085Faculty of ArtDepartment of Fine Arts Japanese Style Painting "Nihonga" Oil Painting Sculpture Art History, Art Theory, and ConservationDepartment of Design and Craft Design CeramicsAdmission PolicyThe Faculty of Art consists of two departments: Department of Fine Arts, and Department of Design and Craft. Both departments seek students with enthusiasm and motivation for art. Artistic expression has to be achieved not only by individuality but also by solid technique and appreciation of theory. The faculty welcomes those who strive to associate themselves with and contribute to the local and international communities with their self-expression. Artistic expression that moves people deeply is the fruit of hard study accumulated day by day..Diploma PolicyThe Faculty of Art at Aichi University of the Arts emphasizes to produce individuals who could contribute to the art and culture of the local and international communities through comprehensive activities in such creative elds as ne arts, design, and art education.To achieve this goal, the faculty establishes a close rapport between faculty and students through providing them with small-group guidance from the foundation courses. Also, the faculty respects and encourages individual expression techniques and artistic attitudes as a basic policy. In specialized and advanced studies, the faculty further values the personal vision and aesthetics of respective students. As a summary of learning and exploring experiences in the faculty, senior students are required to submit a graduation work or thesis. This work or thesis is evaluated for graduation. This evaluation will help students to realize their possible investigations in the future in terms of sensitivity, knowledge, and skills.A bachelor’s degree is conferred to students who have learned the content of study described above, earned credits required for graduation, and demonstrated ability and accomplishment in their graduation work or thesis, and so on.Japanese Style Painting "Nihonga"Program DescriptionThe expression by Japanese painting has a long and continuous tradition accumulated over a thousand years. In the program, students study this tradition to build the basics throughout their four years. In addition, they will be required to expand the tradition to advance their careers as working artists.In the rst and second years, students are encouraged to acquire the basic skills for Japanese painting. They study materials such as glue, pigment, paper, and brushes through assignments to draw and paint animals, plants, landscapes, and other subjects. They also study traditional color, line representation, and technique used in Japanese painting through studying classical Japanese clothes and reproducing classic works.Building on the skills acquired in the rst two years, junior students begin more advanced study. Subjects for this year require more individual vision and independent research. There will be classical-art-research-travels that students visit manufactories for pigment, paper and ink to deepen their understanding of materials.Also, they visit Buddhist temples and other sites where they can study the traditional expression of Japanese paintings such as those seen in paintings on room partitions.The fourth year concentrates on preparing for and producing a graduation work (which is displayed in a graduation exhibition) as a summary of undergraduate studies. Making a large-scale painting will give students an opportunity to pursue more professional expression in Japanese painting and to think of their next inquiries.Oil PaintingProgram DescriptionAt the present time when art is highly and increasingly diversied, it is a dicult task for young creators to nd their own way of expression. They will need to deepen and broaden their thought and vision to acquire the expression. In the Oil Painting program, painting could be regarded as the starting point to explore new creative expression. To emphasize this versatile aspect, the program mainly consists of elective courses.In the rst and second years, students will have an interdisciplinary learning experience. They study dierent views and values of all faculty members of the program through lectures and basic practical training on techniques and materials for oil painting and printmaking.One-on-one lessons are given in the third year, and ensures students can pursue their own interests of study. They will choose a tutor from diverse faculty members every ve to six weeks, and seek and develop their own ways of expression. At the end of the third year, a faculty panel reviews each student’s work displayed in an exhibition style.In the fourth year, students receive periodical reviews in preparation for their graduation work, and the graduation work exhibition is held as the overall summary of their studies. In addition, throughout the four years, the program provides lectures by adjunct instructors and opportunities to show large-scale works.As described above, aiming to produce unique artists and specialists, the Oil Painting program values the expression of respective students, and is designed to foster their self-reliance and spirit of inquiry.