For those who need to acquire or perfect their skills in art the Art Academy of Latvia offers preparatory courses. The courses are primarily designed for those who want to study at the Academy (mainly high-school students) and need additional training in order to pass the entry tests of their chosen department.
The total duration of the courses is three years and the programme includes classes in drawing, painting and composition (in line with the requirements of the entry tests). Upon completing the courses students receive a certificate, however, during the entry tests the fact that a person has successfully completed the courses does not provide any extra points. The courses are taught by the teaching staff of the Art Academy of Latvia and guest lecturers.
Registration for the courses usually begins in early September and the study semester traditionally commences on the third Monday of September. Please take into account that these are paid courses and the pay is fixed by the Senate of the Academy.