University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy is an Estonian institution of higher education, situated in the provincial town of Viljandi, central Estonia. The UT Viljandi Culture Academy merged with the University of Tartu in 2005. The UT VCA has been teaching professional higher education and performing applied research within information science, culture education and creative arts since 1952. The academy has about 1000 students, half of whom are open university students. The teaching and instruction are based on the continuity and sustainability of Estonian native culture enriched by new impulses which widen the notion of traditional culture. Director of the UT VCA is Phd Iñaki Sandoval Campillo.EducationThe UT Viljandi Culture Academy offers undergraduate study programmes in such fields as theatre and dance arts, music, Estonian native crafts, youth work and culture management. Most programmes are 4-years (240 ECTS) professional higher education programmes (equal with BA studies). One programme (School Music) is a BA programme with 3 study years (180 ECTS).The Academy also offers MA graduate study programmes with 2 study years (120 ECTS), in such fields as music education, traditional music and.Since 2011 UT VCA offers an international Master programmes, where teaching takes place in English: MA in Sound Engineering Arts.Departments and their specialties: Department of Culture Education: Leisure Time- and Culture Management; Department of Performing Arts: Theatre Arts, Dance Arts, Performing Arts Visual Technology; Department of Music: Traditional Music, Jazz Music, Music Education, Soundengineerging; Department of Estonian Native Crafts: Native Textile, Native Construction, Native Metalwork, Inherited Crafts.