Degree programme specification

Conditions for admission to the study programme:

Applicants must have completed secondary education by a Matura examination. Applicants must demonstrate an exceptional level of skills in their specialisation in a practical exam and meet the conditions of the admission procedure. The practical examination

aims to determine the professional and especially artistic qualification for studies in the chosen specialisation of the given study programme.

Specialisations: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar.

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

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    Training of qualified music artists – soloists, chamber and orchestra musicians with an emphasis on the study of a wide repertoire composed of all stylistic periods. Preparation for professionally oriented pedagogical positions on the level of primary art schools.

    The studies aim to create graduates who:

    – are prepared for work in symphony and opera orchestras, in various chamber ensembles, for pedagogical work at primary art schools, as well as for solo performances on concert stages;

    – are prepared for pedagogical work utilising broad knowledge of methodology, pedagogy and psychology;

    – are well versed in music history;

    – have good language skills;

    – have the basic skills and knowledge enabling them to continue their studies in the follow-up master’s degree programme.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • masters the instrument at a high professional level, enabling him or her to successfully perform at solo recitals, chamber ensemble performances and with orchestras;
    • is familiar with the interpretation of music of all stylistic periods;
    • can be a full member of symphony and opera orchestras and is able to use his or her knowledge of orchestral parts in practice;
    • masters mutual communication in studying new repertoires in chamber ensembles and when collaborating with piano accompaniment;
    • is able to apply pedagogical principles and methodological procedures in practical teaching, knows how to use and incorporate new information and knowledge from practice into teaching;
    • is able to identify, analyse and eliminate his or her own technical shortcomings and can apply subsequent reflection in his or her methodological procedures;
    • masters the basic rules of writing and use of professional text;
    • is able to apply his or her knowledge in professional argumentation in theoretical and creative discussions at the appropriate professional level.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of the String Instruments study programme demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and general competence:

    Knowledge – the graduate:

    – achieves a high level of interpretation in compositions of all stylistic periods;

    – is familiar with orchestral parts and is deeply familiar with the repertoire required for competitions for positions in symphony and opera orchestras;

    – is able to professionally analyse the interpreted work and knows the principles related to the creation of an interpretive intention both within the currently prevailing aesthetics and within the stylistically or historically informed interpretation;

    – knows the principles of pedagogical work and teaching methodology of the study specialisation;

    – has deep knowledge in the field of music history and the development of artistic trends and styles, including contemporary music;

    – is well versed in the historical development of instrument play and pedagogy of the specialisation;

    – is familiar with the current developments in methodology, pedagogy and psychology.

    Skills – the graduate:

    – masters the instrument at a high professional level, enabling him or her to successfully perform at solo recitals, chamber ensemble performances and with orchestras;

    – is familiar with the interpretation of music of all stylistic periods;

    – can be a full member of symphony and opera orchestras and is able to use his or her knowledge of orchestral parts in practice;

    – masters mutual communication in studying new repertoires in chamber ensembles and when collaborating with piano accompaniment;

    – is able to apply pedagogical principles and methodological procedures in practical teaching, knows how to use and incorporate new information and knowledge from practice into teaching;

    – is able to identify, analyse and eliminate his or her own technical shortcomings and can apply subsequent reflection in his or her methodological procedures;

    – masters the basic rules of writing and use of professional text;

    – is able to apply his or her knowledge in professional argumentation in theoretical and creative discussions at the appropriate professional level.

    General competence – the graduate:

    – is aware of the importance of music, its influence on the overall cultural, aesthetic and ethical level of society;

    – is able to work in a team and communicate creatively with his or her professional partners;

    – is able to accept the opinions of his or her surroundings, as well as to clearly and logically present their own ideas or thoughts;

    – is able to further develop the acquired knowledge and skills;

    – can analyse and solve problems, is able to organise and plan his or her work, can behave in a cultured way.

  • Rules and Conditions for the Creation of a Study Plan

    The study system is designed so that a total of at least 180 credits is achieved in the three 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 include profiling courses of the String Instruments study programme.

    These are courses that lead to graduation and form the content of the bachelor’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. 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) extension of knowledge in the field of interpretation, music theory, history of music and language competences; (c) profiling the student for professional life.

    The ECTS system is used to create the study plans. A teaching unit is 45 minutes and regular courses are usually taught in two teaching units, i.e. 90 minutes.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Graduates can continue their studies in the follow-up master’s degree programme.

  • Additional Information
    Applicants must have completed secondary education by a Matura examination. Applicants must demonstrate an exceptional level of skills in their specialisation in a practical exam and meet the conditions of the admission procedure. The practical examination

    aims to determine the professional and especially artistic qualification for studies in the chosen specialisation of the given study programme.

    Specialisations: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar.

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

Basic information

Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
BcA.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

17
number of active students

Faculty of Music
Programme guaranteed by
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