Musashino Art University

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Musashino Art University (武蔵野美術大学 Musashino Bijutsu Daigaku?, MAU) is a university in Kodaira, western Tokyo, founded in 1962 and having roots going back to 1929.

Musashino Art University

Teikoku Art School (帝国美術学校, Teikoku Bijutsu Gakkō; meaning "imperial art school") was founded in 1929; in 1948 it became Musashino Art School (武蔵野美術学校, Musashino Bijutsu Gakkō), and in 1962 it became Musashino Art University. This is known[who?] as one of the leading art universities in Japan.

From its start, the university taught fine art and industrial design; it later added architecture, fashion, and other fields.

MAU has exchange agreements with universities in other countries. It has a graduate school that awards master's degrees and doctorates.

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  10. ^ Potted biography of Naito at the foot of an interview with her. Art-It, 1999. (English). Accessed 14 March 2014.
  11. ^ Potted biography of Nishi (named here 西野達 [Nishino Tatsu, i.e. Tatsu Nishino] and Tazu Rous) on a page about two of his art projects, Water and Land: Niigata Art Festival 2012. (Japanese) Accessed 15 March 2014.
  12. ^ Interview with Ohtake, Musashino Art University. (Japanese) Accessed 14 March 2014.
  13. ^ [1], Ovgide. Accessed 1 July 2014.
  14. ^ List of teachers in the Department of Visual Communication Design, Musashino Art University. (Japanese) Retrieved by the Wayback Machine on 8 August 2010.
  15. ^ Profile of Sekino, Musashino Art University. (Japanese) Accessed 13 March 2014.

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Coordinates: 35°43′34″N 139°26′51″E / 35.72611°N 139.44750°E / 35.72611; 139.44750