Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta
|Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta|
|Academic staff||200 Lecturers (30 Doctors, 170 Masters)|
|Campus||Sewon, 1,500 m²|
The Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta (Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta/ISI Yogyakarta) is a state-owned college in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It teaches visual, performing, and media arts in traditional Indonesian and modern international styles.
"ISI Yogyakarta wishes to create a future Indonesia generation with solid integrity of State Ideology Pancasila as provided in the 1945 Constitution, able to professionally conduct their duties in the community, as skillful and creative artists, with a scholarly attitude and competency, who have a sense of responsibility, awareness, and commitment in developing the national culture, in accordance with their services for the nation and character building."
ISI Yogyakarta was founded on 23 July 1984, replacing ASRI Arts Academy (founded in 1950), AMI Music Academy (founded in 1952), and ASTI Dance Academy (founded in 1961). It became the largest arts institution in the nation.
The Minister of National Education directly appoints its governing board, including president, vice-presidents, and deans. The institute delegates authority to the Senate, composed of professors, faculty members, and top administrative offices, who define the institute policy as a whole, determines and supervises courses and curricula, advises the administrators on budgets, faculty appointments, and promotions.
ISI Yogyakarta has three schools with 11 departments. They offer an undergraduate degree (Sarjana degree) in arts and will soon offer a master's degree in artwork creation in a collaborative program with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
Schools and departments
- School of Visual Arts
- School of Performing Arts
- Department of Dance, offers courses in dance performance, and choreography, modern and traditional
- Department of Karawitan Music, offers courses in Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese music performance and composition
- Department of Ethnomusicology, offers courses in Nusantara archipelago folk music, Asian tribal and classical music traditions
- Department of Puppetry, offers courses in the artistry of Javanese shadow puppet play
- Department of Music, offers courses in Western music performance, Western-based school music, musicology and composition
- Department of Theatre, offers courses in acting, directing, visual stage-setting, modern and traditional
- School of Recorded Media Arts
ISI Yogyakarta's main campus is in Sewon, 6 km south of Yogyakarta. Sewon is the newest campus, with 1,500 m² of land. It includes an administrative building, studios, academic buildings, auditoriums, pendapa, library, art gallery, the mosque, student’s center, tennis court and soccer field.
ISI Yogyakarta enrolls about 2,000 students from all over the country, mainly from Java and Sumatra. ISI Yogyakarta also welcomes overseas students who are interested in learning Indonesian traditional arts, mostly in a non-degree program. Courses on traditional dance, karawitan, and batik are the most popular study programs for foreign students.