Study Program Description
The Karawitan Art Study Program at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Surakarta was established in 1964, providing education at the Bachelor level (S-1). This study program was developed based on Nusantara traditions, both in the form of concepts and practices, which are translated into Nusantara traditions, both in the form of concepts or practices, which are described in learning formulations. To realize this basic framework, the Karawitan Study Program is always based on research, both in conservation, artistic and scientific creativity, or the study of musical works.

Academic degree
S.Sn (Bachelor of Arts)

Graduate Profile
Bachelor of Karawitan Arts can act as:

  1. Instrument Player (Pengrawit), who have a set of knowledge and ability to interpret and present various kinds of and work on karawitan (gamelan) music for various purposes;
  2. Composer, who has a set of knowledge and ability to compose or compose “new” music based on traditional karawitan (Nusantara) music;
  3. Assessors or researchers who have a set of knowledge and skills to research or study various phenomena of Indonesian music, both textually and contextually; and
  4. Musical arts teacher, who has a set of knowledge and the ability to transfer knowledge and practice of karawitan (gamelan) music.

Learning Outcomes
Learning is designed to achieve abilities, including:

  1. Applying knowledge logically, critically, systematically and innovatively, knowledge of art in general and musical instruments in particular, and pay attention to and apply humanities values ​​in Javanese musical arts;
  2. Mastering in depth the theories and concepts of Javanese karawitan, and using them to analyze problems related to composition (gending), working on musicality, performances (concerts and others), documentation, as well as preservation and development;
  3. Mastering in depth the repertoire of working, technical, and Javanese karawitan styles, as well as being competent and professional;
  4. Able to professionally organize and hold recitals of classical Javanese karawitan pieces, compile a description and analysis of the form and work on it in the form of “Artwork Thesis”