Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta

Coordinates: 7°51′08.6″S 110°21′21.21″E / 7.852389°S 110.3558917°E / -7.852389; 110.3558917
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Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta
Javanese: ꦆꦤ꧀ꦱ꧀ꦠꦶꦠꦸꦠ꧀​ꦱꦼꦤꦶ​ꦆꦤ꧀ꦢꦺꦴꦤꦺꦱꦶꦪ​ꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠ, romanized: "Institut Seni Indonésia Ngayogyakarta"
Latin: Institutum Indonesia de Ars: Yogyakarta
Other name
ISI Yogyakarta, ISI Jogja
EstablishedJuly 23, 1984
RectorProf.Dr. M. Agus Burhan, M.Hum
Academic staff
329 lecturers
Undergraduates5,591 (2020)
Postgraduates280 (2020)
Location, ,
7°51′08.6″S 110°21′21.21″E / 7.852389°S 110.3558917°E / -7.852389; 110.3558917
18 hectares (44 acres)
ColoursLight Steel Blue
MascotSarasvatī सरस्वती

The Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, ISI Yogyakarta) is a state-owned college in Bantul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It teaches visual, performing, and media arts in traditional Indonesian and modern international styles. ISI Yogyakarta was ranked number one in Indonesia on the QS World's Top Performing Arts Schools in 2022.[1]


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.

Educational programmes[edit]

ISI Yogyakarta has three schools with 11 departments. They offer a diploma in arts, undergraduate degree (Sarjana degree) in arts, master's degree in arts creation & aesthetic interpretation and arts management and a doctorate degree in arts creation and interpretation.

ISI Yogyakarta might offer a collaborative program with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.[2]

Schools and departments[edit]

Undergraduate degrees[edit]

  • 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
      • Diploma IV in Western Musics Presentation
    • Department of Theatre, offers courses in acting, directing, visual stage-setting, modern and traditional
    • Department of Dramatic and Musical Arts Education cultural arts
  • School of Recorded Media Arts
    • Department of Photography, offers courses in photographic art
    • Department of Television, offers courses in television programming
      • Diploma III in Animation

Master's degrees[edit]

  • Master of Arts Creation and Interpretation
  • Master of Arts Management

Doctorate degrees[edit]

  • Doctor of Arts Creation and Interpretation


ISI Yogyakarta's main campus is in Sewon, 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Yogyakarta. Sewon is the newest campus, with 1,500 m2 (16,000 sq ft) 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.

Two former campuses are the former ASRI campus at Gampingan and AMI campus at Suryodiningratan. The former AMI campus at Suryodiningratan is now the campus building for master and doctorate programs.


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 programs. Courses on traditional dance, karawitan, and batik are the most popular study programs for foreign students.



  1. ^ "QS World University Rankings for Performing Arts 2022". Top Universities. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  2. ^ Unit of International Affairs
  3. ^ "CV – Heri Dono". Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  4. ^ Luluk Purwanto, Bracknell Jazz, Retrieved January 2016
  5. ^ Research by Hyphen— "Kustiyah, et al: As if there is no sun". Retrieved June 2023.
  6. ^ "Edhi Sunarso: Pencipta aneka monumen bersejarah di Indonesia". Retrieved June 2023.
  7. ^ "Danarto". Retrieved June 2023.

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