About the College

About the College

The College of Fine Arts is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of Tehran and provides a unique experience in a vibrant and friendly environment. It is considered as the founder of various fields of art in Iran within an academic framework. It is truly a rare collection of different discipline in the Country and even in the Middle East.

The College started its activities in November 1939 under the name of “Honarkadeh” [Art School]. The primary focus was on the three fields of Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture. Now, 70 years after its establishment, it has a special stature in the eyes of Iranians, particularly in the areas of Art, Architecture and Urban Planning.

In 2005, the Faculty of Fine Arts was expanded into the College of Fine Arts consisting of four faculties of Visual Arts, Architecture, Urban Planning, Performing Arts and Music, and a research institute titled, Culture and Arts. At present, the College enjoys 105 experienced and talented faculty members. Numerous graduates and faculty members of the College are presently distinguished and well-known figures in the Country, and in some cases, in the world. These personalities have won various prestigious awards in art festivals around the globe.