Intermedia (specialization Intermedia, specialization Sculpture)

Requirements for entrance examination. Home assignments, further details of individual tasks, necessary tools. The requirements are current for the admission procedure at Academic year 2023/2024.

Specialisation INTERMEDIA

Requirements for portfolio

The applicant´s portfolio should contain 5 drawing studies and a selection of maximum 20 works. The works should be marked by title, year of origin and annotation. Works created at school and outside of school assignments, examples from sketchbooks, notebooks, poetry, photography, music, videos, animation, performance, scripts etc. can be included in the portfolio.  The submitted works should help the admissions committee approach the applicant´s interests, skills and personality. The portfolio should be complemented by the applicant´s motivation letter in which the applicant explains his/her interest to study the study programme of Intermedia, his/her decision to study this program, his/her motivations, attitudes, interests out of the world of art.

How to submit works:

  • Digital version of homework - portfolio with motivation letter will be uploaded by the applicant after submitting the electronic application and attachments in the period from December 6, 2022 from 12 p.m. untill December 9, 2022 by 8 a.m. (morning) via the website: https://ulozisko.vsvu.sk/; access data and instructions will be sent to the email addresses listed in the application no later than 12 p.m. on 6 December 2022. The portfolio and motivation letter must be included in one joint PDF format (maximum up to 20 MB) titled as name_surname_study program and specialization.  Individual works must be marked by topic, title.
  • The applicant brings the original versions of his/her portfolio in a hard-cover portfolio carrier directly to the second round of the admissions procedure.

Further details of individual tasks during the admissions procedure:

1st round

  • by the distance method, without the applicant’s physical presence
  • assessment of all portfolio components listed in homework requirements (portfolio)

2nd round

  • in person, with the participation of the applicant who passes to the second round from the 1st round. The second round of the admission procedure lasts for two days.
  • a spatial object on a given topic (working with material), sketches of the created object
  • a performance execution in front of a camera on a given topic
  • an intervention into a 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 interview with the applicant in front of the admissions committee, where the applicant or the applicant demonstrates her interest and insight in the field she is applying for; a discussion about housework is part of the interview. Part of the interview is aimed at finding out an overall overview of the high school curriculum in history, literature, history of visual arts and orientation in contemporary art and socio-cultural overview. It is evaluated separately by two members of the commission designated for this part of the admission interviews from among internal and external teachers of the Department of Theory and History of Art. Applicants from abroad will be allowed to complete the interview in English, but in the case of successful acceptance, they will continue their studies in the Slovak language (minimum level B1 is required).

Tools needed at the admission exam:

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

Literature

  • 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.

Publications

  • 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

artalk.cz, artyoucaneat.sk, artdispecing.sk, monoskop.org, e-flux.com

Consultations – Intermedia


Specialisation SCULPTURE

In the VŠVU electronic application, enter "Intermedia" as the name of the program you are looking for, and then select the item INTb.21S: Intermedia (specialization Sculpture) from the menu.

Requirements for portfolio

  • Records of author´s thinking: sketchbooks, notations, diaries, essays, poems, photographs
  • Self portrait
  • Spatial assembly (work created by joining various objects and materials, three-dimensional version of collage)
  • freeform technique and material, including a possibility of classical head modelling in clay. (photo documentation in the PDF portfolio, see below)
  • works can be sent within 3D modelling in various computer programs. (in the screen shot form in the PDF portfolio see below, or as a short animated recording in the H.264 format or Windows media format, max. resolution HD 1080p 25fr., which can be played on common PCs.
  • creative, free-form author´s works (e.g. small sculptures, modelled situations, land art intervention in the country or in a public space)
  • drawing – (e.g. head portrait or self-portrait, half figure, whole figure, preparatory drawings, also school assignments are allowed (at least 7 pieces)
  • drawing – a half-figure, a whole figure – at least 3 pieces
  • a motivation letter

How to submit works:

  • Digital version of homework - portfolio with motivation letter will be uploaded by the applicant after submitting the electronic application and attachments in the period from December 6, 2022 from 12 p.m. untill December 9, 2022 by 8 a.m. (morning) via the website: https://ulozisko.vsvu.sk/; access data and instructions will be sent to the email addresses listed in the application no later than 12 p.m. on 6 December 2022. The portfolio and motivation letter must be included in one joint PDF format (maximum up to 10 MB + in case of 3D animated record in the format H.264 or Windows Media, max. resolution HD 1080p 25fr. and less – which can be played on common PCs). Max up to 350 MB titled  name_surname_study program and specialization sculpture.  Individual works must be marked.
  • The applicant brings the original versions of his/her home assignments – his/her portfolio printed in A4 size, together with his/her original drawings (the real ones, not digital copies), to the second round of the admissions procedure.

Further details of individual tasks during the admission procedure:

1st round

  • by the distance method, without the applicant’s physical presence
  • assessment of all portfolio components listed in homework requirements (portfolio)

2nd round

  • in person, with the participation of the applicant who advances to the second round from the first round. The second round lasts for two days.
  • Self-portrait – spatial assembly- free-from technique and material, including classical modelling in clay as an option
  • creative assignment/drawing + modelled relief/
  • object made from cardboard paper
  • free composition made by removing from a plaster cube
  • an interview with the applicant in front of the admissions committee, where the applicant or the applicant demonstrates her interest and insight in the field she is applying for; a discussion about housework is part of the interview. Part of the interview is aimed at finding out an overall overview of the high school curriculum in history, literature, history of visual arts and orientation in contemporary art and socio-cultural overview. It is evaluated separately by two members of the commission designated for this part of the admission interviews from among internal and external teachers of the Department of Theory and History of Art. Applicants from abroad will be allowed to complete the interview in English, but in the case of successful acceptance, they will continue their studies in the Slovak language (minimum level B1 is required).

Tools required for entrance exam:

spatulas, pencils, charcoal sticks, ruddle sticks, loop tools, pliers, knife, handsaw, rasp, flat chisel, hammer, carver’s mallet, sandpaper, paper sheets of different colours, different materials (cardboard, cork, textile, pieces of wood, polystyrene, etc.)

Literature

  • 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.
  • orientation in periodical specialised press on contemporary art, architecture, applied arts and design, culture and politics

Consultations – Sculpture