Iceland Academy of the Arts

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Iceland Academy of the Arts
Listaháskóli Íslands
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Type Private
Established 1998
Students 452 (2009)[1]
Location Reykjavík, Iceland

Iceland Academy of the Arts (Icelandic: Listaháskóli Íslands) is an Icelandic institution of higher education, located in Reykjavík, which offers the only university-level degrees in the arts in Iceland.[2] The institution was founded on 21 September 1998[3] by consolidating the Iceland Drama School and the Reykjavík Arts School,[2][4] and classes began in autumn 1999.[5] It has five departments: Art education, Design and Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre and Dance.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics 2009
  2. ^ a b Lisa Z. Valdimarsdottir, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Department of Design and Architecture - Library (pdf)
  3. ^ Institutional Charter, Iceland Academy of the Arts.
  4. ^ Accreditation Report - Arts - Iceland Academy of the Arts (pdf), 3 July 2007, pp. 7, 28.
  5. ^ Jóhannes Þórðarson, MA proposal for Applied Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts - dept. of design and architecture(pdf), 22 January 2010: "IAA started in 1999".

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Coordinates: 64°08′29″N 21°54′39″W / 64.14139°N 21.91083°W / 64.14139; -21.91083