The history of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSU) dates back to the Royal School of Fine Arts (Sanayi-I Nefise Mektebi) which was established in January 1882 and started its education in March 1883. The institution was then changed into the Academy of Fine Arts (1928) and Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts (1964). MSGSU is involved in the EU Exchange Programs in the frame of the Bologna Process since 2004 after getting the Erasmus University Charter (EUC). The university follows EU Educational Programs. The EU Educational Programs will provide additional support to the progress of academically thinking.
MSGSU Vocational High School is a structure which plans to train its students under Garment Manufacturing Technology and Architectural Restoration Program connected to Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Vocational High School was established in 1988 for two year education. Vocational High School continues to develop education and training activities in accordance with the management cooperation protocol signed by the university, sector and local authorities for the activation of the facts. With a vision constituting cooperation with the business world by creating flexible education models and programs predicting the sector’s tendencies and adapting to ever changing conditions and, with the mission of training qualified staff thanks to techniques open to continuous change and development by not memorizing the information but using and converting it to production which can be adaptive to technological and structural developments for the continuity of the sector in consideration of rapid growth of technology. It is a unit which conducts operations for the target of increasing the number of scientific studies and the quality of educational activities. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University trains in all art and design fields. It has a great experience in the art and design fields. It is the most important role in the project sharing the experience from this point of view.
MSGSU Vocational High School participates educational fairs, fashion fairs regularly. Moreover, it organizes exhibitions at the end of academic years and exhibits items created by students. Students from MSGSU Vocational High School are very high motivated to create and implement new and unique ideas. Employment rate in graduates of MSGSU Vocational High School is about %100.