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Latvia/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.4 Higher arts education and professional training

Arts education is supervised by the state agency  Latvian National Centre for Culture and The Centre for Intangible Heritage and Culture Education and is available on 3 levels:

Data from 2012/2013 are as follows:

  • primary arts education is available at 143 municipal and 6 private schools offering professional arts, music and dance education programmes. They include 57 music schools, 33 art schools, 57 music and art schools and 2 dance schools.
  • secondary arts education is available at 25 schools, including 19 state run, 2 municipal and 4 private art schools in the fields of design, creative industries, art, music and dance.
  • higher education is available at 19 higher education establishments: 12 state-founded and 7 private universities in the fields of culture and creative industries (design, art, audiovisual media, architecture, music, culture, dance, art pedagogy, art therapy and cultural management. Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture are the following higher education establishements: Latvian Academy of Culture, Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, Latvian Academy of Art and the Latvian Culture College. In 2011, the Latvian Culture College changed its legal status and is now incorporated in the Latvian Academy of Culture, in future aiming to integrate and coordinate the academic curricula of both institutions.

See chapter 3.4.4 about Baltic Film School and the study "Business Models and Value Chains in Audiovisual Media" about audiovisual education in the Baltic countries.

Chapter published: 08-10-2014

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