Higher artistic education is part of the European Higher Education Area from the 2010-2011 academic year. From the year 2012 Eòlia ESAD is an authorized center for teaching Superior Studies of Dramatic Art.

The Agency for the Quality of the University System (AQU Catalunya), commissioned by the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya and through the AUDIT-EAS program, is responsible for the verification, monitoring, modification and accreditation of higher artistic education, from the year 2012.

If any of the links in this section have become obsolete it is due to a continuous update of the IQAS.

In 2013, the Agency for the Quality of the University System (AQU Catalunya) verified the Higher Degree in Dramatic Art taught at Eòlia ESAD. To carry out this evaluation, AQU Catalunya applies the Framework for the verification, monitoring, modification and accreditation of qualifications.

At an event held at the Department of Education on July 3, 2013, AQU Catalunya presented the final evaluation report in favor of Eòlia ESAD (see: http://www.aqu.cat/aqu/actualitat/noticies/11703625.html).

If any of the links in this section have become obsolete it is due to a continuous update of the IQAS.

In accordance with the transparency that is required in higher education centers within the framework of the European Higher Education Area, institutions must have policies and internal quality assurance systems (SGIQ) of the training programs taught , formally established and publicly available. In this regard, the Department of Education and AQU Catalunya have established the bases of the AUDIT-EAS program for the orientation and evaluation of the design of the IQAS of the centers that impart higher artistic education.

Eolia ESAD has made his own Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIQ) where the internal operation of the center with respect to the quality I la transparency from all areas of activity and, always, within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IQAS respects the principles of legality, publicity, transparency and participation.

El ESAD ESI SGIQ It is divided into two main sections: the Quality Manual where all the main lines of action are reflected, the philosophy of the center and the composition and coordination of the personal and material resources of the center and the Process Files where they describe and list each and every one of the areas of organization and performance. The systems of continuous improvement are also detailed.

If any of the links in this section have become obsolete it is due to a continuous update of the IQAS.

The current legal framework establishes that quality evaluation agencies must monitor the registered titles, based on public information available, until the time they are submitted to the evaluation for renewal the accreditation

EADY ESAD annually performs the 'Monitoring Report of the Degree (IS). The monitoring has two fundamental objectives: to be a useful tool for the management of the school, which allows the evaluation of the development of its lessons based on the analysis of data and indicators, and the elaboration, if appropriate, of improvement proposals that serve to correct the deviations observed between the design of the title and its development.


Evaluation Report AQU_IST 2013


Evaluation Report AQU_IST 2014


Evaluation Report AQU_IST 2015


Evaluation Report AQU_IST 2016


ESOLA Eolia, in accordance with the transparency that is required in higher education centers within the framework of the European Higher Education Area, publishes annually the indicators related to the dimensions of access and enrollment of the new students, of the characteristics of the students and the teaching staff, of the external practices and mobility, of the satisfaction of all the interest groups and of the academic results of the degree.

These indicators should be used to assess the dimensions of the IQAS and, according to the results, implement the necessary improvement actions.


ACCESS AND REGISTRATIONNumber of places offered484848484836363636
Number of new access requests947367565661424140
Percentage of demand195,83%152,08%139,58%116,67%116,67%169,44%116,67%113,89%111,11%
Number of applicants916966525251344037
Number of admitted (and who have taken the test at the center)515948434738333530
Number of students475148404539323631
Percentage of applicants on new access applications96,81%94,52%98,51%92,86%92,86%83,61%80,95%97,56%92,50%
Percentage of candidates who pass the test out of the total number of candidates who have taken the test84,61%85,51%98,44%84,31%92,16%77,55%97,06%94,59%93,75%
Percentage of students enrolled out of the total number of students admitted (candidates who pass the test)59,49%86,44%76,19%90,91%93,75%97,50%96,97%94,74%88,57%
Average of the marks of access to the specific test of the enrolled7,2536,4906,7576,6486,9356,9406,9316,8086,587

