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Lithuania/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.1 Institutional overview

The main schools of higher arts education are the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy. Arts education is included in the training programmes of KlaipÄ—da's University (Faculty of Arts), Šiauliai University (Faculty of Arts) and Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Faculty of Arts and Music Academy). These institutions provide BA, MA, and PhD study programmes.

The state institution responsible for culture and art education at all levels is the Ministry of Education and Science. It undertakes the role of administration of entrance examinations, financing, and legal issues. Autonomy and self-regulation of higher education institutions (universities, academies) are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Law of Science and Studies (2009). The Ministry of Culture supports projects of art schools, professional development of young artists, training courses via several programmes.

Chapter published: 28-11-2014

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