College of Fine Arts
The College of Fine Arts is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious colleges at the University of Tehran. As a unique institute for the study of arts, its influence is particularly strong throughout Iran and the Middle East. When it first opened its doors over seventy years ago, the College of Fine Arts laid the foundations for academic study in various disciplines of art in Iran. Starting its activities in November 1939 under the name of “Honarkadeh” (Art School), it primarily focused on Architecture, Painting and Sculpture. Now, after decades, it offers degrees in architecture, urban planning, visual arts, sculpture and performing arts such as theatre, film and music.
In 2005, the Faculty of Fine Arts was expanded and renamed College of Fine Arts, consisting of five schools and a research institute called Culture and Arts. At present, it has more than 110 faculty members. Numerous graduates and faculty members from the college are well-known figures in Iran and several are internationally known. These individuals have won various prestigious awards in art festivals around the world such as the International Fadjr Festival in Music, Theatre and Design, Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival and the Oscars.