Course Description

Course Name

Prague Art and Architecture

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Additional course fees apply to this course. Please reach out to your Prague Program Manager for additional information about these fees.

Course Description
The course presents a basic overview of the history of western art from the early medieval to the contemporary time period through the art and architecture in Prague. The city of Prague, that is, can be viewed as a picture composed of centuries of art historical continuity, practically untouched by any timely technological jumps and disruptions. We will study and discuss Romanesque and Gothic art, Renaissance and Baroque art, 19th century art and architecture, Art Nouveau, Modern art, as well as contemporary art and architecture. The classroom lectures will be combined with excursions throughout the city, to historical sites, and to museums and art galleries in Prague.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify major art-historicalperiods and styles of art and architecture and recognize their defining characteristics.
  • Identify important art and architecture examples found in Prague and classify them according to artistic/architectural style.
  • Prepare and present research on a chosen topic.

*Course content subject to change