Tama Art University

Admission Requirements
for Research Students

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The following is an English translation of relevant information for international students, excerpted from the application procedures in Japanese. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for further information.

Requirements

As a general rule, candidates must satisfy the following: have graduated from a 4-year undergraduate degree course, and have been conferred with a Bachelor’s Degree (including those who will be conferred by March 2019).

  • - Candidates should fulfill the application requirements for the Master’s Degree course.
  • - All of the classes are conducted in Japanese. Students from countries other than Japan are recommended to have a combined score of more than 220 out of 400 [reading comprehension (200) + listening and listening-reading comprehension (200)] in Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) in the subject “Japanese language”, or have passed N2 Level of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), or equivalent level of Japanese proficiency.

Enrollment

A few in each department

Application Period

December 5 (Wednesday)10:00 to December 14 (Friday)18:00, 2018. [Online application only]

Sending the application documents

December 5 (Wednesday) to December 14 (Friday). Documents should be postmarked no later than December 14.
-Application documents mailed from outside Japan must arrive by December 14.

Examination Fee

10,000 yen

Examination Location

Japanese Painting Course, Oil Painting Course, Printmaking Course, Sculpture Course, Ceramic, Glass & Metal Works Course, Graphic Design Course, Product Design Course, Textile Design Course, Environmental Design Course, Art and Media Course, Interaction Design Course, Art Science Course, and Integrated Design Course examinations are held at Hachioji Campus (2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo).
access to Hachioji Campus.

Drama & Dance Course, and Scenography Design Course examinations are held at Kaminoge Campus (3-15-34 Kaminoge Setagaya-ku, Tokyo).
access to Kaminoge Campus.

Screening Process

Applicants will be screened on the basis of a comprehensive assessment of an interview, submitted works, and academic transcript from the university the applicant attended.

Examination Schedule

Major/Course Whether applying to Master's Degree course entrance examination
(Schedule B) or not
Dates
Jan. 27 Jan. 28
Japanese Painting
Oil Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works
Product Design
Textile Design
Environmental Design
Art and Media
Interaction Design
Art Science
Drama and Dance
Scenography Design
Only applying for the Research Student admission
(Start time for the interview will be announced when the Examination ID is issued online)
 
Also applying for Master's Degree course entrance examination (Schedule B)  
Graphic Design
Integrated Design
Only applying for the Research Student admission
(Start time for the interview will be announced when the Examination ID is issued online)
 
Also applying for Master's Degree course entrance examination (Schedule B) (Master's Degree course entrance examination (schedule B) essay)
(Start time for the interview will be announced when the Examination ID is issued online)

Works to be submitted, etc.

  1. Works, portfolio, and report submitted must be accompanied by a certificate (Certificate Form for Submitted Works, etc.) from a professor or teacher, etc. of the university that the applicant graduated from to certify that the work was created or authored by the applicant himself/herself. However, those who are research students or anticipating graduation from Tama Art University, and are applying for the same major/course, the applicant does not need to fill in the certificate form.
  2. Instructions on how to bring in large-size works and other details will be provided when the examination ID is issued online.
  3. If the applicant is unable to submit the works by the specified submission date, the applicant will be disqualified and may not take the examination.
  4. Inform the admissions section 10 days prior to the examination if there are corrections or additions to the details in works submitted at the time of application. However, in case of significant change or short notice before the examination, they may not be accepted.
Major/Course Objects to be submitted/number of items, etc. Submission date
Japanese Painting One or two works by the applicant (size 50 or over)
  • - Applicants may bring portfolios of additional work if desired.
Jan. 27
Oil Painting One or two works created in the following formats: 2-D work(s) within F200; 3-D work(s) within 200 cubic centimeters; moving image/video works, etc.
  • - For applicants who wish to submit a portfolio including photographs, etc., of their works, please refer to the application guidelines.
Jan. 26
Printmaking 5 works produced within the last year(size that the applicant can bring directly by him/herself), and a portfolio of previous works. Jan. 27
Sculpture At least 1 work (maximum height 200 cm) and portfolio (photographic documentation of at least 2 additional works)
  • - In case of difficulty in submitting works from overseas, the applicant must send photographic documentation of at least 3 works (stating material, dimensions, and weight) to the Department of Sculpture by post and must arrive no later than January 25 (Friday).
Jan. 26
Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works At least 2 works and portfolio (However, those who are anticipating graduation from Ceramic, Glass & Metal Works Course in Tama Art University require portfolio only.) Jan. 27
Graphic Design* Portfolio

day of the examination (interview)

Product Design Portfolio Jan. 27
Textile Design At least 3 works and portfolio Jan. 27
Environmental Design Portfolio (most recent work) Jan. 27
Art and Media* Essay "What I want to express and learn on the Art and Media course" (about 2,000 Japanese characters (or 1,000 words in English)) and portfolio. Jan. 27
Interaction Design* Essay "What I want to express and learn on the Interaction Design course" (about 2,000 Japanese characters (or 1,000 words in English)) and portfolio.
Art Science Research project report (4,000 characters or less A4 size, 1,500 words or less in the case of English) at the time of application
Integrated Design* Portfolio

day of the examination (interview)

Drama and Dance At least 3 works (the format is free) and portfolio
  • - Video work should be submitted in DVD-video (region code: free or 2).
Jan. 15
(may also enclose application documents)
Scenography Design At least 3 works (the format is free) and portfolio
  • - Please refer to the application guidelines for further information.
Portfolio…Jan. 15
(may also enclose application documents)
Works…Jan. 27

Notification of Results

January 30, Wednesday, 2019

Admission Procedures

  • - All the necessary forms and the fees should be posted by February 13 (Wednesday), 2019.

School Fees

Admission

  • - Japanese Painting Course, Oil Painting Course, Printmaking Course, Sculpture Course, Ceramic, Glass & Metal Works Course, Graphic Design Course, Product Design Course, Textile Design Course, Environmental Design Course, Art & Media Course, Interaction Design Course, and Art Science Course are located in Hachioji Campus (2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo).
  • - Integrated Design Course, Drama & Dance Course, and Scenography Design Course are located in Kaminoge Campus (3-15-34 Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo).
  • - All new students will enroll in April.
  • - If the immigration authorities reject the application for "Authorization of Resident Eligibility" or "Resident Status (Overseas Education)" from February 2019, admission will be automatically canceled. Also, applicants must receive "Resident Status (Overseas Education)" by April 1, 2019.

About Application Guidelines

Please read the “Application Guidelines 2019” for details in admission (details may differ).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. Are there any classes conducted in English?

    All classes are held in Japanese only.
    Therefore, we strongly recommend applicants to study Japanese language beforehand.
    A rough guide for Japanese Language level is Level 2 of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (N2).

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  • Q2. Are there summer programs or short programs?

    We do not offer summer programs nor short programs.

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  • Q3. Is there autumn admission?

    We do not offer autumn admissions.
    All new students are enrolled in the beginning of April.

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  • Q4. How long is the duration for Research Student?

    The duration for the Research Student is 1 year in total.

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Address for Application and Inquiries

Tama Art University Admissions Section
Hachioji Campus
2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192-0394
Tel: +81-42-679-5602
Contact via E-mail: nyushi@tamabi.ac.jp