Katedra fotografie FAMU



Conditions for Admission to study in the school year 2019/2020

The MA Program is designated for students with completed bachelor’s studies. Bachelor’s studies in the field of photography or visual arts is an advantage but not a prerequisite. All applicants should have a deep interest in photography in general, as well as in own original work in this media. The program offers an extension and intensification of the understanding of photography in practical, as well as theoretical areas of study and it prepares the students for a career of a professional photographer.

Length of study – 2 years (4 semesters)

All applicants for the Masters Program must submit a printed application form, project and art works to the FAMU Department of Photography (Smetanovo nábřeží 2, Praha 1, 116 65, Czech Republic) according to the following rules.

Admission Procedure for the Masters Program

Assistant of the Photo Dept. Ľubica Skřivánková: lubica.skrivankova@famu.cz
Head of the Photo Dept. Štěpámka Šimlová e-mail address: stepanka.simlova@famu.cz

All applicants for the Bachelors Program must submit a printed application form, project and art works to the address:

FAMU Department of Photography
Smetanovo nabrezi 2
Praha 1
Zip code: 116 65
Czech Republic
according to the following rules.

STEP 1: Application

Submit an application form

Proceed according to the instructions, fill in the form, print, sign and send it.
Application deadline: June 10, 2019
Please send the application along with the following documents:

1) Structured CV + recent passport photography
Brief description of the applicant’s academic and artistic records. The CV must include the applicant’s telephone number, postal and email address.

2) Motivation letter
Short personal essay on what the applicant expects from her/his studies as well as what the applicant believes she/he can contribute to the creative and intellectual environment of FAMU, and the reasons she/ he would like to come and study in Prague.

3) Confirmation of the transfer of the application fee of 699 CZK / 28 EUR
Bank account:
Account number: 195373180297/0100
IBAN: CZ 5301000000195373180297
Swift code: KOMBCZPP
Account holder: AMU, Malostranské náměstí 12, Praha 1, 110 00
Name of Bank: Komerční banka
Address of Bank: Malostranské náměstí 23, 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

4) Certified copy of the Bachelor’s Diploma and the transcript of records.
If your diploma is in any language other than English we require a certified English (or Czech) translation.
Note: Applicants in their final year of Bachelor study must provide a confirmation from school about the term of their final exam.

STEP 2: Portfolio

Portfolio deadline: June 10, 2019 (your portfolio has to be sent in a printed form by June 10, 2019 – the decisive factor is the date of the postal stamp)

The following is to be submitted by the applicants to the Department of Photography for the Masters Program Admission Procedure:

1) Exhibition series of 8-12 photographs
2) Dummy of a photographic publication designed by the applicant
3) Series of 8-20 photographs or inter-medial works on a selected theme
4) Masters Project Proposal which includes:

– A biography and information about the student’s activities and studies
– A choice of the studio where the applicant wants to study – Studio of Classic Photography, Intermedia Studio, Studio of Documentary Photography, Studio of Imaginative Photography, Studio of Photography and New media
– Applicant’s letter of intent to study Photography
– Applicant’s basic idea about their Final Masters Program Work (both photographic and theoretical)

STEP 3: Decision of admission / non-admission

Notification of the Results
All applicants will be notified of the final results of the second round by email and by an official letter sent to them by the FAMU Student Studies Office.

Returning of Works Presented
Applicants who have not been admitted may collect their works in 2 months after the admission procedure. After this date the Department does not store the works. Applicants admitted to the Department leave their works available at the Department of Photography for exhibition and study purposes for one academic year.

Terms of Academic Year 2019/2020:
Fall semester: September, 2019 – December, 2019
Spring semester: February, 2020 – May, 2020
Please note that in order to enroll in Master’s program for academic year 2019/2020 you will need to provide a recognition of foreign education certificate by 1 October 2019. 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: Not provided by FAMU. These are the responsibility of the student. FAMU provides accepted students with an Acceptance letter, which serves as one of the required visa application documents.

Tuittion fee: The tuition fee for the academic year is 8.700,- € (the mandatory VAT tax is included).