To prospective applicants

Countries represented by our students []
Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, USA, Chile, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Congo, Colombia, Hong Kong
Countries visited for study trips []
Japan, England, France
Countries represented by our instructors and guest lecturers []
Japan, England, France, India, Chile, Korea, Poland, China, Hong Kong


Global Perspective
 To build a global perspective that transcends geographical conditions and borders.
Multi Perspective
 To gain diverse viewpoints, approaches and understandings of the world
    by learning various perspectives.
Discourse and Hand
 Discourse and the hands as the two foundations for thoughts.
Collaborative Learning
 Independent as well as collaborative learning.

What we look for in a student

【MFA Program】
The Global Art Practice (GAP) program is seeking applicants who are willing to
  • formulate ideas, expressions, attitudes and actions toward a new form of art with an understanding of current social conditions and the contemporary cultural landscape.
  • initiate diverse changes through art and pursue active inquiry into the global era as participants rather than as bystanders.
  • seek their own artistic expression through critical analysis and self-reflection, and break free from restrictive discourses and value systems.
  • pursue a globally contextualized art practice that examines and liberates humanity on a horizon of freedom.
  • create images (materiality) from the recognition of contemporaneity in encounters with a variety of people and places.
  • investigate and thoroughly think how art can be translated and activated for a global audience.
  • endeavor to acquire the necessary language, practical skills, and perspective to practice art in a global context.


【Doctoral Program】
The Global Art Practice (GAP) program is seeking applicants who are willing to
  • pursue their studies self-directed, with a clear objective and with a view to their future practice; having gained the necessary experience outlined in the admissions policy of the GAP MFA program.
  • contextualize their local environment and its conditions (e.g. identity, cultural roots) to arrive at their own opinions concerning global trends; and practice art in the international community with an understanding of their own role and standpoint in the world.
  • seek new perspectives and values outside boundaries of nationality, belief, and culture, andーthrough their art practiceーpose questions and new ideas to society.
  • carve out their own distinctive art practice and realize their ideas as active members of society.

Preliminary consultations for applicants with disabilities

Due to the specific features of our curriculum, preparing and planning for your individual support may take time. If an applicant requires special accommodations for examination or enrollment, please consult the Global Art Practice faculty in advance. Applicants with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes, allergies or arthritis, are also encouraged to contact the faculty for preliminary consultations.
Special features of GAP curriculum:
  • Collaboration with students from various countries, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Programs such as the Unit Program (a joint class program with our overseas partner schools) involving overseas travels, and staying and working in groups for several weeks in Japan and abroad.
  • Special programs held during the holidays in the University academic calendar
    (※ Classes may be held during the summer holiday.)
  • Technical training in the workshops (woodwork, metalwork, casting, glass, etc).
For preliminary consultation: (available in English and Japanese)

Application Forms