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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.


Naoko Emoto
Head of Graduate School of Art & Design

The speed of the times is increasing more and more nowadays. In fact, it is too far ahead of our time to catch up with. It might be because science advances and develops faster than necessary. The length of time is fixed no matter how much it makes us hurry. We have to remember that the amount of time allowing you to study is limited. Therefore, if you are given an opportunity to study at the graduate school, you should make best use of such valuable time. I would like you to take full advantage of the precious chance for your future.


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
Digital media design
Architecture design
Product design
Landscape 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.

6 Areas of Study

・Visual communication design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Digital media design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Architecture design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Product design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Landscape design Ⅰ/Ⅱ
・Art & Culture Ⅰ/Ⅱ