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about the studio

The study is based on classical sculpture instruction, consisting of forming a good mastery of sculpting, developing a good perception of spatial relations and mastering volume proportions and structures in the created work. Students, through these skills, express their thoughts and opinions in a sculptural artwork. Teaching is based on mastery of craft in the form of a variety of sculpture, stonework, carpentry, carving and other techniques and technologies, and on the ability to creatively apply them in the implementation of various projects, together with new technologies and contemporary materials. The study is focused on working on a particular assignment, and therefore it has rather the characteristics of applied art in the sense of personal involvement, such as the revitalization of cultural and environmental items. Teaching is conducted as studio training ; its essential part, however, takes place in a specific environment: the landscape, the exteriors and interiors of historical and industrial complexes and urban agglomerations.

Graduates will master craft and art-craft procedures, leading to the composition and realization of sculptures or other methods to deal with a given space. They will be able to reflect not only the issue of landscape and spatial art or applied small sculptures, but find employment in a broader context of practice.

The best semester works, semester projects and Bachelor works can be regularly exhibited in two UWB galleries in Pilsen under the LSFDA management, and also in the exhibition spaces outside the city of Pilsen. Students of both specializations participate in design competitions at home and abroad. Students may complete the study and internships abroad; an obvious part of the study is the involvement of students, under the expert guidance of teachers, in many art projects and art events; students can attend various workshops and plein air courses at the UWB training center at Nečtiny Castle or abroad.

Graduates of these two specializations can enter directly into practice as employees of an institution or as independent artists in their field. Or they can complete a follow-up Master's Degree Study Program with educational focus and then teach at schools of all grades and at extra-curricular facilities of various types.

The most talented graduates can meet the conditions for admission and continue their studies in the LSFDA Master's Degree Study Program Fine Art, or in another study program of their choice.

Bachelor’s Degree Study Program graduates also can, after completion of admission conditions, continue studying at any UWB faculty or another university in the Czech Republic or abroad.

entrance examinations for the above specializations

The entrance aptitude examination usually takes place in the first week of January, consists of two parts and lasts about 4 days. The first part evaluates the level of the candidate’s portfolio submitted (the applicant chooses their portfolio to create the broadest possible information about their artistic range). Based on the assessment of the portfolio, the committee decide which of the candidates proceed further to the second part. In this second part, candidates take several practical aptitude tests over a few days. (For more detail see www.zcu.cz, section Admissions.) Contact: E. Hellmayerová, +420 377636712, e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; contact: Mgr. M. Jeriová, +420 377636715, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; contact: Mgr. M. Kubová, +420 377636714, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

preparation for the entrance aptitude examination

If interested, the candidate has the possibility to consult their portfolio with the Head of the selected studio before the admission procedure, after prior arrangement (contact: Ms Balíková, tel. +420 377 636 801, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Consultations are provided for a free.

In preparation for aptitude exams, candidates may undertake, within the paid Lifelong Learning at the LSFDA, one semester art courses (see www.fud.zcu.cz, section Lifelong Learning; contact: Mgr. Marcela Kubová, phone +420 377 636 714, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or intensive one-week art courses during the annual International Summer School of Art ArtCamp (contact: Mgr. M. Kohoutková, phone +420 377 636 716, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

When the conditions of the admission procedure and subsequent admission to the LSFDA have been fulfilled, students who have successfully completed these courses do not have to attend the same courses again and automatically get the respective credits, subject to specified conditions set by the Higher Education Act.


final state examination

The Final State Examination (hereinafter referred to as FSE) is carried out in the form of a general discussion according to the specified topics, published on the LSFDA website − see Final State Examination).

Parts of the Final State Examination:

  • Defense of the practical and theoretical parts of the thesis, which was submitted in advance
  • Exam in the theory and history of the field (specialization)
  • Exam in the History of Art

bachelor′s thesis

Part of the state exam is to develop and defend the final thesis, which includes a theoretical part and the student′s own work of art.

Examples of Bachelor’s thesis topics:

  • Statue – spatial solutions for the entrance hall of the University institute New Technology Center
  • Conference table – object for the LSFDA Secretariat
  • Solutions for a relief of the UWB campus in Bory
  • Footbridge – sculpture for St. George Park in Pilsen
  • Bench, fishing places in St. George Park in Pilsen
  • Forest road from the calvary column to the chapel in Nečtiny
  • Sculpture – fountain – field fountain
  • Playground for the Faculty hospital in Pilsen
  • Park furniture for Nečtiny castle
  • Water sculpture for the European Capital of Culture

Each student has the opportunity to design and submit to the LSFDA Dean for approval their own individual thesis topic.

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