Tama Art University

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Tama Art University
多摩美術大学
Motto Freedom and Will
Established 1935
Type Private art school
Endowment N/A
Chairman Nobuto Fujitani
President Takenobu Igarashi
Academic staff
146 full-time
439 part-time[1]
Undergraduates 4,220[2]
Postgraduates 259[3]
Location Tokyo, Japan
Campus Suburban
37.78 acres (15.29 ha) (Hachioji campus)
3.98 acres (1.61 ha)(Kaminoge campus)[4]
Affiliations  ICSID
Website tamabi.ac.jp
Hachioji Campus
Kaminoge Campus

Tama Art University (多摩美術大学 Tama bijutsu daigaku?) or Tamabi (多摩美?) is a private art university located in Tokyo, Japan. It is known as one of the top art schools in Japan.[5]

History[edit]

The forerunner of Tamabi was Tama Imperial Art School (多摩帝国美術学校, Tama Teikoku Bijutsu Gakkō) founded in 1935. It was chartered as a junior college in 1950 and became a four-year college in 1953.

Campus[edit]

Tamabi has two campuses, in Hachioji and in Kaminoge (Setagaya).

Research institutes and facilities[edit]

Tama Art University Library at Hachioji Campus
Tama Art University Museum near Tama-Center Station
3331 Arts Chiyoda in Akihabara

Academics[7][edit]

Faculty of Art and Design[edit]

  • Japanese Painting
  • Oil Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Textile Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Information Design
  • Art Science
  • Integrated Design
  • Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance

Faculty of Art and Communication Evening Division[edit]

  • Fine Arts
  • Design
  • Moving Images and Performing Arts

Graduate Program[edit]

  • Master's Degree Course
  • Doctoral Degree Course

List of presidents[8][edit]

President Life Years as president Notes
- Reikichi Kita 1885-1961 - Honorary president; philosopher and politician; younger brother of the political philosopher Ikki Kita.
1 Hisui Sugiura 1876-1965 1935-1947 Graphic designer.
2 Kinji Inoue 1884-1976 1947-1968 Jurist and philosopher.
3 Eiichiro Ishida 1903-1968 April to November, 1968 (untimely death) Cultural anthropologist.
- Ichiro Fukuzawa 1898-1992 1968-1970 Acting president; painter.
4 Shinichi Mashita 1906-1985 1970-1975 (resigned) Marxist philosopher.
5 Yorihiro Naito 1908-2000 1979-1987 Judge and lawyer; interim president between 1975 and 1979.
6 Kenshi Goto 1919-2006 1987-1999 Aesthetician.
7 Nobuo Tsuji 1932- 1999-2003 Historian of Japanese art.
8 Shiro Takahashi 1943- 2003-2007 First alumni to serve as president (class of 1967); media artist.[9]
9 Yoshihide Seita 1941-2014 2007-2011 Historian of medieval Japan.
10 Takenobu Igarashi 1944- 2011- Class of 1968; graphic designer and sculptor; created the logo for Tama Art University.[10]

Notable current and past faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Art and Design[edit]

Entertainment and communications[edit]

Partner universities[edit]

Tamabi has bilateral agreements with 18 universities and institutes in 12 countries (as of December 2014).[12]

Europe[edit]

Americas[edit]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "教員組織". Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  2. ^ "2014年度 収容定員と入学者・在学生数". Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  3. ^ "2014年度 収容定員と入学者・在学生数". Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  4. ^ "大学基礎データ". Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Tamabi". Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Library futures: Tama Art University, Japan". Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Academic Programs". Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  8. ^ "大学概要:沿革". Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  9. ^ "多摩美術大学 卒業生たちがつくったもの。高橋士郎". Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  10. ^ "Tama Art University Logo". Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  11. ^ "naoto fukasawa brings integrated design program to tama art university". Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  12. ^ "海外協定校". Retrieved 2015-03-15. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°36′51″N 139°38′12″E / 35.61417°N 139.63667°E / 35.61417; 139.63667