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Nagoya Zokei Graduate School of Art & Design

Graduate School of Art & Design(Master's program) consists of two research fields of "Art Expression & Conception" and "Art Expression & Creation".
Students pursue the specialized study in each area, and aspire to become researchers or educators of art and design field as well as artists and designers. We support them to challenge opening up their ways to the world of new expression.


Kiyoshi Nishikura
Head of Graduate School of Art & Design


Graduate School of Art & Design(master's course) Major in Art & Design Art Expression & Creation Japanese painting
Oil painting
Media art
Art Expression & Conception Visual
Media design
Architecture design
Life design
Art & Culture

Art Expression & Creation

Considering an expressional result of a production as an artwork, this course encourages to improve further technique and methods. Students are required to think about the expressional productions in the contemporary society and also to pursue each theme and the technique as expressional medium. Further, this course aims at establishing their own themes for their artwork looking for the direction of production and its possibility as well as thinking a relation with society.

4 Areas of Study

・Japanese painting Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Oil painting Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Sculpture Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Media art Ⅰ/Ⅱ

Art Expression & Conception

This course is designed for students to research from idea, plan and consequently expression as a result. Rather than completing objects as art works, students are required to place emphasis on concept for process of production itself. Without being constrained by framework of art and design, they examine about matters of figurative art and also investigate expressional methods and media.

5 Areas of Study

・Visual communication design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Media design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Architecture design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Life design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Art & Culture Ⅰ/Ⅱ