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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.
The Latvian Academy of Culture administers accredited academic Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral study programmes.
The origins of the Latvian Academy of Culture are closely related to the spirit of freedom and cultural renaissance that prevailed in Latvia at the time. It was founded on December 29, 1990 and since then has continued to make a great contribution to the development of cultural and artistic research, performing arts (theatre and dance), film and audiovisual arts, cultural and creative industries both in Latvia and internationally. At the moment there are about 500 emerging professionals of the cultural field enrolled in various study sub-programmes offered by the Latvian Academy of Culture.
The Latvian Academy of Culture is a small yet an extremely open and welcoming higher education institution and that is one of the biggest assets in favour of choosing to study here. 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 Latvian Academy of Culture is located in Riga, the capital of Latvia, which is the biggest metropolis in the Baltics with more than 700 thousand residents. Historically Riga was a major centre of the Hanseatic League, deriving its prosperity in the 13th–15th centuries from trade with Central and Eastern Europe. Nowadays it is a modern business and study centre with thousands of students attending higher education establishments each year.
Riga is also famous for its diverse architecture – it is a city where you will find 13th century churches and medieval buildings in the Old Town, as well as many fine examples of Art Nouveau and Wooden architecture. Art Nouveau architecture makes up about 1/3 of all the buildings in the centre of Riga, making it the city with the highest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Since 1997 the historical centre of Riga has been a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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