8.3.1 Institutional overview
The government runs part-time evening arts schools for drama, art and music in Malta and Gozo. These classes often merge the notion of semi-professional arts training and life-long learning. The debate concerning a full-time arts training academy has been resurfacing for some time. In 2011, the Minister for Education announced the development of a College of Arts and the University of Malta is currently development a Valletta campus that will also act as a Performing Arts Academy. In 2011 a reviewed national minimum curriculum was published by the Ministry for Education.