- Color and Material Design
[Crafts / Year 1]
Students learn about traditional crafts, such as lacquerware, hand-hammered metalwork, and bamboo working.Keeping both the maker and the user in mind, students learn the fundamental techniques of each craft.Students also learn the basics of manufacturing and the properties of various materials while working with their hands.This class makes use of our well-equipped facilities, including a room for drying lacquer.
[Workshops / Year 1-4]
Students take workshops with their peers in the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Limoges.In 2019, students from both countries teamed up to design a dining table using local ceramics from Limoges.Students accustomed to entirely different production styles have the opportunity to cooperate and learn how to plan and work with each other.
Students develop their descriptive skills in classes where tasks might include learning traditional techniques from Japanese craftsmen or creating over 100 different sketches of plants.Through these practical methods, students learn the basics of design.
Students learn to apply design principles to spaces as well as two- and three-dimensional objects.They also deepen their understanding of materials and develop the ability to give shape to their ideas.In a class held in collaboration with private companies, students try their hand at product development.
Students learn to work on projects that address different aspects of furniture, packaging, and store designand participate in classes involving corporate collaborations to improve their practical design skills.
After deepening their understanding of contemporary lifestyles, students are able to create designs that enrich people’s lives.Students set their own topics, conduct research, and produce something of their own to complete their graduation project.
This room is fully equipped with the tools needed for cutting, planing, sanding, polishing, and drilling wood.It can be used for all kinds of woodworking, from making tables and chairs to crafting stationery and accessories.
With its array of computers, students can work on their CAD and DTP skills in the Computer Graphics Lab.
There is also specialized equipment for metal processing, such as pipe cutters and high-capacity air filters.In addition, students can also utilize the facilities for various specialized processes and techniques, such as painting booths and the CAD/CG labs.