Master’s and Doctoral Programs in the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies (PSPSR), Graduate School, on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, held an inaugural lecture with the theme “Beyond the Gate” at the 5th Floor Auditorium, Graduate School Building, UGM. Dr G.R. Lono Lastoro Simatupang attended this event as Head of Study Program Quality Assurance, Dr Budi Irawanto as Chair of the PSPSR Doctoral Study Program, Dr Rr Paramitha Dyah Fitriasari as Head of the PSPSR Masters Study Program, Ike Niken Salindri M.A. as the academic and financial staff of PSPSR, Agustinus Paulus Umbu Tali, M.A. as a quality assurance admin, Dr M. Bayu Tejo Sampurno as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Art Studies, and Deni Kristanto, M.A. as the Manager of the Journal of Art Studies and Multimedia Staff, as well as 60 PSPSR students.
Head of the Master’s Program, Dr Rr. Paramitha Dyah Fitriasari, M.Hum., in her report, said that there were a total of 23 new students at the Masters’s level and two at the Doctoral level. The inaugural lecture is also a good introduction for Study Program managers, active students, and new students to create a sense of belonging among PSPSR residents.
After the introduction, the inaugural lecture was then continued with an explanation of the education system at PSPSR, the study period, existing regulations at PSPSR, information technology services at PSPSR, information on journals and publications, library information systems, including access to prestigious journals that have been published—subscribed by UGM.
Furthermore, the inaugural lecture material themed “Beyond the Gate” was delivered by the Head of Study Program Quality Assurance, Dr G. R. Lono Lastoro Simatupang, M.A. In his presentation, Dr G. R. Lono Lastoro Simatupang, M.A. or more familiar with Mas Lono’s nickname, invites students to realize what “gates” they will enter, what kind of perspective, and what to do as PSPSR students. Mas Lono invites students to continue to produce discourses in thinking and conduct studies across borders, explore perspectives, build horizons of view, find ideas in art studies to create the best work and produce new sciences in arts studies.