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Universities of the Arts in Austria

Nov 26, 2013
Universities of the Arts in Austria

Universities of the Arts in Austria

Whether it is music, dramatic arts, fine arts or applied arts you are interested in, the universities of the arts in Austria provide an ideal space for the discussion of art and science for their students. A total of 10,197 (4,174 from abroad) degree program students were enrolled at the six universities of the arts in the winter semester 2008/09. (Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, unidata).

Austria, which since the past has always been a meeting point of different artistic traditions and styles, offers numerous opportunities for performing in public: the sound festival Ars Electronica in Linz, the Salzburg Festival, which is very rich in tradition, the jazz big band in Graz, the Viennale film festival, the Baroque palace theatre in Schönbrunn or the Picture Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, to name but a few.

Development and opening up of the arts is the universities of the arts in Austria's counterpart of the academic universities responsibility for research. The interaction between art and science, theory and practice presents a challenge to creativity, innovation and technical brilliance which is taken up by the universities of the arts.

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About OeAD

The content of this Study in Austria guide has been developed by OeAD - Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research. and OeAD is Austria’s leading non-profit-making service organisation in the field of international cooperation in education and research. The activities of the OeAD embrace general, academic and vocational education with – historically grown – specific focus on academic mobility.

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