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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 and Adachi, Tokyo. The university owns two halls of residence: one (for both Japanese and international students) in Adachi, Tokyo,[1] and the other (for mainly international students) in Matsudo, Chiba.

Tokyo University of the Arts
Tokyo University of the Arts logo.svg
ChancellorKazuki Sawa
Vice-ChancellorKenji Watanabe
Administrative staff
WebsiteOfficial website in English



The university was formed in 1949 by the merger of the Tokyo Fine Arts School (東京美術学校, Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō) and the Tokyo Music School (東京音楽学校, Tōkyō Ongaku Gakkō), both 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 ArtsEdit

(Includes undergraduate and graduate school programs)

Department of MusicEdit

(Includes undergraduate and graduate school programs)

Film and new media graduate schoolEdit

(only for graduate student)

  • Film production
  • New media
  • Animation


  • 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 informationEdit


Film director Teshigahara Hiroshi (1927-2001)
Composer Masashi Hamauzu (born 1971)


Composer Sakamoto Ryuichi (born 1952)
Traditional Japanese composer Taki Rentaro (1879–1903)



Faculty membersEdit

Film director Takeshi Kitano

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Unveiling Ceremony for the Geishinryo Residence Hall". Tokyo University of the Arts. Retrieved 2015-09-12.
  2. ^ Steven Heller, "Shigeo Fukuda, Graphic Designer, Dies at 76", The New York Times, 2 December 2007. Accessed 2010-08-31.
  3. ^ GotoJin official website‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
  4. ^ Short biography of Hishida, Iida City Museum. ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) Accessed 2010-09-01.
  5. ^ Kōtarō Iizawa, Tōkyō shashin (東京写真) / Tokyo Photography (Tokyo: Inax, 1995; ISBN 4-87275-059-4), p.260; Sanjūroku fotogurafāzu: Kimura Ihei Shashinshō no sanjūnen (36フォトグラファーズ:木村伊兵衛写真賞の30年) (Tokyo: Asahi Shinbun, 2005; ISBN 4-02-272303-3), p.11).
  6. ^ Carl Randall Education History. Accessed 2013-10-24.
  7. ^ a b Biography of Shimomura, "Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures", National Diet Library. Accessed 2010-09-02.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Kazuko Sekiji (関次和子), "Tominari Tadao", in Nihon shashinka jiten (日本写真家事典) / 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000; ISBN 4-473-01750-8), p.223. ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
  10. ^ Profile of Teshigahara at the image library of Musashino University of the Arts. ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) Accessed 2010-09-03.
  11. ^ Tokyo University of Arts Calendar · 2014 Collection of Modern masterpiece paintings (東京藝術大学カレンダー・2014 所蔵名品絵画 近代編), Tokyo University of Arts. ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) Accessed 2018-08-31.
  12. ^ Louis Frédéric; Käthe Roth (transl.) (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 1023. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5. OCLC 58053128. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  13. ^ Biography of Yokoyama, "Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures", National Diet Library. Accessed 2010-09-02.
  14. ^ Biography Archived 2009-08-18 at the Wayback Machine of Hirose, The International Shakuhachi Society. ‹See Tfd›(in English) Accessed 2010-09-02.
  15. ^ "Japanese conductor Hiroyuki Iwaki dies at 73", USA Today, 13 June 2006. Accessed 2010-09-02.
  16. ^ Biography Archived 2010-10-27 at the Wayback Machine of Kondō, University of York Press. Accessed 2010-09-02.
  17. ^ Profile of Sawai, ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) Accessed 2010-09-02.
  18. ^ [1]
  19. ^ Biography Archived 2010-03-24 at the Wayback Machine of Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan. Accessed 2010-09-02.
  20. ^ Chronology of Taki[permanent dead link], Taketa City website. ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) Accessed 2010-09-03.
  21. ^ "Koscak Yamada", Naxos Records. Accessed 2010-09-02.
  22. ^ Biography of Yashiro, Naxos Records. Accessed 2010-09-02.
  23. ^ "Kenji Ekuan, designer of the classic soy sauce dispenser, dead at age 85". Japan Times. 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  24. ^ Department of Metal Casting list of early instructors Archived 2012-08-01 at Accessed 2010-12-11
  25. ^ List of faculty members Archived 2009-08-15 at the Wayback Machine, Department of Inter-Media Arts. Accessed 26 November 2009. ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
  26. ^ [2], Department of Oil Painting.
  27. ^ Biography of Takamura, "Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures", National Diet Library. Accessed 2010-09-02.

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