Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies, Graduate School, Universitas Gadjah Mada, on Thursday 24 February 2022 held a Virtual Open House which was held as a further introduction agenda for prospective students about the study program, and also in scholarships, lecture information, graduate prospects to the advantages of doctoral and master study programs. A total of 120 participants (98 participants from Zoom and 22 participants from YouTube) were very excited and provided evidence that Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies continues to gain public interest with its commitment to producing the best graduates.
This Virtual Open House is divided into two sessions. The first session was filled by Dr. Budi Irawanto, M.A. as the Head of the Doctoral Study Program, and Dr. Rr. Paramitha Dyah F., M. Hum., as the Head of the Master’s Study Program, and moderated by Agustinus Paulus Umbu Tali, M.A. Furthermore, the second session was filled by Evan Sapentri, M.A., and Heni Siswantari, M.A., who are alumni of the Master Program Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies and alumni of the Beasiswa Pendidikan Indonesia LPDP. In the second session, Sabina Stella became the moderator to guide the discussion.
In the first session, Dr. Budi Irawanto, M.A., and Dr. Rr. Paramitha Dyah F., M. Hum., explained the reasons why students might consider Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies as their next goal in continuing their studies in higher education. From an institutional perspective, Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies both Doctoral and Master Programs have received “A” Accreditation by BAN-PT. In addition, the Master’s Program has received International Certification from AUN-QA (ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance).
PSPSR’s educational philosophy, namely STAR-ARBU, is also an advantage. The philosophy has a passion for accommodating the needs of analyzing artistic phenomena. STAR-ARBU consists of the uniqueness of Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies, which includes (1) A means arts: Performing arts and visual arts (The change of specific interests, such as dance, music, theater, painting, fine arts, film, photography, etc .) into performing arts and visual arts); (2) R means research that is multi and interdisciplinary; (3) B means beyond paradigm; and (4) U means up to date where Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies offers performance studies and visual culture.
Various teaching and learning methods and strategies are combined to implement STAR-ARBU within course activities: interactive lectures, small group discussions, problem-based learning, case-based learning, practical exercises, and others. These strategies encourage students to develop their skills to become self-directed, critical thinking, team working, and life-long learning. Is also one of the efforts to help realize educational achievements, to be an excellent program in the field of Performing Arts and Visual Arts studies with competence and scientific integrity with national and international recognition; producing graduates with the capability and competence to master and develop theories, concepts, and methodologies in the field of performing arts and visual arts, inter alia: scientific publication at the national and international levels; Being a national and international reference, especially insightful and responsive to the condition of society, nation, state based on the values of local excellence; and Enlargement of alumni and cooperation network to improve the quality of infrastructure and financial capacity of education, research, and community service for performing arts and visual arts studies.
In the first session, it was also explained in detail about the curriculum, courses, student activities, facilities, registration mechanism, and study period, as well as study program policies related to new student admissions.
The second session started with a presentation from Evan Sapentri, M.A., about the LPDP scholarship. Evan, who is the Head of the South Sumatra Regional Garuda Eye. Evan explained in detail the opportunities and advantages of the LPDP scholarship. Likewise, with Heni Siswantari, M.A., who shared experiences when she received a BPPDN scholarship when she was pursuing a master’s degree in 2013, and the Beasiswa Pendidikan Indonesia for the Doctoral program in 2021. Evan and Heni also shared tips and tricks from choosing scholarships, applying for scholarships, to undergoing lectures at Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies to prospective students who attended.