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Department of Design

Students find personal discovery through basic education, then enter the specialized coursework which applies to their interest; continuously striving to be a creator able to excel and be active in many areas.

Educational System

From design concepts to advanced techniques; aspiring artists learn from leading artists.

  • Art Creation Course
  • Graphic Art Course
  • Cross-media Design Course
  • Urban Environment Design Course
  • Product Design Course

Educational Policy

Meeting the individual needs of students

  • Taking full advantage of small size classes, we offer personal attention to students to meet their individual needs. Instructors provide.

Consolidate the foundation through training in fundamental courses

  • We put special emphasis on developing students’ fundamental understanding of drawing and design. The fundamental courses are designed aiming at helping students train the basic techniques and skills to enhance their potential to be an artist.

Make a jump from the local to the national, and then to the world level

  • Students and instructors join hands to spread their original art and culture to the world. Through a series of collaborative activities, students will expand the possibility of *********

Educational Methods

Deliberate expansion of originality comes from the basics.

  • At Sojo, we have developed the curriculum that does not hasten students’ acquisition of advanced knowledge, skills and techniques, but we provide step-by-step instructions to foster students’ originality and creativity.

Collaborative works with The Faculty of Engineering and The Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

  • Under the theme of “The fusion of Technology and Art,” we carry out a “Collaborative Practicum” with the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science. Students refine their aesthetic sensibility and widen perspectives by experiencing the evolution and potentiality of expression through this unique program.

Comprehensive coaching from professionals active on the front lines of their fields.

  • The professorates of the department who are active in the front lines of the design area provide students with personal style instructions. With earnest support and advice from them, students make steady progress towards their goals.

Educational environment

Campus surrounded by a lot of natural beauty

  • The Faculty of Art is located on the beautiful hilly site. Taking advantage of its feature in the landscape, we have the stairway-style four-story building designed with the intention of having all the practical rooms get an exposure to the natural light.

Learn and work in state-of-the-art facilities

  • In addition to offering a full array of work tools and supplies, we also provide practical rooms where each student can devote themselves to their own creative activities. Students can learn and improve their skills using state–of-the-art facilities such as DTP.PC. used by the professionals.

Exploring artistic “creation” at graduate-level

  • We have master course for those who wish to continue the exploration of their special interest. By continuing study into graduate-level, students will have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to the study of their field as a creator of art.

Areas of Specialization

Personal discovery as a creator serves as a base for a choice of specialization in the chosen field.

  • Design department is composed of five different areas of specialization; Art Creation, Graphic Arts, Cross-media Design, Urban Environmental Design and Product Design. Students choose their specialty while taking the fundamental courses in the freshman year, and go with it to attain a personal goal.
  • It is also possible for any students to enroll in more than one courses of different areas if one withes to study.

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