Arts and Media

Osaka University

24 months
4876 USD/year
4876 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.

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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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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

  • International

    4876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4876 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4876 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • ¥535,800


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