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Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA)
Written by Assistant Professor Dr Pornprapit Phoasavadi
In 1971, Chulalongkorn University proposed to establish the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts during the academic conference on “The Educational Development of Chulalongkorn University”. In those years, the University placed an emphasis on the instruction of courses related to Engineering, Medicines, Sciences, Economics, Political Sciences, and Pedagogy (teacher training). As a result of the successful proposal, the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts was commissioned to oversee the establishment of the Faculty in 1974.
By royal decree, the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts was established in 1983 as the fifteenth faculty on campus. The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts was then sub- divided into the Department of Visual Arts and the Department of Music. In 1985, the programme was further developed to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts. In 1988, the Department of Dance was added. At present, the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts consists of five divisions, namely, Visual Art, Thai Music, Western Music, Creative Art, and Dance.
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, in 1992 the Faculty offered a Master degree in Thai Music, Western Music, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and Dance. Subsequently, in 1999, the programme was further developed to offer a Ph.D. degree in Thai Dance. In addition, since 2008, the faculty has been the first programme in the country offering Doctor of Fine and Applied Arts (DFA) as a practice - led research model.
As one of the leading institutions dedicated to promoting national arts and cultures, the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts increasingly plays a vital role in training fine individuals who are keenly interested in both scholarly and artistic aspects of arts. In order to develop a stronger programme, the FAA staffs recognise the growth of multicultural world and the need to extend the national reputation of current study programme to the worldwide recognition.
The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts adheres to the university’s philosophy to pioneer the transmission of knowledge as a vital foundation for the next generation. Furthermore, it aspires to promote the highest standards of devotion and morality within both our graduate and undergraduate students as lifelong benchmarks.
To produce creative and scholarly productive gradates with advanced skills in order to maintain and promote all aspects of arts at its highest standard.