International Exchange Program

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  2. International Exchange Program

International Exchange Program

Kyoto City University of Arts and its graduate schools have student exchange programs with affiliated schools abroad. International students are accepted to the postgraduate schools, including non-degree courses as private research students. Also guest researchers are welcomed to work with faculty members for joint research and performances. Renowned artists and musicians from abroad are also invited to host workshops and lectures.

Faculty of Fine Arts / Graduate School of Arts

The Faculty of Fine Arts and The Graduate School of Arts have student exchange programs with the schools below and the results of these programs have been very positive. Every year, nine students from the Faculty and the Graduate School are sent to affiliated schools abroad for three to four months. Conversely, students from affiliated schools come to study at our university. Some prominent artists are also invited from abroad to give workshops and lectures.

Affiliated schools for undergraduate students

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax, Canada)

Affiliated schools for postgraduate students>

Royal College of Art (London, U.K.)

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax, Canada)

  • Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris, France)

    Ecole nationale superieure des Arts Decoratifs (Paris, France)

    Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)

    Aalto University School of Art and Design (Helsinki, Finland)

    University of Sydney, College of the Arts (Sydney, Australia)

    China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing, China)

Faculty of Music / Graduate School of Music

The Faculty of Music and The Graduate School of Music have student exchange programs, which have proven very successful, with the schools listed below. Every year, a number of students from the Faculty and the Graduate School are sent to affiliated schools abroad for one to two semesters. The experience of living abroad gives the students a rich taste of musical variety and also provides them with the precious opportunity to acquire a more international mindset. Some prominent musicians and teachers are also invited from abroad, about five times a year, to give workshops, lessons and lectures.

Affiliated schools for postgraduate students

University of Music, Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
Dankook University (Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)
Royal College of Music, London (London, U.K.)

Affiliated schools for postgraduate students

University of the Arts, Bremen (Bremen, Germany)
University of Music, Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
Dankook University (Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)
Royal College of Music, London (London, U.K.)

Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music (RCJTM)

Along with the growing interest in Japanese culture, increasing numbers of foreigners are getting interested in, doing research on, and performing Japanese traditional music. Not only those who belong to the research institutes abroad, but also researchers from abroad who stay in Japanese universities and research institutes, are engaged in the research of Japanese traditional music.

The Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music has been actively communicating with such researchers from its early days. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Steven NELSON from Australia served as associate professor at RCJTM. Some other prominent guest researchers listed below have been invited to RCJTM under the academic exchange programs.

○FY2001 Mr. Tilman SEEBASS
Director, Institute of Musicology at the University of Innsbruck; Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

○ FY2001 Prof. Allan MARETT
Professor of Musicology at the University of Sydney; Research Subsidy Program of the University of Sydney

○ FY2002 Ms. Elizabeth A.OYLER
Associate professor, Japanese Language and Literature at the College of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis; Fellowship of Japan Foundation

○FY2003-2005 Mr. Philip FLAVIN
Post Doctor, University of California, Berkeley; Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

○FY2008 Mr. Adrian TIEN
Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

○FY2008 Ms. Rosey LEE
Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music; Japan Foundation

○FY2012 Ms. KLOBUKOVA Natalia
Leading Specialist, Japanese Music History, World Music Centre at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire; Japan Foundation

In addition, there are many other researchers from abroad, including joint project researchers, users of reference libraries, participants in lectures and seminars, and colleagues of our faculty members. They have contributed to the internationalization of our university. Our faculty members also travel abroad to attend international conferences and academic meetings and to conduct investigation and research in the U.K., U.S.A., South Africa, China and Korea to name just a few countries.