University of Culture, Yangon

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National University of Arts and Culture,Yangon
အမ်ိဳးသားယဥ္ေက်းမႈႏွင့္ အႏုပညာတကၠသိုလ္ (ရန္ကုန္)
Motto Mind when tamed is conducive to happiness
Established September 1993
Type public
Rector Sanda Khin
Admin. staff 384
Students 430
Location 26 Aung Zeya Road
South Dagon 11431, Yangon
Yangon Division, Myanmar

16°51′23″N 96°13′10″E / 16.85639°N 96.21944°E / 16.85639; 96.21944Coordinates: 16°51′23″N 96°13′10″E / 16.85639°N 96.21944°E / 16.85639; 96.21944

The National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon (Burmese: ယဉ်ကျေးမှု တက္ကသိုလ် (ရန်ကုန်) [jɪ̀ɴtɕém̥ṵ tɛʔkəθò (jàɴɡòʊɴ)]) is a public university, located in Yangon, Myanmar, that offers bachelor's and post-graduate degree programs in traditional Burmese performing and visual arts.[1] The university's primary language of instruction is in English, and it accepts interested foreign students.[2]


The university was founded in 1993 at 131 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan, Yangon. In September 1996, the university was moved to its present campus in South Dagon.[2] The school added one-year post-graduate diploma programs in 2002.[1]


The university offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree programs in five disciplines: Cinematography & Drama, Music, Dramatic Arts, Painting and Sculpture. Duration of study is four years for BA degrees and five years (full time) for BA (Hons) degrees in their respective specializations.[3] Since 2002, the university has also added one-year post-graduate diploma programs and one undergraduate diploma program.[1] Each student is reqkuired to complete compulsory academic subjects such as English, Burmese literature, mathematics, and cultural science and history. The teaching medium is in English for most courses, except for Burmese literature.[2]

Program Bachelor's Post-graduate diploma
Cinematography & Drama BA PGDCinematography & Drama
Music BA PGDMusic
Dramatic Arts BA PGDDA
Painting BA PGDP
Sculpture BA PGDS
Applied Archaeology <none> PGDAA
Museology <none> PGDM

The university also offers an undergraduate diploma in Computer Arts.


All students who passed the university entrance examination and age under 20 may apply. The university also accepts foreign students with an interest to study or do research in Burmese culture (e.g., Burmese dance, sculpture and traditional Burmese musical instruments, etc.)

The number of students admitted annually is 250, 50 students for each major.[3]


  • Maung Maung Khaing (1993–1997)
  • Zaw Than (1998–1999)
  • Tin Soe (1999–2010)
  • Sanda Khin (2010–present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Khin Hla Htay (2005-12-13). Government Mechanism for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. Sub-Regional Experts Meeting in Asia on Intangible Cultural Heritage. 
  2. ^ a b c "University of Culture". Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Profile of University of Culture, Yangon". Asia-Pacific Centre for UNESCO. Retrieved 2008-11-27.