The Latvian Academy of Culture (the LAC in short) is an interdisciplinary higher education institution of culture and arts and a centre for cultural research, artistic work and creative entrepreneurship. It is a small yet extremely open and welcoming higher education institution.
What sets us apart is our willingness to organise communication in studies, research and life of our community in a very warm and personal way. During your stay at the LAC you will not only have the opportunity to hang out with your fellow students in many of the courses and outside curriculum activities, but also receive an individual approach from the staff members and professors.
The Orientation is an introductory week for all the international students of the Latvian Academy of Culture that is organized by the Department of Communication and International Relations in close collaboration with the team of local student mentors. It takes place a week before the official beginning of the study period. It is not a mandatory requirement to attend the orientation week, but you do not want to miss it.
During the week international students get familiar with the most important details of student life in Riga starting from the Academy campus to Latvian folk traditions, to Riga night life.
The programme and registration form for the Orientation Week is usually sent out to each student individually near the beginning of the semester.
International students do not have to register for their chosen courses at the Latvian Academy of Culture. This is done automatically by the Study Department of the Latvian Academy of Culture based on the information in their submitted and signed Learning Agreements.
The course timetable is usually sent out to each student individually near the beginning of the semester. If there are some courses that a student has chosen, but for some reason or another, the course is not available, students are welcome to choose another course within the first two weeks of the semester by reporting on the changes to the ERASMUS Coordinator of the Latvian Academy of Culture. Changes in the Learning Agreement have to be made accordingly.
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Exams and Individual Studies
12.06.2023. – 18.06.2023.
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Most of the study process outside classrooms takes place on the eLearning Platform Moodle. There you will be able to locate all your courses, course programmes, reading materials, presentations links to online classes and other useful data related to the study process at the Latvian Academy of Culture.
At the beginning of the semester, each student will receive their eLearning Platform credentials on their respective e-mail.
To access your eLearning Platform profile: https://estudijas.lka.edu.lv/
In case of forgotten password, missing courses or some technical difficulties please contact the eLearning Platform Specialist of the Latvian Academy of Culture Luīze Dakša firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic forms of studies are lectures, seminars, individual work and group work in class of 5 to 15 students. Each term is followed by the examination period (in January for the autumn semester or in June for the spring semester). The forms of assessment are either oral (oral tests and presentations) or written (essays, written tests and examinations) exams.
For a successful completion of the course, students have to attend at least 75% of the classes if the lecturer has not specified otherwise. In order to pass the final exam, students have to receive a positive mark on the scale from 10 to 4. If the student receives a mark on the scale from 3 to 1, he/she has failed the course automatically. After failing the exam, the student has the right to take it two more times.
The knowledge of students is assessed according to a 10 point system. The Latvian Academy of Culture uses also the ECTS system.
Approx. ECTS grade
At the end of the semester the Erasmus Coordinator of the Latvian Academy of Culture prepares and issues the Transcript of Records including all courses with the corresponding number of ECTS and grades within 4 weeks after the official end of the examination period. The Transcript of Records is sent to each student personally via their e-mail address.
The Library of the Latvian Academy of Culture was founded in 1991 together with the foundation of the Latvian Academy of Culture itself. The library collection includes printed materials and electronic resources, including a vast collection of Latvian press, as well as valuable printed works in English, German, Russian, Polish, Scandinavian and other languages. A large contribution to the creation of the collection is made by private donations from the personal libraries of academics and researchers, and other cultural workers, as well as by Latvian organizations in exile.
In accordance with its task and goal the library of the Latvian Academy of Culture provides students and teachers with the base for studies and research work, collects and stores unique works of literature in the fields of philology, religious history, cultural history, ethics, philosophy, sociology, folklore, history, literary studies, performing arts, cinema and fine arts.
The studens of the Latvian Acadmey of Culture have at their disposal:
The Electronic Catalogue of the LAC Library
LAC Bachelor's and Master's thesis database
Open Access resources
COREis the world’s largest collection of open access research articles, providing access to nearly 25 million free full - text publications.
Open Research Library open access e-book platform. It offers access to more than 20,000 books published worldwide.
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
Open Access Research Database international Journal of Scientific and Research Publications
Open Music Library
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Students of the Latvian Academy of Culture may also subscribe to the National Library of Latvia to get access to its wide collection of materials. The collection of the National Library of Latvia comprises 4,5 million units, embracing all branches of science, its basic profile being Social Sciences and the Humanities. The library offers its readers access to the collection of rare books and manuscripts, as well as to various maps, sound recordings, graphic documents, small prints, and periodicals. The emphasis of the library activities is laid on supporting higher education, research, and life-long education.
At the moment the National Library of Latvia is open to public, but continues providing remote access to its digital resources and e-services. The Digital Library of NLL has 12 collections. In addition, more than 20 full-text foreign subscribed databases, the National Encyclopaedia, as well as lecture, discussion, conference, reading and other audio and video content on NLL social networks are available for study and research purposes.
In order to register as an NLL Reader, students have to fill in a request form on the spot at Mūkusalas iela 3, Ground floor, or REGISTER ONLINE. After registering, students will receive a Reader's Card, which allows access to all Library services.
In order to gain individual access to the online databases of the National Library of Latvia readers with a reader’s card must fill out the APPLICATION (PDF) and send it – in scanned or photographed form – to email@example.com.
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