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  Suan Sunandha International School of Arts (SISA)



      The entertainment industry is growing faster and faster with stiff competition in the industry. The use of media is more widespread than in the past, as can be seen from the number of free television broadcasting stations, local radio stations, internet TV stations, and online media that are growing exponentially. It is necessary to generate more qualified personnel who can achieve a world-class product. Formerly we tended to look to other countries for our production needs. Nowadays we should manage our own productions.


        SSRU organized SISA, the first international college of film and acting at Rajabhat University. In cooperation with private enterprises and other relevant agencies we have maintained a supported industrial growth.

       SISA focus on working with the industrial sector and on practical training. We provide qualified instructors including artists, famous actors and executives from the domestic and international entertainment industries. Student are encouraged to participate in creative activities throughout their four years of study. The entertainment industry will soon be dramatically extended by the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) so it is necessary to generate more universally qualified personnel. SISA places an increased importance on cooperation in teaching, working and cultural exchanges with 9 ASEAN countries. The college focus on teaching and research to support English and two degree programs.



     Even though there are a large number of university courses in Film, Animation, Gaming and Performing Arts, which were set up directly under a faculty or included in others such as Mass Communication, Science, Engineering or Liberal Arts, few are in an English program. With engagement in AEC, Thai students can globalize themselves. English language tends to be emphasized in many fields in education, working and daily life. SISA sees internationalization as a priority. We aim for established standards of teaching and learning that can produce quality work that meets the needs of the labor market on a global scale. SISA offers an educational module supporting further requirements, by studying 130 credits in three and a half to four years with and internships with companies.


Teaching Management Plan
 Since the year 2012 we have offered a teaching curriculum with two undergraduate courses.
 -Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production
 -Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative and Digital Media

From 2015-2019, we will offer these 5 courses 
 -Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production
 -Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative and Digital Media  
 -Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Performing Arts
 -Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics and Games 
 -Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media, Broadcasting and Voice 
The curriculum of SISA in both Film Production and Creative and Digital Media include credits throughout the course up to 128 credits with 6 credits of electives.


 PAST


Historical Site

       The University campus has an historic origin, once being part of Dusit Palace which was the Royal Compound of King Rama V. Previously it had served as a Royal Garden and the residential compound for visiting allies. It was named Suan Sunandha

Educational Metamorphosis


         During the reign of King Rama VI, it contained thirty-two residential sites for King Rama V’s Royal family and entourage. Princess Suthasineenat, who was one of King Rama V’s consorts, resided at the Sai Sutha Nopadol Mansion in 1924. The mansion is still one of the six present existing mansions in excellent condition. Princess Suthasineenat had ladies in waiting at court, so she commissioned the construction of Nipakarn School so they could learn both etiquette and handicrafts.
       During the reign of King Rama VII, His Majesty’s representatives allotted Suan Sunandha as the residence for the Prime Minister, members of the Cabinet, and members of the Parliament. Through deliberation, the cabinet decided to use the site for educational purposes, and passed a
resolution create a school for girls. Suan Sunandha School was created on May 17, 1937. Over the years, Suan Sunandha has developed and expanded to cover various fields in education. Since her inception, she has developed through the following stages:
        1937 - The School provided academic programs in both non-vocational and vocational education. Non-vocational education included both Elementary and Secondary levels with the Secondary School admitting transferees from Petchburee Widhyalonggorn Teachers Training School, Benjamarachalai School, Satreewidhya School, and secretarial students from Satreechotivej School. A coeducational system was only provided for Grades 1-4 at the Elementary level.
        The vocational education program admitted female transferees from the primary teachers training program at Petchaburee Widhyalonggorn Teachers Training School and provided a one year program for 12 students to enroll in a teacher’s primary education curriculum. Both private and scholarship students were funded by the Ministry of Education.

1938 - Suan Sunandha abolished Grade 12 and divided the curriculum into 3 programs: primary, secondary, and teachers training.
1939 - Grades 11-12 were abolished, but Grades 5-10 were maintained. A three year Baccalaureate program in Teaching Primary Education was offered to qualified individuals completing Grade 10. Admitted students, both private and under scholarship received funding from the Ministry of Education for their boarding.
1940 - The Primary Education program offered Kindergarten and was transferred to La-or-u-tith School in the following year.
1943 - The Quota of scholarship students from the provinces increased. Each province selected two students to stay in the boarding school at Suan Sunandha.
1947 - Scholarship was offered to students from both the Bangkok Metropolis and the provinces.
1948 - Primary Students from La-or-u-tith School were transferred to Suan Sunandha.
1952 – Curriculums such as handicrafts, woodwork, printing, electricity, clothing, and the like were offered to those in the primary education course.
1953 - A two year Baccalaureate program of Primary Education was provided to qualified students who completed a training program for teaching primary education.
1955 - A two year program providing a Certificate of Education replaced the teaching primary and teaching secondary education curriculumsA requirement for admission was a completion of Grade 10 and it was in this year that the subjects were given credit units.
1957 - The Certificate of Education was expanded to include evening classes because of the increased enrollment in Grade 12. It was the first time Suan Sunandha admitted male students for the teachers training program. A dormitory shortage caused some students to find boarding homes outside the campus.
1958 – The Certificate of Higher Education was opened to students who had completed the Certificate of Education. The Ministry of Education raised the status of Suan Sunandha College to Suan Sunandha Teachers College and opened three educational levels: Higher Education, Secondary Demonstration School, and Elementary Demonstration School.
1987 - The Teacher Education Council revised all Curricula for Teachers Colleges. At present, Suan Sunandha follows a new curriculum to provide academic Programs in various fields.
1991 - The Teacher Education Council approved the new programs in Business English and Food Science & Technology. Suan Sunandha admitted all qualified individuals into both programs.
1992 - His majesty the King graciously conferred the title Rajabhat Institute to the Teachers College.
2004 - Suan Sunandha Rajabhat Institute became a University through a University Act signed by His Royal Highness King Rama IX on June 15, 2004.


PRESENT


Suan Sunandha International School of Art, Performing Arts and New Media

         In the world of business communications, there are diverse and rapidly growing multinational industries such as online newspapers, magazines and games. There are opportunities to create media for music videos, commercials, website designs, special events, cable, and broadcast television, radio, satellite and the Internet. There are also various Hollywood, Bollywood, Korean and Asian movies spread around the world. The growth of these entertainment businesses creates a need for experts and professionally skilled people in these areas to fill the vacancies in the industry.

       Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University recognizes this opportunity to enhance the ability of people to find work in the entertainment industry, thus SISA has emerged to create professional and skilled students who can work both professionally and internationally in the actual working environments.


FUTURE



Suan Sunandha International School of Art has 5 curriculums to serve a variety of different personal interests.

1). Film Production (BFA)
2). Digital Entertainment and Creativity (BFA)
3). Computer-Generated Imagery and Games (BFA)
4). Performance (BFA)
5). New Media Broadcasting (BFA)