On the Move: Sharing Experience on the Bologna Process in the Arts
We have come a long way since the Bologna Declaration was published in June 1999.
Realising the European Higher Education Area is not just a question of national Ministers of Education coming together, having shared visions and demanding changes. It requires hard work by Schools and Universities in restructuring curricula, developing new innovative programmes and surviving within current constraints and changes (local, national and international) in the higher education system, the rapidly changing employment market and a competitive global economy. In a number of countries the required implementation of the two-cycle structure (undergraduate and postgraduate levels) still causes problems and confusion in arts education.
The Bologna process goes hand in hand with other significant changes that deeply affect higher arts education. The boundaries of academic and professional training are rapidly becoming blurred. Increasingly art schools become universities or acquire university status and the long-term impact of this development may be even more significant than Bologna driven transformations.