Fine Arts: General Art

Studying art is not simply a case of learning techniques; “training the heart” is also an important part of the curriculum. This “heart” is fostered through growth that balances feelings with knowledge. In this way the General Arts course places the starting point of education at the level of “development of the person”, and unlike previous forms of specialized education, through this method it aims to open up new potential in art. In other words, this course prepares people who can create cultural proposals designed to improve society by developing those capable of new expression that surpasses existing genres and those who will become leaders in arts education. Given these goals, this course focuses on specialized forms of experiential learning through fieldwork and workshops held in conjunction with the region. Another major feature of this course is its links with the graduate school’s experimental arts projects, the Children’s Art University and regional revitalization projects. The course aims to explore the potential of art that holds a pioneering spirit, and at the same time to raise cultural levels in society by using the “power of art” to revive society.

Fostering Human Power

Creating things begins with creating “heart.” Objects are formed by the knowledge and sentiments of the human heart. This course is composed of a knowledge-type curriculum plus a sensibilities-type curriculum, with the aim being to develop a curriculum that fosters the heart through a balance of these two elements. The course strives to establish the self through various creative activities and presentation activities, establishing capabilities within the individual and fostering human resources that are capable of action as each individual plans his or her own future independently.

Hands-on Fieldwork

For those who aspire to the arts, nature is a wonderful learning environment. One path to the true character of formative creation is to listen to nature. From encounters with a variety of people and with the beauty of nature, the potential for new forms of expression may be discovered. Also, by measuring the physical being forms, the rhythm of nature can be experienced first-hand.

A Wealth of Environmental Resources

TUAD’s surroundings provide a fascinating environment, one not found in urban universities. The campus also includes the Children’s Art University, a place for educating young children in the fine arts and emotions, plus the daily presence of a variety of creatively unique courses that rely on the specialized abilities of both faculty and students. A place for learning with children fosters communication abilities and brings life to creativity.