Graduate School of Arts and Design

Arts and Design Division, Doctoral Degree Course

Arts and Design is positively expected by society to have the capabilities to create new values through research that interweaves a wide range of learning and fields. The Doctoral Degree Course is designed for students to further develop art and design expertise acquired up to this point and, at the same time, identify innovative research themes that would yield new values and perspectives and conduct research and development so that it may cultivate unique and original researchers. This endeavor simultaneously cultivates instructors with appeal and proactive dynamism. With many international students, the program is active on a global level.

Curriculum Features

Individual research themes are investigated and researched, and through a series of creative practices, students deepen their awareness toward their theme, try several analytical methods, and cultivate the ability to expand on the knowledge they’ve obtained. Aside from the special research, students obtain necessary knowledge by choosing subjects from the Master’s Degree Course curriculum. Subjects for Projects coordinated with the Research Organization will also support the research activities. Seminar is a subject that seeks creative and unique researches.

Integrated Arts and Design Division, Master’s Degree Course

Based on “Arts and Design”, which fuses “Science and Technology”, “Human and History” and “Art and Culture”, the Master’s Degree Course aims to enhance conceptual power, communication abilities and creativity in design and art through practical education and research activities connected to society. Abilities to think for oneself, develop questions, and discover possibilities for new expressions and designs are cultivated through creative art practices and cutting-edge knowledge in Arts and Design. It leads to cultivate human resources that contribute to society through their varied originality and global creative activities.

Curriculum Features

A new curriculum was introduced in AY 2017. In the Advanced Study of Arts and Design, students acquire the fundamentals by learning the mindset of designs that fuse science and art. By learning through lectures in three fields that constitute Arts and Design, seminars in subjects of each field, and project-based subjects that fuse the fields in order to identify themes in step with the times, students will enhance their knowledge base, art and design expertise, and conceptual power that transcends fields. Results of the research practices in the Master’s Degree Course will be compiled as Seminar in the form of a thesis or a piece of work. The curriculum structure allows the course completion to be shortened to one year.