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ACADEMIC


BACHELOR OF ART IN ART

PROGRAMME


BIBLICAL ART


ACCREDITATION

DOCUMENTS

Latvian Christian Academy



CONTENTS


I Minutes from the Decision of the Senate meeting about the Study programme

1

II Copy of the License of the Study programme (provided in the volume)

2

III Copy of the Accreditation certificate

3







1. Description of the Study programme

4

1.1. Characteristics of the Study programme

4

1.2. Goals, tasks and planned results of the Programme

4

1.3. Contents and volume of the Study programme

5

1.3.1. Basic module for the interdisciplinary research in theology and art – Mandatory A part

5

1.3.2. Speciality module or Mandatory-elective module B


6

1.3.3. Free choice module or the Elective module C

6

1.4. Balance of Mandatory A, Mandatory-elective B and Elective C courses in percent

6

1.5. Compliance with the Regulations on the State academic education standard

6

1.6. List of the study courses, their volume and distribution in study years and semesters

7

1.6.1. Calendar plan for full-time studies

7

1.6.2. Calendar plan for part-time studies

9

1.7. Course descriptions

11

2. Comparison of Study programmes

24

2.1. Comparison of the Study programme at the Latvian Academy of art

24

2.2. Comparison with analogous study programme in other high schools (in European Union)

26


2.2.1. University of Tartu (Estonia), Bachelor study programme at the Department of Art

26

2.2.2. The Church art Study programme at the Moscow St.Tikhon Orthodox Theology institute (Russia)

28

2.2.3. High schools and institutions with similar concept in Europe

29

3. Organization of the Study programme and grading of knowledge

30

3.1. Organization of the Study programme

30

3.2. Comparison of the Study programme with the programme accredited in 2004

31

3.3. Practical implementation of the Study programme

32

3.3.1. Methods and forms of teaching

32

3.3.2. Test forms and grading system

32

4. Students

35

4.1. Number of students in the Study programme

35

4.2. Questionnaires of students and their analysis


35

4.3. The number of graduates, inquiry and its analysis

36

4.4. Participation of students in the development of the Study process

39

5. Academic staff

39

5.1. Adequacy of the academic staff

39

5.2. Number of academic staff

41

5.3. Raising quality of the academic staff

41

5.4. Policy of staff selection, renewal, training and development

42

6. Research work an creativity

42

7. External and foreign relations

42

7.1. Cooperation with employers

42

7.2. Cooperation with similar study programmes in Latvia and abroad

42

8. Financial resources and infrastructure provision

43

8.1. Finances of the Study programme “Biblical art”


43

8.2. Material-technical and methodic provision of the Study programme

43

9. Strategy for the Study programme development

44

10. SWOT analysis of the Study programme

45

11. Advertisements and information about the study opportunities

47

SUPPLEMENTS




SUPPLEMENT 1 – INVOLVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN RESARCH AND CREATIVITY

50

SUPPLEMENT 2 – CURRICULUM VITAE OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF

55

SUPPLEMENT 3 – SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY CONNECTED TO ACADEMIC BACHELOR STUDY PROGRAMME “BIBLICAL ART”

84


LATVIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY




Minutes

from the Senate meeting Nr. 3, 10.05.2006.


…………….


3. Decision about producing and submitting of documents of the Study programme “Biblical art” for accreditation

S.Gūtmane

Since the term of previous accreditation of the Study programme will end in December 31, all the necessary documents must be submitted to the Accrediation committee of the Ministry of Education and science and and the person responsible for handling of the Study program for the accreditation should be appointed.

Senate members vote. Results of voting are as follows:


For

Against

Refrain

10

0

1


Decision Nr. 6

  1. To submit documents of the Study programme “Biblical art” for accreditation.

  2. To authorize administrator of the Study programme Beata Soloveja (personal code 130675-11220) as a person responsible for handling of documents for accreditation.

