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Arts and Media

Osaka University

24 months
4165 USD/year
4165 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Arts and Media course at Osaka University has two broad components. One is to establish a core research community in such fields as visual images, spatial media and computer media that have not been well covered in conventional humanities and arts studies, or are new and gaining in social importance, and to teach current arts and media issues from a specialist practical viewpoint.


About the Arts and Media program

The main objective of the Arts and Media course at Osaka University is to advance theoretical studies in areas such as media literacy that exceed the bounds of existing art theories and are closely linked to social realities, while also giving practical training to develop computer skills to process visual data.

The second component is to promote multi-faceted research into cultural policy-making and arts planning. Instead of looking at painting, drama, cinema, and literature as separate entities, the cultural and social functions of these artistic creations are explored by focusing on how they are produced and appreciated. Rather than analysis and interpretation of each artistic work, this component takes as its central issues policies and systems behind the publication, exhibiting or staging of works, and the dynamic relations between artistic works and their audiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drama
  • Western Art History
  • Media Studies
  • History of Italian Art and Architecture
  • History of Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prior to entering the graduate school, the majority of the international students spends from one half to one full year as a research student, and then takes an entrance examination for the graduate level degree program.
  • The admission process varies from department to department. For further details, please contact the administrative office of the specific graduate school. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4165 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4165 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4165 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4165 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 535,800 JPY/year

Living costs for Osaka-shi

105816 - 158424 JPY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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