The president of Cairo's Academy of Arts, Ashraf Zaki, revealed that the institution will soon open a new branch in the city of El-Shorouk, northeast of Cairo.
Zaki added that Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem will issue a decision within days to establish a new branch of the Academy of Arts, which will include the Higher Institute of Music (Conservatory), the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts, the Higher Institute of Ballet, and the Higher Institute of Cinema.
Cairo Academy of Arts' was established in the 1950s as an educational complex comprising of the conservatory, institutes of cinema and ballet.
The Academy also incorporated the Higher Institute of Arabic Music, which was launched in 1929 and the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts, which was established in 1944.
In 1981, the Higher Institute of Folkloric Arts joined the complex, and most recently the Academy also launched the Higher Institute of Art Criticism.
In 2019, the culture minister issued a decision to establish a branch of the Academy of Arts in Alexandria.
The new academy in Alexandria will incorporate all of the educational facilities in Princess Faiqa Ahmed Fouad Palace, which is afiliated to the culture ministry.
Alexandria has specialised educational bodies in music, theatre, and ballet, which all follow the curriculum set by Cairo's Academy of Arts.