Malta/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.4 Higher arts education and professional training

In July 2012, the University of Malta set up the School of Performing Arts with the aim to bring together the disciplines of Dance Studies, Music Studies and Theatre Studies, and to provide a sound base for the development of new programmes of study together with more specialised fields of research.  The School highlights the performance dimension of the respective disciplines, integrating the interplay between the technical and artistic aspects of performance and the ability to reflect critically on performance within an array of theoretical contexts in contemporary and historical practice

The Art and Design Institute within the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology is heavily investing in new technology for television production training and post-production. It has also received accreditation for degree courses in 3D Design and Graphic Design. In 2010 accreditation also started for an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts. This is the first fine arts degree to be awarded by a Higher Education institute in Malta.

Table 19:  Student Qualifications in Cultural and Creative subjects/disciplines

 

Summary

2005
(04/05)

2006
 (05/06)

2007
 (06/07)

2008
(07/08)

2009
( 08/09)

2010
( 09/10)

2005-2010

SEC

SEC03 Art

566

438

509

497

515

467

2 992

SEC07 Classical Culture

0

1

0

0

1

1

3

SEC09 Computer Studies

1 233

1 103

1 070

955

1 058

1 125

6 544

SEC12 English Literature

1 717

1 748

1 788

1 787

1 853

1 836

10 729

SEC18 History

113

127

157

159

140

83

779

SEC29 Graph. Comm.

400

546

353

448

470

492

2 709

SEC30 Textiles & Design

20

25

23

18

21

14

121

SEC33 Design & Technology

-

-

-

19

57

82

158

Total O - Level

4 049

3 988

3 900

3 883

4 115

4 100

24 035

MATSEC Intermediate

IM04 Art

51

48

35

34

35

38

241

IM07 Computing

121

131

166

116

139

120

793

IM09 Eng. Draw. & Graph. Comm.

42

77

81

90

70

61

421

IM17 History

49

65

64

67

56

48

349

IM19 Info. Tech.

346

332

305

301

275

275

1 834

IM24 Music

4

2

10

6

6

5

33

IM32 SoK

2 042

2 194

2 194

2 003

2 180

1 985

12 598

Total Intermediate - Level

2 655

2 849

2 855

2 617

2 761

2 532

16 269

MATSEC A-Levels

AM04 Art

77

80

97

86

77

82

499

AM07 Computing

205

216

183

178

184

199

1 165

AM15 Graph. Comm.

19

9

18

17

19

18

100

AM17 History

92

99

91

88

95

102

567

AM19 Info. Tech.

73

78

60

85

84

109

489

AM24 Music

7

7

8

11

13

14

60

Total A - Level

473

489

457

465

472

524

2 880

MCAST

Arts & Design

119

136

139

144

144

123

805

Graphic Design

6

7

10

11

24

22

80

3d Design

12

21

12

20

22

27

114

Printing

14

7

8

7

8

6

50

Design Crafts

7

17

23

24

32

45

148

Design & Interiors

0

0

0

0

0

21

21

Media

0

0

0

0

0

25

25

Fine Art

0

0

0

0

0

10

10

Total in MCAST

158

188

192

206

230

279

1 253

University of Malta
(selected main related Subjects)

Faculty of Arts

-

62

92

96

90

132

472

Faculty for the Built Environment / Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

-

59

38

36

51

65

249

Faculty Education

-

30

25

35

35

19

144

Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of ICT

-

0

0

18

5

45

68

Other related Institutes and Centres

-

126

145

123

91

94

579

TOTAL Graduates

 

277

300

308

272

355

1 512

Source:    National Statistics Malta.


Chapter published: 12-08-2015


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