Silpakorn University

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Silpakorn University
Silpakorn university logo.gif
Motto Ars longa vita brevis
Motto in English Art is long, Life is short
Established October 12, 1943 (1943-10-12)
Type Public
President Asst.Prof. Chaicharn Thavaravej
Location , Bangkok
Nakhon Pathom Province
Phetchaburi Province
, Thailand
13°45′10.93″N 100°29′27.98″E / 13.7530361°N 100.4911056°E / 13.7530361; 100.4911056Coordinates: 13°45′10.93″N 100°29′27.98″E / 13.7530361°N 100.4911056°E / 13.7530361; 100.4911056
Campus Both urban and rural
Anthem Santa Lucia
Colours Viridian

Silpakorn University (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยศิลปากร) is a well-known public university in Thailand. The university was founded in Bangkok in 1943 by Italian-born art professor Corrado Feroci, who took the Thai name Silpa Bhirasri when he became a Thai citizen. It is the leading Thai university in the fine arts and archaeology[citation needed] and now includes many other faculties as well. It has about 28,000 students.


In 1939 the Pranete Silpakam School was founded on the grounds of Thapra Palace, just north of the Grand Palace, by Mom Luang Pin Malakul. Four years later, during World War II, it became Thailand's third government university.

In 1968 the Royal Thai Ministry of Education granted permission for Silpakorn University to include additional majors, which led to the establishment of the Sanam Chan Palace campus in Nakhon Pathom, west of Bangkok. Later, when more faculties were added, the Phetchaburi campus was built. Located on the coast southwest of Bangkok, it is known as the Phetchaburi IT campus.


The university has four main campuses:

Faculties and schools[edit]

Silpakorn University consists of 13 faculties, a graduate school and a college:

Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Thapra Palace Campus
  • Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts
  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Archaeology
    • Department of Archaeology - B.A. (Archaeology), M.A.(Historic Archaeology), M.A.(Pre-historic Archaeology), M.A. (Cultural Resource Management), Ph.D. (Archaeology)
    • Department of Anthropology - B.A. (Anthropology), M.A. (Anthropology)
    • Department of Art History - B.A. (Art History), M.A.(Art History), Ph.D. (Art History)
    • Department of Oriental language - B.A. (Thai), B.A. (Oriental language), M.A. (Oriental Epigraphy), M.A. (Thai Epigraphy), M.A. (Archives and Records Management), Ph.D. (Sanskrit)
    • Department of Western language - B.A. (English), B.A. (French), M.A. (French for Cultural Tourism)
    • Section of History - Minor (History)
    • Sanskrit Studies
  • Faculty of Decorative Arts
    • Department of Interior Design (B.F.A.)
    • Department of Visual Communication Design (B.F.A.)
    • Department of Product Design (B.F.A.)
    • Department of Applied Arts Studies (B.F.A.)
    • Department of Ceramics (B.F.A.)
    • Department of Jewelry Design (B.F.A.)
    • Department of Fashion Design (B.F.A.)
  • Faculty of Arts
    • Department of English - B.A (English)
    • Department of Thai - B.A (Thai)
    • Department of French - B.A (French)
    • Department of German - B.A (German)
    • Department of History - B.A (History)
    • Department of Geography - B.A (Geography)
    • Department of Music and Dramatic Art - B.A (Theatre)
    • Department of Philosophy - B.A (Philosophy)
    • Department of Social Sciences - B.A (Social Sciences for Development)
    • Department of Library Science - B.A (Information and Library Science)
    • Department of Modern Eastern Languages - B.A (Chinese), B.A (Japanese), B.A (Korean), Arabic
    • Division of Visual Arts
  • Faculty of Education established on June 18, 1970 by M.L. Pin Malakul
    • English Major (B.Ed.)
    • Thai Major (B.Ed.)
    • Social Science Major (B.Ed.)
    • Early Childhood Major (B.Ed.)
    • Elementary Major (B.Ed.)
    • Technology Major (B.Ed.)
    • Life Long Education Major (B.Ed.)
    • Psychology Major (B.A.)
    • Sport Science Major (B.Sc.)
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
      • Petrochemical and Polymeric Materials Engineering Program (P.E.)
      • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Engineering Program (NANO.)
    • Department of Food Technology (FT)
      • Food Technology Program (FOOD TECH)
    • Department of Biotechnology (BT.)
      • Biotechnology Program (BIOT.)
      • Bioprocess Engineering Program (BIOPROCESS)
    • Department of Industrial Engineering & Management (IE.)
      • Industrial Engineering program (IE.)
      • Management and Logistics system Engineering Program (ML.)
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME.)
      • Machanical Engineering Program (ME.)
      • Business Engineering (BE.)
    • Department of Chemical Engineering (CH.E.)
      • Chemical Engineering Program (CH.E.)
    • Department of Electrical Engineering (EE.)
      • Electrical and Computer System Engineering Program (ECS.)
  • Faculty of Animal Science and Agricultural Technology
    • Division of Animal Science and Agricultural Technology
      • B.Sc. in Animal Science and Agricultural Technology
    • Division of Aquatic Animal Production Technology
      • B.Sc. in Aquatic Animal Production
    • Division of Crop Production Technology
      • B.Sc. in Crop Production Technology
    • Division of Veterinary Technology
    • Division of Foundation of Animal Science
  • Faculty of Music
  • Graduate School
  • Faculty of Management Science
    • B.BA. in General Business Management
    • B.BA. in Marketing
    • B.BA. in Business Management and English
    • B.BA. in Hotel and Lodging Business
    • B.A. in Tourism Management
    • B.A. in Community Management
    • B.PA. in Public Administration
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
    • Communication Arts Program (B.A.)
    • B.Sc Business information Technology
    • B.Sc. Design information Technology
  • Silpakorn University International College
    • B.B.A. in Hotel Management (Double Degree with Vatel International Business School, France)
    • B.F.A. in Multimedia Design (Double Degree with Birmingham City University, U.K)
    • M.B.A. in Hotel & Tourism Management (Double Degree with Vatel International Business School, France)
    • M.B.A. in International Business (International Program) in cooperation with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The International Business (MBA) program was created to fulfill the ever-growing need of human resources who are versed and capable of succeeding in a globalized environment. The duration of this program is four semesters (a total of two years) with convenient weekend class sessions. This allows students to work and study. As part of this MBA students are required to participate in a study tour to Sydney and attend lessons at the University of Technology Sydney as well as industrial visits. This study trip is organized by UTS and managed jointly between UTS and SUIC. The program subscribes to a “problem-based learning approach” where students are actively engaged and play a major role in the learning process. Each semester students can enroll in up to four subjects. All faculty are carefully selected by the program manager, Dr. Daniel G. Fuchs.

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