Jakarta’s only art college, the Jakarta Institute for the Arts has been in existence for over 40 years. With a focus on urban art and culture, the institute takes a multi-disciplinary approach to education. The institute is ranked within the top 100 in the world for performing arts in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. Teaching in this area covers theater, dance and music.
As the capital city of Indonesia, students living in Jakarta can expect a bustling, multicultural urban environment. Historically an important trading port, the city is now one of the most rapidly growing cities in the world. There is a prominent Chinese community living here, although English is the most widely spoken second language behind Bahasa Indonesia.