This division will, based on the professional education of History of Art that students experience while attending the School of the University of Tsukuba or other faculties such as the faculty of literature of other universities, guide them in further professional, theoretical research. The division aims to foster researchers who have a broad range of knowledge concerning their fields of expertise, who proceed with higher developed research, as well as becoming highly skilled professionals capable of leveraging academic knowledge and research methods. Our education programs focus on the history of Japanese art and the history of Western art.
Since 1983, the Division of History of Art has published “Geiso,” an annual research journal, which primarily presents the research results of graduate students. The journal, serving as a forum to deepen and develop research, presents papers regarding a variety of arts ranging from ancient to modern, both in the East and the West, . Since 2006, the journal has implemented a peer-review process, further developing as an academic journal.
After completing the programs, students may become curatorial staff of museums/art museums, or go to the doctoral programs (second semester).
Special Topics in History of Western Art, Seminars: History of Western Art
Special Topics in History of Modern Art, Seminars: History of Modern Art
Special Topics in Art History of Western Antiquity, Seminars: Art History of Western Antiquity
Special Topics in History of Japanese Art, Seminars: History of Japanese Art
Alumni/ae Career Paths
To the Doctoral Programs: The Doctoral Programs in Art and Design of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
Curatorial staff of museums of art: Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Nara National Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection, Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall, Pola Museum of Art, the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, others.
Faculty members of universities: Nagasaki University, Seitoku University, Yamagata University, University of Tsukuba, Yokohama University of Art and Design, Gunma University, Others
※The career paths listed above include those of the students of the doctoral programs.
2012 YAMAGISHI Ayumi, Master (Art and Design), Niigata City Art Museum
2013 AKAMA Kazumi, Master (Art and Design), the Miyagi Museum of Art
2013 TSAI Chia-Chiu, Doctor (Art and Design), National Taiwan Normal University
2014 CHU Ayumi, Master (Art and Design), Fukuoka Art Museum
2015 INOUE Yuri, Master (Art and Design) Manabia Terrace (Higashine City Public Cultural Facilities
2016 INOH Azusa, Master (Art and Design), SAKU Municipal Museum of Modern Art/Yuichi Yui Memorial Hall
2017 NAITO Wataru, Master (Art and Design), Kitakata City Board of Education
2017 TERADA Sanae, Master (Art and Design), Edo-Tokyo Museum
※ Graduates before Master’s Program in Art