Tokyo University of the Arts

Since the founding of its predecessors, Tokyo Fine Arts School and Tokyo Music School, more than 120 years ago, Tokyo University of the Arts has played a key role in art education and research in Japan by preserving the traditions of Japanese culture and combining them with the ideology and techniques of Western art. To achieve our mission to play a key role in further developing the art culture in Japan, while also respecting the spirit of freedom and creativity that has existed since the university’s foundation, we have identified the following goals:

  • Facilitate art education to the highest global standards and cultivate artists, educators, and researchers in the field of art with superior expertise and a high level of integrity. 
  • Promote the succession of tradition culture and creation of new cultural expression while collaborating with other academic disciplines and art education and research institutions in Japan and overseas.
  • Pursue activities that promote an understanding of the importance of art in creating a spiritually rich and dynamic society and by creating opportunities for citizens to become familiar with art.
  • Facilitate art education to the highest global standards and cultivate artists, educators, and researchers in the field of art with superior expertise and a high level of integrity. 
  • Promote the succession of tradition culture and creation of new cultural expression while collaborating with other academic disciplines and art education and research institutions in Japan and overseas.
  • Pursue activities that promote an understanding of the importance of art in creating a spiritually rich and dynamic society and by creating opportunities for citizens to become familiar with art.
Geidai Power
Tokyo
Japan

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The Tokyo University of the Arts, located in the Ueno Gardens area, aims to utilize the potential of the cultural facilities and assets to develop the “New Plan for Ueno Cultural Gardens” initiative, under development with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Under the plan, the university will lead efforts to transform the Ueno Gardens area into an “International City of Scholarship” based on a cultural program model. The university will prompt continuous development toward the establishment of an International Center of Art and Culture, and aims to create an array of cultural resources, through collaboration with organizations such as the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, contributing to a network of art and culture for the international city of Tokyo.