Basic Education in the Arts

Basic Education in the arts is primarily directed to children and young people. Basic education in the arts is its own form of education that involves target-oriented instruction that proceeds from one level to the next every year. Education is available for example in establishments providing instruction in music, dance, visual arts, architecture, crafts, theater, circus, and literary art.

Basic education in the arts gives the students abilities to express themselves using artistic methods. If they choose to, they may also continue their studies on a vocational or university level.

The education can be organized by municipalities, municipal federations, foundations and national educational establishments. The education provided is based on a national curriculum.

Basic information and legislation

Basic education in the arts is primarily intended for children and young people. The education is offered at art schools and adult education centres. It is goal-oriented, and progresses from one level to the next.

Basic education in the arts provides the students with capabilities for expressing themselves by artistic means and, should they wish, enables them to apply for a place in vocational and third-level education in the field of arts in question.

The education may be provided by municipalities, joint municipal authorities, associations, foundations and state institutions. The education is based on the nine principles of general and extensive syllabi defined for arts in the national core curriculum.