Graduate School School of Art (Master’s Program and Doctorate [Ph.D.] Program)

 School of Art (Master’s Program and Doctorate [Ph.D.] Program)

Graduate School of Art: Master’s Program

Fostering creative people in the true pursuit of the essence of art.

Genuine creativity starts from dialog with yourself.
Why am I creating this? Why does this move me? What is art?
Immersing yourself in the creative process and asking these questions allows you to see new things:
SEIKA’s Graduate School of Art offers abundant time and stimulating surroundings for this reason.
From here will originate artists and researchers pursuing the essence of art.

1.Top-level creative environment

The Graduate School of Art is comprised of eight fields: Oil Painting, Japanese Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Textiles, Video & Media Arts, and Art Theory. For practitioners, the school features wide-ranging facilities among the top level of Japanese art universities, with personal tuition from staff currently active as artists. We cultivate artistic expression that is highly advanced in its creativity and universality, through the strict critical eyes of professionals, in supportive surroundings. For theorists too, thorough and practical research can be carried out adjacent to the production studios.

2.Free, diverse means of artistic expression

On the one hand learning the uniqueness of each specialist field and deepening their expertise, students also have total freedom in their actual productive work in terms of the means of expression and choice of theme. Graduate students of oil painting learn the gold leaf techniques of Japanese painting; paintings on Japanese paper (washi) and glass are added to architectural decoration. While trying various types of technique and media it is possible to carry out comprehensive exploration of the nature of artistic expression. The work of graduate students is broad, encompassing traditional methodologies and extending to contemporary art, developed via tuition and thinking that go beyond conventional concepts.

3.Diverse engagement widening ideas and perspectives

The Master’s Program on the one hand pursues the acquisition of techniques and specialist knowledge for every field, allowing scholars to explores their own style ofs expression and work themes, while also broadening their perspectives and ideas as an artist or research scholar through viewing and critiquing diverse works, sharing opinions with authors and theoretical researchers from other fields, as well as experiencing other than creative work and participation in off-campus projects. Tutors for practitioners and theorists operate together in an integrated teaching system, providing support from both theoretical and technical perspectives.

Graduate School of Art: Doctorate (Ph.D.) Program

Deeper pursuit of your own creative expression and research.

The Graduate School of Art’s Doctorate (Ph.D.) Program comprises three fields: Fine Arts, producing new artwork while utilizing the methodologies of both the classical and the modern; Design, which pursues functional rationality and aesthetic tendencies of information and objects while possessing relationships with contemporary society; and Media, investigating the creative sphere of the media, the so-called expanded consciousness. Here scholars will pursue deeper creative expression and research matching their own styles, with the main thrust placed on establishing high levels of work.
Further, in order to develop new work in each students’ respective field of research, the tutors for practitioners and theorists operate together in an amalgmated teaching system, supporting both theoretical and technical perspectives.

Work Produced at the Graduate School of Art

“Hope”  Wakako Chikuma

“Hope” Wakako Chikuma

Japanese Painting

1818 x 2273mm

Sliding door, iwaenogu, suihienogu

“Landscape Without a Story” Ayane Namiki

Sculpture
3,200 (H) x 3,000 (W) x 2,000mm (D)
Travel company pamphlets, children’s beads, girls’ toys

「物語のない風景」並木文音
「coinage」鳥居本顕史

“coinage” Akihito Toriimoto

Printing
2,000 x 2,000mm
Silicone rubber print

Course Tutors

The Joint Introductory Classes, which allows you to study across four Graduate Schools, and the Specialist Lecture Courses create a practical educational and research environment, from lecturers working at the forefront of their specialist fields. The Specialist Research Classes at every School provide thorough instruction from experienced research tutors according to each individual research theme.

Graduate School Applicant Guidelines

Please refer to the “Graduate School of Art Master’s Program / Doctorate Program” information on entrance examinations and applicant guidelines.

Inquiries

Academic Affairs Section, Academic Affairs Office (Graduate School), Kyoto Seika University
Mail:kyoumu@kyoto-seika.ac.jp

Graduate School of Art Faculty Members (in Japanese)

The Joint Introductory Course, which allows you to study across four Schools, and the Specialist Lecture Course create a practical educational and research environment, from lecturers working at the forefront of their specialist fields. The Specialist Research Course at every School undertakes thorough instruction from experienced research tutors according to each individual research theme.