Janáček Academy of Performing Arts

  • JAMU is a public higher education institution (HEI) founded 12th September 1947. Its beginnings had been preceded by efforts connected to the name of Leoš Janáček, one of the most distinquished figures in modern European Music, including foundation of the Organ school in 1881 and of the Brno Conservatory in 1919. JAMU is one of the two art academies in the Czech Republic focused on music as well as performing arts.
  • The JAMU´s main role is to provide tertiary education in the field of arts (music, theatre, dance, and multimedia) in its accredited bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes. At the same time it actively pursues academic research and publication while striving to develop international partnerships. Students and teachers also participate in various programmes and take many opportunities to enhance their skills at partner foreign institutions within Erasmus+ programme, JAMU has inter-institututional agreements with  more than 60 institutions from 23 countries. JAMU is a member of international artistic networks as AEC, ELIA, ENCATC, E:UTSA and SAR.

Good At:

The innovative approach in its unique degree programmes in theatre and education for the Deaf (unparalleled in Europe) and musical theatre (unique in the Czech Republic); its promotion of physical theatre; its pioneering work in the use of drama in teaching; its pathbreaking electroacoustic music and multimedia programmes; its exciting student production in Studio Marta, and the Musically Drama Lab - Orlí Street Theatre.

International cooperation:

JAMU has concluded bilateral agreements with 83 partner universities from 23 countries in the framework of the Erasmus programme. International events at JAMU: annual Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno, annual International Music Master Classes, International Conference.
MUSICA NOVA, SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER International Festival of Theatre Schools.



International Offices at the Facultieses:

Theatre Faculty

Faculty of Music

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