Vietnam/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.2 Arts in schools

At present, art education in Vietnam is still in early stage to provide basic knowledge and skills on arts. Art education has been brought into schools for music and painting since 1996. From the school year 1997–1998 to 2001–2002, art education had done a pilot project in 429 primary schools in twelve selected provinces and cities nationwide. Art education has been popularised since the school year 2002–2003. In grades 1, 2 and 3, the total hours of art education is 7.96 percent of total teaching hours; in grades 4 and 5, it is 1.76 percent of total teaching hours.

On 5 November 2008, the Minister of Education and Training signed the regulation on cultural activities at schools in which schools will organise clubs for their students/pupils to take part in art activities in literature, music, painting, theatre, cinema and other art forms, as well as hold frequent art performances and film shows to their students/pupils.

The Minister of Education and Training also set up a system of pedagogy schools/faculties on art education to provide teachers to schools nationwide.

Art education receives interest from international organisations and some funds, such as from the Embassy of Finland.

Chapter published: 30-11-2013