Tokyo University of the Arts GEIDAI x GLOBAL TUA The Graduate School of Global Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts Course of Global Art Practice TUA Admission Information

Outline of the University and Departments

 Tokyo University of the Arts was founded in May 1949 under the National School Establishment Law (Act No. 150 of 1949) through a merger of Tokyo Fine Arts School (currently the Faculty of Fine Arts) and Tokyo Music School (currently the Faculty of Music). At the time of its establishment, the university comprised ten departments in two faculties, the Faculty of Fine Arts (Departments of Painting, Sculpture, Crafts, Architecture, and Aesthetics and Art History), the Faculty of Music (Departments of Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Conducting, and Musicology), as well as the University Library.

 

 The faculties have expanded and been reorganized through the years, resulting in the current organization comprising 14 departments in two faculties; the Faculty of Fine Arts (Departments of Painting, Sculpture, Crafts, Design, Architecture, Inter-Media Art, and Aesthetics and Art History), Faculty of Music (Departments of Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Conducting, Traditional Japanese Music, Musicology, and Musical Creativity and the Environment), as well as facilities such as the University Library, the University Art Museum, and the Performing Arts Center.

 

 The Graduate School comprises three schools; the Graduate School of Fine Arts, the Graduate School of Music, and the Graduate School of Film and New Media. The university also contains the Music High School and an education and research facility attached to the Faculty of Music.

 

 Tokyo University of the Arts is spread across four campuses; Ueno Park in Taito-ku, Toride City in Ibaraki Prefecture, Yokohama City in Kanagawa Prefecture and Senju in Adachi-ku, with the majority of departments and facilities concentrated within Ueno Park. 2-4th year courses in the Department of Inter-Media Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts and a part of the Graduate School of Fine Arts are located at the Toride Campus. The Graduate School of Film and New Media is situated at the Yokohama Campus, and the Department of Musical Creativity and the Environment in the Faculty of Music, various research fields of the Department of Musicology and Music Studies in the Graduate School of Music, and the Graduate School of Global Arts are at the Senju Campus.