Algeria/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.4 Higher arts education and professional training

The structure of the Algerian education system is composed of three sectors under the administrative and educational control of three ministries (Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Ministry of Vocational Training).

The national vocational training system in Algeria is composed of four networks: the network of public institutions for vocational training, private schools network, network of public institutions affiliated to other ministries and the network of training institutions affiliated with economic companies. Training is distributed at 27 vocational centers containing 434 specialties.

In the field of culture and arts, vocational training is distributed to four branches that contain 80 specialties (18.43% of all vocational training specialties in Algeria): service industries (17 specialties: domestic arts, fabrication maintenance and reparation of musical instruments, hairdressing, aesthetics, etc.), traditional handicrafts (35 specialties: sculpture on wood/ marble, traditional suit, calligraphy, binding arts etc.), audio-visual technologies (11 specialties: professional photography, audio-visual technique, maintenance of audio-visual equipment, polyvalent-worker in audio-visual, etc.) and the printing industry (17 specialties: typography, binding, zincography, printing, etc. ).

These specialties are taught in specialized certificate-granting vocational training centers. They are also taught in in specific departments at larger universities.

Almost every year, students from the drama institute organized a strike directed at the MOC, protesting their academic conditions after graduation. For decades, graduates of the Dramatic Arts School have complained that their degrees are not recognized by the Ministry of Education in Algeria, but the situation remains unchanged.

Chapter published: 11-06-2013