The History of FOFA (Faculty of Fine Arts)
Chiang Mai University
Within the abundant natural atmosphere of the Suwannnabhumi, golden land, in Southeast Asia, nearly half century that Chiang Mai University, located in the north of Thailand, was founded. Faculty of Fine Arts was instituted 33 years ago with its goal as to provide the perfective art and cultural education. FOFA (Faculty of Fine Arts) was founded in 1982; we offer the unique program of its kind in Lanna Region, the Upper Northern area of Thailand. FOFA offers academic studies (Art history, Art in Theory and Art Criticism) and professional training (studio, production, performance) at graduate and undergraduate levels which emphasis on contemporary Art (Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, cultural diversity and community engagement including the integration of the new technologies alongside traditional modes of art theories and practice.
We are working towards being a leading institution in advancing the academic arts through research and the creation of art. Our programs are committed to explore the interrelationships among the arts and other disciplines
evolving around contemporary art. Our interdisciplinary teaching and learning styles advanced around investigating the ways in which individuals and whole civilizations have expressed themselves through painting, printing, sculpture, ceramic, art installation, design, printmaking, photographic art, and new media among others. All full-time faculty members have graduated from relevant university degrees and are active members of professional organizations and scholarly societies. Many of our faculty members maintain international reputations through active research initiatives and participation in academic and professional conferences and publications. They and visiting artists around the world take advantage of our open ground to communicate across disciplines and bring their current experience into the classroom and the studio.