Katedra fotografie FAMU

Masters

ma covid – second call for application
entrance exams to master study for academic year 2020/2021

important update! please note the ma 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 1 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

master study program 2020/2021

The master’s degree study in photography in English is intended for applicants who already have a bachelor’s degree or will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in the current academic year. Applicants who have not studied photography under a bachelor’s degree programme may also apply. Deep interest and experience in photography and visual arts are expected. The programme is designed to deepen and interconnect knowledge and practice in the field of photography, new media and technical image. In the first year, students study in specialized studios and their knowledge is made profound in four thematic cycles. In the second year of their study, students prepare for the final state exam. The objective of the study is to prepare future artists for their own artistic activities and work on specialized projects in the field of art and artistic research.

prerequisites for the study:
Students’ own work in the field of photography and technical image
Graduation with a bachelor’s degree during the academic year in which the applicant applies at the latest. The level of the work must be comparable with the absolvents of regular bachelor program.

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 – 2 years (4 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 master’s programme admission procedure

step 1 – application and documents

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Please note the following MA 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 June 2020
If you encounter any problems, please contact us immediately
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 – the 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

6. Certified bachelor’s degree diploma with a record / transcript of courses taken. Unless the documents are in Czech or English, please provide these documents with a certified translation.
If you are going to take the bachelor’s degree exam in this academic year, replace the diploma with your university’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 any documents from your university and write there the date of your final exam.

step 2 – portfolio

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Please note the following MA 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.

Your application package must include the following mandatory parts:

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 – maquette of a photographic book
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)
5. Folder C – Series of 8-20 photographs (different from the Folder A) or intermedia works
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 – Masters Project Proposal which includes:
– The applicant’s letter of intent to study photography
– The applicant’s basic idea about their Final Master Study Programme Work (both photographic and theoretical)
– A choice of the studio where the applicant wants to study – Studio of Classic Photography, Inter-media Studio, Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Imaginative Photography, Studio of Photography and New Media

Please note:
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.

step 3 – admission procedure

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 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 minimum number of points required to pass the examination is 200 points out of a possible 400 points.

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 which the applicants received by e-mail.
A conceptual 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. The minimum number of points required to pass the examination is 50 points out of a possible 100 points.

Applicant will receive the invitation for interview with ID Zoom meeting.

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.
Please note that, in order to enrol in the master’s programme for academic year 2020/2021, you will need to provide a recognition of foreign education certificate by 15 September 2020. For further information about the procedure please visit https://www.famu.cz/en/studies/recognition-foreign-education-en/

We will assist you according to your previous education and the country of your origin.

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