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Students may choose from the ECES courses offered. A minimum enrollment of 10 is required for each course to be offered. Each course meets 52 hours per semester and is recommended for 3 credits. Courses are recorded on an official transcript from Charles University which is sent directly to the student’s home institution. Instruction is in English.The Prague Academy Music is within the Institute of Performing Arts, which is the premier university in the Czech Republic for students of music, film, and the performing arts. The idea of the school was conceived during the Second World War, when prominent artists and writers organized to transform the Prague Conservatory into a university level school. The school was founded after the end of the Second World War in 1945, and has been open to students since 1946. Classes are at the beautiful Lichtenstein Palace, located in the picturesque Lesser Quarter neighborhood, between the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.Serious students of music may study at the Academy of Music in the following areas: Instruments (Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Harp, Guitar, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussions. incl. Accompaniment) Composition Conducting Opera Direction Voice Chamber Music Playing Sound Production Dance Pedagogy Choreography Dance Theory Pantomime Music Art Management AIFS students may enroll for either individual or group courses for three hours per week or four hours per week for instrument study, which requires piano accompaniment. Fees range from approximately $100 to $130 per week for 13 weeks. Group instruction is at a lower rate than individual. The three hour course totals approximately 40 hours per semester, and the four hour course with piano accompaniment totals approximately 52 hours per semester. Therefore students should request 3 transfer credits from their home institution.Applicants must be majors or minors of music or proficient in voice or a musical instrument. Students must send an audio or DVD audition.
weekly Prague walks with historical and architectural commentaryPerformances such as theater, ballet and philharmonic concertsCastle visits including: Orlik Castle Zvikov Castle Dobris Castle Sports events such as hockey or soccer games Pilsen city tourCzech Bohemian Glassworks factory Botanical gardens Visit historical sites connected to WWII Theresienstadt Lidice village the architectural town of Dresden Formal dinner Czech lessons with AIFS staff members Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of at least $1,000 toward their second semester fee.At this campus, students will receive $1,000 off their second semester fee.Students who participated in an AIFS summer or semester program will receive a $1000 fee reduction toward a semester or academic year program or $500 toward any subsequent AIFS summer program.Students who wish to enroll for a full year at two different campuses will receive a minimum reduction of $1,000 on the second semester fee. Contact AIFS at 800.727.2437 to find out the exact fee reduction available.Full-year students are responsible for their own housing and meals during the break between fall and spring semesters.Public transportation pass Comprehensive insurance and assistance package Services of a pre-departure Student Advisory Center and an on-site AIFS Flight Package—includes visit to London and Munich Round trip flights U.S.-London, London - Munich, Prague - U.S. and round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas. The Flight Package also includes a 3-day stopover in London and an overnight in Munich on the way to campus. Excursions For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.