Additional entrance examinations - Mgr.

In the study programme Visual Art - specialisation: 1) Painting; 2) Applied Arts - Studio Metal and Jewel 3) Digital Art. Admission conditions and course of the admission procedure for master's studies starting in 2024/2025.

  1. Who can submit an application for a master´s program
  2. When to submit applications for a master´s program
  3. How to submit applications for a master´s program
  4. Important dates of admissions process
  5. Fee
  6. Admissions date and interview
  7. Admissions process
  8. Admissions requirements of individual study programs

1. Who can submit an application for a masters program

An applicant for a master´s program at AFAD can become a student of the chosen study program only by succeeding in the admissions process. If the applicant has completed a bachelor´s program i.e. first level study program, they can enrol in the admissions at AFAD following the required process.

In case the admissions to AFAD are conducted prior to completing the bachelor´s program, the successful applicant is admitted conditionally for the master´s program. The final admission to study is conditioned by the successful completion of the first level study program. The applicant will submit a proof of completion of the first level study program within ten days after completing the first level study program yet no later than the deadline for enrolment for study i.e. in September 2024 they must prove that they have completed the first level of the study by submitting a verified copy of a bachelor´s degree and diploma supplement.

All foreign applicants (with the exception of the Czech ones) must have a command of the Slovak language at the B1 level before starting their studies.

Foreign applicants, who have studied abroad, are admitted, only if they provide a decision on the recognition of the diploma issued abroad no later than the deadline for the enrolment (September 2024).
If the university issues diplomas after the enrolment date (after September) we do not recommend students that they submit an application, instead we recommend submitting it in the next academic year.

For more information check the following links:

https://www.minedu.sk/23276-sk/akademicke-uznavanie-dokladov-o-vzdelani-a-stupna-vzdelania/

https://www.slovensko.sk/sk/vyhladavanie?mod=search&q=uznanie+dokladu+o+vzdelani


2. When to submit applications for a master´s program

In the period from June 11, 2024 to August 6, 2024 an applicant for a master´s program at AFAD will fill out and sent an electronic application which must be confirmed in the system.

3. Important dates of admissions process

  • Applications submission from June 11, 2024 to August 6, 2024
  • Fee payment deadline August 6, 2024
  • Files must be insterted in the storage from August 20, 2024 starting at 12.00 p.m. CET to August 23, 2024 at 3.00 p.m. CET through repository https://ulozisko.vsvu.sk/
  • Admissions interview before the committee on September 4, 2024

4. How to submit applications for a master´s program

STEP 1:

Electronic application can be found:

STEP 2:

Use this email address  for sending the following attachments:

  • A proof of payment of the fee for the admissions process (e.g. statement of payment from internet banking) – the fee must be paid no later than 6 August, 2024, when paying it is necessary to state a variable symbol, specific symbol and as a Message or Additional data – NAME and SURNAME of the applicant, otherwise the payment will not be matched.
  • An electronic copy of the bachelor´s diploma (if You have completed bachelors studies at this point), in case of a diploma issued abroad, it must be accompanied with an official Slovak translation (with the exception of Czech documents).
  • An electronic copy of the diploma supplement or transcript of records with calculated weighted study average is required together with a transcript of records (applicants from other universities than AFAD request a transcript of records from the Study Office of their school) in case of a document issued abroad (with the exception of Czech universities) it must accompanied with an official Slovak translation or a diploma supplement translated into English.
  • Foreign applicants, who have studied abroad, are admitted, if they provide a decision on the recognition of the diploma issued abroad no later than the deadline for the enrolment.
  • you do not need to fill in the study results in the e-application; if you are from a school other than AFAD/VŠVU, you attach a study transcript, diploma, diploma supplement as an attachment

For more information check the following link:

https://www.minedu.sk/23276-sk/akademicke-uznavanie-dokladov-o-vzdelani-a-stupna-vzdelania/

https://www.slovensko.sk/sk/vyhladavanie?mod=search&q=uznanie+dokladu+o+vzdelani

STEP 3:

In the period between August 20, 2024  from 12.00 p.m. CET and August 23, 2024 to 3 p.m. CET an applicant shall insert files and other documents for an admissions process for a master´s program according to the requirements of individual study programs via web page:

  • https://ulozisko.vsvu.sk/
  • username, password and instructions will be sent to the applicant´s email address stated in the application on August 20, 2024.

