College of the Arts, Windhoek

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College of the Arts
Motto in English
"Lifelong learning through the arts"
Type arts college
Established 1971
Rector Erina Junius
Academic staff
39 full-time
75 part-time[1]
Location Windhoek, Namibia

The College of the Arts (Cota) is an institution of arts education in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It employs 39 lecturers full-time and 75 on part-time basis. Currently, 270 students are studying towards a Diploma degree, a further 650 are enrolled in fee-financed courses, and 4,800 students participate in community-based programs organised by the college.[1]

Cota was established by citizens of German heritage in 1971 as a Whites-only State Conservatory of Music. In the mid-80s drama and visual arts were added to the Conservatory's programs, and in 1990 it was renamed College for the Arts.[1]

The seven full-time degree programs currently offered are African Performing Arts, Product Development and Design, Fashion Design, Television Production, Radio Production, New Media Design, and Music and Sound Production.[1] Tertiary programs are offered as three-year courses of studies. COTA's leitmotiv is "Lifelong learning through the arts". [2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cota turns 40". New Era. Art Life weekly supplement. 29 July 2011. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Rothe, Andreas (2010): Media System and News Selection in Namibia. p. 91