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Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - Music and Dance Faculty

In the main field of Composition, the instruction grants to the student latitude in stylistic direction, but requires extemporaneity, technical certitude, responsibility in handing in work and possibly also the ability to understand and make use of various expressions of applied genres and types of music in the student?s work. For the duration of the programme, the student is developed and cultivated mainly by the pedagogue of the main subject in individual lessons (2 hours of instruction per week at the Bachelor?s level and 3 instructional hours per week at the Bachelor?s level). In addition, the department places great emphasis on students? well-founded general and specific scholarly informedness, which helps them to search for and find distinctive paths in artistic practice. The instruction of composers is divided into several mutually interconnected wholes which participate in shaping students? artistic and human qualities. Emphasis is also placed on the creative mastery of present-day digital technologies in compositional practice.
Study tasks are selected for students in individual years according to their level of compositional maturity.
At the Bachelor?s level, they proceed from smaller chamber music formations to medium-sized ensembles, which is usually the subject of the Bachelor?s diploma task.

Graduate profile

A graduate of the Bachelors programme has mastered composing technique in modern and traditional composing styles including component disciplines; is able to independently create a musical work meeting the requirements of an autonomous musical form; has mastered the fundamentals and common practice with modern technologies (notational programs, the basics of electroacoustic production); is oriented in the contemporary directions of musical creation and reacts to them in a creative manner; is oriented in musical and cultural operations and is capable of participating actively in them; is able to formulate arguments in composition-theoretical and creative discussions on a professional level.


Applications start 1st November 2022
Applications end 31st August 2023
Start of study: 1st October 2023
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Admission requirements



Degree level bachelor
Study duration 3 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 12715 per year 1

1 CZK 325000,- The prices are specified and valid in CZK; the amount in EUR is based on the exchange rate.

Akademie múzických umění v Praze