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Austria/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.4 Higher arts education and professional training

In 1998, a new Law was introduced to Grant University Status to the Six Art Colleges (Graz, Linz, Salzburg, and three in Vienna) for programmes like music, design, drama, dance, visual arts, painting, sculpture or architecture. The first Austrian Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) for multimedia and design opened its doors to students in 1994. In 2004, the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz (formerly Bruckner-Konservatorium) for music, performing arts and dance was founded. In 2005, the Vienna Konservatorium also received the status of a private university. Within recent years, the number of postgraduate courses in and out of the existing arts universities has increased, offering further education in cultural management, intercultural communication, intervention art, pictorial sciences, archiving, music, design, stage and event management, and museum and exhibition management, for example Donau-UniversitätKrems, New Design University St. Pölten, Institute for Cultural Management and Cultural Science (IKM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna or InstitutfürKulturKonzepte.

Chapter published: 02-02-2016

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