The “George Enescu” National University of Arts in Iași continues the tradition of the former School of Fine Arts established in 1860, which later became the Academy of Fine Arts (1931-1949). From 1949 to 1950, for the first time, it reunited the three artistic fields of Music, Theatre and Visual Arts within the Institute of Arts. Starting with 1977, the “George Enescu” Conservatory in Iași continued the tradition of bringing together Music and Fine Arts, so that in 1990, within the “George Enescu” Academy of Arts in Iași, the two fields were joined by Theatre. Later, the “George Enescu” Academy of Arts changed its name to the “George Enescu” National University of Arts in Iași, a public higher education art institution unique in Romania due to its form of organization, reuniting Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.
IOSUD from UNAGE Iași aims to become a pole of advanced knowledge in the arts, a relevant center in the educational and artistic landscape in Romania and abroad, providing role models for artistic practices, theoretical or historiographical research for professional artists in the visual arts, music, theatre and performing arts. This institution has a unique profile in Romania as it integrates three doctoral schools from three distinct artistic fields; a fact capitalized through interdisciplinary projects that will develop further in the future. A feature of the contemporary artistic phenomenon is the fluidization of borders of the artistic domains, the hybridization of artistic environments, the development of artistic discourses and integrated critical studies. This type of approach is the core vision of IOSUD UNAGE Iași.
Currently, IOSUD within UNAGE Iași is made up of three doctoral schools: