Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta

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Coordinates: 7°51′08.6″S 110°21′21.21″E / 7.852389°S 110.3558917°E / -7.852389; 110.3558917

Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta
EstablishedJuly 23, 1984
Academic staff
200 lecturers (30 doctors, 170 masters)
CampusSewon, 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.

Mission statement[edit]

"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.

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.[1]

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 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.

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. ^ Unit of International Affairs
  2. ^ Luluk Purwanto, Bracknell Jazz, Retrieved January 2016

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