Theses subjects support base for creativity by covering almost all genres of arts.
In the General Education Department, the subjects which are related to general education other than the field of arts are offered as “General Education Subjects”. Students study foreign language, experience sports and explore the meaning of humane existence from a wide range of perspectives such as humanities, social and natural science. The aim of the course is that students cultivate wide perspectives, comprehensive judgments, and rich human nature including their culture as base of artistic creations. In our curriculum, students can study lecture subject called “specially related subjects”, other than general education subjects, from the first to the fourth year. Taking advantage of the environment in this extensive art university, students discover new expressions of their own by leaning specialized subjects of various creations.
We offer various subjects for understanding of human thinking, activities and expressions, including seminars of languages and sports to improve basic skills of learning. In each subject, students pursue themes such as “inter-relationship between people”, “social systems”, “communications”, “social rules”, “cultures”, and “natural environments surrounding humans” from various angles comprehensively. The thinking power nurtured here is the basic power for artistic creations, which we can not offer in the other departments.
These subjects are considered as liberal arts education in the genre of arts. In the diverse genres of arts, students can obtain multifaceted understandings of the backgrounds and process of developments by grasping appreciation, definition, and history of arts comprehensively. Stimulated by the arts in the other fields, students often become more enthusiastic. That will be a spark for a creation which they will explore from now on.