Shizuka University of Art and Culture Faculty of Design

mission statement

SUAC graduates will enter the workforce with practical and professional skills.
Our university fosters citizens who will positively contribute to society.

international role

SUAC focuses on multi-cultural coexistence, where people of diverse nationalities and ethnicities accept their mutual cultural differences and strive toward equality. SUAC's team of specialist professors are committed to conducting original research, furthering student education, and making contributions to the local community. Learning goes beyond attending lectures and includes support projects for children of foreign (neither “foreign nationalities” nor “foreign nationals” are acceptable. They both sound xenophobic. I suggest “projects for non-Japanese children” and volunteering in the local community. At present, we have productive international relationships with eleven overseas universities. For example, over the past five years, our Department of Design has been jointly conducting a yearly collaborative English design workshop with the Design Department of Izmir University of Economics in Turkey. 

national role

Our university contributes to the local community through academic research and various collaborative projects. The city of Hamamatsu has been a member of UNESCO’s “Creative Cities” network since 2014. The city has long flourished as a place devoted to manufacturing products including textiles, musical instruments, and transportation equipment (vehicles and motorcycles). Our university also collaborates with global companies including Yamaha, Kawai, Suzuki, and Roland to create new value in design and culture for the local community.

main focus

The Faculty of Design primarily offers a BA in design. It covers Design Philosophy (History/ Community/ Method), Product Design, Audio and Visual Communications (Graphic Design/ Film/ CG), Interaction Design (Web/ Games), Architecture and Landscape, and Takumi (Japanese crafts and Architecture).

faculties and departments

Faculty of Design
-Department of Design

Faculty of Cultural Policy and Management
-Department of International Culture
-Department of Art Management
-Department of Regional Cultural Policy and Management

bachelor level programs

Department of Design
-Design Philosophy (History/ Community/ Method)
-Product Design
-Audio and Visual Communications (Graphic Design/ CG/ Illustration)
-Interactive Design (Web/ Game)
-Architecture and Landscape
-Takumi: Japanese Crafts and Architecture

Department of International Culture
-Language
-Literature
-History
-Anthropology
-Community Research
-Multicultural Coexistence
-Japanese Language Education

Department of Regional Cultural Policy and Management
-Management
-Economics
-Law
-Political Science
-Public Administration
-Information
-Advertising
-Community Building
Department of Art Management
-Aesthetics
-Art History
-Theatre History
-Music History
-Art Management and Art Culture Policy
-Cultural Economics

Civilizations and Tourism Course

master level programs

Graduate School of Design
-Design Management
-Social Design
-Ergo Design
-Design for Community
-Package Design
-Modeling
-Industrial Design
-Film making/ CG
-CAD
-Interface Design
-Media
-Interaction
-WEB
-Urban Design
-Landscape Design
-Architecture
-Structure Design
-Environmental Facilities

Graduate School of Cultural Policy and Management
-Arts Management
-Creative Industry
-Community Building and Local Governance
-Civil Society and Cultural Diversity

research activity and main areas

Research activity focuses on Design, covering a wide range of fields including Design Management, Social Design, Ergo Design, Design for Community, Package Design, Modeling, Industrial Design, Film making/ CG, CAD, Interface Design, Media, Interactive design, WEB, Urban Design, Landscape Design, Architecture, Structure Design, Environmental Facilities, Illustration, and Children's books.

doctorate level programs

NA

subject areas for exchange students

Department of Design
-Design Philosophy (History/ Community/ Method)
-Product Design
-Audio and Visual Communications (Graphic Design/ CG/ Illustration)
-Interactive Design (Web/ Game)
-Architecture and Landscape
-Takumi: Japanese Crafts and Architecture

Department of Art Management
-Aesthetics
-Art History
-Theatre History
-Music History
-Art Management and Art Culture Policy
-Cultural Economics

Graduate School of Design
-Design Management
-Social Design
-Ergo Design
-Design for Community
-Package Design
-Modeling
-Industrial Design
-Film making/ CG
-CAD
-Interface Design
-Media
-Interaction
-WEB
-Urban Design
-Landscape Design
-Architecture
-Structure Design
-Environmental Facilities

Graduate School of Cultural Policy and Management
-Arts Management
-Creative Industry
-Community Building and Local Governance
-Civil Society and Cultural Diversity

application deadlines

December 31 (for April admission)  
May 31 (for October admission)

teaching languages

Japanese (partly in English)

semester dates

First Term: April - August
Second Term: October - February

cost of living per month (studying and living)

275.5 EURO

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