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Tokyo University of the Arts

MFA Global Art Practice

MFA Global Art Practice

Global Art Practice (GAP) was established in April of 2016, as part of the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA). GAP aims to develop research and human resources with a global focus on social practice in contemporary art, while expanding alternative networks and mutual relationships across borders.
With courses taught in English and Japanese by internationally acclaimed artists and world-class experts, GAP offers a flexibly structured, innovative program, enabling graduate students to fulfill their roles as leading artists and researchers.

The course is currently accepting applications for the fiscal 2018 program. The application deadline is November 30th, 2017.

Please refer to the " Guidance for Prospective Students (2018 Academic Year): English" for more details about the entrance exam.
[Master Course]
[Doctoral Course]

General admissions information:

GAP’s curriculum is available from the following website. The digital document book can be downloaded from the link page.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree MFA
Subject - Humanities (History, Linguistics, etc.)
Duration April 2018 - March 2020
Entry Date April 1, 2018
Location 5000 Omonma Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture 302-0001, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April 2016
No. of Students Year 1: 18 students, Year 2: 18 students
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 4 Professors, 1 Associate Professor, 1 Lecturer
Tuition Fees 874,200 yen
Additional Information
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 18
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Please look at Page 2 (3. Eligibility to Apply) of the following document:
Application Period Registration period for online applications and remittance period for screening fees:
Begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Japan time).
Submission deadline for application documents:
5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

* Applications submitted by examinees residing overseas and submitted by a reliable delivery method such as DHL and EMS will be accepted even if they arrive after the above deadline, as long as it has been confirmed that they were sent no later than November 27. Contact the Educational Affairs Section of the Faculty of Fine Arts by email ( to submit advance notification of the approximate delivery date.
Examination Type & Date Please look at Page 29 (8. Content, Dates, and Times of Entrance Examinations) of the following document:
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process Yes
Practical examination: Drawing will be held on February 9, 2018. Second-stage examination is also scheduled on February 16, 2018.
Admission Fee 36,000 yen

As of October 30, 2017


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.