Katedra fotografie FAMU

Bachelor

ENTRANCE EXAMS TO BACHELOR STUDY for academic year 2020/2021

Deadline for application 05 April 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:
5 April 2020 – Deadline for submitting applications
7 April 2020 – Deadline for sending off portfolio (the postmark of a post office or a delivery company indicating the date of mailing is crucial)
20 April 2020 – First round of the admission procedure
30 April 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:
Assistant of the Photo Dept. Ľubica Skřivánková: lubica.skrivankova@famu.cz
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:

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 KOS system passwords that you will continue to use
The deadline for submitting the application is 5 April 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

Print and sign your application form
2. Send it to the following address:
FAMU Department of Photography
Smetanovo nabrezi 2
Prague 1
Zip code: 116 65
Czech Republic

Send us the following documents:

1. A printed and signed application – see above

2. A structured CV that contains your telephone number, e-mail and postal address

3. Copy of your passport

4. A motivational letter in which you present your reasons for studying photography and summarize your previous experience

5. Proof of having paid the fee for filing the application of CZK 818 or EUR 31, which you will pay in advance

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

6. 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.


Step 2 – Portfolio

Your portfolio must be sent in a printed form by 7 April 2020 to the same address:

FAMU Department of Photography
Smetanovo nabrezi 2
Prague 1
Zip code: 116 65
Czech Republic

and must include the following mandatory parts:

Part A: Set of creative photographs, consisting of 8-12 photographs of a maximum size of 50 × 60 cm. The set is conceived as an exhibition project.
Part B – A set of photographs that are uniform in terms of their genre and 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 number is 20 photographs.
Part C – maquette of a photographic book or an intermedia project
The maquette of a photographic book is a created art book where 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.
Intermedia project: a video project (maximum length of 8 minutes), documentation of your own exhibition, sculptures or objects); to be provided on a flash drive in the following formats: video MP 4, picture documentation jpg.)
Part D – A still life photograph
Technical black and white still life photograph in the 30 x 40 cm format.



Please note:
Individual mandatory parts must be clearly separated from each other; placed in separate envelopes and marked with serial numbers on the back
Individual photographs must not be repeated in different parts.

Step 3 – annoucement 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 20 April 2020. 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.
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 30 April 2020
It includes the following mandatory parts:

A test of general knowledge of history and theory of photography and visual art
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.



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.

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.

Note:
Applicants that have not been admitted can pick up their portfolio within the two months that follow. The school does not send the portfolios back. Admitted applicants leave their portfolios at school for the period of one academic year.

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
Summer semester: 15 Feb 2021 – May 2021
Exam period – 15 May – September 2021

Please note that, in order to enrol in the bachelor’s programme for academic year 2020/2021, you will need to provide a recognition of foreign education certificate by 1 October 2020. For further information about the procedure please visit https://www.famu.cz/cs/studium/studijni-oddeleni/recognition-foreign-education/. We will be of assistance after your arrival.

Accommodation, Health Insurance and Visa are provided by FAMU. The capacity of the school dormitory is very limited. FAMU provides accepted students with an Admission Letter, which serves as one of the required visa application documents.