Until now, Japan’s art world has been classified into conventional categories such as painting, sculpture, craft and design. Akita University of Art seeks to abolish this framework and create new artistic fields, offering five major courses tailored to the next generation of learners.
AUA recruits roughly 100 people at the undergraduate level (excluding transfer students), but these students do not decide which major they wish to pursue at the time of their enrollment. In the 1st and 2nd years, students take classes across the five major courses, before selecting one major according to their orientation and ability in the third year.