Presentation Of The Afam System

Presentation Of The Afam System

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The Institutes of High Training in Art and Music (AFAM) perform training, production and research activities in the field of art, specifically the sectors of the visual arts, music, dance, drama and design.

There are 132 institutes in all, listed below:
  • 20 State fine arts academies
  • 24 legally recognized fine arts academies
  • the National Drama Academy
  • the National Dance Academy
  • 58 music conservatories
  • 21 officially recognized music institutes  
  • 4 higher institutes for the artistic trades (ISIA)
  • 3 Institutes authorized to issue certificates of Higher Artistic Training in Music and Dance
 
The AFAM training system breaks down into three cycles:
 
First level academic diploma
Applicants have to take an admissions exam. The course lasts 3 years and requires students to obtain 180 CFU (ECTS). It aims to provide a satisfactory level of knowledge of artistic methods and techniques, together with specific subject-related and professional expertise.
 
Second level academic diploma
Applicants have to take an admissions exam to make sure they are sufficiently prepared to follow the course. The course lasts 2 years and requires students to obtain 120 CFU (ECTS). It aims to provide students with an advanced level of education in artistic methods and techniques and a high level of professional expertise.
 
Academic diploma course for training research
A second level academic diploma or another qualification from abroad is required for admission. It lasts for at least three years, it does not give credits and aims to provide the necessary expertise for planning and carrying out high-level research.
 
Other courses
Specialized academic diploma courses: these provide a high level of professional expertise for specific fields.
Postgraduate or Master’s Diploma courses: these provide in-depth courses for certain sectors, professional upgrading and continuing education and they include at least 60 CFU (ECTS).