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University of Arts George Enescu Iasi

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The art education from Ia?i makes its appearance in the second half of the 19th century, when the authorities saw the clear need to initiate an organized higher education process for art. The initiative belonged to the great scholar and politician Mihail Kog?lniceanu, then minister for Religious Affairs and Public Education of Moldavia. In a report addressed to the authorities at the time, he defines the role of art in the formation and education of a nation: “arts cannot thrive unless they are both protected and encouraged by the government”. The main objective of the University of Arts “George Enescu” is the organisation and the shaping of education in the national priority domain Art, which includes the following options for graduation: “Music” (with the specialisations Performance, Music education, Composition, Musicology, Conducting, Religious music), Fine arts and decorative arts (with the specialisations: Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, Textile arts, Mural art, Art education – arts teacher, Conservation – Restoration, Design) and Drama (with the specialisations: Acting, the Art of puppetry, Theatrology). To the same extent, the University stands as a beacon of culture, militating for the protection, preservation and promotion of the Romanian artistic creation, for the fostering and development of the taste...

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