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

Global Art Practice (MFA course)


 As of April 2016 Global Art Practice (GAP) MFA course is established in the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA). The GAP focuses on the research and education around social practice of contemporary art today within a global context. It expands alternative networks and social interactions beyond Japan. The course, led by international artists and arts professionals, offers innovative programs in a flexible, specially designed format to enable graduate students to develop leadership roles as artists and researchers.

Global Art Practice, Graduate School of Fine Arts

Main Curriculum

1.Global Art Practice

 This Global Art Joint Curriculum, undertaken in collaboration with some of the world’s best art institutions, offers practice sessions in both Japan and abroad, during which faculty and students of TUA and the partner institution work as a Unit. Classes are offered primarily in English.

2016-2017 Global Art Joint Curriculum is scheduled with the institutions as follows:
>> University of the Arts, London, Central Saint Martins
>> École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris
>> School of Art Institute of Chicago

2.Global Art Social Practice Lecture

 Inviting world-class art professionals, this series of lectures and forums are offered to discuss and examine the critical issues in contemporary social art practice within a global context today. The distinguished professors for the lectures are planned to include Hanru Hau, Alfredo Jaar, Yongwoo Lee, Bartomeu Mari among others.

3.Traditional Shop

 An introduction will be offered to the dynamism of tradition and the techniques in various fields of the arts inherited in Tokyo University of the Arts, the only one national art university in Japan. The Shop exceptionally enables reflective and critical insight into both modernization and traditions.

An Application Overview of Global Art Practice MFA course (English version, PDF:169KB)
An Application Overveiw of Global Art Practice MFA course (Japanese version, PDF:272KB)

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