Prof. Dr. I Wayan Adnyana, S.Sn., M.Sn.

Om Swastyastu,
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Salam Sejahtera,
Salom, Namo Budaya,

Indonesia Maju Greetings, may you always be in good health and happiness,
Welcome to the Website of the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar,

“Guna Widya Sewaka Satyam Siwam Sundaram“

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Brief History Of the Indonesia Institute of the Arts Denpasar

Institute Of The Art Denpasar

       Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar is a College of Arts organized by Ministry of Education and Culture which is under and directly responsible to the Minister of Educational Culture. ISI Denpasar functionally superised by the Director General of Higher Education Department of Education and Culture. ISI Denpasar was established in 2003 as the integration of the Indonesian Arts College (STSI) Denpasar and Study Program of Art and Design (PSSRD) of Udayana University.
       STSI Denpasar, originally named Indonesian Dance Academy (ASTI) Denpasar, was established by the provincial government of Bali on January 28, 1967, based on Bali’s Governor Decree number 2/Pem/5/I/a/1967, on the initiative of the Advisory Council and Development of Culture (Listibya), which concerned with the prevention, exploration, fostering and development of Bali’s Culture. ‘The increasing activity of interaction among culture and technology, also the fact on many artists have been passed away, affected to the awareness that some forms of traditional arts of Bali to become extinct, so the institute which provides art education for the younger as the next generation who has responsible to prevent the nation culture is necessary needed to be formed.
        After two years of existence, ASTI Denpasar received status into A State College of Arts from the Ministry of Education and Culture based on Decree number 066/1969 dated on August 7, 1969, and ASTI Denpasar declared as majors from ASTI Yogyakarta that its‘ management is handled by the Directorate General of Culture Ministry of Education and Culture.
       During 8 (eight) years of its program under Directorate General of Culture and due to changes in organizational structure in the body of the Ministry of Education and Culture, therefore, since 1976, the management of ASTI Denpasar is handled by the Directorate General of Higher Education, as well as fostering directed to the formation of Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI), along with other colleges arts in Indonesia.
       By Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture, number: 04/0/1988, the status of Indonesian Dance Academy Denpasar upgraded to the College of Arts of Indonesia (STSI) Denpasar. The establishment of STS] Denpasar was confirmed by Presidential Decree number 22 in 1992.
Since October 1, 1965, Study Program of Fine Arts and Design (PSSRD) known as Fine Arts department under Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University, based on Ministry of PTIP decree no.:240/Sek/PU/1965 datedl on October 20, 1965. Based on Rector of Udayana decree no.: 483/SK/ PT.17/R.VIN1/1983 dated on May 10, 1983, PSSRD Udayana University was formed to be Program Study inter-Faculty, supported by the Decree of Directorate General of Higher Education Department of Education, no.:5/DIKTI/Kep/1984 in carrying out its functions called Tri Dharma (Three obligations) of Higher Eclucation.
       With the consideration in preventing culture by College of Arts, the preparation of integrating two arts institutions, PSSRD Unud with STSI Denpasar becoming one college of arts, since 1993 continued in 1999, with the support of Directorate General of Higher Education, Department of National Education, the regional government of Bali and the Balinese people. On July 28, 2003, Minister of National Education (Prof: Drs. Abdul Malik Fadjar, M. Sc) inaugurated the establishment of ISI Denpasar, marked by the signing of inscriptions placed at Building Natya Mandala ISI Denpasar.

Vision and Mission

     is becoming the excellent center of creation, studies, provider and arts preservation based on nation insight in order to enrichment humanism values in accordance with the development of ageis becoming the excellent center of creation, studies, provider and arts preservation based on nation insight in order to enrichment humanism values in accordance with the development of age

– Carrying out higher education with quality in order to explore and develop plurality and multiculturality of national local culture to raise competitiveness within global era;
– Producing moralist, creative, unbeatable, excellent and independent graduations;
– Increasing researches and community serving to support education and development of art, science and technology;
– Strengthening institute organisation to achieve optimal results anticipating the development environment.

Symbol and Flag

       ISI Denpasar has a symbol called Ciwa Nataraja, which is the embodiment of Ciwa as the supreme god of art. As a creator god, each of his four hands holds a sacred library (a symbol of science); musical instruments (symbols of art and culture); genitri (symbol of bonding and the power of science); and whips (symbol of the promoter and controller of science). Lord Ciwa standing on a lotus; supported by a large tortoise (as a symbol of the balance of the world). The lotus depicts the holy rays of God Almighty, and the nimbus that surrounds it represents the power of God Almighty. The basic red heart color symbolizes sincerity and love, and the golden color on the symbol depicts the greatness of art, science, and technology.

       The institute official flag is set in a red background color with the institute official logo is placed at the center of the flag in a gold color. It is officially set in 3 (three) to 2 (two) total size. It is often displayed during several appropriate occasions especially on graduation or other academic ceremonies.

Campus Map

Hymn Dan March

      The Hymn of ISI Denpasar was composed by I Gusti Bagus Nyoman Pandji including the song and the lyrics. The Hymn has a meaning to form a complete human being with the competence to create, study, foster, and serve the nation’s culture and arts through the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.

       The March of ISI Denpasar was composed by I Gusti Bagus Ngurah Arjana. The March of ISI Denpasar has a purpose of encouraging the spirit of the ISI Denpasar academic community to build national culture through the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.

The Çiwa Nataraja Dance

       The Çiwa Nataraja is a master dance of the Institute, of which is commonly carried out and performed by 9 (nine) female dancers. A dancer embodies and acts as the Lord Śiva, while eight (8) other dancers embody and act as the bright effulgence of the Lord Śiva.
This dance is a compatible fusion between Balinese and several elements of Bharata Natyam dance from India, which have been extracted and reconstructed into its total entirety. Çiwa Nataraja itself is the manifestation of the Lord Śiva Himself, or the personality of Godhead as the Supreme Dancer. Being a god of dance, he constantly moves leading to the rhythm and regularity in the cosmos.
This master dance describes the effulgence of the Lord Śiva as the supreme powers, and then those supreme powers are accumulated into a supreme unity of which causing and creating the creatures in the universe. This master dance is often performed together with the institute Hymn and Mars in several occasions of academic ceremonies. Dance Composer: N.L.N. Swasthi Widjaja, and Music Arr: I Nyoman Windha.