In 2011-2012 the programme "the different school" is being organised, which consist of non-formal activities to encourage and to develop the artistic talent of the youth.
8.3.2 Arts in schools
At elementary school (primary and secondary school), art education covers two fields: music and visual art (http://www.edu.ro/index.php/articles/c42/). From first grade until seventh grade, a student weekly schedule` contains one class of music education and one class of art education. In high school, art education is compulsory only for the vocational programs. Future kindergarten educators, primary school teachers or pedagogues take classes of music, art and performing art during high school. The number of hours dedicated to these classes varies, but usually there are three hours. In recent years, these students have also been taking classes on art and music pedagogy.
From 2011-2012 the programme "the different school" is being organised, which takes place for one week every school year and consist of non-formal activities to encourage and to develop the artistic talent of the youth.
In February 2012, the visual arts and crafts curriculum for preparatory school classes was suggested for revision, including public debate. From the school year 2012/2013, visual arts will represent an important part of the curriculum.
In relation to ICT (Information and communications technology), in Romania it is part of the education curriculum, especially in those schools with an artistic specialisation. According to the order of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports no. 5399/17.10.2006, ICT is part of the curriculum in the artistic high-schools (architecture, environmental art and design). Moreover, according to the order of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports no. 4856/2009 pertaining to full time course classes IX and X having a vocational training profile, as well as those having an artistic conservation and restoration specialisation, ICT is part of their educational plan.