Training architects who design society in its entirety

The aim of the Architecture Course is to train students to become architects who can create comprehensive designs for all kinds of places and spaces where humans interact.Students acquire a wide range of knowledge in class, including the basics of housing design, traditional building techniques, and advanced construction methods.They also learn about interior design and urban planning.We place particular emphasis on training students to give form to their ideas through practicums in fields such as model making, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), and sketching.We also emphasize the experience students gain by visiting and observing construction sites and thinking on the spot.To this knowledge and experience, we add artistic perspectives and inspiration, developing students’ ability to contribute to society as architects.We also offer classes and workshops where students can learn about architecture in English as well as opportunities to visit other countries.We encourage our students to develop their international awareness and set their sights on becoming architects capable of taking on the world.

Subject Highlights

  • Learn the basics of architecture in English{j} to succeed globally.

    [Basics in Architectural Design 2 / Year 1]
    Students learn the basics of architectural design and develop the ability to plan and construct spaces to meet requirements such as usage, site, scale, and relationships. Lectures, assignments, presentations, and reviews are all conducted in English with the goal of equipping students with the abilities needed to succeed in a wide range of roles, both in Japan and overseas.

  • Recreating a two-dimensional collage in three dimensions to train a sense of scale.

    [Basics in Architectural Design 4 / Year 2]
    Students create collages that place foreign objects in the landscape, such as a giant spoon in a classroom or a ruler filling a bathroom, then develop these collages into spatial artworks.This helps students acquire the ability to resize the scale of an object in their mind as well as develop skills such as imagination and planning.

What You Will Study

  1. 1STYEAR

    Developing skills, creativity, and English ability

    Students work on assignments under a variety of conditions and learn the basics of design, developing their ability to come up with new ideas as they pursue new forms of architecture.There are also classes where students learn practical skills in English.

  2. 2NDYEAR

    Fostering imagination

    Students are challenged to develop their vision for society, including the Kyoto of the future, new architecture, and the landscape of daily life.Students acquire the ability to design architecture that is in touch with its human users and their everyday lives.

  3. 3RDYEAR

    Learning in a studio setting

    Students are split into groups, each led by a faculty member who is an architect, where they engage in deeper learning in similar environments to real architecture studios.We also offer the opportunity for students to have their work reviewed by prominent architects.

  4. 4THYEAR

    Giving shape to ideas through the graduation work

    Students continue their studies in a studio environment.Using the knowledge, skills, and imagination they have cultivated over the previous four years, they engage in their graduation work to propose, as architects, a vision for the future of society and the way we live.

What You Will Learn

  • Knowledge of the human body, space, architecture, and cities
  • Planning and practical expression skills to address real-world issues
  • Globally-minded design and communication skills

Student Works

Mawaru Mawaru Mawaru (awarded Best Work of 2020 Architecture Course) / SASAKI Miku & FUKUOKA Takumi / Fourth-year students

Meeting Up with the Gods of the Road / KINOSHITA Hiroka / Fourth-year student

Natures Prism / NAGASATO Mina / Third-year student

BE PART OF.... / KOYAMA Rina / Third-year student

Cave of Bookshelf / SHIMIZU Rikuto / Second-year student

The Hangout / TOKUTAKA Anju / Second-year student

Fruits Flower / KUNIEDA Megumi / First-year student

Jimmy's Gallery / NAKANO Taira / First-year student



The Kyumei-kan is the dedicated studio for the Architecture Course,featuring a complete range of equipment for processing essential architectural design materials such as wood, metal, and resin, enabling students to construct architectural models, furniture, and other items.


  • The workshop is filled with drawings and models for an atmosphere similar to that of an architectural office.


In addition to teaching the specialist knowledge and techniques necessary to be an architect, the Architecture Course develops the approaches and critical thinking skills needed to create whole new societies and ways to live.The course is characterized by the large number of students who become qualified architects and go on to work in architectural firms or start architectural firms with their classmates.

  • An architect who can design everything from residential to commercial facilities and even cities
  • Interior designer
  • Furniture and lighting designer
  • Producer of facilities such as restaurants and boutiques


  • KINOSHITA Hiroka Current Student

    My aim is to become an architect who creates interaction between people and nature.

    I used to want a career in welfare, but I became interested in architecture in high school.I was working as a volunteer assisting people in wheelchairs when I began to notice the steps and ramps in buildings.I did some research and discovered the various intents and purposes behind accessible designs. I became fascinated by how profound architecture is.Architectural design doesn’t just have to look good. It also has to enrich the lives of the people who use it.On the advice of my teacher, whenever I’m planning a building or space, I always visit the location I’m going to model to observe the streetscape and the lives of the people there.I feel that experiencing the local atmosphere firsthand lets me create designs with a sense of reality.My current focus is architecture that coexists with nature.I grew up in Nagano Prefecture, and the rich, natural environment there is something that helps my diet and soothes my soul.With all the recent attention on environmental destruction, I would like to propose the appeal of living close to nature from an architectural perspective.I’ve been offered a job as a designer at a construction company back in Nagano after I graduate.I would like to contribute to the development of my hometown while at the same time continuing to explore the symbiosis between humans and nature.
  • TAKAMATSU Itsuki Academic Faculty

    Architecture begins with thinking about people.

    Together with my work at Kyoto Seika, I also design residences and nursery schools as an architect.The world of architecture encompasses a broad range of different elements.From buildings like houses and public facilities to objects small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, to great cities filled with enormous buildings—these are all examples of architecture.When we, as architects, think about this wide world, we begin by thinking about people.We create our designs bit by bit, constructing spaces as we think about the people who will live there.That's the job of an architect.I would recommend this profession to anyone who loves making things and cares about others.The wonderful production environment available at Kyoto Seika is one of the appeals of the Architecture Course.Our facilities are well-equipped, and the faculty members value the freedom of students’ imagination.Your ideas will know no bounds as long as you have the desire to keep creating.I really want students to experience the joy of seeing an idea from their heads transformed into actual work and discovering in it spaces that they themselves had never even imagined.Another feature of the course is its rich international element.There are overseas study tours and many other opportunities for students to interact with people from a range of different countries.Students acquire the ability to think deeply and communicate through encounters with new knowledge, people, and worlds they never knew before.