………………..
Chairman of the Senate /Signature/ D. Lasmanis

Secretary to the Senate /Signature/ D. Dolace

Keeper of the minutes /Signature/ L. Ozola-Marcinkeviča

Minutes correct

Rector of the Latvian Christian academy /Signature/ S. Gūtmane

Jūrmala, June 19, 2006
/Seal/


LATVIAN REPUBLIC

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
LICENSE

Given to Latvian Christian academy


for rights to implement
an Academic study programme “Biblical art” (442123) for acquisition of Bachelor degree in arts
Duration of License 04.07.2006
Date of issue July 4, 2003

Place of issue Riga, Latvian Republic

License Nr 04045-2

Minister of Education and science, Latvian Republic /Signature/ K. Šadurskis


Copy corret /seal and signature/
LATVIAN REPUBLIC

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE

ACCREDITATION CERTIFICATE

OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

03.01.2005 RIGA Nr. 005-778


LATVIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

has rights to implement the accredited



bachelor

study programme

“Biblical art” (4321101)

and to grant



bachelor degree in arts


Justification: Decision of the Accreditation committee Nr. 818.

Bachelor study programme is accredited till December 31, 2006.

Minister /Signature/ I.Druviete
/Seal/

1. Description of the Study programme

Title of the higher educational establishment – Latvian Christian academy.

Study programme – “Biblical art”.

Duration of studies – 4 years in full-time studies, 5 years in part time studes.

Volume of the Programme – 160 credit points (240 ECTS).

Required former education – secondary education or vocational education.


Available degree – Bachelor degree in Art.

1.1. Characteristics of the Study programme

The academic Study programme “Biblical art” is the first and only one of its kind in Latvia. An international team of specialists in sacral art, both scientists and artists from various countries worked on the development of the programme since 1994.

The Study programme contains an Academic module and Speciality module. An Academic module lays theoretical foundation for the Speciality module. Speciality module prepares students for the research and professional activity in two divisions of the Biblical art – Icon painting and sacral graphics. The balance between the both is almost proportional; it is determined by specifics of the Programme which requires solid insurance of both theoretical and practical skills in acquisition of theory and practice of Biblical art. Biblical art contain diverse research in resources of the Christian art, Early Christian art, various traditions of the Christian church, germs of aesthetics in the Bible etc.

Academic bachelor study programme provides basic academic education paving the way to further studies on the Master level both in Latvia and abroad.


1.2. Goals, tasks and planned results of the Programme

Goals of the Study programme:

  • To provide qualitative academic education in the Biblical art;

  • To promote research in the field of conceptually new direction – science of the Biblical and sacral art;

  • To create and develop an Icon painting school in Latvia based on tradition and canon of iconography;
  • To keep Latvian traditional heritage in both painting and graphics always closely linked with Christianity and Bible;


  • To carry out dialogue between Christianity and society and satisfy the need for harmonious artworks;

  • To create intellectually and spiritually powerful personality artists.

Tasks of the Study programme:

  • To secure acquisition of knowledge and research skills in the Biblical theology and respective art;

  • To secure acquisition of professional skills in Icon painting and graphics;

  • To provide the necessary knowledge, basic skills and professional competence so that students would be able to create technically impeccable artworks based on Christian world-view;

  • Acquisition of study subjects should be based on strong academic teaching system paving way to further studies in the Master study programme.


Planned results

  • To ensure high level of interdisciplinary knowledge of the academic theology, especially ecclesiology, and art history and practice;

  • To ensure basic skills – capacity to think and work independently, to handle foreign language and present-day technologies of collecting and processing of information;

  • To secure special skills – high level competence in speciality;

  • To train powerfully creative personalities for research in the interdisciplinary field of sacral Biblical art and humanitarian and social research.

1.3. Contents and volume of the Study programme

The Study programme consists of three part - basic module for the interdisciplinary research in theology and art – Mandatory A part (70 crp), Speciality module or Mandatory-elective module B (85 crp) and free choice module or the Elective module C (5 crp).

