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MFA in Global Art Practice 2016/2017

Tokyo University of the Arts Call for Applications

The Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) invites applications for entry into the new MFA in Global Art Practice in the Graduate School of Fine Arts for the academic year 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017. Application period is 24 - 30 November 2015. This first admissions process is open to international students only. The second admissions process, scheduled for November 2015, will be open to all eligible applicants.

For the past 128 years, TUA has played a vital role in exploring Asian artistic traditions and has developed a leadership in art and culture that has resulted in a large number of prominent alumni practicing in East Asia. Now, TUA is expanding into a global arena with diverse cultural values and artistic expressions. Candidates will have a record of highly qualified artistic practice in any media, an advanced knowledge in contemporary art and culture, and a strong interest in working in teams on course work. Candidates will also have an ability to propose a creative and innovative form of artistic practice, as well as embody the proposal through exhibition, publication, and alternative forms of artistic expression that can be distributed to global communities.

As of April 2016, the Global Art Practice (GAP) MFA course will be established at the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA). The GAP focuses on the research and education around social practice of contemporary art today within a global context. It expands alternative networks and social interactions beyond Japan. The course, led by international artists and arts professionals, offers innovative programmes in a flexible, specially designed format to enable graduate students to develop leadership roles as artists and researchers.

For more information please contact: Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA), Graduate School of Fine Arts, 12-8 Ueno Park, Taito ward, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan; e-mail: bijutsu.kyomu@ml.geidai.ac.jp; www.geidai.ac.jp