept. Ľubica Skřivánková: lubica.skrivankova@famu.cz
Coordinator of the English programme: Štěpánka Šimlová: Stepanka.simlova@famu.cz

2. Create a folder named accordingly: your name – enter exam 2020 – PHOTO FAMU
3. inside this folder, create a folder named documents
4. put the following documents inside the folder documents:
– the copy or printscreen of your application
– the structured CV that contains your telephone number, e-mail and postal address
– the copy or photo of your passport
– the motivational letter in which you present your reasons for studying photography and summarize your previous experience (not longer then the text on page A4)
– the Proof of having paid the fee for filing the application of CZK 818 or EUR 31, which you will pay in advance – a printscreen is sufficient

Bank account:
Account number: 195373180297/0100
IBAN: CZ 5301000000195373180297
Swift code: KOMBCZPP
Message to beneficiary: STUDENT’S NAME AND SURNAME + PHOTO FAMU

Additional data which you may need:
Account holder: AMU, Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1, 110 00
Name of Bank: Komerční banka
Address of Bank: Malostranské náměstí 23, 118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
– copy of officially certified school-leaving exam certificate with a translation of subjects. Unless the documents are in Czech or English, please provide these documents with a certified translation.
If you are going to take the school-leaving exam in this academic year, replace the school-leaving exam certificate with your school’s confirmation, providing the date on which you will take the final exam.
If these documents or confirmation of your school can’t be obtained due to quarantine in your country, send us a copy of your graduation certificate or the certificate of the last year of your study with a date when would be your final exams instead.

Step 2 – Portfolio

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Please note the following BA Photography programme application changes due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.


Your portfolio must be sent by 3 July 2020 in the electronic form to stepanka.simlova@famu.cz via wetransfer.com, filetransfer.io, nihaocloud.com or similar platforms.
After sending the package please make sure to send the specific download link separately via e-mail directly to stepanka.simlova@famu.cz and await a reply. In case you do not receive a reply within 24 hours please contact us immediately.
and must include the following mandatory parts:

Please, follow these rules:

1. Use again the folder named: your name – enter exam 2020 – PHOTO FAMU
2. Create four other folders within and name them A, B, C, D.
3. Folder A – must include – a set of creative photographs, consisting of 8-12 photographs of a maximum file size of 2 MB per each in JPG/JPEG/PNG format. The set is conceived as an exhibition project, you may want to include text specification of the ideal size, installation setup or print material specifics.
4. Folder B – must include – a set of photographs in a consistent genre that provide more information for us to be able to have an idea of what the applicant’s focus is (e.g. documentary photography, portraits, figurative composition, still life, architecture, etc.)
The maximum count is 20 photographs of a maximum file size of 2 MB per each in JPG/JPEG/PNG format.
5. Folder C – maquette of a photographic book or an intermedia project
The maquette of a photographic book is an art book in which you combine your own photos with a graphic layout. It may be a diary, connection of your own text with photographs, photo illustrations for a book, photo illustrations for poetry, a calendar, etc. If you work with already existing book which is already printed, send a series of scanned spreads or photos of it (please, make sure to include all of the pages including the cover)
Intermedia project: a video project (maximum length of 8 minutes), documentation of your own exhibition, sculptures or objects; in the following file formats: video in MP4 file format H.264 coding and up to fullHD resolution, image documentation of a maximum file size of 2 MB per each image in JPG/JPEG/PNG format
6. Folder D – A still life photograph – a single black and white photograph of a still life of your choice, of a maximum file size of 2 MB in JPG/JPEG/PNG format.

step 3 – announcement and the second round of the exam

Upon receipt of your portfolio, we will inform you in detail about the further course of the admission procedure by messages sent to the e-mail address provided by you.

General rules:
The 1st round of the admission procedure will take place without the presence of applicants on 15 July 12020. A committee, consisting of at least 5 teachers of the Department of Photography, evaluates the portfolio by giving points to each part in accordance with the evaluation rules. The fulfilment of the obligatory point limit determines whether the applicant proceeds to the second round of the admission procedure.
The minimum number of points required to pass the examination is 200 points out of a possible 400 points.

You will be informed of whether you have proceeded to the second round of the admission procedure by e-mail.
The 2nd round of the admission procedure will take place on 22 July 2020

It includes the following mandatory parts:
A test of general knowledge of history and theory of photography and visual art given by e-mail
A conceptual task on a given topic which you will receive after having met the conditions of the first round
A photographic task on a given topic which you will receive after having met the conditions of the first round
An interview with the applicant during which you will explain your intent related to the portfolio you have submitted and other parts of the admission procedure. For the interview you would receive the invitation with the ID Zoom meeting.

The second round of the admission procedure is evaluated by giving the points by a committee consisting of at least 5 teachers of the Department of Photography which, based on a specified number of points reached, gives the dean a proposal for the applicant to be admitted to study at the Department of Photography.
The minimum number of points required to pass the examination is 50 points out of a possible 100 points.

Step 4 – Admission/non admission to the study

Notification of the results of the admission procedure:
All applicants will be informed about the results of the admission procedure by an e-mail sent by the Study Department.

More information:
Terms of Academic Year 2020/2021:
Introduction and preparatory weeks:
15 September 2020 – 31 September 2020
Winter semester: 1 Oct 2020 – 20 Dec 2020
Exam period – 3 Jan 2021 – 15 Feb 2021