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Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

Originally, the School of Decorative Arts used the only wing facing Alšovo quay whereas the part facing the square and Rudolfinum was occupied by the Painting Academy. Although the architecture design and lay-out drew inspiration from Italian High and Late Renaissance palaces, the role of immediate models was played by Fine Arts Academies in Paris and Vienna. After November 1989 a number of teachers were made redundant and the organisation of AAAD departments and study system was changed. Under the then-rectors Josef Hlavဍek, who took up his position in 1994, Zden€Ýk Ziegler, Jiªí Pelcl, Boris Jirkø and the current rector Pavel Liška, the AAAD is acquiring a completely new face. Nowadays, the university has joined several important international projects, enriched the educational system in additional fine and applied arts disciplines, and last but not least, focused on publishing books on art and organising school exhibitions. AAAD consists of twenty four studios which are grouped within five departments: architecture, design, fine art, applied arts and graphics. The sixth department provides lectures on art history and aesthetics. (Source: the university’s website)

Degree Courses Taught in English: Yes
Online/Distance courses offered: TBC
Bachelors Course Duration: Semesters (N/A) Years (N/A)
Masters Course Duration: Semesters (4) Years (2)

None required.

Good command of English required.



There are certainly many reasons for choosing the Czech Republic as a study destination. Universities have long-standing reputations and offer a diverse range of study programmes with a unique perspective. They also offer high quality education and research, especially in the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. The Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in the Central Europe. Quality assurance for all higher education institutions is the responsibility and main priority of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Interest for foreign students is growing fast as more and more programmes are offered in other languages, especially in English. Czech universities are getting increasingly involved in a wide range of international cooperation activities and studies taking place in the European Union and other countries.

The Czech Republic is located in the heart of Europe so you have a fantastic opportunity to not only discover many other European countries and places you might otherwise not have had the chance to visit, but also experience a fascinating culture and history.

Furthermore, due to its geographic location the Czech Republic is situated in the intersection of many other interesting cultures. The country’s culture was historically formed mainly by Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influence, which resulted in a rich Central-European culture heritage and lifestyle.

The Czech Republic is sure to entertain you in between your studies and you will also benefit from much lower tuition fees and living costs than Western Europe, making it more affordable.

And last but not least, a vibrant and colourful cultural life in the heart of Europe.

(Source: Centre for International Cooperation in Education,