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Hungary/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.1 Institutional overview

The training of artists and musicians in Hungary is available at elementary, secondary and tertiary level schools. There are currently (2012) 739 institutions of basic education in art and music, with 2 553 affiliates. Some eight and a half thousand teachers train about 245 000 pupils (two-thirds of whom are in the field of music). At the secondary level there are about 30 000 enrolled pupils.

Arts education in public schools receives an annual subsidy from the central budget. For the academic year 2011/12, basic arts educational institutions received 21 386 million HUF (ca. EUR 75 million).

Professional arts education and training have a long-standing tradition: the University of Fine Arts was established in 1871, and the Franz Liszt University of Music, one of the most prestigious music universities around the world, was founded in 1875 (with the personal involvement of Liszt). In institutions of higher education, some hundreds of teachers trained about 4 000 students in 2011/12.

Chapter published: 24-11-2016

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