- Public Institution Type
The Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) is a university level school of music, dance, drama, film, TV and multi-media studies. It was founded by a Presidential Decree of October 27, 1945. A year later, in the winter semester of 1946, it was opened for students.
The Academy of Performing Arts consists of three faculties and a rector's office. The faculties are as follows: Faculty of Film and Television, Faculty of Music, Faculty of Theatre. Students may enrol in bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes. The bachelor study programmes usually last 3 years and, on passing the required exams, the students receive the degree of bachelor. The master study programmes usually take 2 more years. After passing the state examinations, the students receive the degree of "magistr umeni" This degree is equivalent to a Master of Arts (MA) degree.
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Besides the Disk Theatre and Film Studio, the Academy has some other teaching facilities, e.g., sound and photography studios, laboratories, workshops, dancing and training halls. Recently, in the newly reconstructed Lichtenstein Palace, an impressive concert hall dedicated to the memory of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu has been added. The Academy also owns an out-of-town practice and teaching centre in Ponesice. This centre is in South Bohemia on the river Vltava, 6 km from the well-known Hluboka Castle. It is used for special training programmes, sports and language courses for students and other users.
The Academy can provide accommodation in student halls of residence and board in student canteens for international students.
In-library study: (for every user according to capacity)- CD, MC, CD ROMs, videocassettes, DVD, magazines, newspapers, qualifications work, encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other books (including from the reference collection)
All of the buildings at AMU are connected to the computer network that you may use free of charge, for example, for e-mail, looking for information sources in the AMU libraries and the Internet, setting up your own homepage and other documents, and other activities that do not contravene the Rules of Use of the computer network at AMU.