“SEIKA renounces all the conventional values of the past like a blank canvas. We are creating a new university imbued with the spirit of freedom and autonomy where all faculty members and students are respected first of all as people.”
Seiichi Okamoto, SEIKA’s first president, envisioned the creation of an entirely new kind of university education, passionately advocating the concept of a university based on the spirit of freedom and autonomy.
Kyoto Seika University continues to pursue those original ideals today.
"Our objective is to promote a spirit of independence, thereby contributing to human society by intellectual and artistic learning."
SEIKA was founded in 1968 with the intention of providing a progressive, liberal and humanistic alternative to the "production-line" education system of that time.
SEIKA consists of four faculties: Art, Design, Manga and Humanities, and associated Graduate Schools.
Students are currently enrolled as undergraduates (in BA courses), graduate students (in MA and PhD programs), and as research students.
Teaching staff are listed here according to Japanese syllabary, and by field of specialization.
SEIKA 's campus features advanced facilities, in a refreshingly natural setting, conveniently located close to Kyoto, the heart of Japan.