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Bachelor of Arts. The complete program takes twelve years - two at primary level, four at secondary level and six at tertiary level. Studies include performance (piano, flute, clarinet and traditional instruments).
The university was established as a school of arts in 1918 and gained university status in 1965. Closed by the Khmer Rouge in 1975, it re-opened in 1989, coming under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. Currently there are five faculties: archaeology, architecture, visual arts, music, and dance, as well as a Centre for Cultural Scientific Research which aims to conserve and develop Khmer arts and culture. The Faculty of Music consists of departments of traditional music (classical traditional and folk) and Western music. The music program begins at primary level (two years), leading to four years at the secondary level, and followed by six years at the professional music program. The Music Faculty organises a mahaori orchestra and a symphony orchestra. Following the political upheavals in Cambodia, UNESCO and a number of international donors have worked closely with the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts to re-establish the Royal University of Fine Arts but there are still funding problems which slow the progress. The Royal University of Fine Arts is a partner in the Mekong Art and Culture Project, a two-year collaborative project spanning six activities, four countries and eight art institutes across the Greater Mekong Subregion.