Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Participating University TagsOnomichi City University

The Department of Art and Design at Onomichi City University is a relatively small art university with about 50 students in Year 1 and 15 faculty members, and 3 assistants in each course. There are three courses: Japanese painting, Oil painting, and Design, and students in each course can receive highly specialized guidance from faculty members.
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Small-Group Art Education Through the Seto Inland Sea Areas

The Department of Art and Design at Onomichi City University is a relatively small art university with about 50 students in Year 1 and 15 faculty members, and 3 assistants in each course. There are three courses: Japanese painting, Oil painting, and Design, and students in each course can receive highly specialized guidance from faculty members. One of the features of our department’s art education is that all Year 1 students experience all the three courses of practical training in the first year through the basic modeling subjects to cultivate basic modeling skills. Students will select the course in the Year 2 based on their experience and aptitude. Compared to […]

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2021.7.2

Distance Learning Using "Microsoft Teams

 The first semester of the 2020 school year began with compliance to COVID-19 measures. Regular face-to-face lessons were suspended, which led to a major challenge of how to give concrete form to art education acquired through physical experience. It was an opportunity to rethink our fundamental relationship with art, which we usually take for granted. For the Year 1 and 2 students, in particular, it is essential to have a “place” where they can understand and acquire basic skills through dialogue with their teachers to have a sense of the distance from their subjects while struggling with the materials and confirming the production process. It was the first time for […]

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2021.7.2

Design Education on Local Issues

We want to introduce the “Onomichi Regional Issues + Regional Revitalization Project”, which is one of the challenges of Design Practice II of the university design course, as it represents the characteristics of Faculty of Art and Culture, Department of Art and Design.  We will share our experiences on the project content, project brief and process, end results, educational perspectives and our assessments of students. “Onomichi Regional Issues + Regional Revitalization Project” started in 2003 as an industry-academia collaboration project between the Department of Fine Arts Design Course of the Faculty of Arts and Culture and the Onomichi branch of the Hiroshima Small and Medium Enterprises Association. All the third-year […]

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2020.3.31