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Tokyo University of the Arts

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Type  National
Chancellor  Ryōhei Miyata
Administrative staff  227
Undergraduate tuition and fees  535,800 JPY (2008)
Phone  +81 50-5525-2013
Founded  1949
Established  1949
Vice-Chancellor  Kenji Watanabe
Location  Tokyo, Japan
Total enrollment  3,302 (1 May 2015)
Color  Black
Tokyo University of the Arts

Address  Japan, 〒110-8714 Tokyo, Taito, 上野公園12−8
Subsidiaries  Tokyo University of the Arts, Toride
Notable alumni  Yokoyama Taikan, Takashi Murakami, Ikuo Hirayama, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tsuguharu Foujita
Similar  Tama Art University, Tokyo Gakugei University, Musashino Art University, Tokyo College of Music, Aichi Prefectural University

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Tokyo University of the Arts (東京藝術大学, Tōkyō Geijutsu Daigaku) or Geidai (芸大) is an art school in Japan. Located in Ueno Park, it also has facilities in Toride, Ibaraki, Yokohama, Kanagawa, and Kitasenju, Adachi, Tokyo. The university owns two halls of residence: one (for both Japanese and international students) in Adachi, Tokyo, and the other (for mainly international students) in Matsudo, Chiba.



The university was formed in 1949 by the merger of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (東京美術学校, Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō) and the Tokyo Music School (東京音楽学校, Tōkyō Ongaku Gakkō), both of which were founded in 1887. Originally male-only, the schools began to admit women in 1946. The graduate school opened in 1963, and began offering doctoral degrees in 1977. After the National University Corporations were formed on April 1, 2004, the school became known as the Kokuritsu Daigaku Hōjin Tōkyō Geijutsu Daigaku ((国立大学法人東京藝術大学). On April 1, 2008, the university changed its English name from "Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music" to "Tokyo University of the Arts."

The school has had student exchanges with a number of other art and music institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA), the Royal Academy of Music (UK), the University of Sydney and Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Australia), the Korea National University of Arts, and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Department of Fine Arts

(Includes undergraduate and graduate school programs)

  • Japanese Painting
  • Oil Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Craft
  • Design
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Aesthetics and Art History
  • Inter-media Arts
  • Conservation
  • Department of Music

    (Includes undergraduate and graduate school programs)

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Vocal Music
  • Piano
  • Organ
  • String Instruments
  • Wind and Percussion Instruments
  • Early Music
  • Musicology
  • Traditional Japanese Music
  • Musical Creativity and the Environment
  • Film and new media graduate school

    (only for graduate student)

  • Film production
  • New media
  • Animation
  • Organization

  • University Art Museum
  • University Library
  • University Orchestra
  • University Opera
  • Administration Office
  • Art Media Center
  • Center for Music Research
  • Geidai Art Plaza
  • Health Care Service Center
  • Institute of Ancient Art Research
  • Oversea Student Center
  • Photography Center
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Senior High School of Music
  • Sogakudo Concert Hall
  • Training Center for Foreign Language and Diction
  • Contact information

  • Tokyo University of the Arts
    12-8 Ueno Park
    Taitō, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan
  • Telephone: +81(0)50-5525-2013
  • Others

  • Kenji Ekuan (industrial designer)
  • Eiji Aonuma (video game designer)
  • Norio Ohga (former president of Sony / singer / conductor)
  • Rin' (pop group)
  • Faculty members

  • Masaki Fujihata (new media)
  • Osamu Kido (sculpture)
  • Atsushi Kitagawara (architecture)
  • Takeshi Kitano (film)
  • Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi (conducting)
  • Kiyoshi Kurosawa (film)
  • Toyomichi Kurita (film)
  • Joun Ōshima (sculpture), noted Japanese sculptor in the Meiji/Taisho/Showa periods
  • Tokihiro Satō (inter-media arts)
  • Michael W. Schneider (printmaking)
  • Takashi Shimizu (violin)
  • Kanzan Shimomura
  • Masaaki Suzuki (early music)
  • Toru Takahashi (education)
  • Kōun Takamura
  • Kenji Watanabe (piano)
  • Yoshiaki Watanabe (inter-media arts)
  • Koji Yamamoto (industrial arts)
  • References

    Tokyo University of the Arts Wikipedia