Silpakorn University (SU.) ( Thai : มหาวิทยาลัยศิลปากร ; RTGS : Mahawitthayalai Sinlapakon ; besides known as The University of Fine Arts of Thailand ) is a national university in Thailand. The university was founded in Bangkok in 1943 by Tuscan –born artwork professor Corrado Feroci, who took the Thai mention Silpa Bhirasri when he became a Thai citizen. It began as a fine arts university and nowadays includes many other faculties as well. In 2016, it has 25,210 students. [ 4 ]

history [edit ]

Prof. Silpa Bhirasri statue, Silpakorn University Silpakorn University was primitively established as the School of Fine Arts under Thailand ‘s Fine Arts Department in 1933. The school offered the alone paint and sculpture programs and waived tutelage fees for government officials and students. Its creation owe much to the about life idolatry of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, an italian sculptor ( once Corrado Feroci ) who was commissioned during the reign of King Rama VI to work in the Fine Arts Department. He subsequently enlarged his classes to include greater members of the concerned public before setting up the School of Fine Arts. The school gradually developed and was officially accorded a newfangled condition and named Silpakorn University on 12 October 1943. [ 2 ] Its inaugural staff was the staff of Painting and Sculpture. In 1955, the Faculty of Thai Architecture was established, former named the Faculty of Architecture ) and two more faculties were created, the Faculty of Archaeology and the Faculty of Decorative Arts. In 1966, Silpakorn University diversified the four faculties into sub–specializations to broaden its offerings, but the university ‘s Wang Tha Phra campus proved inadequate. A new campus, Sanam Chandra Palace, was established in Nakhon Pathom Province in the former residential compound of King Rama VI. The beginning two faculties based on this campus were the staff of Arts in 1968 and the staff of department of education in 1970. Later, three more faculties were created : the staff of Science in 1972, the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1986, and the Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology in 1992. In 1999, the Faculty of Music was created.

In 1997, Silpakorn extended its reach by establishing a new campus in Phetchaburi Province. The new campus was named “ Phetchaburi Information Technology Campus ”. In 2001 and 2002, the staff of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Technology and the Faculty of Management Science were established on the Phetchaburi Campus. In 2003, the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology ( ICT ) was established, ampere well as Silpakorn University International College ( SUIC ). Its function is to provide an international course of study in extra fields of study. Ganesha, one of the Hindu deities symbolizing arts and crafts, is Silpakorn University ‘s emblem. [ 1 ] The “ university tree ” is the chan tree .

Campuses [edit ]

Tha Phra Palace [edit ]

Tha Phra Palace was Silpakorn ‘s first base campus. It occupies a belittled part of the inner city of Bangkok known as Rattanakosin Island. Opposite the Grand Palace and covering an area of 8 rai, the campus was once the palace of Prince Narisara Nuwattiwong. On its west side is the Chao Phraya River. The office of the university president is in Taling Chan District, Bangkok .

Sanam Chandra Palace Campus [edit ]

Sanam Chandra Palace Campus is on the grounds of Sanam Chandra Palace in Nakhon Pathom which was once the royal pavilion of King Rama VI of Chakri dynasty. It occupies 440 rai .

Phetchaburi Information Technology Campus [edit ]

The 820 rai Phetchaburi Information Technology Campus is in Phetchaburi Province .

Faculties [edit ]

  • Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts
  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Archaeology
  • Faculty of Decorative Arts
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology
  • Faculty of Music
  • Faculty of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Technology
  • Faculty of Management Science
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
  • Silpakorn University International College (SUIC)
  • Graduate School

celebrated alumni [edit ]

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