Musashino Art University
Teikoku Art School (帝国美術学校, Teikoku Bijutsu Gakkō; meaning "imperial art school") was founded in 1929; in 1948 it became Musashino Art School (武蔵野美術学校, Musashino Bijutsu Gakkō), and in 1962 it became Musashino Art University. It is known as one of the leading art universities in Japan.
From its start, the university taught fine art and industrial design; it later added architecture, fashion, and other fields.
MAU has exchange agreements with universities in other countries. It has a graduate school that awards master's degrees and doctorates.
People associated with Musashino Art University
- Taku Aramasa, photographer
- Kenya Hara, graphic designer and art director of MUJI
- Katsuhito Ishii, film director
- Koji Ishikawa, illustrator
- Satoshi Itō (Project Itoh), science fiction writer
- Satoshi Kon, anime director and manga artist
- Junko Mori, artist
- Ryū Murakami, novelist and film maker
- Joji Nagashima, automobile designer of BMW
- Yurie Nagashima, photographer
- Rei Naito, sculpture
- Tetsuo Araki, print artist
- Tatzu Nishi, installation artist
- Shinro Ohtake, painter
- Yuko Shimizu, designer of Hello Kitty
- Ume Aoki, manga artist
- Hiroki Endo, manga artist
- Seiichi Hishikawa, film maker, art director, photographer
- Fusako Kuramochi, manga artist
- Soji Shimada, mystery novelist
- Keita Takahashi, game designer
- Yellow Tanabe, manga artist
- Yoshihiko Wada, painter
- Tomoki Kyoda, animation director
- Niwa Harumi (丹羽晴美), "Aramasa Taku", Nihon shashinka jiten (日本写真家事典) / 328 Outstanding Japanese Photographers (Kyoto: Tankōsha, 2000; ISBN 4-473-01750-8), p.28. In Japanese only, despite the English-language alternative title of the book.
- "MUJI's Kenya Hara". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- "Ishii Katsuhito". International Film Festival Rotterdam. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "Koji Ishikawa", The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Accessed 14 March 2014.
- "Satoshi Kon". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- Potted biography of Murakami appended to a column written by him for Big Tomorrow. Seishun Publishing Co. (Japanese) Accessed 15 March 2014.
- "Interview". AXIS Magazine. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- Potted biography of Nagashima, Fujifilm. (Japanese)
- Potted biography of Nagashima, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino. (Japanese)
- Potted biography of Naito at the foot of an interview with her. Art-It, 1999. (English). Accessed 14 March 2014.
- Potted biography of Nishi (named here 西野達 [Nishino Tatsu, i.e. Tatsu Nishino] and Tazu Rous) on a page about two of his art projects, Water and Land: Niigata Art Festival 2012. (Japanese) Accessed 15 March 2014.
- Interview with Ohtake, Musashino Art University. (Japanese) Accessed 14 March 2014.
- , Ovgide. Accessed 1 July 2014.
- List of teachers in the Department of Visual Communication Design, Musashino Art University. (Japanese) Retrieved by the Wayback Machine on 8 August 2010.
- Profile of Sekino, Musashino Art University. (Japanese) Accessed 13 March 2014.