8.3.4 Higher arts education and professional training
Higher arts education is provided mainly through conservatories and other professional and arts schools. There are currently 15 publicly subsidised conservatories in the Czech Republic providing education in the fields of dance, ballet, theatre, and music. Secondary and higher arts schools also focus on other fields such as visual arts and design. Alongside state schools and schools that fall under the control of the municipalities, there are also private schools, such as the Miroslav OndÅ™íÄek Film Academy in Písek, o.p.s.
The CR has been a participant in the Bologna process since 1999 and the Czech representative is also a member of the Follow-up Group for the Bologna Process.