Design Academia - 国公立デザイン系大学会議

Participating University TagsUniversity of Tsukuba

The University of Tsukuba Arts Organization started its activities in 1975, one and a half years after the founding of the University of Tsukuba. From the beginning, the educational and faculty organizations have been separated. The undergraduate art specialization programs and the department of arts were the first to be organized. The graduate school had an independent Master of Arts program and a five-year integrated doctoral of arts program. The system was such that students from the specialized school group had to choose either the master or the doctoral program. With design studies in graduate school during generalization in 1991, we can offer research and education in design at the master and doctoral levels.
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International Exchanges During COVID-19

The University of Tsukuba’s Bachelor’s Program in Design (DPD) has implemented an educational strategy promotion project for the fiscal year 2020: “Building a Foundation for International Research and Education Collaboration in Creativity (IRACI) and Realizing an International Joint Degree Program”. The following three objectives are the strategic research and education program (IRACI: International Research Alliance for Creativity and Innovation) for learning and applying creativity. 1. To conduct an International Creativity Research Festival to build an international collaborative organization for creativity research and to realize a double degree/joint degree program. 2. To introduce a VR conferencing system that allows many people to gather virtually in one place, share their experiences, and […]

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2022.3.29

Graduate Program for Highly Skilled Researchers in Design Who Create New Social Systems

The degree program of the graduate schools of our university, which started planning in 2015, began in 2020 after various studies. The purpose of the program is to acquire the practical ability to create products and environments that improve people’s minds, to create social systems that develop good and fulfilling connections between people, and to foster highly skilled professionals or researchers with the qualities of top international leaders who will play a central role in various research and educational institutions, and apply their creativity to nurture, maintain, and revitalize rich and constructive communities and societies. Design education is positioned as a Degree Program in Design (DPD). In addition to the […]

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2022.3.29

The 3rd Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference

The Association of Design Departments and Schools in Japanese Public Universities Conference gathers 22 public universities with design-related faculties and departments. On this day, 17 of these universities gathered for the third symposium, which was held online. In 2021, the pandemic that began the previous year had not been resolved, and the state and methods of education at universities continue to be questioned. Under the overall theme of “New Normal: New Relationship between Society and Design”, case studies from each university were shared, and a lively Q&A session was held under the sub-theme of “Student”, “Region”, and “International”. In the first half of the session, the three universities shared their […]

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2021.9.25

Support for Distance Learning and Management of New Degree Programs at the University of Tsukuba

The University of Tsukuba launched the New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Risk Response Team in January 2020 and compiled countermeasures for large-scale gatherings at the end of February. As a result, the decision was made to review the graduation ceremony’s operation method and cancel the entrance ceremony. A parallel task force was established to deal with the new semester. The task force discussed how to operate the educational organization from April onward, especially at what stage to start the new semester and how students and faculty members should respond to non-face-to-face classes. Since the university-wide comprehensive contract for Microsoft Office 365 was already in operation, we decided to use Microsoft Teams […]

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2021.7.5

Cross-Disciplinary Education Managed by Faculty Members from Multiple Academic Departments Working Together

The University of Tsukuba Arts Organization started its activities in 1975, one and a half years after the founding of the University of Tsukuba. From the beginning, the educational and faculty organizations have been separated. The undergraduate art specialization programs and the department of arts were the first to be organized. The graduate school had an independent Master of Arts program and a five-year integrated doctoral of arts program. The system was such that students from the specialized school group had to choose either the master or the doctoral program. With design studies in graduate school during generalization in 1991, we can offer research and education in design at the […]

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2021.7.2

A New Degree Program Resulted from the Graduate School Reform

From 2020, the University of Tsukuba will reorganize the doctoral school to degree program system, and the Master’s and Doctoral Program in Design. The degree program allows the university to exercise mobility at its discretion and actively engage in cross-departmental education using internal resources. The degree programs are transcends the research discipline and professors can teach at up to four degree programs. This system will support transcends the organizational framework and multi disciplinal education in graduate school. We aim to develop educational methodology and provide learning opportunities from the perspective of the students through the three policies – diploma policy, curriculum policy, and admission policy and constructing the educational organization […]

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2020.3.31