Silpakorn University, Bangkok, was originally established as the School of Fine Arts under the Fine Arts Department in 1933. The school primarily offered the only studying programs in Painting and Sculpture, waiving tuition fees for government officers and students.

Its inception and development owed much to an almost lifetime devotion of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, an Italian sculptor (previously called Professor Corrado Feroci) who was commissioned during the reign of King Rama VI to work in the Fine Arts Department. He subsequently offered classes to a wider public and eventually set up the School of Fine Arts. The School gradually developed and was officially accorded a new status and named Silpakorn University on 12 October 1943.

In the early phase of its development, its inaugural faculty was the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture (presently named the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts). Since 1955, the Faculty of Thai Architecture was established (later changing its name to the Faculty of Architecture) and two more faculties were consecutively established to accommodate the university’s growing academic interests, namely the Faculty of Archaeology and the Faculty of Decorative Arts.

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