• Yokohama University of Art and Design
  • Yokohama University of Art and Design

“Shape Your Creativity”

Art is extremely important to shape a spiritually affluent and active society. Because creativity in Art links peoples and cultures beyond various borders and becomes a foundation to create something new.
However, forming creativity is not easy. If you have a passive attitude, your creativity will never be born. We always need to be questioning the society which surrounds us and also yourself. Creators challenge themselves with these questions and, with their motives and briefs, search for answers and create wonderful artwork. In this way, creators make a contribution to society. In other words, creating is also a journey to discover how you live.

I am very happy that you have chosen our Yokohama University of Art and Design as a starting point for your life journey. Tokiwamatsu Gakuen is a traditional school which is a parent institution of Yokohama University of Art and Design and celebrated its centenary in 2016. Yokohama University of Art and Design has around 13,000 graduated students who have worked actively in various fields of our society for 50 years, since the Women’s Junior University was founded, which is a former university of Yokohama University of Art and Design. Two years ago, we changed the name of the faculty and department of art to the Department of Art and Design, Faculty of Art and Design to enhance education program. Last year, we also established the Warehouse TERRADA endowed chair, Conservation and Restoration Course. In addition, this year, we are going to establish an Animation Course. We continuously develop our educational programs in Art and Design to follow current trends.

We expect that you will create your artwork both for individuals and society. Yokohama University of Art and Design shapes your creativity together with all faculty members.

Yokohama University of Art and Design is waiting for you. You will become pioneers.

Dr.Nobuaki Okamoto