Educational corporation Uryuyama Gakuen Kyoto University of the Arts Applications for the Kyoto University of the Arts Correspondence Graduate School, where you can acquire a master of arts (MFA) completely online, will start from Monday, January 2

Uryuyama Academy Kyoto University of the Arts
From January 23 (Monday), we will start applying for the Kyoto University of the Arts Correspondence Graduate School, where you can acquire the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) completely online, the only one in Japan.

Uryuyama Gakuen Educational Corporation Kyoto University of the Arts (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City / President Sakiko Yoshikawa) The 2023 application period for the correspondence graduate school started on Monday, January 23rd.
■ Topics
・ The 2023 application period for the Kyoto University of the Arts Correspondence Graduate School, which is the only completely online master of arts (MFA) in Japan, will start on Monday, January 23rd. ・Annual tuition from 360,000 yen. We have established a learning system that makes the most of the online learning environment, and have set tuition fees so that students do not give up on learning. ・Because it is completed online, people who are active in various industries all over Japan and overseas gather.
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Kyoto University of the Arts Correspondence Graduate School 2023 Application Period
Monday, January 23, 2023 to Tuesday, February 21, 2023 [postmark valid] Click here for application requirements and other details →
*Web procedures and submission of documents by mail.
*Enrollment screening will be judged comprehensively based on application documents (academic transcripts from the school you graduated from, etc.) and designated submissions.

Kyoto University of the Arts Correspondence Graduate School 3 Points 1. Only in Japan, you can acquire a master of arts (MFA) completely online You can get a full range of educational content completely online with no commuting days. Utilize the learning website “airU My Page” and the online conference system Zoom. Submitting reports and works, video lectures, individual or group work, research records, individual instruction, etc. are all done online, so even busy working adults can learn to their heart’s content in a limited amount of time. Upon completion of this graduate school, students will be awarded a Master of Arts (MFA) or a Master of Science (MA) depending on their field of study.
2. Annual tuition from 360,000 yen. Setting tuition fees so you don’t give up on learning
Until now, one of the reasons why I was interested in “art research by correspondence” but eventually gave up on enrolling was “the burden of tuition.” By establishing a learning system that makes the most of the online learning environment, this graduate school has made it possible for those who had no choice but to give up on further education due to financial reasons to open the door to learning. rice field.
3. Because it is completed online, people who are active “now” in various industries gather
Utilizing the know-how of correspondence education that we have accumulated by making full use of the university’s own learning website “airU My Page” since before the corona crisis, we will realize a complete online learning environment, and various We will realize a graduate school where people who are active in various industries can gather.
Area introduction
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◎ Interdisciplinary Design Research Area
We develop human resources who can solve regional and social issues and act creatively, centered on both the “ability to explore culture and traditions that know the past” and the “creativity of design thinking that envisions the present and the future”. . Active learning through group work is used to effectively enhance proficiency through thorough peer-learning dialogue and detailed feedback that can only be achieved in an online learning environment.
◎Communication design area
Focusing on the three specialized fields of graphic design, video design, and spatial design, we will develop human resources who identify “social issues” and bring about innovation in the future through concrete “strategy and design.”
◎Literature area
This is a full-fledged place of guidance for those who want to make writing a job or life work, such as writers, editors, and those who aspire to create their own media activities by writing articles. We aim to reach a level where we can aim to be professionals in each field by belonging to the “novel creation” or “editing production” seminar.
◎Art Studies and Cultural Heritage Area
Belonging to the field of art studies (art theory, history of Western art, Japanese/Oriental art history) or the field of cultural heritage (historical heritage, history of performing arts/traditional culture), starting full-scale research with enhanced expertise, and becoming a researcher boost the way
◎Photography and video field
While experiencing the diversity and depth of photography and video, which have a history of 200 years, you will acquire the ability to plan, propose, and communicate new ways of relating photography and society, as well as expressions that are directly linked to your individuality. . Not only writers and producers, but also researchers, photo/video editors, gallerists, archivists, part-time artists, etc., are widely recruited for human resources involved in photography and video, and they are trained to lead photo and video activities with connections to the world. To do.
◎Arts and crafts
Japanese-style painting, Western-style painting… In order to further develop the painting expression that each student has nurtured so far, they will accumulate consideration and technique acquisition, aiming for a wider and deeper expression. You can also take a face-to-face practical instruction course as an option (for a fee).
Craft Design Field: We will reconsider the fundamental activity of handicraft as “craft design” and attempt to reconstruct the
conventional view of crafts. We will explore the future of crafts such as ceramics, lacquer, metals, and textiles from multiple perspectives, and connect them to production and practical activities.
From Hiroshi Uemura, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts
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This graduate school’s master’s course art major (correspondence course) is a research institute that works to create new value through practical research and production guidance. By opening a full-fledged art research venue to people from various regions, generations, and occupations, unprecedented artistic and academic collaboration will become possible. If you want to sharpen your interest in production research in this department and develop your specialized skills to the next stage, please come to our graduate school. Let’s create new art from within society, and create a new form of society with the power of art.
■Entrance briefing session archive now available!
Archives of general briefings and briefings for each area and field are available.
■Expansion of graduate schools from April 2023!
In addition to the “Art Major (correspondence education) (complete online learning)” where you can study completely online until completion, Kyoto University of the Arts Graduate School offers “Art Major (face-to-face learning)” where you can teach a small group of seminars through face-to-face learning on campus. In 2023, we will open three majors of the Art Environment Major (face-to-face + online learning), which will combine intensive classes at the Uryuyama Campus in Kyoto and the Gaien Campus in Tokyo, as well as remote classes. For details, please visit the website below. *Applications for commuting courses have been closed.
■ Kyoto University of the Arts Correspondence Education Department
Established in 1998. It is Japan’s first four-year correspondence arts college, where people from all walks of life, including office workers, housewives, and retired people, gather from Hokkaido, Okinawa, and overseas. We have developed a learning website “airU” that is easy for working people to learn, and have a mechanism that allows them to learn at any time and place. In addition, one of the features is the detailed correction guidance with more than 20 years of experience.
Department structure: 16 courses in 4 departments (Department of Arts and Liberal Arts, Department of Art, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Design)
Enrollment: 13,719 *Regular students in the Faculty of Arts, Correspondence Education Department, as of May 1, 2022
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