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Department of Culture and Creativity

A hands-on approach to learning enables students to acquire the practical skills needed to make it in the real world.

In the Department of Culture and Creativity, students learn the importance of various cultures of the past, then use them as the basis to create new culture for the future. To this end, the department takes a hands-on approach to learning in which students go out into the field to experience the real thing. This approach boosts their abilities in three ways: responding to a range of problems, fostering creativity, and acquiring the skills to communicate what they have learned. Armed with these abilities, our graduates go out into the world ready to play an active role in any facet of society.

What You Can Learn

Respond to a range of problems in the real world

Amidst the dramatic changes of modern society, people need excellent skills in communication, information-gathering, and judgment. A practical hands-on approach to learning gives our students the opportunity to hone these skills.

Foster creativity, a fundamental aspect of our lives

One of life’s greatest joys is having something that only you can do. This takes creativity, something that we foster by having students visit many places to experience the real thing.

Acquire information communication skills, a key to our future

The power to communicate information will continue to grow in importance. Students get extensive practice in communicating to people the wonders of our world as they really are.

Courses in the Department of Culture and Creativity
Art Production, Media Production, Regional Production, Future Asia Production

Art Production Course

Students learn how to introduce traditional art forms to a wider audience using a modern art perspective. Taking temples and shrines, ancient architecture, Buddha statues, and other cultural assets and traditional crafts, as well as traditional festivals and performing arts, students study how these can be used as media content, incorporated into events, or effectively used in other ways. Students learn how to coordinate with government bodies, collaborate with private companies, and plan cultural projects and programs as they create something that is truly their own.

Media Production Course

In this course, students go out and find news stories in the local community that they communicate using words and images. They learn how to decide on a theme, gather information for a story, write articles, and edit publications and videos as they communicate their findings in an original and effective media presentation.

Regional Production Course

In this course, students take the first steps to discovering and enhancing local beauty and wonder. They learn how to improve towns and regions through revitalization projects, cooperation and communication with residents, preservation of natural and man-made landscapes, and the nurturing and promotion of traditional handicrafts and local products. Students acquire the skills to research an issue and then tackle it by actually improving and revitalizing towns and regions as they create something that is truly their own.

Future Asia Production Course

Learning in this course covers Japan and other Asian countries as students study a wide range of history, cultures, and the historical and cultural assets that are their legacy. Pop culture and other aspects of modern society are also covered. Students dig deep into their thoughts and interests and communicate the fruits of their learning through words and actions. Foreign languages are also included as a way to promote communication with people of other countries and cultures.

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