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Fujairah ruler issues law to set up fine arts academy

Fujairah Fine Arts Academy will be owned by the Government of Fujairah, will teach painting, ballet and music

Fujairah ruler issues law to set up fine arts academy
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Fujairah is planning to set up an arts academy to train students in disciplines such as calligraphy, painting, ballet and music.

Ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi has issued a new law to establish the Fujairah Fine Arts Academy, which will be owned by the Government of Fujairah and located in Fujairah City.

Other branches could be established upon a resolution from the academy’s board of trustees, state news agency WAM reported.

It added that specialisations, programmes and certificates of academic accreditation will be offered in the fields of calligraphy, painting, ballet and music, including piano, violin, guitar and oriental instruments, and the study of the theories of music and musical instruments, applying the curriculum of the British Royal Academy of Music.

"In accordance with the new law, the academy aims to effectively contribute to education, development, higher education and the integration of academic institutions in Fujairah and the UAE," a statement said.

The academy will also represent Fujairah and the UAE at international events in the field of fine arts, in co-ordination with relevant federal authorities.

It will be managed by a board of trustees, formed and appointed upon a decision from the Fujairah Crown Prince. The academy will also have a director-general, also to be appointed by the Fujairah Crown Prince.

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