The College of Fine Arts – University of Babylon was established in the academic year 1980/1981 under the name of the Academy of Fine Arts at Al-Mustansiriya University. The campus was originally the Administrative Institute of Babylon. Later some of the buildings were adopted for use by the medical college of the University of Kufa, before being established as a university in its own right in 1991. In 2004 it was renamed to the College of Fine Arts. The college has four departments: Art Education, Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Design.