Master's studies at Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) are aimed at acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge based on the current state of science and art and at developing skills, their creative application in the performance of a profession or in continuing university studies according to a doctoral study program. Graduates of the master's study program receive a second-level university education. FFA conducts the master's study program in the field of Art only in the full-time form of study. The standard length of study at FFA for the second degree study program is two academic years. Master's studies take place in the credit system and the student must complete compulsory, compulsory optional and optional courses according to the recommended study plan of the study program he is studying. In one semester, he should optimally complete so many courses to reach 30 credits. For the entire course, he must accumulate at least 120 credits, the achievement of which is a condition for the proper completion of the master's degree. Profile courses contribute in a fundamental way to fulfilling the profile of a graduate of the study program. The first year of the study program has a study and research character, to which the student enters on the basis of a successful admission procedure with his project/vision. It is implemented in one of the four PLATFORMS under the guidance of three teachers selected by him. In in the second year, he is working on a two-semester final thesis. The study is completed with a state exam and the fulfillment of all prescribed requirements in the study program. The state exam in the master's study program is the defense of the final thesis. The condition for admission to the state exam in the master's study program is the preparation of the final thesis. The final work of the master's studies is the diploma thesis. The state exam is held in front of an examination committee, which has at least four members. The composition of examination boards for state examinations is determined by the dean from among the persons authorized to examine. The regular and remedial date of the state exam or its parts is determined in the study schedule of the relevant academic year. Corrective deadlines for thesis defenses are held by the end of the summer semester at the latest. The state exam can be repeated only once. In case of repeated failure, the study is terminated due to failure to meet the conditions of the study program. Graduates of master's study programs are awarded the academic title "master of arts" "magister artis ", in short "Mgr. art.", is stated before the name.

Master's study program:


Name and number of study field: Art/8202
Number according to the register of study programs: 24909
Type of study program: academically oriented, artistic
Form of study: full-time
Standard length of study expressed in academic years: 2 years
Language in which the study program is conducted: Slovak
Awarded academic title: Master of Arts (Mgr. art.)

Description of the study program
Recommended study plan
Course information sheets

• Graduate profile

A graduate of the Master's study program Free Fine Arts — Master of Arts (magister artis , Mgr. art.) — has practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and competences in the field of visual arts, based on knowledge of the current state of art, which expands the knowledge associated with the first level of higher education and they create the conditions for the original application of the author's concepts within the framework of independent artistic research or during the continuation of a subsequent university study. The graduate develops and deepens his knowledge of artistic processes and the theoretical basis of creation from the point of view of the latest knowledge. Can critically analyze and define problems in the field of visual arts. He orients himself in the multifaceted forms of artistic types, media, styles and related industries. In his artistic creation, he is able to consciously apply experimentally verified knowledge about the scope and effectiveness of means and procedures in accordance with his author's intention in all phases of the preparation and realization of the work of art. He can specify and propose artistically original and innovative solutions and make effective decisions regarding the selection and use of methods, techniques and means of realization of the work. He has a deepened ability to creatively search for and discover contexts, new perspectives and artistic procedures, he can formulate issues, choose and defend his own solutions. The graduate is able to realize demanding works of art. He can independently search and find stimuli for constructing thought concepts. Possesses innovative thinking, demonstrates the ability to think analytically and conceptually when solving specific problems in the field of visual art with regard to aesthetic, semantic, ethical and sociocultural requirements. He keeps in touch with the latest developments in his discipline, where he can apply the latest knowledge in the field of science and technology. He can provide practical activities in the field of visual art in terms of technology, organization and copyright. He is aware of the value perspectives of his work, reacts flexibly and presents his opinions, and can actively communicate about professional issues in a foreign language.

• Graduate emplyability

A graduate of the Master's study program Free Fine Arts acquires the professional qualification to perform the profession of a visual artist at the level of Master of Arts. It is prepared both creatively and technologically for independent work in the field of visual art within the framework of free artistic creation. He is able to work in the field of informal art education. A master's degree graduate can, after successfully passing the entrance exams, continue with a doctoral degree in a subsequent study program.

• The person responsible for the implementation, development and quality of the study program (PRSP)

prof., MgA., Ing., Michal Murin, ArtD.

• Program Board

For the Free Fine Arts study program, a program board (PR) has been established, which acts in the interest of developing the quality of the study program and is an advisory and auxiliary body of the person responsible for the implementation, development and quality of the study program (PRSP):
prof. MgA . Ing. Michal Murin, ArtD. (PRSP/ chairman)
prof. Miroslav Brooš, acad. painter (1. VTC)
PhDr. Katarína Rusnáková, Ph.D. (2. VTC)
prof. Jiří David, acad. painter. (3. VTC)
doc. Mgr. art. Ján Triaška, ArtD. (4. VTC)
prof. PhDr. Zora Rusinová , PhD. (DO)
Mgr. art. Adam Macko, ArtD. (ZUP)
Mgr. art. Stanislav Piatrik, ArtD. (ZUP)
Mgr. art. Emília Rigová, ArtD. (ZAP)
B.Sc. Marcela Zachenská (SR)
doc. Igor BENCA, acad. painter (DO/dean)
doc. Milan HNAT, acad. painter, ArtD. (DO/vice-dean for studies)
doc., Mgr. art. Patrik ŠEVČÍK, ArtD. (DO/vice-dean for scientific and artistic activities)
PhDr. Alena Vrbanová, PhD. (secretary/minutes)


PRSP – person responsible for the study program, VTC – persons with disabilities who provide profile courses and provide creative outputs, ZUP – representatives of artistic practice, ZAP – representative from the academic environment (or other institution operating in the field), SR – representative of students from the relevant SP, DO – other persons at the discretion of PRSP.