The Ministry of Culture is responsible for a number of artistic higher educational institutions (art schools), which offer higher education in a wide range of artistic subjects: classical and rhythmic music, film, performing arts, visual arts and the art of writing.
The Danish Ministry of Culture administers the following educational institutions that provide bachelor and master programmes within the arts:
- The Danish National School of Performing Arts
- The Royal Academy of Music
- The Royal Danish Academy of Music
- The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
- The Rhythmic Music Conservatory
- The Danish National Academy of Music
- The National Film School of Denmark*
*The National Film School of Denmark provides 4 year study programmes.
In addition, there are 3 self-governing institutions within the ambit of the Danish Ministry of Culture:
- The School of Authors
- The Jutland Art Academy
- The Funen Art Academy
The artistic educational institutions prime purpose is to educate graduates at the highest artistic and professional level. To that end artistic education is primarily based on artistic practice and artistic research and to some extent academic research. Students are admitted on the basis of their artistic talent and abilities. Read more about admission requirements below.