This program facilitates an insightful understanding of the key problems and questions in contemporary arts (cultural) management with a particular focus on theatre. Apart from offering a thorough education in the production, marketing and law theory necessary for managing arts projects and organizations, the program presents students with a particularly strong practical experience component made possible by the department’s connection to the school’s theatre, DISK, and close collaboration with other departments at DAMU; other schools like the Film Faculty (FAMU); and recognized cultural institutions in the Czech Republic.
Geared for individuals who want to conceive and perform their own solo and group performances, the program in Authorial Acting develops the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to discover and develop personal themes and cultivate the expressive means for articulating them. Careful attention is given to fundamental dramatic principles, like play and improvisation, as well as the anthropological and philosophical aspects of creativity. Acting and performance are studied in a multidisciplinary manner as creative public behaviour.
The program offers advanced studies in the practice of theatre-making with a twofold focus: learning the process of devising a theatre performance from scratch, with a strong emphasis on a visuality of expression.
Students will learn to create theatre performances with strong visual, spatial, object and media (low tech) aspects, as well as working in other related performance forms such as scenographic installations, sound performances, and other types of performances with strong visual and spatial dramaturgy.
The directing program for dramatic theatre makes full use of the tried and true methods and techniques that have been developed at DAMU for over forty years by leading Czech theatre teachers, theatre directors and scholars. The aim of this program is to prepare students as theatre directors. After a thorough grounding in the field, students gain hands-on experience working with fellow students and theatre professionals in well-equipped theatre spaces in Prague as assistant directors.
This study program aims to prepare students to shape dramatic space for theatre, opera, and ballet. Design for non-traditional, or site specific spaces, is also included in the program.
Each program lasts two years. Individual programs may provide the option of a third year solely for the completion of the Master’s thesis and final performance.
7 500 EUR per academic year.
Directing for Dramatic Theatre:
9 000 EUR per academic year.
Directing for Devised and Object Theatre:
8 470 EUR per academic year.
8 500 EUR per academic year
6 000 EUR per academic year.
Accommodation is NOT included in this fee.
Terms of payment and refund:
Students may not enrol unless the fees for the coming term are paid in full or the offi ce has received written confirmation that grants or loans are forthcoming. Fees should be paid by bank transfer. Refunds will be made only in case of serious illness or an emergency that requires the student to remain in or return to his/her country.
Please select the program, complete the online application, print it, sign it, and also send it as a hard copy together with all required materials to:
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
166 65 Praha 1
818 CZK (or EUR equivalent) nonrefundable application fee must be submitted with every application.
Fees should be paid through bank transfer:
Account owner: AMU – Akademie múzických umění v Praze, Malostranské náměstí 12, 118 00 Praha 1
Account number: 19-5373180297/0100
Address of bank: Komerční banka, Malostranské nám. 23, 118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
IBAN: CZ 5301000000195373180297
Swift Code: KOMBCZPP
Variable symbol: 64912
Printed application to be sent to:
Divadelní fakulta AMU
116 65 Praha 1
Please see the particular entrance requirements of each program. For more information and general questions please contact the Academic Affairs Coordinator:
Karlova 26, 116 65 Praha 1, Czech Republic
phone: +420 234 244 218/281
mobil: +420 721 239 374