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What is TAI

Welcome to the Greater Campus
of Arts in Spain

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TAI School of the Arts it is an avant-garde space and a reference for training in artistic disciplines. A vibrant community of creators from more than 30 countries around the world.

We believe in art as a transcendental and transforming element of society.  We promote creativity, the most sought-after and highly valued differentiating factor.

For more than XNUMX years, we have been a meeting point for all artistic disciplines, a community of communities where talents come together through transversality and a comprehensive vision of arts.

TAI in numbers

10000
Located in the heart of Madrid
+ 2000
Hours of tutored artistic internships
1000000
In scholarships and study aid
20000
Alumni in the industry
2500
Hours of photo sessions
400
Hours in workshops

Vision

WE ARE MOVED BY THE CERTAINTY THAT EACH ARTIST HAS A ROLE OF GREAT RELEVANCE FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIETY, AS A REFERENCE AND EVEN AS AN INSPIRATIONAL MODEL.

Our vision is aligned with global productive, social and cultural transformations, promoting the progress of CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AS A KEY SECTOR OF CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIES.The labor market has an increasing demand for innovative professionals, with multidisciplinary skills and a great capacity for communication and problem solving through creativity.

TAI favors the inclusion of a diverse group of students, teachers, staff, as well as collaborators in the production, renewal, and advancement of knowledge and discourse on the arts, empowering artists to shape the culture of the XNUMXst century.

We want to consolidate ourselves as one of the most important national and international institutions for learning, practice, research and innovation in the arts. WE ARE BACKED BY MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ARTISTIC TRAINING and a long tradition of commitment to the creative scene.

Goals

Educational Excellence

We offer comprehensive and critical training in the arts, as we are fully aware of the importance of developing a quality policy to achieve excellence. We promote the continuous improvement of our teaching activity, permanently working on compliance with the quality and accreditation standards, and on actions to improve our degrees based on the latest needs and skills demanded by the industry.

Monitoring and Orientation

We accompany creators in their maturity process and in the discovery of their artistic identity. We have a specific area dedicated to providing students with attention and support that offers personalized academic guidance throughout the course. We provide tools and professional help to artists who require psycho-pedagogical support at any time in their educational and creative process.

Creativity

We stimulate creative thinking applied to the arts, problem solving, and generation of transformative ideas that benefit society. Students apply the skills acquired in artistic practices and projects, both academic and extracurricular. TAI seeks to be an engine for creative thinking that encourages the entrepreneurial spirit of our students.

Entrepreneurship

We establish a productive connection between the industry and the classroom, so that arts education promotes professional opportunities. We train artists who are capable of finding employment and also of creating it, working on methodologies for the development of business plans for artistic entrepreneurship, and encouraging a participatory and collaborative spirit among all members of TAI community.

Research and Innovation

Our Research Group is a team of PhDs and PhD students who combine teaching, research, and practice in arts. We delve into new trends, introduce the latest technological developments in our programs, and propose creative solutions that define artistic and social progress. We promote creative and educational practices that promote inclusion and social transformation.

Internationalization

We are connected with educational institutions around the world. We facilitate international mobility among our students and teachers to promote a universal vision of arts and the cohesion of an artistic community that operates in a global world. We promote the development of artistic and research projects of a marked international character.

Interdisciplinarity

Interrelation and dialogue between arts are some of the foundations of our methodology . Our academic programs are projected onto each other, thus allowing for interaction with students from different artistic disciplines in joint projects. We are a living community that generates constant synergies and creative proposals. Students coexist and work collaboratively in enriching experiences and interdisciplinary relationships that build opportunities for networking and work teams in the future.

Integrity

The different departments that make up the school collaborate actively and in a cross-departmental way to build a corporate reputation based on integrity and authenticity, ensuring the excellence of our programs and the success of our students. We work to develop and improve our corporate social responsibility with pioneering initiatives, such as the ARTISTA+ events or the continuous training of teachers and staff in matters of social interest, such as inclusive language or attention to diversity.

