Kyoto Seika University, with its Faculties of Art, Design, Manga, and Humanities, is best described as “A Place for Expression.” Seiichi Okamoto, its first president, established the essential principles that have long supported this “Place for Expression.” On founding the school, Seiichi Okamoto envisioned the creation of an entirely new kind of university education, and passionately advocated the concept of a university based on the spirit of freedom and autonomy. Even today, Kyoto Seika University continues to pursue those original ideals.
"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.