International exchange is one of the main pillars supporting Tama Art University's education and research activities. Implementing international joint research and exchange programs with partner institutions, we have been providing various opportunities for international exchange, including teachers' overseas research activities among others. A large number of foreign exchange students demanding a high degree of professionalism are currently enrolled at our university.
International Partner Institutions
- Silpakorn University, Thailand (1982)
- Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China (1991)
- Hongik University, Korea (1996) *
- Dong-A University, Korea (1996)
- Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto ARTS), Finland (2000) *
- China Central Academy of Fine Arts, China (2005)
- Art Center College of Design, USA (2005)
- Berlin University of the Arts, Germany (2008) *
- Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan (2012) *
- Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the Netherlands (2012) *
- National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan (2012) *
- National Institute of Design, India (2012)
- Royal College of Art, UK (2012) *
- College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea (2013)
- College of Art and Design, Ewha Womans University, Korea (2013)
- Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway (2013) *
- The Glasgow School of Art, UK (2013) *
- Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2014) *
- University of Cincinnati, USA (2015)
- École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, France (2016)*
- Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK (2016)*
- Rhode Island School of Design, USA (2016)
Note: The number in the bracket indicates the year when the bilateral exchange agreement was established.
* Student exchange program is available with the schools marked with an asterisk.
International Collaboration Projects
- Pacific Rim Project
Pacific Rim is a joint educational project launched in 2006 with our American partner school, the Art Center College of Design. Design students at both schools discuss global and local topics ranging from issues of aging to Japanese traditional arts and crafts; investigate into the supposed functions of design; and propose innovative solutions.