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 Graduate School comprises four schools; the Graduate School of Fine Arts, the Graduate School of Music, the Graduate School of Film and New Media, and the Graduate School of Global Arts. The university also contains the Music High School and an education and research facility attached to the Faculty of Music.
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Degree Programs in English
Global Art Joint Project
Through our Global Art Joint Project, we collaborate with the world’s leading art schools to offer practicums in Japan and the partnering country. For the 2018-2019 academic year, TUA partners with University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins(CSM) and École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris(BAP). There will be lectures, research, workshops, work production, and presentations based on the themes of each unit.
Exchange Student Programs
Tokyo Geidai places great importance on the exchange of research and ideas on education at an international level.
Students from our partner institutions may apply to participate in an exchange program for one or two school terms. For further details, please contact an international exchange coordinator at your home institution.