MusiQuE and EQ-Arts (the foundation for Enhancing Quality in the Arts) have signed their first collaboration agreement in order to join forces and jointly conduct a programme accreditation procedure at the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana. The site-visit took place on 14-16th March.
The Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana has commissioned MusiQuE to organise a review procedure for the accreditation of 36 programmes: 19 music programmes and 17 performing and visual arts programmes. MusiQuE, while remaining responsible for the overall coordination of the accreditation procedure, has sub-contracted the review of the 17 performing and visual arts programmes to EQ-Arts.
EQ-Arts and MusiQuE staff jointly prepared the site-visit with the University, and two Review Teams were composed: one for the review of the music programmes and one for the review of the performing and visual arts programmes. Both Review Team Chairs and Secretaries worked closely together and both Teams operated in parallel during the site-visit in Astana.
The next step is the drafting of the reports, which will include a proposal on the accreditation of the programmes. Each Review Team will prepare a report, one for the music programmes and one for the visual arts programmes.
After a response by the institution to the first version of the reports and a possible adjustment of the reports, the latter ones will be presented to the MusiQuE Board for consideration and for the actual decision on the accreditation of each programme.