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Academy of Art Architecture and Design in Prague

Address: nám. J. Palacha 80/3, 116 93 Staré Město, Czech Republic

Description Academy of Art Architecture and Design in Prague

  • Established: 1885
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Language of instruction: Czech, English.

The Academy of Art Architecture and Design in Prague (Vysoká Škola Uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, AAAD) was founded by Franz Joseph in 1885 in the Czech Republic. The first students were taught by the most famous artists of the country. A feature of AAAD is a bias in the practical part, work in special training studios under the strict guidance of teachers. Quite a few students are recruited every year with a large number of applicants, since the university puts a priority for itself so that its students are the best of the best. The aim of the educational institution is to give students a comprehensive education in the field of architecture, design, visual communication, free and applied arts.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Academy of Art Architecture and Design in Prague

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The AAAD undergraduate programs are implemented at the faculties of visual communication and graphics, visual arts, design and allow you to earn a bachelor's degree in the following areas:

  • Graphic Design and Visual Communication
  • Design of products / clothes and shoes / furniture and interior
  • Illustration and Graphics
  • Pottery and Porcelain
  • Cinematographic and television graphics
  • Fashion
  • Industrial Design
  • Picture
  • Sculpture
  • Glass
  • Textile Products
  • The photo.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-3 years.

AAAD has two types of master's programs: practical and theoretical. The practical program includes the specialties “Architecture”, “Visual Communication and Graphics”, “Visual Arts” and “Design”.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides its students with a hostel Mikoláše Alše located in the center of Prague. The residence offers 70 beds in 35 apartment-type double rooms from September 15 to June 30.


  • The university has developed international exchange programs for both students and academic staff.
  • AAAD students and graduates work for international companies such as Camper, Cappellini, Arik Levy Studio and Electrolux.

Equipment Academy of Art Architecture and Design in Prague

The educational institution is located in Prague. The material and technical base of AAAD includes:

  • The library
  • Athletic facilities
  • Gypsum workshop
  • Woodworking workshop
  • Metal workshop
  • Model workshop (laser and vacuum press workshop)
  • Offset and printing workshop
  • Lithography workshop
  • Screen Printing Workshop
  • Bookbinding workshop
  • Fashion and clothing workshop
  • Textile workshop
  • Gypsum casting workshop for ceramics and porcelain
  • Glass cutting workshop
  • Animation Studio and PC Lab
  • Jewelry workshop.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Application fee 500Kč
  • The cost of living in Prague is 9787Kč-18 699Kč / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you need:

  • Certificate of education (notarized and translated into Czech)
  • Certificate of Czech language proficiency (level B1)
  • Summary
  • Motivation letter
  • Portfolio
  • Pass entrance exams
  • Receipt of payment of application fee.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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