Degree programme specification

Conditions for admission to studies:

Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution obtained in the relevant field of the Wind Instruments study programme and in the relevant specialisation. Applicants who have studied bachelor’s degrees fields 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: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba

The entrance examination takes the form of a recital on the relevant specialisation’s instrument.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    Training of highly qualified music artists – soloists and chamber musicians with an emphasis on the study of a wide repertoire composed of all stylistic periods. Preparation for a professionally oriented employment in pedagogy for the level of primary art schools, conservatories, music grammar schools and universities (music academies).

    The studies aim to create graduates who:

    – have advanced skills in the field of performance and have mastered the wide repertoire of specialisation’s main subject;

    – have deep knowledge of the history of the instrument and its repertory;

    – 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 and orchestral projects, often with international participation) or experience gained through a study stay abroad;

    – have adequate skills to create scientific works.

    During the studies, the graduate met with foreign experts in the field of instrument playing, chamber music and the history and repertory of the instrument.

  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Knowledge – the graduate:

    – demonstrates extensive knowledge in the repertoire of the relevant specialisation and the repertoire of chamber ensembles;

    – demonstrates the ability to explain the compositional principles and tectonics of the studied musical work in accordance with a strong opinion on its interpretation;

    – masters the basic 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 in-depth knowledge of the history and literature of the given specialisation’s instrument, of music history, aesthetics and the development of artistic trends and styles, is familiar with foreign repertories and literature and further develops these;

    – is familiar with contemporary trends in pedagogy and psychology;

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

    Skills – the graduate:

    – demonstrates highly profiled skills in playing the instrument with an emphasis on solo repertory and chamber music;

    – demonstrates skills in interpretation of demanding compositions of the given field, including the application of modern interpretive principles (within the informed interpretation or on the basis of principles of modern interpretive techniques of contemporary music);

    – can be a flexible member of chamber and orchestral ensembles, has basic practical skills in conducting chamber ensembles;

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

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

    – masters the basic principles of professional text creation;

    – has the skills relevant for the use of specialisation-related technologies and knows how to apply them.

    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;

  • Rules and Conditions for the Creation of a Study Plan

    The study system is designed so that a total of at least 120 credits is achieved in the two 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 – Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba are the major courses that lead to the final graduation, they form the content of the final master’s thesis, the graduation performance and its documentation.

    The set of compulsory courses is designed so that the final sum of credits is higher than 60 – specifically 65.

    Elective courses include an expanding set of courses that further develop the content of compulsory courses. The system is designed so that the resulting credit total of elective courses is greater than 30.

    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.

    Students can obtain more than 7 credits in elective courses. In the accreditation file, we present the courses we currently recommend for the programme, however, the group of optional courses may be further expanded by courses of other programs of the Faculty of Music JAMU that will be gradually accredited.

  • Access to Further Studies

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

  • Additional Information
    Conditions for admission to studies:

    Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution obtained in the relevant field of the Wind Instruments study programme and in the relevant specialisation. Applicants who have studied bachelor’s degrees fields 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: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba

    The entrance examination takes the form of a recital on the relevant specialisation’s instrument.

Basic information

Abbreviation
Hdech:N
Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
MgA.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

10
number of active students

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