Message from the Dean

The Theodore Maria School of Arts at Assumption University is a destination of choice for those seeking to advance their knowledge of language and essentially learn about business discipline and entrepreneurship in a truly international learning environment. It is indeed this kind of hybrid that culminates in our teaching and learning uniqueness, producing graduates with the best of both worlds.

With almost 40 years of educational commitment, the School takes pride in offering quality business language programs equipped with competent and devoted lecturers

and applicative curriculums. We now have over 10,000 alumni who serve in various industries locally, regionally and globally. In fact, a significant number of Arts graduates play major roles in the private sector as business leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and service providers who excel in their language ability.

For students, welcome to the Arts family where together we can make meaningful change through language education and business inspiration. May your years at the Theodore Maria School of Arts (TMSA) and Assumption University be ones of enjoyment, progress, and fulfillment.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sureepong Phothongsunan

Dean, Theodore Maria School of Arts

Vision, Mission & Values


We envision ourselves as "An Outstanding International Schoolfor Business Language Competence"


Enabling students: "To acquire and apply business language skills& To be competent individuals equipped with entrepreneurial spirit"


Since 1986 - Present

Theodore Maria School of Arts

Assumption University originated from Assumption Commercial College in 1969 as an autonomous Higher Education Institution under the name of Assumption Faculty of Business. In 1972, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, it was officially established as Assumption Business Administration College or ABAC. After the accreditation by the Ministry of University Affairs in 1975, ABAC was granted a new status as “Assumption University” in 1990.
The University is a non-profit institution administered by the Brothers of St Gabriel, a worldwide Catholic Religious Order, founded in France in 1705 by St. Louis Marie de Montfort, devoted to education and philanthropic activities. The Congregation has been operating many educational institutions in Thailand since 1901.

In the academic year 1986, the Faculty of Arts officially started the first two programs: Business English and Business French. One year later, Business Chinese was added and was followed by Business Japanese in 1988.
In 1999, the University Senate approved the merger between the faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Arts. Thus the Faculty of Arts became the second biggest faculty of the university, boasting a truly international faculty body of over 20 nationalities. The faculty consists of 4 departments in charge of the major programs:

  • Department of Business English (BE)
  • Department of Business French (BF)
  • Department of Business Chinese (BC)
  • Department of Business Japanese (BJ)

The Department of General Education (GE) is in charge of the foundation courses and the Institute for English Language Education (IELE) is in charge of the English courses for all programs in the University. On the occasion of the School's 30th Anniversary, Reverend Brother Dr. Martin Prathip Komolmas bestowed upon us a new name: Theodore Maria School of Arts