Intermedia – Requirements for entrance examination

Home assignments, further details of individual tasks, necessary tools

Requirements for home assignments – portfolio

Your portfolio should contain 5 drawing studies and a collection of maximum 20 works created at school and outside of school assignments, perhaps also sketchbooks, notebooks, poetry, photography, music, videos, animation, performance, scripts... everything that you create and what would help us to grasp your interests, skills and personality. Part of your portfolio is also a motivation letter in which you explain your interest in studying the study programme of Intermedia.

Form of the submission of works:

  • After submitting the electronic application with annexes, the applicant uploads the digital version of his/her home assignments – his/her portfolio, together with the motivation letter, between January 19, 2021 (6 AM) and January 25, 2021 (8 AM) via:; access details and instructions will be sent on January 18, 2021 by e-mail to the addresses specified in the application.
  • The digital portfolio and motivation letter must be included in one joint PDF format (maximum up to 10 MB) titled name_surname_study programme of intermedia. It is necessary to mark the individual works.
  • The applicant brings the original versions of his/her home assignments – his/her portfolio in a hard cover directly to the 2nd round of the admission procedure.

Further details of individual tasks during the admission procedure:

1st round

  • by the distance method, without the applicant’s physical presence
  • the evaluation of the digital portfolio and motivation letter

2nd round

  • in person, with the participation of the applicant who advances to the 2nd round from the 1st round. The 2nd round of the admission procedure lasts two days.
  • a spatial object on a given topic (working with material), sketches of the created object
  • a performance in front of a camera on a given topic
  • an intervention into public space outside of the school on a given topic
  • any topic expressed through any art medium focusing on what the applicant is interested in 
  • an exam focusing on the general secondary-school knowledge of history, literature, art history and the knowledge of contemporary art. If requested, it is possible for the applicants from abroad to take the exam in English language. However, if they are admitted to study at AFAD, their studies continue in Slovak language.
  • the applicant undergoes an interview with the admission committee, where he/she demonstrates his/her knowledge in the field he/she wants to study; a discussion about home assignments is part of the interview.

Tools needed at the admission exam:

colours, writing and drawing tools, a pair of scissors, a cutter, adhesive tape, glue, different newspapers and magazines, or other material that you prefer, a digital camera with a memory card SD/SD mini / a mobile phone / a video camera


  • Pijoan, J.: Dejiny umenia 1 – 10. Bratislava, 1982 – 1986.
  • Pijoan, J.: Dejiny umenia 11 – 12. Bratislava, 2002.
  • Gombrich, H. E.: Príbeh umenia. Bratislava, 2000.
  • Rusinová, Z. (ed.): Dejiny slovenského výtvarného umenia – 20.storočie. Bratislava, 2000.

The following list of recommended literature is intended for your inspiration, it is not necessary to study all of it.


  • CHATELET, Albert: Svetové dejiny umenia. Praha: Ottovo nakladatelství, 2004.
  • František Novosád: V zrkadle kultúry. Iris 2016.
  • Nicholas Mirzoeff: Jak vidět svět. Artmap 2019.
  • Gibson, W. : Neuromancer
  • Liou Cch’-sin: Problém tří těles
  • FOSTER, Hal - KRAUSSOVÁ, Rosalind - BOIS, Yves-Alain - BUCHLOH, Benjamin: Umění po roce 1900: Modernismusm, Antimodernismus, Postmodernismus. Praha: Slovart, 2007.
  • LUCIA-SMITH, Edward: Art Today. Současné světové umění. Praha: Slovart, 1996. 

Art magazines

Profil, Jazdec, Flash Art Czech and Slovak Edition, Kapitál

Online platforms and databases,,,,

Consultations – Intermedia