Art History

Based on the professional training in art history given at schools in the University of Tsukuba or other academic institutions, Art History in the Master’s Program would pursue further research in theoretical studies. Japanese art history and Western art history are the two main areas of study. Our aim is to train researchers with extensive knowledge in the field who would further explore their field of study, as well as highly specialized professionals who could apply academic knowledge and research methods to their area of expertise.

Since 1983, ‘Geiso’ has been an annual journal for graduate students to present the results of their work. It has been a vehicle for profound study and has published numerous studies on art of East and West, from ancient times to contemporary art. The journal has evolved into a highly academic publication in 2006, as it publishes papers after screening by referees.

After completing this program, students have pursued careers as curators at galleries or museums, or further study in the Doctoral Program at the University of Tsukuba. Please refer to the description.

Career paths for graduates

Ph.D. program : Doctoral Program in Art and Design Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Museum curators : The Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo, The Nara National Museum, The Museum of Modern Art,Kamakura & Hayama, The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, The Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection, YokoyamaTaikan Memorial Hall, Pola Museum of Art, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, etc.

University instructors:Nagasaki University, Seitoku University, Yamagata University, University of Tsukuba, Yokohama University of Art and Design, Gunma University, etc.

Alumnae and Alumni
2010 Nakamura Tomoyo Professor Assistant at Jissen Women’s University, Master’s degree in Art
2010 Nakamura Rei Professor Assistant at Jissen Women’s University, Ph. D. in Art
2011 Doi Masaya The Museum of Modern Japanese Literature, Master’s degree in Art
2012 Yamagishi Ayumi Niigata City Art Museum, Master’s degree in Art
2013 Akama Kazumi The Miyagi Museum of Art, Master’s degree in Art
2013 Chia-chiu Tsai National Taiwan Normal University, Ph. D. in Art
2014 Kawamoto Hanako Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Master’s degree in Art
2014 Chu Ayumi Kanuma Municipal Art Museum of Kawakami Sumio, Master’s degree in Art
2015 Sunohara Fumihiro Associate professor at Gunma University, Ph. D. in Art
2015 Inoue Yuri Higashine City public cultural facilities, Master’s degree in Art
2016 Inoh Azusa SAKU Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Master’s degree in Art
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