Kyoto City University of Arts
The Kyoto City University of Arts is a public university located in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded in 1949 as the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting, and has since grown to become one of the most renowned art and design universities in Japan. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines including fine arts, music, design, and conservation.
One of the unique features of the university is the presence of the Kyoto City University Museum, which is one of the few university museums in Japan to hold its own collection of artworks. It has a collection of more than 12,000 items which are mainly Japanese art, including national treasures and important cultural properties. The collection covers a wide range of art forms, from ancient pottery to contemporary pieces. The museum is open to the public and provides an opportunity for students to learn about art history and curatorial practices.
The university is well-known for its strong focus on traditional Japanese art forms such as woodblock printing, lacquerware, and textile design. Its facilities include woodblock printmaking and textile workshops, as well as a kiln for ceramics. The university also has a strong emphasis on international exchange, and many students have the opportunity to study abroad through exchange programs or internships. This allows them to gain a broader perspective on the art and design world and can enhance their skills to become a well-rounded professional.