Sculpture, object, installation – Requirements for entrance examination

Home assignments, further details of individual tasks, necessary tools

Requirements for home assignments – portfolio

  • modelling – a bust, a head portrait – at least 3 pieces – photo documentation
  • drawing – a head portrait – at least 7 pieces
  • drawing – a half-figure, a whole figure – at least 3 pieces
  • creative, free-creation personal works – at least 10 pieces
  • an artistic interpretation of a chosen sculpture from art history – any technique and material
  • a motivation letter

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 by e-mail on January 18, 2021 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 sculpture. It is necessary to mark the individual works.
  • 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 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 lasts two days.
  • modelling the head from life
  • a creative assignment/drawing + modelled relief and composition/ 
  • the artwork solution in limited space, a model for installation
  • a free composition made by removing from a plaster cube
  • 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:

spatulas, pencils, charcoal sticks, red chalks, wound wire rakes, pliers, a knife, a handsaw, a rasp, a flat chisel, a hammer, a carver’s mallet, sandpaper, paper sheets of different colours, different materials (cardboard, cork, textile, pieces of wood, polystyrene, etc.)


  • 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, object, installation