5. Fee

Applicants from Ukraine are exempted from paying admissions fees.

A fee of €25 must be paid via bank transfer using the following:

  • IBAN: SK42 8180 0000 0070 0007 2516
  • SWIFT: SPSRSKBAXXX
  • Variable symbol: 648 003
  • Specific symbol: six-digit number starting with 24 and followed by a four-digit number consisting of the application filing number, before which zeroes must be added. Example: application filing number is 345, so specific symbol will be 240345
  • Additional information: applicant’s name and surname

In case of a foreign bank transfer it is required to state the following data:

  • Account owner: Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Hviezdoslavo nám. 18, 81437 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Bank: ŠTÁTNA POKLADNICA (STATE TREASURY), Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • SWIFT: SPSRSKBAXXX
  • IBAN: SK42 8180 0000 0070 0007 2516
  • Purpose of the payment: variable symbol 648 003
  • Specific symbol: six-digit number starting with 24 and followed by a four-digit number consisting of application filing number, before which zeroes must be added. Example: application filing number is 345, so specific symbol will be 240345
  • Additional information: applicant’s name and surname

6. Admissions date and interview

The admissions interview will be conducted on September 4, 2024 between an applicant and admissions committee (either in person or online for foreign applicants requesting it). The admissions committee will evaluate not only the interview, but also an electronically sent portfolio with a motivation letter which will help them to verify the applicant´s individual skills and preconditions necessary for meeting independently and creatively requirements of the master´s programs at AFAD, their general knowledge of the field and level of thinking as well as their knowledge of art history and theory.


7. Admissions process

In the period between August 20, 2024  from 12.00 p.m. CET and August 23, 2024 to 3 p.m. CET an applicant shall insert files and other documents for an admissions interview for a master´s program according to the requirements of individual study programs via web page:

  • https://ulozisko.vsvu.sk/
  • username, password and instructions will be sent to the applicant´s email address stated in the application on August 20, 2024.

Admissions process and admissions criteria for individual programs:

The admissions process is to examine an applicant´s level of knowledge, talent, thinking, abilities and skills in terms of specific requirements resulting from the chosen master´s study program. The admissions process is evaluated by the admissions committee appointed individually by the Rector of AFAD for each study program.
The admissions committee will evaluate the applicant´s individual skills and preconditions necessary for meeting independently and creatively requirements of the master´s programs at AFAD, their general knowledge of the field and level of thinking as well as their knowledge of art history and theory.

Admissions process consists of:

  • An applicant´s portfolio with annotations to works and individual projects (the portfolio must be submitted in the electronic form).
  • A motivation letter specified according to study programs
  • An interview with an applicant.

Each member of the admissions committee evaluates the portfolio, motivation letter and the interview by giving points between 0 – 5, the order of applicants is created on the basis of the sum of points from individual members of the committee. The results of the evaluation and the order of the applicants are submitted by the admissions committee to the Rector of AFAD who decides on the admission for the study program at AFAD. The applicant will receive the admissions decision in accordance with the law and AFAD regulations.


8. Requirements of individual study programs

An applicant inserts a portfolio and other documents necessary for admissions process for a master´s program in one joint PDF format max. up to 10 MB marked as name_surname_study program according to the requirements of individual study programs:

Visual Arts

specialization: digital arts, photography, printmaking, intermedia, painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewel

  • An applicant´s portfolio with short annotations to individual projects
  • An applicant´s motivation letter which should include arguments supporting their reason to study in the particular studio and a brief summary of themes they would like to deal with during their master´s studies.
  • CV

Recomended literature for admissions

  • CHATELET, Albert. Ed. Svetové dejiny umenia – maliarstvo, sochárstvo, architektúra, úžitkové umenie. Praha, Ottovo nakladatelství 2004
  • FOSTER, Hal – KRAUS, Rosalind – BOIS, Yves-Alain – BUCHLOH, Benjamin: Umění po 1900. Modernizmus, antimodernizmus, postmodernizmus. Praha: Slovart, 2007.
  • NELSON, Robert, SHIFF, Richard (eds.): Kritické pojmy dejín umenia. Bratislava : N-CSU – Slovart, 2004.

Information on master´s programs is provided by the AFAD Study Office:

Information for applicants from Ukraine:

General consultations refer to Applicants guide