Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Participating University TagsAkita University of Art

Akita University of Art was established as an arts and crafts school by Akita City in 1952, and has since grown from a vocational school to a junior college, before becoming a four-year university in 2013. This year marks the eighth anniversary of the opening of the University, which has a long history of about 70 years, and has innovated its educational system in accordance with each era. With the advent of the information society, society’s structure continues to change at an accelerated pace, through activities that transcend various fields and domains. In order to break free from the stereotypes and ties of the past and adapt to the openness of society, faculty members with various specializations are working together to build an educational curriculum based on the idea of “education that responds to an ever-changing society”. In this way, the University has since its opening continued to take on the challenge of creating new artistic fields.
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Our Thoughts on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Akita University of Art started the 2020 school year with the genuine question of how to proceed with education and research during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: how to look at the pandemic beyond the purely negative light of the current moment, and view it from a more neutral perspective, as a phenomenon which has been repeating throughout history. How have humans behaved in the face of biological and environmental change? And what are the implications of Akita University of Art’s efforts? This may sound a bit dramatic, but what kind of ingenuity can be achieved by looking at the social situation we are facing now as a point on […]

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2021.7.5

Responding to an Ever-Changing Society

Akita University of Art was established as an arts and crafts school by Akita City in 1952, and has since grown from a vocational school to a junior college, before becoming a four-year university in 2013. This year marks the eighth anniversary of the opening of the University, which has a long history of about 70 years, and has innovated its educational system in accordance with each era. With the advent of the information society, society’s structure continues to change at an accelerated pace, through activities that transcend various fields and domains. In order to break free from the stereotypes and ties of the past and adapt to the openness […]

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2021.7.2

Features of Akita University of Art (Faculty of Art, Department of Art)

At Akita University of Art, students take on the creation of new artistic fields unbound by preexisting concepts, in response to the needs of the modern world. We pursue the potential and commonality of art by taking advantage of the cultural resources of Akita, a land blessed by nature and rich traditions, to foster talented individuals who use their artistic sensibilities and creativity to make a difference in Japanese and global society. The entrance examination is comprehensive, not specialized according to desired major. Upon admission, students examine basic concepts of quality, perspective, ideas, research, thought processes and communication, creating a foundation for more specialized study under instructors who work on […]

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2020.3.31