• Liliya Babakova Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts “Prof.Asen Diamandiev”, Faculty of Music Education, Plovdiv
  • Tsvetana Kolovska Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts “Prof.Asen Diamandiev”, Faculty of Music Education, Plovdiv
  • Konstantina Konstantinidu Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Pedagogy, Plovdiv



distance learning, motivation, student, art


This article discusses the problem of the impact of distance learning on the motivation to learn in students studying arts. Learning arts such as music, dance, and fine arts via distance learning is proving to be a real challenge for students and teachers. The aim of the present study is to determine how distance learning affects the learning motivation of students studying art at the university.

Method: a questionnaire for measuring academic motivation and a modified scale for measuring students' engagement in online learning, and a survey.

Sample: 109 students from first to fourth-year in university, studying specialties related to music, fine arts and dance

Results: The results showed that distance learning did not prove to be a major obstacle in establishing the learning material, but students who are internally motivated to learn prefer traditional learning. The main difficulties in distance learning turned out to be technical - the use of too many and different learning platforms, lack of a good internet connection, organizational - time management difficulties, easy distraction and psychological factors such – overwhelming written information, the high demands of the teachers, and a lack of social exchange.  Correlation analysis found that students who prefer traditional education have a high intrinsic motivation to study art-related disciplines. ANOVA did not establish statistically significant differences in the factors, course and specialty.


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How to Cite

Babakova, L. ., Kolovska, T. ., & Konstantinidu, K. . (2021). INFLUENCE OF DISTANCE LEARNING ON THE ACADEMIC MOTIVATION OF STUDENTS FROM SPECIALTIES IN THE FIELD OF ARTS. Proceedings of CBU in Social Sciences, 2, 22-26.
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