Střední uměleckoprůmyslová škola Uherské Hradiště



STONE SCULPTURE – Stone sculpture – one of the oldest fields of study at the school is based on linking a good knowledge of the craft with an aesthetic sense. It also touches aspects of architecture, design and modern IT technologies. Students gradually gain experience with different sculpting materials. The foundation of their education is the study of the „eternal material“, stone, and how to work with it creatively. Students master the entire creative process, from drawing design to carving a sculpture in stone. Emphasis is placed on plastic invention and manual craftsmanship. The study of sculpture leads students to an independent creative understanding of the world and the events taking place in it.

Střední uměleckoprůmyslová škola Uherské Hradiště

Graduates of the department can work as independent artists, they often find employment in fields such as design, architecture and museology. They can also create spatial realizations for film production. Restoration of statues and stone sculptures are another option, provided that students they decide to take up a specialized course. As well as the graduates from other departments they can continue their studies at colleges, in programmes that require creative thinking. 

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akad. soch. Milan Kusenda


ak. soch. Zdeněk Tománek
BcA. Vilém Čech

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entrance examination

Applicants must submit their application to study at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště by November 30th.

The entrance exam consists of a general talent test and another part of the admission procedure in the department chosen by the applicant. As a part of the admission procedure, in addition to the result of the applicant's talent test, the students ´ primary school grades are considered as well.


portait drawing of a live model
Pencil or charcoal drawing on A2 wrapping paper. Applicants need their own drawing tools and a firm, flat A2 drawing board. The drawing paper will be provided at school. The time allowance for the task is 2 hours.

drawing dictation
Drawing and painting according to specifications on a A2 format, Applicants need their own drawing tools and a firm, flat A2 drawing board. The drawing paper will be provided at school. The time allowance for the task is 2 hours.

clay model of still life
Applicants need their own modelling tools. Clay and a modelling stand will be provided to applicants at school. The time allowance for the task is 2 hours.


Presentation of one's own previously created work in the range of max. 20 pieces. The portfolio must also be submitted in digital form in jpg format (the size of the longer side is 2000px and 72dpi) and marked with the name: surname_name_num­ber, under which the candidate is taking the exam_year of the exam.

sample: NovákJan_111_2021

The portfolio and the digital documentation must be submitted on the day of the exam (on a USB drive that will be returned to the applicant on the same day). Without the required digital documentation, this part of the admission procedure will not be considered fulfilled. 



akad. soch. Milan Kusenda

Vysoká škola výtvarných umění v Bratislavě, obor výtvarná umění a figurální a reliéfní sochařství 

modelování, praktická cvičení, výtvarná příprava


ak. soch. Zdeněk Tománek

Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, obor sochařství

modelování, přípravné kreslení, praktická cvičení, výtvarná příprava


BcA. Vilém Čech

Institut restaurování a konzervačních technik Litomyšl, obor výtvarná umění, restaurování a konzervace kamene a souvisejících materiálů

technologie, praktická cvičení


MgA. Eva Jančeková

Ostravská Univerzita, Fakulta umění, Ateliér sochařství,
obor sochařství – tvorba


famous alumni


Born in Olomouc, an academic sculptor. He now lives in Velehrad, where he has his studio with a foundry. In Europe, he is known for his sculptural decoration of the Redemptoris Mater chapel of Pope John Paul II in Vatican and the interior decoration of the Church of Mary the Mother of God in Maribor, Slovenia. He is a holder of the Masaryk Academy of Arts Award, the Memorial Medal of the 3rd Resistance and the Order of Saint Cyril and Methodius. In the 1990s, he taught at the Scuola dell' arte spirituale in Rome. His very extensive work includes free sculpture, liturgical and ceremonial artefacts, insignia, medals, busts and large sculptural works. He graduated from the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště in 1972. 


Born in Olomouc, he is a painter, sculptor and engraver. Since 1968, he has lived in France, where, as well as in Tuscany, he creates works that have become key pieces of many world art institutions. Theimer's monu­ments, memorials, reliefs and other smaller works are placed in many European countries. In Paris, he created the Monument to the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, in the Elysée Palace you can see a well-known group of obelisks, and in Hamburg, a statue of Heinrich Heine. In his hometown people can admire the Arión fountain, and in Uherský Brod the monument of Jan Amos Comenius. Theimer graduated from the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště in 1965. 


Born in Kunovice, a student of Vincenc Makovský, he was an academic sculptor and teacher. In the years 1947–1952 he taught stone sculpture at the nationalized School of Art in Zlín, then until 1980 at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště. As a beginning artist, he created a portrait of Mrs. Abraham and a portrait sculpture of her young son Josef. He mainly focused on exterior sculpture and monumental memorials. In addition to numerous works with political themes, he was the author of works motivated and inspired by the poetics of his native Slovácko and of children´s portrait sculptures. Most of his works can be found in the South Moravian Region. Jan Habarta died shortly after the Velvet Revolution in 1989. 

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