University of Art (Persian: دانشگاه هنر, Daneshgah-e Honar), also known as Tehran University of Art, formally Art Academic Complex (1979-1991),[1] is the largest art university in Iran, consisting of seven faculties and an international campus in Tehran and its suburb Karaj. It is composed of five former separate academic institutions: the Conservatory of Music (founded 1918), the College of National Music (founded 1949), the College of Decorative Arts (founded 1960), the College of Dramatic Arts (founded 1964), and Farabi University (founded 1975).

University of Art
دانشگاه هنر
Former names
Art Academic Complex
Established1918; 106 years ago (1918)
PresidentMohammad Reza Hosnaee
NicknameUniversity of Art

Curricula edit

In 2023 Iranian government had barred the university from admission of cinema , music , sculpture major curriculum students.[2]

Faculties edit

Faculty of Applied Arts edit

The Ministry of Art and Culture established the Faculty of Decorative Arts in 1960, originally offering programs in printing, painting, pottery, fabrics, and interior architecture.[3] When University of Art was consolidated and established in 1991, the faculty gained its current name. Current offerings include industrial design and clothing design. As of 2018 Dr. Ahmad Tondi is the faculty's dean.[4]

Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning edit

Originally founded in 1999 as the department of urbanism, the faculty was expanded in 2000 and is located in both Tehran and Karaj. In addition to BA and MA programs, the Faculty of Architecture offers two PhD programs in urbanism and architecture. The dean of the faculty is Dr. Seyed Behshid Hosseini.[citation needed]

Faculty of Cinema and Theater edit

In 1957, the Department of Fine Arts established the Dramatic Arts Office, which was renamed to the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in 1960. Since Iranian universities re-opened in 1983, the school has operated as the Faculty of Cinema and Theater, currently offering BA and MA programs in eight areas: cinema, acting, puppetry, scenery design, acting and directing, dramatic literature, animation, and theater directing.[5]

The dean is Dr. Shahabodin Adel.

Faculty of Conservation and Restoration edit

This school offers MA and PhD programs in museum studies, Islamic arts, and historical reconstruction and renovation. Dr. Samad Samanian is the dean of the faculty.[6]

Faculty of Music edit

Now located in Karaj, the Faculty of Music was spun off from the Faculty of Applied Arts and moved out of Tehran in 1994. That original program was formed from the Conservatory of Music and the College of National Music in 1989. The school offers programs in military, Iranian, and classical music performance, as well as composition and ethnomusicology. Dr. Hamid Askari is the school's dean.[citation needed]

Faculty of Theories and Art Studies edit

The Faculty of Theories and Art Studies offers MA and PhD programs in art studies, art philosophy, and Islamic art history. The dean is Dr. Esmaeel Bani Ardalan.[citation needed]

Faculty of Visual Arts edit

The Faculty of Visual Arts was founded in 1978, taking over some majors then offered by the Faculty of Decorative Arts and Farabi University, and it expanded in 1983 to include programs in photography and painting. The dean of the school is Dr. Sodabeh Salehi.[7]

Farabi International Campus edit

Farabi International Campus offers a total of 24 MA and PhD programs. The president of is Dr. Reza Khodadadi.[citation needed]

Notable people edit

List of presidents edit

University presidents since the foundation of the university have been:[8]

References edit

  1. ^ "University of Art". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "هنر در تاریکخانه فراموشی". 20 August 2023.
  3. ^ "University of Art (Faculties)". Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Faculty of applied arts". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Faculty of cinema and theater". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Faculty of conservation and restoration". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Faculty of visual arts". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ "About us". University of Art. Retrieved 16 May 2023.

External links edit

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