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

“Your Creativity for Someone Else”

We all agree that Arts have a very important significance for creating rich and energetic society because creativity of Arts connects people and different cultures beyond all boundaries, and it will be the power to create “something” new. We can say that it is not only art and design but also fashion, game, and animation that we are familiar with in everyday life.

However, creativity needs us continuous thinking of ourselves and the world we live in. Professional creators are challenging and exploring the answer of that question with their high aspiration and belief, and creating new works to contribute to the society. So to speak, "creating" might be a journey to discover the core of our way of living.

As a starting point of its long journey, Yokohama University of Art and Design exists.
Tokiwamatsu Gakuen as a parent institution is a traditional school to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its foundation this year. Tokiwamatsu Gakuen has continuously graduated over 13,000 students onto the various fields of the society for 50 years since the foundation of Tokiwamatsu Gakuen Women’s Junior University, which is the predecessor of Tokiwamatsu Gakuen. We renewed the name of both faculty and department from “Art” to “Art and Design” aiming for the future education of Arts.

We hope students to use their creativity for not only themselves but also someone else for tomorrow to become a person who has the passion to complete their life missions. There is an environment to foster your creativity in Yokohama University of Art and Design.
We look forward to welcoming students who have strong passion of Art and Design and try to explore their future.

Dr.Nobuaki Okamoto