The Malta College for Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST) and Teatru Malta have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which will see Teatru Malta move at MCAST’s main campus in Paola.
The agreement between both entities also ensures that MCAST students are exposed to the wide range of initiatives and projects carried out by Teatru Malta. Hence, this will prove to be a valuable industry learning experience for students following courses at the College.
The collaboration agreement was signed by MCAST Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja and Teatru Malta Executive Chair Mr Albert Marshall. Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation. Hon. Clifton Grima and Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government. Hon Owen Bonnici attended the event.
MCAST Principal and CEO Prof Joachim James Calleja said that this agreement is highly beneficial for students following courses in Arts and Theater Studies since they will be given the opportunity to, “benefit from hands on experience with one of best local institutions within this arena”. “Creativity and inspiration are at the heart of our community. As a community College this agreement will enable MCAST to open its doors to the artist community whilst providing students with the opportunity to succeed in their future careers”, argued Calleja.
Meanwhile Teatru Malta’s Executive Chair Mr Albert Marshal noted the importance of maintaining this spirit of collaboration and said, “This agreement with MCAST, will help Teatru Malta to evolve in a national company focused on Theater events in Malta”.
Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation Hon. Clifton Grima said that “this agreement shows synergy between all parties involved, which will help us strengthen education within this sector.”
Teatru Malta will also be investing to help in better equipping and maintaining the College’s theaters.
Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts, and Local Government Hon. Owen Bonnici, argued that the “Theater sector is extremely important for the development of our country and therefore, it is the Government’s responsibility to help out.”