Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta
|Established||July 23, 1984|
|200 lecturers (30 doctors, 170 masters)|
|Campus||Sewon, 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.
"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.
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.
Schools and departments
- School of Visual Arts
- Department of Fine Art, offers courses in painting, sculpture, and printmaking
- Department of Crafts, offers courses in wooden, metal, textile, ceramic, and leather crafts, also
- Diploma III in Batik and Fashion
- Department of Design, offers courses in interior design, visual communication design, and product design
- Department of Arts Management
- 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
- Master of Arts Creation and Interpretation
- Master of Arts Management
- 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.
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.