International Students

Courses - general information

Courses for Erasmus students

DAMU aims to provide the Erasmus students with a clear structure to assure a well-balanced and diversified study experience. It is based on the school’s long-standing tradition of coupling individual, creative study with a necessary theoretical and humanistic understanding of dramatic culture.

In order to expose students to a wide-range of Czech theatre theory and practice, students take faculty-wide seminars/workshops in English (see D.I.P. below).

Additionally, students elect courses from faculty-wide courses offered by DAMU and its sister institutions – FAMU and HAMU – as well as Academy-wide (AMU) course offerings (e.g. acrobatics, fencing, languages - Czech, English, Spanish, French, Italian etc.). Participation in all courses outside the D.I.P. (especially those offered by HAMU and FAMU) is subject to approval by the course teacher; the admission is not automatic.

List of classes regularly offered to international students:

Winter Term:

Classes: beginning of October – Christmas

Exam/Showcases period: beginning January – mid-February

Erasmus Project (Puppetry, Acting, other): 12 credits
Modern Czech Theatre: 3 credits
Performance Analysis : 3 credits
Acting Techniques: 3 credits
Acting with the Inner Partner: 3 credits
Acrobatics: 1 credit
Music Activity: 1 credit
Training: 1 credit
Czech language: 1 credit
Puppet Animation: 2 credits
Fencing: 1 credit
Various sport and fitness classes (swimming, power yoga, tap dance, tchaj-ti etc): 1 credit

Other classes according to the class schedule will be available, details to be known after your arrival at DAMU.

Spring Term:

Classes: mid-February – mid-May

Exam/Showcases period: mid-May – end of June

Please note that during the Spring Term fewer classes in English are offered to international Erasmus students.

Erasmus Project: 12 credits
Modern Czech Theatre
: 3 credits

Performance Analysis: 3 credits
Acting Techniques: 3 credits
Acting with the Inner Partner : 3 credits
Acrobatics: 1 credit
Music Activity: 1 credit
Training: 1 credit
Czech language: 1 credit

Puppet Animation: 2 credits
Fencing: 1 credit
Various sport and fitness classes (swimming, power yoga, tap dance, tchaj-ti etc): 1 credit

Specific discipline courses

Students wishing to attend classes which are not included in the D.I.P. (such as scenography, directing, management, theory etc.) have to be accepted by the department of their choice; they are usually asked to send a portfolio. They develop the study program in consultation with their tutor.

Scheduling and classification

Course times and locations will be given to the students upon their arrival.

Students are required to bring all projects to completion before leaving. The tutor, not the student, determines completion! Please keep this in mind when planning your departure date!

For more information please contact:

- Zora Hermochová, International Office Coordinator:

- Marek Bečka, Vice-Dean for International Relations: