|Name of university||Yokohama University of Art and Design|
|Name of faculty
|Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Art and Design|
|Educational Philosophy||Art education that cultivates the roots of creative activity is education in its most essential form|
Art education that cultivates the roots of creative activity is education in its most essential form
Ⅰ Educational Goals
Yokohama University of Art and Design has the following 3 educational goals in order to achieve the purposes of the educational studies which are described in the School Rules, Article 1 and 5:
- To obtain expressive skills and techniques specialized in Art and Design.
- To obtain theoretical knowledge of Art and Design.
- To obtain social skills and a broad education.
Yokohama University of Art and Design fosters human resources who can contribute to society in a creative way by achieving the above 3 educational goals.
Ⅱ Diploma Policy
Yokohama University of Art and Design will establish the following three subject categories in order to
achieve the three goals set forth in the educational objectives.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will be awarded to students who have earned the prescribed credits from these courses as stipulated in Article 26 of the school regulations.
- Expressive skills and techniques specialized in Art and Design
Major Subjects for the course
- To Theoretical knowledge of Art and Design
Liberal Arts (Art)
- Social skills and a broad education
Liberal Arts (General)
Obtaining total 124 credits and more for graduation requirements. By achieving these educational goals, students can obtain these skills according to the following table. Yokohama University of Art and Design Competency Goals
Expressive skills and techniques specialized in Art and Design
- Expressive skills
- Information-gathering capacity
- Pursuit skills
- Presentation skills
- Digital skills
Theoretical knowledge of Art and Design
- Knowledge of history of Art and Art theory regarding Art and Design
- Knowledge of techniques regarding Art and Design
Social skills and a broad education
- Communication ability
- Capacity to think logically
- PerspiProblem solving skills / Independencecacity
- Career formation ability
- Sense of ethics / Social responsibility
Ⅲ Curriculum Policy
Attitude of mind for Curriculum
Yokohama University of Art and Design has set the following attitudes of mind as a foundation in order to set Curriculum Policy.
- Through a well-developed first-year education, students acquire basic expressive skills and build a foundation for conceptualization.
- Encouraging students to choose special fields flexibly from cross-sectional curriculums.
- Through liberal arts courses, students will acquire social skills, a broad education, and theoretical knowledge of art and design.
- Students will acquire specialized expressive techniques in art and design by taking specialized courses.
- Encouraging students to obtain the essential digital skills (including using ICT, Information and Communication Technology) to activities Contemporary Art and Design.
- The final evaluation of the student's studies will be based on the graduation work and its presentation.
- Students' graduation work and presentation will constitute the final evaluation for a course of study.
- Organizing 1~7 into 2 sections of Specialized subjects and Common subjects.
Curriculum Policy of Specialized Subjects (Each Year)
- First Year:
- Establish a curriculum that enables students to acquire basic expressive techniques in art and design, and to learn practical skills to cultivate their conceptual abilities.
- Establish a cross-disciplinary curriculum (Select Primary Area and Sub Area) for students to determine their own aptitude in their field of specilization.
- We set up Digital Literacy (Digital expression basics, Digital presentation, Visual expression basics) as a compulsory subject in order to obtain results by learning specialized subjects.
- A group of courses in plastic arts and expressions will be established to supplement the necessary practical skills training.
- 2nd Year:
- In order for students to master specialized techniques and a knowledge of Art and Design, we set up 9 curriculum course models: Painting, Sculpture, Craft, Textile Design, Product Design, Visual Communication Design, Image and Media Design, Animation and Illustration.
- In order for students to have practical training in related courses and fields, we set up Context Arts subjects (Exercise). 3rd Year:
- 3rd Year:
- In order for students to master specialized techniques and knowledge of Art and Design, we set up curriculum course models: Painting, Sculpture, Craft, Textile Design, Product Design, Visual Communication Design, Image and Media Design, Animation and Illustration.
- We set up a curriculum model of Conservation and Restoration Course which makes 10 courses in total.
- 4th Year:
- In order for students to master techniques and knowledge in specialized fields, we set up a Study of Art and Graduation Work.
Curriculum Policy of Liberal Arts Subjects (Each Year)
- 1st~4th Year:
- A total of 8 subject groups are offered in the general education field: first-year education, humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, physical education, foreign languages, IT and web design, career education, and general education, with the aim of acquiring a broad range of liberal arts and knowledge to apply expertise in society.
- In order for students to obtain theoretical knowledge of Art and Design, we set up 2 subjects: Art Theory and History of Art as Specialized Education fields.
- We set up a Web Design practical qualification training course.
- We set up a Teacher-Training Course in order for students to obtain Junior High School Teacher's License - Grade 1 in Art and High School Teacher's License-Grade 1 in Art.
Ⅳ Admission Policy
Yokohama University of Art and Design requires following candidates who have strong interests in Art and Design to achieve educational goals:
- People who strive to obtain the basic and special techniques in accordance with Art and Design.
- People who strive to obtain basic and special knowledge in accordance with Art and Design.
- People who strive to obtain social skills and a broad education.
- People who make a contribution to society in a creative way by using these techniques and a knowledge of Art and Design in the future.
History of Yokohama University of Art and Design
The Yokohama University of Art and Design was established by Tokiwamatsu Gakuen. Tokiwamatsu Gakuen also
organizes Tokiwamatsu Gakuen elementary school, junior high school and high school in Himonya, Meguro-ku,
The history of Tokiwamatsu Gakuen began with the Tokiwamatsu Private Girl School which was established in Shibuya-cho, Toyotama-gun, Tokyo (currently Shibuya-ku) in 1916. The first president was Ms. Suzuko Misumi. She is also known as a lyricist of “The Roots of White Fuji.”
Ms. Suzuko Misumi established the Tokiwamatsu Private Girls School with the aim of educating girls to be independent with the expression of “a single violet with steel.” Her spirit of founding the school has been continued for many years and the school was established and transferred in Himonya, Meguro-ku, Tokyo in 1947. Later, Ms. Haya Murotani was appointed to be the chairwoman of Tokiwamatsu Gakuen in 1961, and then established the Tokiwamatsu Gakuen Women’s Junior College, which was a 2-year-college specialized in Art in Kohoku-ku (currently Aoba-ku), Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa in 1966. Since then, the school has evolved and progressed according to the needs of society. The school’s name changed to Yokohama Junior College of Art and Design in 2001 and became coeducational.
Yokohama University of Art and Design is proud of the above history and was established with an educational philosophy which is “Art education that cultivates the roots of creative activity is education in its most essential form” in 2010. We aim to foster human resources who can make a contribution to society in a creative way as well as understanding the requirements of society in the international city of Yokohama. Tokiwamatsu Gakuen celebrated the 100th anniversary of it foundation in 2016. We will keep improving and activating our education and the level of study, as well as linking up with regional communities to increasingly become a creative university which appeals to society.
|1916||Founded Tokiwamatsu Gakuen
Founder: Ms. Suzuko Misumi
|1966||Tokiwamatsu Gakuen 50th anniversary
Established the Tokiwamatsu Gakuen Women’s Junior College, Department of Arts in Kohoku-ku (currently Aoba-ku), Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
|1992||Tokiwamatsu Gakuen 75th anniversary|
|1995||Changed the name of school to “Tokiwamatsu Gakuen Yokohama Junior College of Art”|
|1996||Tokiwamatsu Gakuen 80th anniversary
“Tokiwamatsu Gakuen Yokohama Junior College of Art”
Opened major subjects (National Institution for Academic Degrees certified)
|2001||Changed the name of school to “Yokohama Junior College of Art and Design”
|2010||Established “Yokohama University of Art and Design”
President: Mr. Fuminori Haruyama
|2016||Tokiwamatsu Gakuen 100th anniversary
Changed the name of the faculty to the Faculty of Art and Design
President: Dr. Nobuaki Okamoto