Tokyo University of the Arts
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Tokyo University of the Arts (東京藝術大学, Tōkyō Geijutsu Daigaku) or Geidai (芸大) is the most prestigious art school in Japan. Located in Ueno Park, it also has facilities in Toride, Ibaraki, Yokohama, Kanagawa, and Kitasenju and Adachi, Tokyo. The university has trained renowned artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, crafts, inter-media, sound, music composition, traditional instruments, art curation and global arts.
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. The doctoral degree in fine art practice initiated in the 1980s was one of the earliest programs to do so globally. 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 École des Beaux-Arts (France), 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)
- Japanese Painting
- Oil Painting
- Architecture and Planning
- Aesthetics and Art History
- Inter-media Arts
Department of MusicEdit
(Includes undergraduate and graduate school programs)
- Vocal Music
- String instruments
- Wind and Percussion Instruments
- Early Music
- Traditional Japanese Music
- Musical Creativity and the Environment
Film and new media graduate schoolEdit
(only for graduate student)
- Film production
- New media
- 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
Composer Sakamoto Ryuichi (born 1952)
Film director Teshigahara Hiroshi (1927-2001)]]
Composer Masashi Hamauzu (born 1971)
Traditional Japanese composer Taki Rentaro (1879–1903)
- Erina Matsui (painter)
- Aiko Miyanaga (sculptor)
- Firoz Mahmud (Bangladeshi contemporary Artist / painter)
- Eric Van Hove (Belgian artist)
- Takashi Murakami (artist)
- Yoshitoshi Abe (cartoonist / illustrator)
- Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill (metalworker and irogane researcher)
- Shin Egashira (Architect/ Sculptor)
- Tsuguharu Foujita (oil painter / sculptor)
- Shigeo Fukuda (graphic designer)
- Jin Goto (artist / painter - Nihonga painting)
- Fuyuko Matsui (painter)
- Kaii Higashiyama (painter)
- Ikuo Hirayama (painter)
- Shunsō Hishida (painter)
- Eiko Ishioka (designer)
- James Jack (installation artist)
- Tōichi Katō (painter)
- Gyokudo Kawai (painter)
- Kim Su-keun (architect)
- Ryōhei Koiso (oil painter)
- Yōichi Kotabe (animator)
- Seiji Kurata (photographer)
- Tetsuya Noda (artist)
- Kakuzō Okakura (essayist)
- Tarō Okamoto (artist)
- Carl Randall (painter)
- Lee Shih-chiao (painter)
- Kanzan Shimomura (painter)
- Yasushi Sugiyama (painter)
- Shinzaburo Takeda (printmaker / painter)
- Masao Tamiya (graphic artist)
- Tadao Tominari (photographer)
- Kōtarō Takamura (sculptor / poet)
- Hiroshi Teshigahara (film director)
- Eisaku Wada (painter / faculty)
- Yoshihiko Wada (oil painter)
- Iwao Yamawaki (photographer / architect)
- Ryumon Yasuda (painter / sculptor)
- Taikan Yokoyama (painter)
- Yassan (GPS drawing)
- Yukihiko Yasuda (painter)
- Yasushi Akutagawa (composer)
- Ikuma Dan (composer)
- Ichiro Fujiyama (singer / composer)
- Akiko Futaba (singer)
- Shiro Hamaguchi (composer / arranger)
- Masashi Hamauzu (composer)
- Ryohei Hirose (composer)
- Shin-ichiro Ikebe (composer)
- Hiroyuki Iwaki (conductor)
- Taku Iwasaki (composer)
- Kaoru Kakudo (violinist)
- Jo Kondo (composer)
- Akira Yamaoka (composer)
- Hayato Matsuo (composer)
- Toshiro Mayuzumi (composer)
- Minoru Miki (composer)
- Hajime Mizoguchi (composer)
- Kōtarō Nakagawa (composer / arranger)
- Toshihiko Sahashi (composer)
- Ryuichi Sakamoto (composer)
- Kazue Sawai (koto player)
- Tadao Sawai (koto player and composer)
- Tatsuo Sasaki (Timpani/marimba player)
- Makoto Shinohara (composer)
- Masaaki Suzuki (organist / harpsichordist / conductor)
- Motoaki Takenouchi (composer)
- Rentarō Taki (composer)
- Chiyuki Urano (baritone)
- Kosaku Yamada (composer / conductor)
- Akio Yashiro (composer)
- Diramore (composer / music director)
- Masaki Fujihata (new media)
- Kazue Kobata (inter-media arts)
- 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
- Meio Saitō (oil painting)
- Tokihiro Satō (inter-media arts)
- Michael W. Schneider (printmaking)
- Takashi Shimizu (violin)
- Kanzan Shimomura
- Masaaki Suzuki (early music)
- Ritsuko Taho (inter-media arts)
- Toru Takahashi (education)
- Kōun Takamura
- Kenji Watanabe (piano)
- Yoshiaki Watanabe (inter-media arts)
- Koji Yamamoto (industrial arts)
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