Art Education and Student Support Center
Established on the occasion of the University's incorporation in April 2007, the Art Education and Student Support Center serves not only as a planner of the education conducted by the University as a whole, but also as a promoter of educational reform. It also provides students with careful and detailed support for their learning, campus life and job searching.
Specifically, the Center deals with such matters as the following: organizational approaches to the improvement of course content and teaching methods (FD: Faculty Development); entrance examinations; educational affairs including performance monitoring and syllabus planning; teaching certificates, curator's certificates and other forms of certification; scholarships; students' health and welfare; group activities involving students; systems of reward and punishment for students; counseling for students; and career guidance for students in their job searching and advancement. The Center is an open institution devoted to improving and enriching services for students.
Center for Promoting Fine Arts and Music
Universities are required to provide advanced professional education, as well as opportunities for fruitful research and creative work. Just as importantly, they should always be open to and strive to benefit the community.
Aichi University of the Arts has been enhancing its potential and produced proud results and great achievements over its nearly 50-year history. Universities are also required to disseminate such achievements throughout the community, rather than keeping them within the university, as well as make the best use of them to produce something new, in cooperation with the community.
In order to rise to such challenges, the Center for Promoting Fine Arts and Music was established to act as a window open to the community and promote close relations between the community and the University. The Center undertakes various activities, including "Partnership" and "International Exchange" activities. The former involves joint activities with the local community to make artistic contributions to the community; the latter consists of activities aimed at deepening exchanges with overseas universities and research institutes.
These activities have borne a wide variety of fruit. For example, the Center has offered "Aichi University of the Arts Satellite Lecture Courses" since the 2007 academic year, offering highly concentrated lectures away from those given by conventional culture centers. Presently it is held annually around 20 times as "Arts Courses" both in-house and at facilities in Nagoya City. People of various ages and occupations have participated in these courses, feeling a close connection with the University. In addition, the Center has organized the "Artists in Residence" program, in which many leading artists have been invited from both home and abroad, to give students special intensive courses of classes, lectures, workshops and lessons. This program enables many students to enjoy world-class education.
The Center for Promoting Fine Arts and Music will continue to combine wisdom from various fields and conduct a wide variety of activities, with the purpose of developing the University into an open and vibrant university.
Art Information Center
In April 2010 the Art Information Center was established to contribute to educational, research and learning activities in Aichi University of the Arts. The Center collects, manages, plans and coordinates various types of publications and information, such as books and other library materials as well as electronic data. It also manages, operates, plans and coordinates a backbone network on art information.
The Center has a library with a collection of art books including valuable works, music books, musical scores and audio-visual materials. The library is equipped with a search system to enable effective use of these information sources. The system makes it possible to search academic papers and magazine articles using various specialized databases on art.
In dealing with art-related information, stable operation of a backbone network system is essential. The Center's role is integrating electronic information about the University's research activities and art-related materials maintained by the library into its information backbone network, so as to help users use art information effectively and efficiently.