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On October 27, 2011, the institution of higher education "The Belarusian state university of culture and arts," the first among the higher educational institutions of culture, was awarded a certificate that the quality management system in projecting and implementation the educational activity in the area of culture and arts, in carrying out educational work, in training skilled personnel, in scientific, innovative and international activities meets the STB ISO 9001-2009 requirements to the quality management system.
More than 25 000 young specialists have received diplomas of the University during the period of its existence. Highly professional teaching staff enables the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts to train skilled specialists who possess in-depth specialized knowledge and thorough humanitarian training. Modern curricula and programs, information technologies, and methods of training are introduced into the educational process. The Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts has a high rating among the Belarusian universities thanks to scientific work, innovative educational activity, and wide-range artistic creativity.
The structure of the University is based on the main areas of its activities and corresponds to the profile of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. The Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts consists of the university administration, six faculties (cult-urology and socio-cultural activity, traditional Belarusian culture and modern Art, musical Art, information, and document communication, correspondence, further education), 22 specialized educational and five general education departments. There are also the following subdivisions and services: the department of education, the department of education quality management system, student area, art gallery, the producer center 'Art- major,' the department of international relations, postgraduate course, the library, editing, and publishing department, the center for information technologies development (the department of information and programming, the department of technical means of education), the administrative and economic department, the operational and technical department, security, cafeteria.
Specialists with higher education are trained in 14 specialties, 25 specialty areas, and 26 specializations. Five thousand full-time and part-time students study at the University, 50% of the study at the cost of the Republican budget.
The University is located in three academic buildings – building I (17, Rabkorovskaya Str.), building II (18a, Moscovskaya Str.), and building ІІІ (18a, Moscovskaya Str.). There are two student hostels – hostel №1 (15, Rabkorovskaya Str.), hostel №2 (13, Rabkorovskaya Str.).
Students are trained in the following specialties: Culturology, Literary studies, Social studies, Holiday direction, Social pedagogy, Socio-cultural activity, Folk art, Art of direction, Choreographic Art, Variety art, Vocal, Library science and Bibliography, Museology and the protection of historical and cultural heritage, Art history, Decorative and applied arts, Wind instruments.
The staff of the University is more than 300 people. Among them, 165 hold academic degrees and status, 12 honorary hold titles. Teaching and methodological association on education in the area of culture and arts, including eight research and methodological councils in education areas and specialty groups have been set up to improve the quality of training specialists. The main functions of the teaching and methodological association are participation in the development and advancement of higher education standards, model curricula, and program examination of teaching curricula on the subjects studied harmonization of manuscripts, textbooks, teaching and teaching and methodological supplies.
The Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts offers the training of skilled personnel at Master course (specialties: "Theory, methodology, and organization of socio-cultural activity, "Culturology," "Art history," "Library Science, bibliography and bibliology," "Museology, conservation and restoration of historical and cultural facilities," "Art-management"), at the postgraduate course ("Library Science, bibliography and bibliology," "Theory, methodology, and organization of socio-cultural activity, "Theory and history of arts," "Theory and history of culture," "Museology, conservation and restoration of historical and cultural facilities") and a doctoral course. Councils on the defense of candidate and doctoral theses work at the University.
The structure of the University also includes the branch office of the faculty of further education in Mozyr. Along with the four-year study, the University provides the shortened term of education for culture and art students based on the contracts with Alexander Pushkin Library College in Mogilev, Grodno art college, and Bobruisk secondary school-college of arts.
The personnel of the University includes the leading figures of national culture, famous scientists, tutors, young representatives of intellectual and creative talent of Belarus, who seek carrying out the program of fixation, study, preservation, and translation of traditional and modern Belarusian Art in the variety of its manifestation. There are well-equipped computers and individual classrooms, as well as an audio library at the University. There is a vibrant electronic library, pottery, straw- braiding, tapestry, weaving, painting on fabric, rod-braiding, and ancient Belarusian musical instrument studios that give the opportunity to qualitatively organize the educational process, broaden the potentials of student professional development and gain scientific and creative maturity. Virtually the specialists' continuous training has been created (from school-leavers to high school graduates, MA course graduates, postgraduates, doctoral course graduates). The University is looking to the future with hope. The personnel can train educated and professionally mature national intellectuals who will contribute to the development of culture, Art, and science of Belarus.

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