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.
- Ume Aoki, manga artist
- Taku Aramasa, photographer: as both a student and a teacher
- Hiroki Endo, manga artist
- Seiichi Hishikawa, film maker, art director, photographer
- Koji Ishikawa, illustrator
- Satoshi Kon, anime director and manga artist
- Fusako Kuramochi, manga artist
- Ryū Murakami, novelist and film maker
- Yurie Nagashima, photographer
- Rei Naito, sculpture
- Tatzu Nishi, installation artist
- Shinro Ohtake, painter
- Yoshiharu Sekino, cultural anthropologist
- Soji Shimada, mystery novelist
- Yuko Shimizu, designer
- Keita Takahashi, game designer
- Yellow Tanabe, manga artist
- Yoshihiko Wada, painter
- Niwa Harumi (丹羽晴美), "Aramasa Taku", Nihon shashinka jiten (日本写真家事典) / 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000; ISBN 4-473-01750-8), p.28. In Japanese only, despite the English-language alternative title of the book.
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