|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|University website:||Visual Art Studies|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||218,000 CZK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||254,900 CZK|
The B.A. in Visual Art Studies program at Anglo-American University is delivered by a faculty of artists, academics and art professionals from many countries. Students can expect to gain a solid background in art history and theory, with a range of studio-art classes to develop skills in any area of the visual arts, from introductory to advanced level of skills.
The program combines historical foundations across the centuries with an emphasis on the international modern and contemporary art scene.
AAU’s Visual Art Studies program naturally has a focus on Central European developments, as Prague has been a Central European arts and cultural centre for many centuries, and even in the harsher periods of Nazi occupation and Communism, the region has never diminished in terms of individual artists, art movements and overall artistic achievements. The wide range of art studio classes are all taught by active and well-established artists; arts management classes are taught by experienced curators and art managers fully engaged in the contemporary art world, and since Prague is so close to Berlin, Vienna, and Dresden, it is at the heart of the International art scene.
Practically all of the courses in the study program go beyond the classroom experience, as Prague is a unique living embodiment of art and architectural history in Europe. AAU is nearby several national museum and gallery buildings, some within walking distance or within a very short time by public transportation.
The contemporary art scene in Prague is also multinational, while AAU’s study body adds a deeper multicultural flair to the city. Students can join an array of clubs, but especially for the art-focused ones, there is Figment, which plans to organize workshops, guest talks, exhibitions and other related activities. Internship opportunities are also well developed due to the many galleries and art-related Czech or international institutions that are based in Prague.
AAU has small art-studio facilities on campus and we are striving to provide external studios in cooperation with local art organizations, which have appropriate facilities.
Graduates of the B.A. in Visual Art Studies can expect to:
AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. This program is also an ideal primer for pursuit of an MFA. As a graduate of this degree program you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:
The Bachelor’s degree is recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.