Methodology

Learning by doing

The unique and innovative methodology of TAI School of the Arts creates a unique experience for each student, where the projects are the central axis of learning. Future artists and creatives learn by doing through the actual practice of the different professions in their discipline.
Contents and subjects are not approached as isolated from one another; instead, they are related to each other with the aim of developing competencies and skills required in the job market. It is an experiential type of learning, always tutored by specialist teachers who, in addition to being active professionals, bring the reality of the industry into the classroom.

Interarts

Exercises and projects, of progressive difficulty, allow students to experience different roles and specialties of each artistic discipline thanks to a job rotation system. Thus, each student, in addition to leading and creating their own project, takes on tasks and responsibilities in projects of their peers, which allows them to strengthen teamwork and experience the complete functioning of a professional production.
Only at TAI do projects go even further and consider an interdisciplinary dimension. Students from different specialties are encouraged to live and work together, generating a meeting space and establishing lasting collaborations for the future.

Connected to the industry

Our studies are oriented to employability, entrepreneurship, and future opportunities. They have been developed in direct connection with the current context of the industry and new jobs, both nationally and internationally. The contents are approached from innovation and a multidisciplinary approach, favoring the development of the most sought-after competencies and skills.
At the end of their training, each student puts all of their work in a portfolio, the best business card for any professional in the arts. The TAI method ensures a direct connection with the artistic reality through a practical, collaborative, and interdisciplinary method.

TAI Faculty

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AT TAI IS ALWAYS TUTORED BY TEACHERS AND COMPLEMENTED BY ENCOUNTERS WITH THE INDUSTRY, WHERE GREAT ART VISIONARIES INSPIRE YOUNG TALENT.

Our faculty is made up of over 300 active professionals who are also experienced teachers with extensive artistic and academic careers. In its search for educational excellence, TAI has a Quality Department that reviews the application of study plans and advises the teaching team on new programs and learning methodologies.

Every year national and international artists visit the school who bring the industry to the classroom in meetings, masterclasses, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, and exclusive projections.

Quality and excellence

The Quality DEPARTMENT is a guarantee of excellence in teaching and artistic training.

In his pursuit of academic excellence, TAI has a department dedicated to reviewing the application of study plans and advising the teaching team on new programs and learning methodologies.

The Quality Department works from three main axes:

IT RESEARCHES to make innovation a reality in the classroom. In addition to the 30 degrees currently being taught, TAI designs new programs based on the evolution of media, technology, and the needs of a society in constant change.

IT DEVELOPS increasingly efficient methodologies, focused on the “learn by doing” approach. Each year, it draws up a map that coordinates over 70 curricular projects carried out by students from different specialties who collaborate with each other, forming interdisciplinary teams.

IT INNOVATES to offer new degrees, while also updating the programs already being taught to keep them relevant.

International vision

THE INTERNATIONAL VISION IS A KEY COMPONENT IN OUR EDUCATIONAL MODEL. WE PROMOTE UNIVERSAL THINKING, OPENNESS, AND CURIOSITY IN ARTISTIC EDUCATION.

TAI is in contact with educational institutions from various countries, offering mobility programs, agreements and projects with universities and artistic centers around the world, as well as academic experiences, meetings, workshops, and masterclasses with international artists. Our goal is to boost and facilitate cooperation between artists and universities around the world. We promote not only the mobility of our students, but also exchange with foreign students.

We maintain exchange agreements with more than 70 universities specialized in teaching artistic disciplines. These agreements are linked to the Erasmus+ mobility programs and TAI Global, offering a wide variety of destinations. Our main motivation is to provide students with a direct and ongoing contact with the national and international artistic industry.

Our teaching team and organizational staff also travel to collaborating institutions around the world to contribute their experience, while learning about new trends and good practices to integrate into TAI based on our point of view and way of educating in the arts.

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