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EQ Arts: Creator Doctus and Cooperation with MusiQuE

30 March 2017

EQ-Arts Strategic Partnership Application Creator Doctus 

On 29 March,  EQ-Arts submitted the Strategic Partnership Application for the Creator Doctus project.

Creator Doctus (CrD) aims to facilitate the implementation of level 8 (PhD or equivalent) in those countries in the EHEA in which no such provision currently exists and therefore aims to develop a new European 3rd cycle award for higher arts education that runs parallel to the existing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The CrD Consortium, with 11 institutions from academia and the professional world , have identified the need for higher arts education to fully use the potential of all cycles of the European Qualifications Framework, especially with regard to the alignment and interaction of graduate, post-graduate and doctoral studies. Currently, in over 30% of the European higher arts education sector, this is not possible due to the lack of instruments and models that will allow learning, teaching and research to enhance each other within these schools.

CrD project partners include ELIA members, Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL), The Glasgow School of Art (UK), Vilnius Academy of the Arts (LT), l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (FR) and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (DK).

MusiQuE and EQ-Arts cooperate for the first time

MusiQuE and EQ-Arts have signed their first collaboration agreement in order to join forces and jointly conduct a programme accreditation procedure at the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana. The site-visit took place on 14-16th March 2017.

The Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana commissioned MusiQuE to organise a review procedure for the accreditation of 36 programmes: 19 music programmes and 17 performing and visual arts programmes, which were sub-contracted to EQ-Arts.

EQ-Arts and MusiQuE staff jointly prepared the site-visit with the university, and two Review Teams were composed: one for the review of the music programmes and one for the review of the performing and visual arts programmes. Both Review Team Chairs and Secretaries worked together successfully and both Teams operated in parallel during the site-visit in Astana.


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