Tokyo University of the Arts

Infobox University
name = Tokyo University of the Arts

established = 1949
endowment =
staff = 227
chancellor = Miyata Ryohei
vice_chancellor = Watanabe Kenji
city = Tokyo
country = Japan
campus = Ueno
students = 2091
undergrad = 803
postgrad = 250
colours = Black
type = National
affiliations =
website = [ Tokyo University of the Arts]

nihongo|Tokyo University of the Arts|東京藝術大学|Tōkyō Geijutsu Daigaku or nihongo|Geidai|芸大| is one of the oldest and most prestigious art schools in Japan. Located in Ueno Park, it also has facilities in Toride, Ibaraki, Yokohama, Kanagawa, and Senju, Adachi, Tokyo. The university owns two halls of residence: one (for Japanese students) in Nerima, Tokyo, and the other (for overseas students) in Matsudo, Chiba.


The university was formed in 1949 by the merger of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts (東京美術学校 "Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō") and the Tokyo Music School (東京音楽学校 "Tōkyō Ongaku Gakkō"), both of which were founded in 1887. Originally male-only, the schools began to admit women in 1946. The graduate school opened in 1963, and began offering doctoral degrees in 1977. After the National University Corporations were formed on April 1, 2004, the school became known as the Kokuritsu Daigaku Hōjin Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (国立大学法人東京芸術大学). On April 1, 2008, the university changed its English name from "Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music" to "Tokyo University of the Arts."

The school has had student exchanges with a number of other art and music institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA), the Royal Academy of Music (UK), the University of Sydney (Australia), the Korean National University of Arts, and the China Academy of Art.


Department of Fine Arts

(Includes undergraduate and graduate school programs)
*Japanese Painting
*Oil Painting
*Architecture and Planning
*Aesthetics and Art History
*Inter-media Arts
*Film and New Media (Graduate school only)

Department of Music

(Includes undergraduate and graduate school programs)
*Vocal Music
*String Instruments
*Wind and Percussion Instruments
*Early Music
*Traditional Japanese Music
*Musical Creativity and the Environmental


* University Art Museum
* University Library
* University Orchestra
* University Opera

*Administration Office
*Art Media Center
*Center for Music Research
*Geidai Art Plaza
*Health Care Service Center
*Institute of Ancient Art Research
*Oversea Student Center
*Photography Center
*Performing Arts Center
*Senior High School of Music
*Sogakudo Concert Hall
*Training Center for Foreign Language and Diction

Contact information

*Tokyo University of the Arts
12-8 Ueno Park
Taitō-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan
*Telephone: +81(0)50-5525-2013

Famous alumni


Department of Music

External links

* [ Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music]
* [ The University Art Museum - Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music]

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