Admissions – master level study

Conditions of acceptance and admission procedure to the master study in the academic year 2018/2019

Applicant to the master study at AFAD can become a student of the chosen study programme, only based on a completed admission procedure.  If the student has completed the bachelor study, i.e. the first level study programme, they can apply to admissions at AFAD as given by the admissions regulations. Part of the admission procedure to AFAD is the admission interview, which will be conducted on 15. 6. 2018, with the aim to examine applicant’s individual skills and abilities to independently and creatively fulfil admission requirements of the master study at AFAD, together with applicant’s orientation in the relevant field of study, quality of thinking, knowledge of art history, and art theory, as well as aesthetics.  

In case when admission interviews to AFAD are conducted before applicant’s completion of the first level study, the applicant will be accepted to the master’s degree program conditionally. Definite acceptance is possible only in case of a successful completion of the first level study programme. The applicant will submit a document of completed bachelor’s studies (bachelor’s degree) within 10 days of completion of bachelor’s studies, and no later than the enrolment closing date at AFAD. The applicant will submit a document of completed first level study programme within ten days of the first level study programme completion, but no later than the enrolment closing date at AFAD. The applicant to the master level study at AFAD can only apply to one of the following study programmes (the applicant has to specify which studio they are applying to!), accompanied by the estimated number of applicants:

  • Painting 8
  • Sculpture, object, installation 5
  • Printmaking and other media 10
  • Photography and other media 10
  • Intermedia 8
  • Applied arts (specialisation: glass, ceramics, jewellery) 7
  • Textile 10
  • Design 15
  • Visual communication 12
  • Restoration 10
  • Architecture 10

Applicants to the master level study at AFAD will fill in and send an online application, which will be placed at the school web page to 22. 5. 2018. After that, the applicant will send printed and signed copies of application, by regular mail by 23. 5. 2018 at the latest, accompanied by the following documents:

  • CV
  • certified copy of the bachelor study diploma; In case of international diploma, official translation to Slovak is required
  • proof of payment for the admission fee
  • certified copy of documents accompanying the diploma, or a transcript of completed subjects with weighted GPA (grade point average), certified by the study department of the relevant university (applicants from other universities, not AFAD), and in case of an international document, official translation to Slovak language is required.
  • international applicants and applicants who studied abroad will, in case of being accepted to AFAD,  submit the official recognition of their education certificates/diplomas issued internationally no later than by the closing date for the enrolment to the study.

 to the address:

  • Rektorát Vysokej školy výtvarných umení, študijné oddelenie
    (AFAD Rectorate, study department)
  • Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18
  • 814 37 Bratislava

A 25 euro fee is to be paid via bank transfer:

  • Account number - IBAN: SK42 8180 0000 0070 0007 2516
  • SWIFT: SPSRSKBAXXX
  • Variable symbol: 649 003
  • Constant symbol: 0308
  • Specific symbol: six-digit number starting with 18 and followed by a four-digit number consisting of the application filing number, in front of which zeroes are to be added.
    An example: if an application filing number is 37, specific symbol will be 180037
  • Additional information: applicant’s surname

In case of foreign payments, following information is required:

  • Account owner: Vysoká škola výtvarných umení, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, 814 37 Bratislava, Slovenská republika
  • Bank: ŠTÁTNA POKLADNICA, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • SWIFT: SPSRSKBAXXX
  • IBAN: SK42 8180 0000 0070 0007 2516
  • variable symbol 649 003
  • Specific symbol: six-digit number starting with 18 and followed by a four-digit number consisting of application filing number, in front of which zeroes are to be added.
    An example: if an application filing number is 37, specific symbol will be 180037
  • Additional information: applicant’s surname

Information on the master study is provided by the AFAD study department

Ing. Iveta Šmalová
02 5942 8511
smalova@vsvu.sk

Admissions procedure

Admission interview will examine applicant’s level of knowledge, talent, thinking, skills and abilities in the terms of special demands given by the chosen master study programme.

Admission interview to master study is conducted before an admission committee appointed by the rector of AFAD and each study programme has its unique committee.

Committee will assess applicant’s individual skills and abilities to independently and creatively fulfil admission requirements of the master study at AFAD, together with applicant’s orientation in the relevant field of study, quality of thinking, knowledge of art history, and art theory, as well as aesthetic. Committee will take into consideration applicant’s results from the bachelor study programme (weighted GPA).

Admission interview consists of the following parts:

  • applicant’s portfolio presentation (portfolio is in the form of photographs or in an electronic form)
  • discussion between the committee and the applicant
  • portfolio and discussion assessment. Based on the sum of points given by all the committee members individually, applicants’ ranking list is created. Assessment results and the sum of points are then submitted to the rector of AFAD, and he decides whether an applicant will be accepted to the AFAD study programme or not. Applicant will receive the acceptance decision in accordance with law and AFAD regulations.