Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance


Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance

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 The Institutes of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM) perform training, production and research activities in the field of arts. There are 137 AFAM Institutes which are divided into sector of visual arts, music, dance and drama, including 20 state Academies of Fine Arts, 20 legally recognized Academies of Fine Arts, the National Drama Academy, the National Dance Academy, 55 Conservatories, 18 legally recognied Music Institutes, 5 Higer Education Institutes for Artistic Industries (ISIA), 17 Institutions authorized to issue Higher Education qualifications in Arts, Music and Dance.


The AFAM training system breaks down into three cycles:
 
First level academic diploma
Applicants have to take an admission exam. The course lasts 3 years and requires students to obtain 180 CFA (ECTS). It aims to provide a satisfactory level of knowledge of artistic methods and techniques, together with specific subject-related and professional expertise.
 
Second level academic diploma
Applicants have to take an admissions exam to make sure they are sufficiently prepared to follow the course. The course lasts 2 years and requires students to obtain 120 CFA (ECTS). It aims to provide students with an advanced level of education in artistic methods and techniques and a high level of professional expertise.
 
Academic diploma course for training research
A second level academic diploma or another qualification from abroad is required for admission. It lasts for at least three years, it does not give credits and aims to provide the necessary expertise for planning and carrying out high-level research.
 
Other courses
Specialized academic diploma courses: these provide a high level of professional expertise for specific fields.
Postgraduate or Master`s Diploma courses: these provide in-depth courses for certain sectors, professional upgrading and continuing education and they include at least 60 CFA (ECTS).