His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) , approved on Thursday, a number projects to expand the Academy in order to meet scientific and practical needs and to enhance the academic programs.
His Highness approved the establishment of the College of Music and its building, as the college will be the main music institute in the country and will offer a number of types of music such as classical music, Arabic music, world music, music techniques, and musical composition.
The college of Music building will include the educational and practical facilities, as it will contain a music hall with a capacity of 1,100 seats, music recording studios, rehearsal rooms, rehearsal studios, and a music library.
His Highness approved the restructuring of the current study programs of the Academy to join the College of Drama. The current programs are BA in Acting, BA in Musical Theatre, and BA in Production Arts.
His Highness also approved the establishment of additional housing for students to contain the increasing numbers of students in the academy which will provide students with a suitable environment for residence that supports their academic needs.
His Highness reviewed a detailed presentation on the progress of work in the Academy and the most prominent proposals for the expansion of the Academy in the programs and additional buildings and the development of current facilities that align with the scientific and practical needs.