INSTITUTE OF MUSICOLOGY
General Theory and the History of Art and Culture - Musicology (BA, MA, Ph.D.)
The programme focuses on the history and current developments in musical culture.
BA programme introduces the students to the field and its disciplines,
provides the foundations for independent scholarly work, covers topics
in musical theory (theory of harmony, musical forms, analysis of
musical compositions, audio analysis), and teaches courses in musical
history. The prerequisites for study thus include practical musical
training (piano or another musical instrument, vocal treaining) and
laguage skills (Latin, German, and another world language). In addition
to attending mandatory courses, the students can select from electives.
The MA programme aims at developing the knowledge from the
undergraduate level at a greater detail and allows the students to
choose a specialization based on their own interests (early music,
modern and contemporary music, ethnomusicology).
The MA degree
prepares the students to further cultivate their professional expertise
and qualifies them for scholarly work at the doctoral level in the
above-mentioned musicological disciplines, but also in other fields of
musical historiography and systematic musicology. Career opportunities
include especially work in specialized musical museums, archives, and
libraries, but there are other options as well: concert organizer or
manager, artistic director for the opera, music critic or journalist,
radio or TV music editor, or an editor in music publishing houses.
Students who take courses simultaneously in the BA programme and the MA
programme in education will be qualified to teach courses in musical
theory and history at all levels from elementary to high schools (in
the latter category, this includes specialized academic high schools
The doctoral programme in musicology is
always administered in the form of an individual independent study,
both full-time and part-time. The completion of this programme allows
the graduate to engage in research, teaching, and editorial work in
various specialized departments at universities, art schools, or
research academies in the Czech Republic and abroad. The graduates can
also participate in research conducted at musicological museums,
archives, or libraries.