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, however no concrete action has been taken on the matter. The latest arts education project is linked to an Academy of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra to offer training opportunities for young musicians who can eventually join the Orchestra. The Academy is envisaged to be established in 2015.
Government has also flagged the possibility of an Arts College, equivalent to the Sports College that offers secondary school students specialised vocational training in specific disciplines.