State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia was accredited in 2018, for a period of 4 years. After the first cycle of accreditation the academy has revealed its strengths and weaknesses, has made a follow up plan based on the recommendations provided by the expert panel and underwent monitoring. This year State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia is in it’s second cycle of accreditation, with the framework of which the ANQA’s expert panel carries out site-visit from April 25-28.
On the first day of the site-visit, meetings were held with the heading staff, the self-evaluation team, employers, and alumni. Also, the expert panel carried out the observation of resources and infrastructure. Meetings are planned for the next few days with the Board of Trustees, Deans, Head of Chairs, Faculty, Students, and representatives of Academy branches.
Meetings are also planned during the visit with the responsibles for academic programmes, faculty and students of " Art Studies", "Painting", and "Computer Graphics"․
The ANQA’s expert panel is headed by Menua Soghomonyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of Political Science, candidate of historical sciences, YSU. The members of the expert panel are Armen Harutyunyan, Dean of Art History, theory, and management, Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography, candidate of art sciences, Vahram Soghomonyan, Vice-rector for External Relations and Internationalization European University, candidate of technical sciences, Klara Margaryan, Student of Design Master's programme at the Armenian National University of Architecture and Construction. Michael Connerty, lecturer at National Film School/Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, is included in the expert panel as an international independent expert.
The coordinators of the expert panel are Rozi Babayan and Meri Barseghyan, specialists at ANQA’s Policy Development and Implementation Division.
After the site-visit, the expert panel will prepare a report, pointing out the HEI’s strengths and weaknesses, and will provide enhancement-led recommendations. The ANQA’s Accreditation Committee will make a decision by studying the package of documents, having meetings with the HEI representatives and experts.