TEACHERSPercentage of full-time teachers over the total staff of the degree26,94%26,78%25,13%24,59%24,59%18%20%33,33%25,75%
Percentage of part-time teachers on the total staff of the degree73,06%73,22%74,87%75,41%75,41%82%80%65,66%74,25%
Percentage of teaching hours taught by full-time teachers57,29%57,31%57,27%56,30%56,30%69%66%58,02%57,55%
Percentage of teaching hours taught by part-time teachers42,71%42,69%42,73%43,70%43,70%31%34%41,98%42,45%

Percentage of graduates who have done voluntary internships before completing their studies (by promotion) *July 20215,26%










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Percentage of mobility (for promotion)July 202126,32%22,73%21,05%5,00%7,69%Not okayNot okayNot okay

* Percentage of total graduates (both specialties) / percentage of graduates specializing in stage direction and drama.

SATISFACTION **Satisfaction of first year students with the training programJuly 20214,414,153,6382,07%83,48%No infoNo infoNo info
Satisfaction of the first year students with the teaching staffJuly 20214,474,203,8880,58%90,3%90,3%No infoNo info
Satisfaction of graduates with the training receivedJuly 20213,633,233,2650,00%70,00%Not okayNot okayNot okay
Satisfaction of graduates with teachersJuly 20214,053,323,5872,22%70,00%Not okayNot okayNot okay
Teacher satisfaction with the training programJuly 20214,043,853,8493,33%82,06%85,38%72,20%No info

** The degree of satisfaction is valued from 0 to 5. Until the 2016-17 academic year the degree of satisfaction was calculated as a percentage, being the result of the sum of all the forces and very satisfied.

ACADEMIC RESULTSFirst-year student performance rateJuly 202189,12%82,30%81,99%85,16%89,50%91,04%91,60%92,63%
Rate of performance of the whole degree (all courses)July 202191,62%90,57%90,79%88,99%93,89%93,26%94,45%92,63%
First year dropout rateJuly 202135,00%21,74%20,51%12,50%16,67% 9,68%Not okayNot okay
Degree dropout rateJuly 202132,61%38,46%28,13%27,03%12,90%Not okayNot okayNot okay
Graduation rate in ti t + 1July 202143,48%53,85%71,88%44,44%70,97%Not okayNot okayNot okay
Average duration of cohort studiesJuly 20211,601,571,401,501,40Not okayNot okayNot okay
Percentage of students studying full-time, and percentage studying part-time75,44%


















If any of the links in this section have become obsolete it is due to a continuous update of the IQAS.

In the context of the AQU and within the framework of the regulatory presence of the State, accreditation is understood as a process or act of an administrative nature that responds to a legal mandate and that formalizes or legalizes academic credentials ( degrees) awarded to students. In other words, the aim is to assure users that the training programs offered by higher education institutions meet not only the formal or administrative requirements regulated by the authority, but also the "training level" achieved by their graduates corresponds to the certificate by the institution (type of degree).

All official degrees must pass the accreditation process before the age of six years from the initial verification (or last accreditation).

The accreditation process It is structured in different stages:

  • The creation of an internal evaluation committee (CAI) by the center.
  • The development of the Self Report (AI): report produced by the CAI according to Guide for the accreditation of Higher Artistic Teaching. Contains indicators, evidence and samples of student executions. It will be studied by an External Evaluation Committee (CAE), formed by independent, independent, recognized and renowned external people.
  • The visit of the External Evaluation Committee (CAE): It is the verification of the operation of the degree, where the CAE will visit the facilities and meet with the different interest groups of the center (faculty, students and PAS).
  • The report end and result: in the event that the external evaluation report generated by the CAE is favorable, the accreditation of the higher degree taught by the center will be confirmed.

Eolia ESAD passed its accreditation process during the 2018-19 course. Apart from the presentation of the self-report (AI) in June of 2019, the center was visited by the External Evaluation Committee (CAE) on 7 2018 in November.

After a few months, the 31 in May, AQU published the External Evaluation Report carried out by the CAE, which determined the favorable accreditation of our Higher Diploma in Dramatic Art.

Finally, last October, 2019 Eòlia received the seal of "A favorable accreditation" by AQU. The next accreditation of the studies is programmed within 5 years.

AQU Catalunya Verification and Accreditation Seal