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Tokyo University of the Arts is an art school in Japan. Located in Ueno Park, it also has facilities in Toride, Ibaraki, Yokohama, Kanagawa, and Kitasenju, Adachi, Tokyo. The university owns two halls of residence: one (for both Japanese and international students) in Adachi, Tokyo,[1] and the other (for mainly international students) in Matsudo, Chiba.


The university was formed in 1949 by the merger of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and the Tokyo Music School, 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 Tōkyō Geijutsu Daigaku.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 and Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Australia), the Korea National University of Arts, and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.


Department of Fine Arts

(Includes undergraduate and graduate school programs)

    Japanese Painting
    Oil Painting
    Architecture and Planning
    Aesthetics and Art History
    Inter-media Arts

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 Environment

Film and new media graduate school

(only for graduate student)

    Film production
    New media


    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