If you are looking to study art in Prague, Czech Republic there are a multitude of options available but one has to be careful which particular program is picked as there are vast differences in the art programs available in the both Prague as well the Czech Republic. The most well known is the public art school Akademie výtvarných umění ( AVU ) [ Academy of the Creative Arts ] . This school is very competitive as it pertains to those seeking to study there full time, however there is a second program at the school which is for those looking to study abroad for a year in Prague. So basically, that means there is a separate art program in English designed especially for study abroad students. The studio space at AVU is quite good and it is located in a nice area of town (Letna) full of restaurants, beers, and a big park which overlooks the city. There are courses in a multitude of subjects however there is a heavy emphasis put on contemporary art making and the classes are run in a more typical “European” manner which means that much of your time will be spent on your own in the studio and there will be large group critiques and individual meetings with your tutor.
If you are a student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( I’m an alum of the school myself) there is a summer workshop intensive that is held for 3 weeks by the Abandoned Practices Institute . I have seen some of their student exhibitions which were put on at the end of their study and they tend to be quite good.
If you are more interested in New Media or Interactive Media you can try Prague College which offers summer programs, a full 3 year BA program as well as Foundation Studies. All classes are taught in English and the staff are all very knowledgeable about their subjects ( They better be! Considering I’m one of the Principle Lectures at the school ) . Last summer I had a painting workshop in Prague which lasted for three weeks in the summer. Compared to the other summer workshops this one is very affordable (around 500$ for the classes) and you can view the whole class schedule here.
If you’re more interested in film, then Prague has a long tradition of great film makers as well as large studio (Barrandov and Stillking ) which both still produce loads of Hollywood films every year. From the Illusionist, to Mission Impossible there are a multitude of film being made here. If you are interested in studying film then the main school in Prague is FAMU which has a long tradition and is very well established. There is a program through Emerson College which works in conjunction with the school to create a program in English for visiting students.