Organization of Studies
Information on the Course of the Bachelor’s Degree Programs
The bachelor’s degree programs at AFAD aim at acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge based on the current state of art and preparing graduate students for using this knowledge in their professional careers or in their follow-up postgraduate study. Holders of Bachelor’s degree accomplish the first level of the higher education. The standard length of bachelor‘s degree program at AFAD is four years. The final work of the bachelor‘s degree program is a bachelor's thesis and the study is completed with a state examination. Successful undergraduate students are awarded an academic title "Bachelor" (abbr. "Bc.").
The bachelor‘s degree programs follow a credit system and a student has to complete compulsory, compulsory optional or optional courses depending on which study program he/she is studying. For one semester, he/she must complete as many courses as to earn 30 credits; as for the whole study he/she must earn at least 240 credits. The first year of bachelor's degree program is specific because throughout this time, the student is expected to complete not only three preparatory courses, but also compulsory and compulsory optional courses. The preparatory courses can be selected from the offer of individual departments. Each course lasts for 6 – 7 weeks (half of the semester). The last, third course in the summer semester must be completed at the department the student has been admitted to.
In the second year the student will not select various courses but one core course (major) – Studio which he/she will attend in the following years.