1.3.1. Basic module for the interdisciplinary research in theology and art – Mandatory A part (70 crp):


1. Study courses which take basic understanding, principles, structure and interdisciplinary methodology of art and theology

2. Study courses which take history and topical issues of art and theology

3. Study courses which discuss issues from an interdisciplinary perspective

Theology of the Old Testament, 4 crp

History of theology, 4 crp

Comparative studies of religious art in East and West, 3 crp

Theology of the New Testament, 4 crp

History of Latvian culture and Church, 3 crp

Byzantine aesthetics, 2 crp

Critical thinking (introduction to philosophy), 2 crp

History of the Latvian art, 2 crp

Traditions of sacral art in Baltic region, 2 crp

Teachings of traditional Christian Churches, 2 crp


World history of art, 6 crp

World religions, 1 crp

Working out the research paper, 1 crp

Topical issues of contemporary art, 2 crp

Bachelor thesis, 15 crp

Liturgical traditions in the East and West, 3 crp







Theories of sacral art and symbols, 4 crp







Classical and modern languages, 10 crp







Total 30 crp

Total 17 crp

Total 23 crp

In order to obtain the Bachelor degree in Art in Art successful acquisition of the Study programme and working out and defense of the Bachelor thesis is required. One semester is given for the work on the Bachelor thesis in compliance with duration accepted in EU universities.

The elaboration and defense of the Bachelor thesis is carried out according to Regulations for the academic and professional studies at the LChrA (approved by the Senate in 12.06.2003) and Regulations for the final exams and awarding of the Academic degree and Professional qualification (approved by the Senate of the LChrA in 05.12.20010.).

Being the first research work Bachelor thesis proves initial skills and competence of the student to carry out the targeted research work independently and consciously. For the successful carrying out of the Bachelor thesis it is necessary:


  • To ground on precise knowledge acquired during studies,

  • To orient in specific problems in theology and theory of art,

  • To master and apply necessary skills for examination and analysis of facts in both theology and art.

Bachelor thesis consists of theoretical study of the chosen topic of sacral art and corresponding artwork – icon, altar painting or graphics.

Focusing theoretical competence and study skills the Bachelor thesis serves as the main criterion for evaluation and grading of the qualification of the nascent Bachelor.


1.3.2. Speciality module or Mandatory-elective module B (85 crp) assures acquisition of practical professional skills in icon painting and sacral graphics and basic competences in art – composition, drawing and painting. Being based on student’s requirements and academic’s offer this part is more flexible, taking into consideration research and interests in compliance with the Study programme.

Course papers are to be written and defended until the end of the 3rd year of studies. Topics for course papers are offered by academic staff or initiated by students themselves, they are approved by the Head of the module. Regulations for course papers are available in the Study department.



Practice in the Biblical art study programme is integral part of the study process, it assures strengthening and padding of the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired in the practical lessons of the Study programme.

1.3.3. Free choice module or the Elective module C (5 crp) widens student’s outlook and subjects may be chosen from the Catalogue of Study courses.

1.4. Balance of Mandatory A, Mandatory-elective B and Elective C courses in percent


Part of the Study programme

Credit points

Percentage %

A part – Mandatory courses

70

44

Thesis

15

9

B part – Mandatory-elective courses

85

53

C part – Elective courses

5

3

Total credits of the Study programme

160

100


1.5. Compliance with the Regulations on State academic education standard
The Study programme complies with the requirements of the “Regulations on State academic education standard” Nr. 2 of the Cabinet of Ministers, January 3, 2002.

Academic Bachelor’s study programme


According to the Regulations

Programme at the LChrA

Duration of full-time studies

6 – 8 semesters

8 semesters

Total credits of the Programme

120 – 160

160

Mandatory A part:

  • Basic understanding, principles, structure and methodology

  • History and topical issues of art and theology

  • Description of the discipline and its issues from an interdisciplinary perspective

  • Bachelor thesis

No less than 50 crp
No less than 25 crp
No less than 10 crp

No less than 15 crp

No less than 10 crp


70 crp
30 crp
17 crp

23 crp


15 crp

Mandatory-elective B part

No less than 20 crp

85 crp

Elective C part

-

5 crp


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