In 2007, the Law on Higher Vocational Education was adopted which creates the conditions for development of the higher educational system in line of specialties attributed to practical qualifications. The higher vocational education in Georgia is divided into artisan and artists’ education, where the artisan education covers the applied specialties and artists’ education – the art specialties.
Under the legislation of Georgia, a vocational educational institution/college is a legal entity that is authorized to conduct vocational education programmes, short-cycle educational programmes, vocational training programmes, vocational retraining programmes and state language training programmes in accordance with the legislation of Georgia.
As of May 1, 2020, there are 19 authorized state public/professional colleges in Georgia, of which only 2 are in the field of art.
- LEPL Gori Sulkhan Tsintsadze Music College
- LEPL Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University College of Media and Television Arts