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Tokyo University of the Arts

MFA Global Art Practice

MFA Global Art Practice

Global Art Practice 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 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 2019 program. The application deadline is July 30th, 2018.

Please refer to the "Guidance for Prospective Students (2018 Academic Year): English" for more details about the entrance exam.
[Master Course for International Students]
[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.)
Major MFA Global Art Practice
Duration April 2019 - March 2021
Entry Date April 1st, 2019
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 2 Professors, 3 Associate Professors, 1 Lecturer
Tuition Fees 926,630 yen
Additional Information
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 6
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Please look at Page 1 (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 Friday, July 13th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 26th, 2018. (Japan time)

Submission deadline for application documents:
5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30th, 2018.

* Only application documents mailed within the submission period by registered mail will be accepted. (If you are applying from outside Japan, send your documents using a secure courier service such as DHL or EMS.) Documents will not be accepted if brought to the University in person. No application documents received after the submission deadline will be accepted for any reason.
Examination Type & Date Please look at Page 13 (7. Screening examination content, date, and time) of the following document:
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process Yes
[Examination item: Documentary screening]
Portfolio submission period: Friday, July 13th, 2018 to 17:00 Monday, July 30th, 2018
[Examination item: Interview]
Also scheduled on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 to Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Admission Fee 36,000 yen

As of June 11, 2018


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