Activity

During the time of studying at ISI Padangpanjang, Darmasiswa students can choose from two study programs, Performing Arts or Fine Arts and Crafts.

The Performing Arts Program consists of:

  1. Semester One

a. Bahasa Indonesia Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. And bahasa Indonesia is the national language of Indonesia.Therefore, the majority of Indonesian people speak Bahasa Indonesia, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world

b. Silat (Traditional Minangkabau Martial Arts)

Silat or silek (Bahasa Minangkabau) is a full-body fighting form of martial arts incorporating strikes, grappling and throwing in addition to weaponry. Every part of the body is used and subject to attack. Pencaksilat was practiced not only for physical defense but also for psychological ends. Many areas of Indonesia have its own forms of silat, but Silat Minangkabau is among the oldest and well known. As with the music, each area of West Sumatra has its own forms of Silat. Among some of the oldest and most traditional are SilekTuo (Old Silat), SilekHarimau (Tiger Silat), and SilekBuayo(Crocodile Silat).

c.Talempong (Minangkabau Music using small gongs) Talempong is a traditional music of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra played on kettle gongs. The term can refer to the instrument, the ensemble, or the genre of music and consists of interlocking rhythms. Talempong can be used to play a wide variety of music, traditional and modern, and each area of West Sumatra has its own form, techniques, and sounds.

 2. Semester Two

  1. Bahasa Indonesia Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. And bahasa Indonesia is the national language of Indonesia.Therefore, the majority of Indonesian people speak Bahasa Indonesia, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
  2. Gandang (Minangkabau Drums/ Percussion)Gandang is the generic name of the drum/percussion instruments of Minangkabau. These percussion instruments range in size, shape, and form. Some are traditionally played solo while others are played as an ensemble. A few types of Gandang include, GandangTambua, GandangTasa, and Gandang katindiak.
  3. Randai. Randai is a folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group which incorporates music, singing, dance, drama and the martial art of Silat. Randai is usually performed for traditional ceremonies and festivals. It is performed as a theater-in-the-round to achieve an equality and unity between audience members and the performers.Randai performances are a synthesis of alternating martial arts dances, songs, and acted scenes. Stories are delivered by both the acting and the singing and mostly based upon Minangkabau legends and folktales. Randai originated early in the 20th century out of fusion of local martial arts, story-telling and other performance traditions. Men originally played both the male and female characters in the story, but since the 1960s women have also participated.

 

The Fine Arts and Craft Program consists of:

  1. Semester One

 

  1. Bahasa Indonesia Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. And bahasa Indonesia is the national language of Indonesia.Therefore, the majority of Indonesian people speak Bahasa Indonesia, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
  2. Batik. Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing traditionally found across Indonesia.Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resistant wax with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artist to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.
  3. Ragam Hias Melayu (Ornament/ Motive Design). RagamHiasMelayu is the study of decorative motives or ornaments in the Melayu culture. These motives are used widely throughout Minangkabau and Melayu cultures and can be found on traditional textiles, clothing, architecture and in other areas of every day Minangkabau life.

 

  1. Semester Two

 

  1. Bahasa Indonesia Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. And bahasa Indonesia is the national language of Indonesia.Therefore, the majority of Indonesian people speak Bahasa Indonesia, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
  2. Lukis (Painting). Lukis is the study of painting. At ISI Padangpanjang, you will be able to explore the Minangkabau culture and environment through differing techniques of painting.You will be inspired by the rich traditions of the Minangkabau people and their customs to create both modern and traditional works of art.
  3. Kayu (Wood Work). Kayu is one of the many areas of traditional crafts studied at ISI Padangpanjang. You will study differing methods of carving and creating traditional woodworks based on the traditions of West Sumatra.