Content of Arts Education in Uzbekistan

Fine and Applied Arts, Design
The education system of the Fine and Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, as well as the entire modern system of education was evolved in the 20 century, although the teaching traditions in arts already had deep roots here. Art studios were opened in Uzbekistan during the Soviet period so was the Boarding School of Fine Arts and Republican School of Fine and Applied Arts in Tashkent. There were some other FineArts Branches in the other cities of the country (Bukhara, Ferghana, Kokand), but there was no substantive art college.



Students received their higher education at the Art Faculty of the Tashkent Theatre and Art Institute in Tashkent, as well as in Moscow, Leningrad and other former USSR cities. Unfortunately,Art Education was concentrated mostly inTashkent.

Musical Art
The system of Musical Education in Uzbekistan today is a multi-layered and multi-functional complex of educational institutions. It covers the whole spectrum of musical styles, ranging from the Traditional Art to the European Musical Culture, all kinds of Modern Musical Art, including man-triggered (Musical Sound Engineering).
Basic education in Musical Art is carried out in two areas: general music education – within the framework of Preschool and School educational process, and professional - in the context of Uzbek professional music, oral traditions and professionalWestern musical culture.

Theatre Art
There are no specialized colleges or high schools that prepare specialists in the field of theater in Uzbekistan. However, a few colleges of Arts and Culture (under the Ministry of Culture and Sports) offer "Actor's Art" along with 11 areas of the main subject of “Art” in the following professions: DramaTheatre, Puppet Theatre, PopArt, Music Theater (musical comedy). After graduation of theTashkent College of Culture, following professions are offered - "The Head of Amateur Theatrical Studio" and "Director of Cultural Events" and the following qualifications received: Manager, Director, Screenwriter for Amateur Theater, as well as Screenwriter for Theatrical Performances.

Cinema Art
Cinema gained immense popularity with the local population since its inception in Turkestan in the late 19 early 20 century. It became an integral part of the Uzbek National Culture and an everyday life of Uzbek people from initially being just a technological innovation and a fairground entertainment. In front of two or three generations it transformed into the new art and a large-scale spectacle, a cultural phenomenon that is continually evolving. Search for artistic forms and an expression of national identity through these forms is the prerogative of the Uzbek Cinema today. Modern issues in Cinema should be taken into consideration whilst improving the education system in the field of Cinema, which is, unfortunately, remains underdeveloped in our country. The education system in Cinema consists of the following educational institutions: Nukus College of Arts and Culture, Namangan and Tashkent Colleges of Culture, specialized in educating the “Cinema and TV Cameramen” profession. These institutions also prepare specialists with the following qualifications: "Film and TV Cameraman ","Head of Amateur Film, Photo and Video Studios" and "Master of Art Photos”. Tashkent State Institute of Culture named after A. Kadiry and the State Institute of Arts of Uzbekistan offer similar education.

Choreographic Art
The history of the Choreographic Art in Uzbekistan has very deep roots and traditions. However, the modern educational system of it was established in the 20th century. The first Ballet School studio was founded in 1934 in Uzbekistan, and later, in 1947 it was renamed to the Choreographic College. Students used to get Higher Education at the "Dance Department" of theTashkent State Institute of Culture. Tashkent State High School of the National Dance and Choreography was opened in 1997 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of choreographic college and the “Choreography” branch of the Institute of Culture. It maintained the existing Primary (including Boarding School) and Secondary Special Educational units within the High School.

Circus Art
The Republican College of Circus and PopArt, established in 1996 on the basis of pop-circus studio, is the only institution of that profile. Today, the College consists of five branches: "Circus Arts", "PopVocal", "Instrumental Department, "PopArtist" and "Pop Dance". The Circus department is divided into 2 areas: "Physical-Acrobatics", upon completion of which, the students receive following qualifications: Acrobat, Gymnast, Juggler, Tightrope Walker and Clown, Clown-parodist, Animals Entertainer, Illusionist, Entertainer-Presenter, Original Genre Artist, Head of Circus Troupes and Studios, Coach-tutor of Circus Studios. Since 2009, the College opened a new specialty - "Jikitovka" (jumping). This specialization is unique in the CIS countries.