Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar abbreviated as ISI Denpasar is a college of art organized by the Ministry of National Education which is under and directly responsible to the Minister of National Education. ISI Denpasar functionally supervised by the Director General of Higher Education Department of Education. ISI Denpasar was established in 2003 which is the integration of the Indonesian Arts College (STSI) in Denpasar and Study Program of Art and Design (PSSRD) of Udayana University.
STSI Denpasar, originally named Indonesian Dance Academy (ASTI) Denpasar, was established by the provincial government of Bali on January 28, 1967, on the initiative of the Advisory Council and Development of Culture (Listibya). Some forms of traditional arts of Bali are feared to become extinct, so the institute provides art education for the younger generation.