The aim of this study is to present the qualitative development of Turkish higher education institutions that educating candidate artists after 2000. Obtained data and documents were organized according to this development and were analyzed in order to provide current information about these higher education institutions. The study deals with two main themes. The first theme contains developments between 1983 and 2000, and the second theme contains developments between 2000 and 2016. In the study, it has been found that the number of higher education institutions that training candidate artists follow a steady increase after 2000 and their numbers reached to 70 in 2016. The relevant literature show that some faculties of fine arts were established without planning and analysis about the needs of academic and administrative staff, technical and spatial structure, employment opportunities after graduation. Because of this reason, these faculties could not reach a sufficient number of academic staff, could not provide the minimum physical conditions and could start education approximately 3 or 4 years after their establishment.