Aichi University of the Arts
Aichi University of the Arts

Undergraduate/Graduate Graduate School of Fine Arts

Master's Course (Fine Arts)

Degree: Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts program is set up to foster interactive research across six disciplines under one major. Students learn to conduct interdisciplinary research in fine art even as they dig deeper into traditional fields of study. They are also able to take courses in other disciplines. Finally, the program seeks to integrate academic research and practical experience by having students put together projects that deliver the community and social contribution expected of universities.

Japanese Style Painting "Nihonga"

Students pursue individual research topics across the three research labs working in Japanese-style painting. The first lab develops personal creativity along with the ability to take practical action as an artist through general or group exhibitions. The second lab studies the creation of nihonga as well as copying and production on silk or other materials so that students can develop greater knowledge and creativity in their field. The third research lab specializes in copying, preservation, and restoration work as a way to gain a deeper understanding of traditional painting methods and learn practical restoration techniques by working with the cultural properties at the Institute for Conservation of Cultural Property.

Oil Painting / Printmaking

These two areas of study focus on integrated master's-level research across ten labs run by each professor. All of the labs are set up to collaborate with one another with the goal of digging deeper into traditional areas of study, including interdisciplinary research in the arts and the ongoing diversification of fine art. Special master's-level research allows students to take courses across various disciplines and research labs to earn their Master of Fine Arts degree.


The master's program in sculpture enhances the unique creativity in each student, developing them as an expert in sculpture as they deepen their research through a host of insights. There are six research labs in the sculpture program, each building on the history of sculpture as their members create and study various expressive methods both traditional and modern. Students can also take courses across disciplines where they engage in research projects with the local community to earn their Master of Fine Arts degree.

Art History and Theory

In Art History and Theory, students carry out advanced research with greater individuality and specialization, building on the foundations they learned through their undergraduate study in aesthetics, modern art theory, Japanese art history, and Western art history. This process is designed to develop professionals with the expertise needed to become researchers or curators so that they can contribute to the world of art history and create value in the society.


The design program aims to deepen its specialized areas of study in design, including interdisciplinary research of fine art. In our multidisciplinary research(Project Research),initiated by two or more laboratories in different fields, we set up projects with the aim of making contributions to the local community and society, aligning academic achievements, and practical experience of the students towards earning their Master of Fine Arts degree.


In ceramics, students challenge to use their unique artistic sensibilities to create while broadening their perspectives and building upon the foundational expertise developed during their undergraduate years. Advancing ceramic research develops sophisticated professionals with the expertise needed to work as artists, designers, educators, or researchers. Master's students also pursue expression and design through the use of ceramic materials as a way to bring new value and possibilities to the society.