Scenography - Theatre Scenography

continuing master

Programme objectives
Graduate profile
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The in-house program includes the following major areas of theatrical scenography: Scenography of drama theatre of all genres and styles, the scenography of opera, movie, men and physical theatre and musical theatre, scenography in non-traditional space and public space. And further, scenography in a broader social/cultural/political context with a focus on scenography in theatre and non-traditional space.

Programme objectives

The teaching of the field is based on the intersection of the arts, mainly performing and visual arts, humanities, and technology. It develops students' individual qualities and their orientation towards a specific area of scenographic/spatial creation. The MFA is a crucial stage in the formation of the artistic personality and is decisive for further professional development. An important quality is an ability to think, interpret, and create authoritatively in a space beyond professional stereotypes.
Pedagogical guidance is based on the student's ideas, initial ideas, and own solutions, helping them to develop and find further artistic possibilities for the project. We understand the pedagogical leadership of the master‘s degree program as a creative process. The pedagogue is above all an inspiring personality with an unquestionable artistic reputation, his/her creativity, and a capacity for theoretical reflection.
Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree in scenography or another university of fine or performing arts.
Teaching takes place in two specializations:
- theatre scenography
- production design

Graduate profile

The graduate is a distinctive independent creator within the creative interpretive and authorial activity in the field of scenography in a broader context. He/she also works in the field of conceptual design, installation, gallery installation, and curating.
The graduate works in a production team - he is a full member of it.
The graduate’s abilities and qualities are:
- creating a conceptually conceived, distinctive, complex scenographic concept and a follow-up project with a distinctive artistic quality.
- Presenting and defending the author's scenographic project, solving the material and technological concept of the work, creating a light design concept, and inspiring the creative team,
- to lead the realization of the artwork artistically.
- To create a model and appropriate documentation of the work and to co-create the public presentation of the work, not only in drama, with their artistic solution.
- To commission the production of specific artistic and scenic installations, objects, props, and furniture.
- to reflect theoretically on their artistic work
- to lead the realization of work artistically and organisationally
Graduates are employed in theatres of all types and can create art projects in both free and non-theatrical / site-specific spaces
Other abilities and skills result from the individual project of study.

More info about admission

A Bachelor's degree in scenic design or other related fields of study from an art university. Applicants must submit a portfolio of their original works and a personal project/motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) with their application. Applicants also complete a one-day talent assessment. During the talent exam, the candidate presents his/her project and works in an interview with the admissions committee.


doc. Mgr. Jan ŠTĚPÁNEK

Docent - vedoucí katedry


Workplace: Katedra scénografie
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