Structure of Arts Education System in Armenia

Each stage of art education has is dominant sides; in one case, age specificity makes one side predominant, while the other one complements and accompanies. Study of the environment plays the main role in forming art perception at school age. Basic skills of art activities are shaped at beginning grades, where basic systems of aesthetic knowledge are formed. At secondary school, teenagers adapt peculiarities of various types of arts which enables them to independently perceive works of art. This created preconditions for self-sustained creativity. At secondary vocational and higher education institutions, students transfer to the level of full social-cultural perception, realizing their attachment to a specific cultural layer. It shows in formation of unique art-aesthetic views and taste which serves as basis for personal choice of a work of art. 

The main goal of education is creation of fundamentals for physical, moral, and intellectual development of students, teaching of behavior rules, familiarization with native environment and ecology, history and elements of national culture, formation of sense of love and dedication to motherland, development of labor andart skills.

In the Republic of Armenia, art-aesthetic education is implemented in unison with two interconnected components. The main component is education, implemented within the framework of general education institutions, where art education is organized in correspondence to the demands of specific subject curricula and standards. The second component is provided on the basis of education, implemented inside organizations and institutions which do not consider art-educational activity as fundamental.

Basic education is divided into four levels – pre-school, general secondary, secondary vocational and higher education. These levels ensure implementation of the principle of uninterrupted education. At the same time, each level is oriented towards solution of specific objectives. In Armenia, art-educational programs are also implemented at over 400 out-of-school institutions and children-adolescents' creativity centers, musical schools, art schools, secondary schools and vocational institutions, higher professional institutions, as well as cultural centers for all interested individuals regardless of age.