Art University of Isfahan has been established in 1977 as (Isfahan Pardis College) in the heart of Isfahan, the city of art and architecture in central Iran.
In the first years of academic activity, Pardis was a part of Farabi University. This college was the first national center in the field of conservation, and its primary aim was to educate and train specialized artists and engineers in the field of restoration and conservation of historical artifacts and monuments and architectures.
The college re-started its activity 4 years after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. In 1990 the college became independent from Art University of Tehran (Farabi University) and 10 years later, in 2000 the college became accreditation as a University with 5 majors in undergraduate level in the fields of fine arts and architecture, and 3 majors in architecture and conservation in graduate level.
Due to its settlement in historical buildings and monuments in the city of Isfahan, an ideal artistic and architectural environment has been provided as the academic campus for the students.AUI campus located at central parts of Isfahan offers easy access to many social and cultural activities in Isfahan through public transportation.
Presently, AUI offers academic programs in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels covering a variety of artistic majors in three academic levels in five faculties as follow:
· Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
· Faculty of Conservation and Restoration
· Faculty of Research Excellence in Art and Entrepreneurship
· Faculty of Handicrafts
· Faculty of Visual Arts
Student top choiceAccommodating more than 3000 students in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and having about 130 full-time energetic faculty members, this university is approaching the clear future horizons.