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Department of History and Theory of Arts

The activities of the department are built on the belief that the specific language of visual and artistic culture can express different dimensions of our existence than that of verbal and scientific language. Through mapping, exploring, and interpreting phenomena and trends in visual culture, it strives to create a foundation for the application of visual art in the contemporary world. The concept of the department is based on the idea that the creation of a complete artwork enables a diverse and broad cultural community capable of self-reflection, arising from a dialogue of various approaches, creative, theoretical, or historical.

The department provides education in theoretical and historical subjects of a more general nature for undergraduate students. It offers lectures on the history of ancient cultures, Christian art of Europe, and the development of modern visual and artistic creation. Study plans are further enriched by courses focused on the specifics of individual fields of study, particularly the history of photography and electronic media, as well as the history of design and artistic craftsmanship. The bachelor's study plan also includes seminars dedicated to basic orientation in aesthetic and theoretical space and current cultural developments.



Head of Department of History and Theory of Arts
MgA. Adéla Machová, Ph.D.

 Guarantor of Curatorial Studies
prof. Mgr. Michal Koleček, Ph.D.

Department of History and Theory of Arts Assistant
Ing. Zuzana Voborníková



Department of General Preparation

The mission of the department is to provide students of the faculty with foundational skills in techniques of drawing, painting, graphics, and spatial creation. This practical education is undergone by design and applied arts students, as well as students of photography and digital media, each following different paths within their study plans.

The Drawing and Painting Studio is focused on the development of drawing and painting skills and techniques. The instruction primarily centers around still life and figurative composition, with a significant emphasis on painting technology. This technology exposes students to both traditional and contemporary techniques.

In the Graphics Studio, students gain practical experience with traditional graphic techniques such as lithography, intaglio, screen printing, and more.

The Spatial Creation Studio introduces students to the fundamental aspects of three-dimensional artistic disciplines, such as objects, sculptures, installations, along with their basic techniques, materials, and tools, emphasizing the relationship between space and form.

The department also manages comprehensively equipped workshops for processing wood, metal, plaster, stone, as well as the latest digital technology of 3D printing.



Head of Department of General Preparation
doc. ak. mal. Vladimír Švec

Secretary of the Department of General Studies
doc. MgA. Martin Kuriš, Ph.D.

Department of General Preparation Assistant
Mgr. Tomáš Jurkovič

Dean’s Vacation

The Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design announces the Dean’s Vacation on 21-22 December 2023 and 2 Jaunary 2024. The FUD building will be closed from 23 December 2023 to 2 January 2024. We kindly ask everyone to minimize heating during the building closure. 

Nový výstavní cyklus studentů Fakulty umění a designu UJEP s názvem INVENTORIUM odstartuje 6. prosince 2023 v 17.00.

6 let phonon~

phonon~ celebrates 6 years. Come to enjoy it with us on 29 November 2023 at 6:00PM in Čajovna U vysmátý žáby. 

Power outage at UJEP

We announce that a power outage at UJEP will take place on Thursday 16 November 2023 between 10:00AM and 12:00PM.

Maja Gade: Disintegrated sprouting Exhibition

Exhibition “Disintegrated Sprounting” by Danish artist Maja Gade will take place from 21 November to 13 December 2023 in Altán Klamovka Gallery in Prague. The Curator is Lenka Sýkorová, the lecturer at FUD.