Many of our graduates occupy full-time design positions in large-scale enterprises in various industries that are fundamental to the Japanese economy-automotive, electronics, home appliances, and others. STUDIO1’s curriculum aims to develop professional designers who, apart from industrial applications, also value community outreach.
STUDIO2 curriculum focuses on providing design education in a wide range of fields, in response to the diverse needs of society. On this program, students identify a problem and hone their skills by coming up with a solution that responds to the issue.As a result, students develop their individual abilities and characteristics, learning to function as generalists able to succeed in a variety of fields.
The more society acknowledges the considerable power and utility of design, the more the field of design will fuse with other fields and expand its area of activity. Aimed at training designers who can respond flexibly, think for themselves and produce pioneering designs that open up new horizons, STUDIO3 develops both students’ insight and expressive ability.
The Product Design program has links with various design universities across America, Europe and Asia, with a range of collaborative projects held each year. From communication and presentation skills in foreign languages to knowledge of diverse design processes, Product Design students acquire a broad international viewpoint.
The master’s course offers students the opportunity to analyze the effects of products, the designer’s role, and to embark on an in-depth examination of societal concerns such as environmental and energy issues. Students acquire knowledge of a series of processes, from consideration of the issues and construction of a hypothesis through to hypothesis verification, on a course aimed at training designers to create an original design approach and build design management skills that can connect different fields.