Latvijas Kultūras akadēmija

Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC)

Full member

Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
Latvijas Kultūras akadēmija
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC)
Year of Foundation:
Year of Admission as CILECT Member:
Year of Receiving a State Accreditation:
Agency (-ies) Who Awarded the State Accreditation:
AIKA (The Quality Agency for Higher Education)
Name of Director:
Prof. Rūta Muktupāvela
Address :
Elijas iela 17, LV-1050

Mission & Strategy

The Latvian Academy of Culture realises accredited higher education study programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. The Research Centre and the Creative Activity Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture as well as the students and the lecturers of the Academy take part in the realisation of scientific research and artistic creation. The aim of the National Film School is to implement academic and professional higher education programmes, life-long learning and professional development programmes that are up-to-date and in line with international standards.
Study programmes aim at training theoretically and practically educated professionals in Audiovisual Arts. During their studies, all students acquire comprehensive and thorough knowledge on the diverse aspects of the aesthetics, the analysis and the production of audiovisual art, gain skills in the creation and production of films, learn how to work on the set in different departments, thus also acquiring teamwork skills.


Sources of financing

Percentage of the Total

Types of financing

Percentage of the Total

Non-degree courses

Basic Short Courses
(for students with a high Institution diploma ONLY):
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with a B.A degree):
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with an M.A or M.F.A. degree):
Advanced Training of Professionals:

Student incentives


Professors (incl. Full, Associate & Adjunct):
Teaching Assistants:
Industry Professionals:
Administrative Staff:
Technical Staff:

Facilities, equipment & production


Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes

Technical Facilities:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.

Total Annual Production:

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