Founded in 1949, Vysoká kola múzických umení v Bratislave (Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the medium city of Bratislava (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministerstvo kolstva, vedy, výskumu a portu Slovenskej republiky (Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic), Vysoká kola múzických umení v Bratislave (VSMU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational Slovak higher education institution. Vysoká kola múzických umení v Bratislave (VSMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. VSMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.