The Art and Design Degree Program (first semester; Master’s Programs) aims to foster highly skilled professionals and researchers who engage in concentrated studies on the theory and practice of figurative arts with a broad perspective, and are capable of responding to a variety of developments in the current figurative arts with a high level of skills including practical applicability/plannability, while playing a leading role in this globalized society.
Through this program with no more than 45 students, every division of education research, including History of Art, Art Environment Support, Western-style Painting, Japanese-style Painting, Printmaking , Carvings and Sculptures, Calligraphy, Composition, Plastic Art and Mixed Media, Crafts , Visual Design, and Environmental Design, provides training to obtain competence in self-expression with a high degree of professionalism as well as deep knowledgeability. To this end, the program encourages cross-divisional and interdisciplinary learning/studies and cultivation of a wide spectrum of abilities under the educational policy to optimize individuality. Furthermore, it is also possible to widen global perspective by taking advantage of an exchange program.
Graduates of this program will fill positions of highly skilled professionals and researchers with an ability in creative expression in figurative arts, such as teachers of junior high and high schools, etc., curatorial staff of museums and museums of art, researchers of administrative organizations and private corporations, painters, printmakers, sculptors, calligraphers, craftsmen, ceramicists, lacquerware artists, three-dimensional artists, photographers, architects, designers, illustrators, filmmakers, critics, etc., in addition to proceeding to the next stage of education including the Doctoral Programs in Art and Design of the University of Tsukuba, graduate school.