The Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Innovation is responsible for Visual and Performing Arts Schools in Malta and Gozo. Namely, the:
- Johann Strauss School of Music
- Malta Drama Centre – Mikelanġ Borg
- School of Art (Malta)
- Visual and Performing Arts School (Gozo)
The Visual and Performing Arts schools provide training in art, dance, drama and music. The main focus is the provision of a learner-centred curriculum which promotes creativity, innovation, participation, reflection, personal independence and the development of lifelong learners.
These schools offer effective exposure to meaningful creative practices and educational experiences. They also play a significant role in developing future audiences that will appreciate and actively participate in national and international cultural events.
The Directorate plans to further develop these schools as centres of excellence, where students pursue training that could lead them to careers in the culture and creative industries. The schools are developing their programmes to encourage mobility, recognition and quality in visual and performing arts education.