George Enescu University of Arts of Iași

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George Enescu University of Arts
Casa Carp din Iaşi.jpg
Established 1860
Type Public
Rector Viorel Munteanu
Academic staff
Students 1,276
Undergraduates 1,026
Postgraduates 250
Location Iaşi, Romania

The George Enescu University of Arts (Romanian: Universitatea de Arte "George Enescu") is a public university in Iaşi, Romania, founded in 1860.[2] It was named in honor of the composer George Enescu.


The intitution was established on 1 October 1860, as the Music and Declamation School, by decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, followed 26 days later, by the foundation of the School for Sculpture and Painting. In October 1864, Cuza approves the Charter for the Music and Declamation Conservatory and the Charter for the National Schools of Fine Arts (establishing the departments of painting, sculpture, gravure, architecture and the art of landscape architecture).[3]

In 1931, the Conservatory and the School of Fine Arts became the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art of Iași, which soon adopted the name of George Enescu, and the Iași Academy of Fine Arts, respectively.[4]

After the World War II, under the communist regime, the two academies are integrated as the George Enescu Conservatory. Reverted to the name of the George Enescu Academy of Art, the institution was regrouped, in 1992, to focus on plastic arts, theatre and music. In 1997, it received the actual name of George Enescu University of Arts.[3]



  • Faculty of Music Performance, Composition, and Music Studies
  • Theatre Faculty
  • Faculty of Visual Arts and Design

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ University Structure
  2. ^ "George Enescu" University of Arts at (Romanian)
  3. ^ a b The history of the "George Enescu" University of Arts at
  4. ^ Lucian Boia (11 April 2012). Capcanele istoriei. Humanitas SA. pp. 95–. ISBN 978-973-50-3518-1. 

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