Degree programme specification

Conditions for admission to the study programme:

Completed secondary education, finished with a school-leaving (Matura) examination. Applicants must demonstrate an exceptional level of skills in their specialisation in a practical exam. The practical exam aims to determine the professional and especially artistic qualification for studies in the chosen specialisation of the given study programme.

Specialisations: Orchestral - Conducting, Choral - Conducting, Voice, Opera Direction

The entrance examination takes the form of written tests, an interview and a practical skills examination.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The studies aim to create graduates who:

    – have a high degree of performing skills;

    – have deep knowledge of music history and the development of artistic trends and styles;

    – are familiar with the aesthetics of art, as well as with the development of artistic trends;

    – have practical experience gained from working on faculty or school-wide projects (solo projects, chamber projects, Chamber Opera projects and projects of the Devítka Studio, or experience gained through a study stay abroad);

    – work with their own developed creative imagination and fantasy;

    – have deep knowledge of musical-dramatic production in the context of the history of music, literature, drama and the visual arts;

    – have adequate skills to create scientific works.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • is aware of the ethical and social dimension of artistic activity and is able to take it into account in his or her activities;
    • respects the general ethical principles;
    • masters the basic psychological rules, can work in a team teamwork, effectively communicates with team members and can express his or her thoughts in a structured manner;
    • is capable of abstract thought, analysis and synthesis;
    • is capable of self-reflection, open to the opinions of his or her surroundings and aware of the principles of democratic behaviour;
    • applies his or her acquired knowledge and skills in a creative way;
    • is able to follow current trends in the given study specialisation and integrate them into his or her professional development.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Knowledge – the graduate:

    – has extensive knowledge of the repertoire of the relevant specialisation (i.e. symphonic and operatic repertoire and the repertoire of chamber ensembles);

    – has his or her own artistic opinion, profiled by knowledge of the specifics of different stylistic periods;

    – is acquainted with the principles of pedagogical work and familiar in detail with the current trends in teaching methodology of the specialisation, as well as with secondary literature, including foreign sources;

    – has deep knowledge of the history and literature of his or her specialisation, of music history, aesthetics and the development of artistic trends and styles, and is also familiar with foreign repertories and literature;

    – is familiar with contemporary trends in pedagogy and psychology;

    – is aware of the possibilities of creative or theoretical overlap into other fields;

    – is familiar with the basic issues of copyright and its application;

    – is aware of the key financial, business and legal aspects of the music profession.

    Skills – the graduate:

    – demonstrates highly profiled technical skills in his or her specialisation;

    – demonstrates skills in processing the specialisation’s repertoire, including the application of modern interpretive principles (within the informed interpretation of early music or on the basis of principles of modern interpretive techniques of contemporary music and direction);

    – masters the specifics of radio and television recordings and broadcasts;

    – can lead courses and professional training sessions;

    – can flexibly work with a team or in a team and make effective use of the time and space in the preparatory phase (rehearsal) and motivate the co-creators to perform at their best in the implementation;

    – uses the basic artistic practices of the field in a way that brings new inspiring stimuli;

    – publicly presents original artistic performances of their own or of their team, even at international forums;

    – is well versed in professional vocabulary, including a foreign language and musical terminology;

    – is able to follow current trends in his or her study specialisation and integrate them into his or her professional development;

    – masters the principles of professional text creation.

    General competence – the graduate:

    – is aware of the ethical and social dimension of artistic activity and is able to take it into account in his or her activities;

    – respects the general ethical principles;

    – masters the basic psychological rules, can work in a team teamwork, effectively communicates with team members and can express his or her thoughts in a structured manner;

    – is capable of abstract thought, analysis and synthesis;

    – is capable of self-reflection, open to the opinions of his or her surroundings and aware of the principles of democratic behaviour;

    – applies his or her acquired knowledge and skills in a creative way;

    – is able to follow current trends in the given study specialisation and integrate them into his or her professional development.

  • Rules and Conditions for the Creation of a Study Plan

    The study system is designed so that a total of at least 300 credits is achieved in the five years of studies. We set the system so that students can achieve a minimum of 30 credits per semester (60 credits for one year of study) through the composition of courses.

    The system is set up as follows:

    Compulsory courses that include

    profiling courses for musical arts, forming the backbone of all master’s degree programmes

    at Faculty of Music JAMU;

    profiling courses for specialisations Orchestral - Conducting, Choral - Conducting, Voice, Opera Direction are the major courses that lead to the final graduation, they form the content of the final diploma thesis and the graduation performance.

    The set of compulsory courses is designed so that the final sum of credits for one year is higher than 50.

    Elective courses include an expanding set of courses taught in a foreign language, which further develop the content of compulsory courses. Students are required to complete two courses taught in a foreign language during their studies, thus acquiring 10 credits. They shall acquire the remaining credits for optional courses, which they choose with regard to their own profiling.

    Optional courses are aimed at:

    (a) verification of knowledge and competencies in the form of practical projects;

    (b) acquisition of knowledge in the field of music art and language skills.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Graduates of the master’s degree studies can continue their studies in the doctoral study programme Interpretation and Theory of Interpretation.

  • Additional Information
    Completed secondary education, finished with a school-leaving (Matura) examination. Applicants must demonstrate an exceptional level of skills in their specialisation in a practical exam. The practical exam aims to determine the professional and especially artistic qualification for studies in the chosen specialisation of the given study programme.

    Specialisations: Orchestral - Conducting, Choral - Conducting, Voice, Opera Direction

    The entrance examination takes the form of written tests, an interview and a practical skills examination.

Basic information

Abbreviation
Opdir:M5
Type
Master's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
MgA.
Length of studies
5 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

28
number of active students

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