Master On Campus

Visual Cultures and Art History

Masaryk University

24 months
2500 EUR/year
2500 EUR/year
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The goal of this Visual Cultures and Art History program from Masaryk University is to create a place of excellent training into the field of visual cultures and art history. 


The main ambitions of the Visual Cultures and Art History program from Masaryk University are: 

  • to train students to a complex understanding of visual cultures from the Middle Ages to the present day, with a deep focus on the role of visual media in constructing and shaping the analysed societies; 
  • to promote skills in collective work, scholarly research, intellectual independency, and cultural mediation in both academic and non-academic institutions (i.e., museums, galleries, research institutes, editing houses); 
  • to put forward a transdisciplinary approach to visual, material, and ritual cultures, at the core of research in Bildwissenschaft and art history; 
  • lastly, to create an international network of institutions collaborating around this master, conceived in an avant-garde way both on theoretical and practical bases.

Practical training

Special focus on practical know-how, both academic and non-academic, will be an integrative part of the master’s programme. As part of their curriculum, students will be doing a – a semester long – mandatory traineeship in a cultural or scholarly institution. These can be ranging from outstanding museal poles (with all possible jobs related), international research institutes, cultural foundations, or editing houses. As such, the practical training will be related deeply to the type of institution chosen for the internship, proposing a broad range of possibilities. Furthermore, during the collective work on a research project, part of the curriculum, students will be introduced to the practical aspects of scholarly work, going through all the steps of the intellectual elaboration throughout the publication of an original scientific project.

Career opportunities

  • Cultural management and monument care
  • Art consulting
  • Tourism
  • Journalism (press and publishing, radio, television, online services)
  • Pedagogy (high schools, teaching to adults, university) and mediation of art
  • Cultural Mediation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Debates and Topics in the Study of Modern and Contemporary Visual Cultures
  • Images, Media and Migrations: the Visual Cultures of the Medieval Worlds
  • Reflections and New Perspectives on Visual Cultures in the Early Modern Period
  • Seminar: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Visual Cultures
  • Image, Object, Text: Theories and Methods in Art History and Visual Studies 
  • Study Trip

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for study in follow-up Master’s degree programmes must prove they completed higher education in the Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree programme.

Applicants must submit following documents:

  • CV
  • two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher
  • statement of purpose in English (750 words maximum)
  • copy of the applicant's Bachelor's thesis or its equivalent or 15 pages of applicant´s original academic paper
  • a document demonstrating English-language skills at the C1 level
  • transcript of university/college studies
  • programme North-American Culture Studies requires demonstration of French-language/Spanish language skills at the B1 level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brno

13555 - 21979 CZK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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