Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Towards the Interdisciplinary of "Design Engineering" and "Media Engineering"

At Iwate University’s Graduate School, for Design and Media Technology (Master’s Course, Doctor`s Major), students can study design technology and media technology. In design technology, students learn about the environment, products and content, while in media technology, research is conducted on the basic technologies that support design. The aim is to create a deeper learning and research environment by approaching specialized fields from both media technology and design technology. At the same time, groups of students from different fields, including international students, engage in problem-solving projects to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge, mutual communication skills, communication skills through group learning. We aim to develop human resources who can play an active role in the international community.

We hope that students in this course will be able to respond to society’s need for spiritual enrichment through the creation of human-friendly environments and cultural living spaces. With this in mind, students with different academic backgrounds, such as design technology in the field of environmental, design technology and media technology in the field of design, collaborate on projects that address issues such as the development of systems based on their own findings. They will acquire a wide range of knowledge in their specialization and related fields and improving communication skills including English proficiency. They can also engage in research activities in one of the specialized or interdisciplinary areas of design and media technology.

Students who complete the course of study will be awarded a degree in engineering or design. We are the second national university to awarddegrees in design, after Kyushu University.