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Uniarts Helsinki's Sibelius Academy

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The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) fosters Finnish artistic heritage and renews art. The university was launched in 2013 upon the merging of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki. Uniarts Helsinki offers high-quality teaching in visual arts, music, theatre and dance from bachelor's degrees to doctoral studies. Uniarts Helsinki is a creative community of 2,000 students and over 700 staff.

The Sibelius Academy is one of the three academies of Uniarts Helsinki. It was established in 1882 and is one of the largest music academies in Europe. Since its founding, this cradle of classical music education has added other genres to its palette: jazz and folk music have been taught since the early 1980s and music technology since the early 1990s. All students have the freedom to dictate their own schedules - building their own study plans helps them focus their studies. The academy's goal is to train artists, teachers and other music professionals, all skilled in independent artistic work. The Sibelius Academy consists of two faculties: The Faculty of Classical Music and the Faculty of Music Education, Jazz, Folk and Global Music, Music Technology and Arts Management. Additionally, the academy has a youth department (Junior Academy), a department for adult education and training, and two doctoral schools.

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