Full-Time Studies and Non-Degree Study Periods of Foreign Students at the Faculty of Fine Arts

English-speaking Foreign Students

Exchange Students
English-speaking students of foreign art schools of university level are accepted as exchange students under ERASMUS and CEEPUS programmes (see the list of ERASMUS partners and CEEPUS partners of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) at https://www.ffa.vutbr.cz/interni/zskoly.html ). Selection is carried out by the home university, students are admitted on sending their ERASMUS Applications and Learning Agreements or online CEEPUS applications. 

Full-time Students
English-speaking applicants cannot be accepted as full-time students of Bachelor’s Degree Studies or Doctoral Studies as the FFA is not accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education to teach Bachelor or Doctoral Courses in English. However, foreign English-speaking applicants, holders of Bachelor Degree, can be accepted as full-time students of Master’s Degree Studies. For details see The Regulations of the FFA of BUT for the admissions procedure in the MA degree programme in the "Fine Art" discipline taught in the English language for the academic year 2011/2012 . The annual tuition fee for the academic year 2011/2012 is CZK 180,000.

Non-Degree Study Periods
Foreign English-speaking students of foreign art schools of university level can be accepted for non-degree study periods. The applications (accompanied by CV and portfolio) are considered by dean’s advisory board (Dean being the head of FFA). The student admitted will pay the aliquot part of the annual tuition fee. The annual tuition fee for the academic year 2011/2012 is CZK 180,000.

Czech-speaking Foreign Students

Foreign applicants who are able to study in Czech can be accepted as full-time students under the same terms as Czech students, i.e. no tuition fee is required – see information for Czech students.

Foreign students of foreign art schools of university level who are able to study in Czech can be accepted for non-degree study periods. No tuition fee is required. The applications (accompanied by CV and portfolio) are considered by dean’s advisory board.

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The Regulations of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology for the admissions procedure in the MA degree program in the “Fine Art” discipline taught in English for the academic year 2011/12

 

Fundamental provisions – eligibility


Applicants must be in a state of health sufficient for the conduct of their studies and must meet the basic conditions defined by the Higher Education Act. 
If applicant is not a Czech citizen, he or she is subject to the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic enactment regarding foreigners, Section 49 of the Higher Education Act, and the Statutes of BUT, Section 12.
This admission procedure is open to applicants who have successfully completed a degree program at a higher education institution or a tertiary professional school compliant comparable with the degree programs provided at the FFA BUT. 

Submitting the application form


Forms must be submitted by August 12, 2011.
Forms may be submitted on the standard paper version of the “Application for admission (foreign full-time students)“ form or electronically at http://www.vutbr.cz/eprihlaska/eprihlaska/phtml.
If applicants decide to submit the paper version, they must enclose the following documents: the “Application for admission (foreign full-time students)” form, a document recognizing their diploma issued by a Czech university, a detailed CV (bio), a statement of motivation (both printed), a certificate providing evidence of sufficient knowledge of English (TOEFL  score at least 550,  an IELTS grade of 6.0 , CAE grade of C, or CPE  grade of C), a copy of receipt proving payment of the admission fee sent to the FFA account. 
The fee is 550 CZK if the paper form is submitted. The fee must be paid in Czech crowns through the Czech Post Office, by direct debit in any Czech bank, or by bank transfer. The FFA account number is 111043273, the bank code is 0300, the constant symbol is 0379, the variable symbol is 6499901190, the specific symbol is the applicant’s birth date in the DDMMYYYY format. 


Applicants must provide their email address in the “contacts” section of the form.

If submitting the electronic form, applicants must mail the following documents in paper form to the faculty address alongside the e-form:
a signed   printed application summary, a document recognizing their diploma issued by a Czech university, a detailed CV (bio) and a motivation statement (both printed), a certificate providing evidence of  sufficient knowledge of English (a TOEFL score of  at least 550,  an IELTS grade of 6.0 , CAE grade of C, or CPE  grade of C). If submitting the e-application form in the Czech Republic, the applicant will pay 400 CZK transferred to account number 27-7495740247, bank code 0100. If submitting the application from the Slovak Republic or other countries, the fee is 16 EUR. The account number and other necessary data are stated in the e-application form.

General provisions


Apart from the aforementioned documents, the applicants must also enclose their MA project proposal printed on a form which can be downloaded fromhttp://www.ffa.vutbr.cz/interni/zformulare.html. Applicants who have not paid the application fee (see Section 58 par. 1 of the Higher Education Act and Section 13 of the BUT Statutes) by the date and in the format  as given by the faculty have not met the basic conditions of eligibility for the admission procedure. The application fee is not refundable. Incomplete, incorrectly filled in, or late application forms or other supplementary documents will not be considered.

The invitation for entrance exams will be emailed and sent by mail by the 26th of August to those applicants who have fulfilled all conditions stated above.

The entrance exam


The entrance exam will take place on the 13th September 2011. The exam consists of two parts, both conducted in English, and both assessed separately.
All applicants are invited by mail to take the first, review part of the exam, which starts at 9 a.m. Applicants who obtain a sufficient score will be invited to take the second part of the exam in the afternoon – the interview. The interview usually starts at 2 p.m.

The first part: review.  Applicants will present their work or its documentation to the committee. The committee will recommend the selected applicants to a further interview, which will take place later during the same day. Results of the first part of the exam will be posted by 2 p.m. on the official notice board of the faculty. 
Assessment criteria: the review part of the exam is assessed separately; the score is not added up to the score obtained at the interview. If the applicant obtains score of 0 – 4 points, s/he has failed. Obtaining 5 – 10 points secures the applicant’s eligibility for the interview.

The second part: interview. This part consists of applicant defending their master’s degree project proposal and an interview with the applicants about the discipline which they have studied. The committee will consider the applicants’ theoretical knowledge of the discipline, their artistic practice and its reception (bibliography), and their project proposal. The proposal must consist of a practical, artistic project, which the students will implement within their studio work, and of a theoretical part, which will lead to a final thesis.
Assessment criteria: this part of the exam is assessed independently; the score is not added to the first part of the exam (the review). The applicants have not passed if they obtain a score of 0 – 4 points. They are recommended for enrolling the studies if they obtain a score of 5 – 10 points. 

If the applicant is unable to attend the interviews due to health or other serious reasons which can be confirmed in a written form by the relevant authority, the dean can set another date for the exam. The applicant must send a written request   for a make-up  date on the day in which the regular interviews are held at the latest. The final results of the entrance exams will be published in the e-application within five workdays. The results published on the internet are not binding. Applicants will receive official notification letters approved by the dean by mail within two weeks after the day the exam was held. 

Applicants are entitled to see the relevant materials which were decisive for their admissions procedure within the appeal period on the condition they send a  request; the materials will be at the applicant’s disposal at the Office for Studies during regular opening hours. 
The dean nominates the committee; members are heads of the department and theory department teachers.  Each department head has one vote; the Department of Theory collectively have two votes, irrespective of the number of members of their department present. In case the votes in favor and against the applicant are even, the vote of the department head where the applicant is applying will be decisive.

A maximum of five students can be admitted for the academic year 2011/12.


Ratified by the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Fine Arts on 27th April 2011:

MgA. Milan Houser
Dean of FFA BUT

Doc. akad. mal. Vladimír Merta
Chair of the Academic Senate of the FFA BUT