About Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Czech: Akademie múzických umění v Praze, AMU) is a university level school of music, dance, drama, film, TV and multi-media studies.
It is the Czech Republic’s largest arts school. With more than 350 pedagogues and researchers as well as 1500 students, AMU has extensive scholarly potential in numerous disciplines of theatre, film and music, some of which are not offered by any other school in Europe. The instruction is provided by top artistic professionals active in the most prestigious theatres, in film and television, musical virtuosos and other prominent members of the Czech cultural and intellectual scene. The school’s added value is that all faculties are located in the very heart of Prague – a cultural metropolis with a one-thousand-year tradition and a unique offering of live art, to which AMU contributes through its artistic activities.
Often an acronym "AMU" is used referring to the Czech name of the school "Akademie múzických umění".