University of Culture, Mandalay
|University of Culture, Mandalay|
|ယဉ်ကျေးမှု တက္ကသိုလ် (မန္တလေး)|
|Location||Shwesayan Pagoda Road
Mandalay Division, Myanmar
The University of Culture, Mandalay, (Burmese: ယဉ်ကျေးမှု တက္ကသိုလ် (မန္တလေး), pronounced: [jɪ̀ɴtɕém̥ṵ tɛʔkəθò (máɴdəlé)]), located in Patheingyi, Mandalay, is one of two performing and visual arts universities in Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's degree programs in traditional Burmese performing and visual arts. Qualified students may continue post-graduate studies at the University of Culture, Yangon. The university's primary language of instruction is in English, and it accepts foreign students.
The university was founded in 2001 in Patheingyi, Mandalay on a 41.35-acre (167,300 m2) campus.
The university offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree programs in four disciplines: music, dramatic arts, painting and sculpture. Duration of study is three years for B.A. degrees and four years (full time) for B.A. (Hons) degrees in their respective specializations. Each student is required to complete compulsory academic subjects such as English, Burmese literature, mathematics, and cultural science and history. The teaching medium is in English for most courses, except for Burmese literature.
Post-graduate studies in the above subjects as well as in Museology, Applied Archaeology and Computer Arts are available only at the University of Culture, Yangon.
All students who passed the university entrance examination and age under 20 may apply. The university also accepts foreign students with an interest to study or do research in Burmese culture (e.g., Burmese dance, sculpture and traditional Burmese musical instruments, etc.)
The number of students admitted annually is 200, 50 students for each major.
- "The University of Culture, Mandalay". Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
- "Myanmar Gazette". The New Light of Myanmar. 16 November 2006.
- Khin Hla Htay (13 December 2005). Government Mechanism for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. Sub-Regional Experts Meeting in Asia on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
- "Profile of University of Culture, Yangon". Asia-Pacific Centre for UNESCO. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
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