Fine Arts Education department, established in 1961, was founded by Drs.Barli Sasmitawinata under Faculty of Literature and Arts Education (FKSS) IKIP Bandung. The establishment of this major originated from the demands for educators in Fine Arts education for secondary level students. Fine Arts Education Major, Faculty of Literature and Arts Education was listed as a de-facto faculty in Teachers College or IKIP Bandung. Fine Arts Major was established during the official recognition of FKSS in 1964 through the issuance of ‘Ministerial Order of Higher Education and Science Number 128 Year 1964’ dated 19 October 1964. Among some important figures that led this major were Drs. Popo Iskandar, Drs. Wiyoso, Drs. Radiusuto, Drs. Yulius Yunus, and Drs. Oho Garha.
The naming change of ‘Fine Arts Education Major’ to ‘Fine Arts and Craft Education’ Major which consists of Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Program (S-1, D3, D2,) and Wood and Ceramic Carving Crafts Education Major (D3/D2) occurred after the issuance of the Government Regulation Number 5 Year 1980 and Presidential Decree Number 48 Year 1982. ‘Faculty of Literature and Arts Education’ (FKSS) was changed into ‘Faculty of Language and Arts Education’ (FPBS) as is stated on the Rector Decree Number No. 302/PT.25.R/E/1983 dated 24 January 1983. Gradually, all of the associate degree programs (D3, D2, and D1) were closed in 1991.
Then, ‘Fine Arts Education Major’ was changed into ‘Fine Arts Education Department’ with the issuance of Government Regulation Number 15 Year 2014 on the Statute of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia dated 28 January 2014. Faculty of Arts and Design Education (FPSD) houses Fine Arts Education department which is the expansion of Faculty of Language and Arts Education as is stated on The Rector Decree Number 7676/UN40/HK/2014 dated 22 December 2014.
Fine Arts Education department, Faculty of Arts and Design Education is accredited “A” -by National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT) according to Decree Number 5076/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/S/XII/2017 which is valid until December 27, 2022.
The primary focus of Fine Arts Department Education comprises Art Theory, Fine Arts Basic Practice, Pure Arts, Learning Media, Research on Fine Arts, and Professional Skills in Fine Arts education. The department produces qualified teachers for junior and senior high school along with other professions that work in Fine Arts field (artists, critics, and art managers).
To refine the institution’s performance and lecturers’ professionalism, Fine Arts Education department has worked with Fine Arts Education Association (AP2SR), which started on August 15th 2015 in Bandung, that consists of 12 public teacher training institutes (LPTK) and 2 private teacher training institutes. Beside establishing cooperation with AP2SR, Fine Arts Education department also actively participates in Indonesian Arts Teachers Association (APSI).