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Study Art In Context at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague!

Art in Context is an entirely new accredited small-scale international MFA program aimed at deepening students’ skills & collaborative competencies in art practices across various visual arts media and theory.

The Art in Context curriculum combines continuous studio and post-studio practice with collective seminars, projects and individual instruction by a dynamic, inclusive and internationally renowned team of artists, performers, theorists and thinkers. The thematic frameworks are built on the basis of mutual exchange between students and instructors. Two years of intense international learning culminate with a final third year focused around the creation of a diploma work and its public presentation.

Along with studio work, the Art in Context program offers courses in artistic research and writing, plus lectures in art history and critical theory. Our students are provided access to all the artistic and scientific departments and workshops at the oldest art school in the Czech Republic and benefit from exchanges with a unique and diverse community of students, alumni, artists, curators and art professionals from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.
Studio spaces are situated in a charming heritage-protected Art Nouveau building (the Šaloun Studio) in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Prague. The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague is an autonomous state university constituted on the principles of transparency, the promotion of democratic standards, diversity, inclusion, and equity, and is committed to following sustainable practices.

Who can apply?
Students with a completed BA degree in the arts or related fields of study.

How to apply?
Application procedure: https://www.avu.cz/eng/study
Application possible from 1st to 31st March
You will need to upload your CV, motivation letter, portfolio, a passport-size photo, and a certificate/diploma confirming your eligibility for the program.

What degree does the program offer?
An MFA degree in Fine Art.

Admissions procedure

  • - 31 March Application deadline
  • - 25 April 1st round of exams (portfolio, CV, motivation letter)
  • - 9 May 2nd round of exams (online consultation, instant assignment)
  • - 23 May Announcement of results


Free tuition fee during the debut year (October 2022 – June 2023)
€5,000 annual fee from October 2023, flat application fee €40.


Mr. Tomáš Džadoň (tomas.dzadon@avu.cz)