089Graduate School of Fine ArtsMaster’s Course in Fine ArtsProgram DescriptionWith the progression of researches in ne arts, design, and multiple media, independent specialized programs at the Graduate School of Fine Arts (Japanese Style Painting "Nihonga"; Oil Painting and Woodcut Printing; Sculpture; Design; Ceramics; and Art History,Theory and Conservation) were combined into the single Fine Arts program in 2007. This is not only to establish a system suited to the needs of the times; when education and research are sophisticated, and interdisciplinary studies are developed; but also to enhance each conventional specialization. Also, in order to apply the university’s researches to practical endeavors, the Graduate School has established projects to reinforce interdisciplinary studies, and those to serve the development of local community and society.Composite Arts ProjectComposite researches comprised of several areas of studies such as two-dimensional and threedimensional works, installations, digital images, music, and interrelated media.Fine Arts ProjectConservation and Restoration Project (Succession of Cultural Property Conservation and Restoration Techniques)For the purpose of preserving cultural properties, improving and using the conservation and restoration techniques, and succeeding them to the next generation.Living and Design Project(Promoting Culture of the Local Communities)From the perspective of sustainable development, one of the concepts representing the 21st century, demands for design has been diversied from the enrichment of product and environment to the cultivation of individuals. The Graduate School researches, creates, and applies knowledge and technique to answer this trend, while considering growing needs for community involvement and advanced research.Admission PolicyThe Graduate School of Fine Arts has a single master’s degree program, the Fine Art Program, consisting of six dierent areas of study. This single program enables interdisciplinary and multimedia studies for students.The doctoral program established in 2009 prepares for further advanced and comprehensive researches.Within the scope of the program, the Graduate School seeks students who strive for excellence in art and have promise to lead the world of art.Diploma PolicyThe Fine Art Program, consisting of six dierent areas of study, at the Graduate School of Fine Arts strives for excellence in artistry and professionalism. For degree conferment, students’ practical skills and depth of theoretical exploration are evaluated. They will have a variety of instruction not only from a faculty advisor in their primary area of study but also all other faculty members at the the Graduate School of Fine Arts. The master’s degree is conferred to students who have met credit requirements, and demonstrated ability and accomplishment in their graduation work or thesis, and so on.Doctoral Course in Fine ArtsProgram DescriptionThe Graduate School of Fine Arts has a single doctoral degree program, the Fine Art program that enables interdisciplinary and multimedia researches in ve areas of study. The program revolves around creating works and writing theses to receive a doctorate. During the three-year program, students will be instructed for their studies by the Doctoral Program Committee, an organization consisting of faculty members in charge of the program. The Graduate School of Fine Arts will make continuous eort to strengthen its system to cope with advanced and interdisciplinary researches and actively contribute to the local community and society.Admission PolicyThe aim of the Fine Arts program for a doctorate at the Graduate School of Fine Arts is to develop artists and researchers who can advance their careers independently and become eective social leaders in the eld of art and design. To this end, this program is designed to help students with advanced capabilities further develop their rational analytical abilities and improve their powers of expression. The program welcomes applicants who are suciently talented and grounded in art or design from within and outside the University (including international students).Diploma PolicyThe Fine Arts program for a doctoral degree aims to pursue the highest levels of artistry and expertise in the respective research areas. From the rst year, students are required to take thesis guidance and do theoretically supported researches as well as to improve their practical skills. For degree conferment, their achievements on these requirements are evaluated.They will receive a variety of instruction not only from the faculty of the Doctoral Program Committee but also other faculty members at the the Graduate School of Fine Arts. The doctoral degree is conferred to students who have met credit requirements, demonstrated ability and accomplishment in their graduation work and/or thesis, and so on.