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Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno

Olga Tupikova

5 July 2023



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Janáčkova Akademie Múzických Umění v Brně

In Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, in addition to various musical specialties, you can obtain specialties in the field of directing, drama, acting technique, as well as theater and music management.

Janáčkova Akademie Múzických Umění v Brně

The Academy consists of two faculties—music and theater. There are Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, and Doctoral degree programs. Students stage operas and musicals at the Divadlo na Orlí art stage and dramatic performances at the Marta Theater Studio. Academy students also have a recording studio equipped with high-quality musical instruments.

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  • The Academy is named after Leoš Janáček, a famous Czech composer who spent most of his life in Brno.

  • Janáček Academy in Brno was opened in 1947.

  • Today 700 students study at two faculties of the Academy.

  • Within the ERASMUS+ Program, Janáček Academy cooperates with many theater and music universities in Europe. The list of partner universities is constantly expanding. For example, from 2017, students will travel to study exchange at the French university École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre (ENSATT) in Lyon.

  • The Academy’s International Interpretation Courses, the annual Setkání/Encounter Theater Festival, and the Leoš Janáček’s Competition have international prestige.

Submission of entrance forms: for Bachelor’s and full-time Master’s degree programs—until November 30, for Master’s degree programs after Bachelor’s programs—until March 30.

Theater Faculty

Bachelor’s specialties (3 years of study):

  • Audiovisual Creativity and Theater

  • Drama Directing

  • Theatrical Drama

  • Management in the Field of Theater (specializations: “Production

  • Management”, “Management of the Stage and Technology”)

  • Drama Training

  • Physical Theater

  • Radio and Television Drama and Screenwriting

  • Scenography

  • Plastics and Dance Theater and Education

Master’s degree specialties (after Bachelor’s degree, 2 years of study)

  • Audiovisual Creativity and Theater

  • Dramaturgical Directing

  • Theatrical Drama

  • Theater Management

  • Theater and Education

  • Radio and Television Drama and Screenwriting

  • Scenography

  • Light Design

  • Plastics and Dance Theater and Education

Master’s degree specialties (full-time learning)

  • Drama Actor (4 years of study)

  • Musical Theater Actor (4 years of study)

  • Dance Pedagogy (5 years)

Faculty of Music


  • Orchestra Conducting

  • Choral Conducting

  • Sacred Music

  • Historical Interpretation

  • Drumming

  • Bassoon Playing

  • Flute Playing

  • Oboe Playing

  • Violin Playing

  • Clarinet Playing

  • Piano Playing

  • Double Bass Playing

  • French Horn Playing

  • Guitar Playing

  • Trombone Playing

  • Trumpeting

  • Organ Playing

  • Cello Playing

  • Viola Playing

  • Music Management

  • Jazz Interpretation

  • Piano Teaching

  • Composition

  • Multimedia Composition

  • Opera Directing

  • Singing

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