Tama Art University

Admission Requirements
for Master's Degree Program

The following is an English translation of relevant information for international students, excerpted from the application procedures in Japanese. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for further information.

Enrollment

Major Course Enrollment
Painting Japanese Painting 43
Oil Painting
Graphic Arts
Sculpture Sculpture 10
Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works Ceramic 9
Glass
Metal
Design Graphic Design 62
Product Design
Textile Design
Architecture and Environmental Design
Information Design
Integrated Design
Art Studies Art Studies 5
Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance Drama and Dance 8
Scenography Design

Important:

  • - It is not possible to apply for more than one major/course during the same entrance examination period.

Requirements

Applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements or expect to satisfy one of the following requirements by March 31, 2023:

  1. Have graduated from university in Japan.
  2. Have been conferred a Bachelor's Degree by the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation.
  3. Have completed a 16-year program in school education and have conferred a Bachelor's Degree in a country other than Japan.*
  4. Have completed a 16-year course of formal education for a foreign country through a correspondence course in Japan which is operated by a foreign school of that country.
  5. Have completed a university course of study in Japan for an educational institution recognized within the educational system of a foreign country and approved by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (limited to those who have completed a 16-year course of formal education in that foreign country).
  6. Have completed a term of study of at least 3 years at universities, etc. in a foreign country, and have been conferred a degree which corresponds to a Bachelor’s Degree.*
  7. Have completed a specialized course of study for a higher vocational school which is recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (limited to applicants whose term of study is at least 4 years, and to those who have fulfilled the standards established by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).
  8. Be nominated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho).
  9. By means of an individual screening process, satisfy Tama Art University that the applicant has academic abilities equivalent or superior to a university graduate.
Applicants with foreign citizenship must meet the above requirements and also one of the requirements below.*
  • 1. Have taken the “Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)” operated by Japan Student Services Organization in November 2020, June 2021, November 2021, June 2022, and in the subject “Japanese as a foreign language”, have a combined score of 260 or higher in reading comprehension/listening and listening-reading comprehension, and a score of 35 or higher in Writing.
  • 2. Have taken the “Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)” operated by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services in December 2020, July 2021, December 2021, July 2022, and have passed N1 level.

* Applicants who fall into the categories below are exempted from the above Japanese Language tests.

  • -Have permission for permanent residence (including special permanent resident).
  • -Have chosen “English” to write the essay: applicants for Painting major, Sculpture major, Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works major, and Design major.
  • -Have graduated from Tama Art University or another university in Japan (undergraduate course or graduate course) or expect to graduate by March 31, 2023.
  • -Currently enrolled as a Research Student at Tama Art University.
  • *Those applying under provision 6 should e-mail the Admissions Section (nyushi@tamabi.ac.jp) beforehand to have education curriculum checked.
  • *Candidates who have completed a 16-year course of formal education in a foreign country but have not been conferred a Bachelor’s Degree are not eligible to apply. Please refer to the individual screening process from the URL below for those who wish to apply.
     http://www.tamabi.ac.jp/admission/exam/screening_m.htm

Application Period

December 1, Thursday 13:00 to December 9, Friday 18:00, 2022. [Online application only]

Sending the application documents

December 1, Thursday to December 9, Friday, 2022. Documents should be postmarked no later than December 9, 2022 .
* Application documents mailed from outside Japan must arrive by December 9, 2022.

Examination Fee

35,000 yen

Examination Location

At Hachioji Campus (2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo):
Painting Major, Sculpture Major, Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works Major, Design Major, and Art Studies Major.
Essays for Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance Major.

At Kaminoge Campus (3-15-34 Kaminoge Setagaya-ku, Tokyo):
Interview for Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance Major.

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Screening Process

Painting, Sculpture, Ceramic, Glass & Metal Works, Design, and Scenography Design, Drama & Dance Majors
Applicants will be screened on the basis of a comprehensive assessment of submitted works, an essay, an interview, and submitted documents. Japanese Painting, and Architecture and Environmental Design Courses will also assign the professional examination.

Art Studies Major
Applicants will be screened on the basis of a comprehensive assessment of a submitted thesis, an English examination, an essay, an interview, and submitted documents.

  • - Applicants for the Painting, Sculpture, Ceramic, Glass & Metal Works, and Design Majors may choose to write an essay in English.
  • - The interview is held in Japanese.

browse past examination questions.

Examination Schedule

January 25, Wednesday, 2023 to January 26, Thursday, 2023.

* The examination may also be held on January 27 depending on the number of applicants.

Notification of Results

January 30, Monday, 2023 13:00~February 1, Wednesday, 2023

Admission Procedures

All the necessary forms and the fees should be posted by February 13, Monday, 2023.

School Fees

Admission

  • - Painting Major, Sculpture Major, Ceramic, Glass, and Metal Works Major, Design Major (Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile Design, Architecture and Environmental Design, and Information Design), and Art Studies Major are located in Hachioji Campus (2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo).
  • - Design Major (Integrated Design) and Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance Major are located in Kaminoge Campus (3-15-34 Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo).
  • - All new students will enroll in April.
  • - For international students, if the immigration authorities reject the application for “Authorization of Resident Eligibility” or “Resident Status (Overseas Education)” from February 2023, admission will be automatically canceled. Also, applicants must receive “Resident Status (Overseas Education)” by April 1, 2023.

About Application Guidelines

Please read the “Application Guidelines 2023” for details in admission (details may differ).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. Are there any classes conducted in English?

    All classes are held in Japanese only.
    International students are required to submit specified grade of EJU or JLPT taken in the specified dates.
    Therefore, we strongly recommend applicants to study Japanese Language beforehand.
    Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more information.

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  • Q2. Are there summer programs or short programs?

    We do not offer summer programs nor short programs.

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  • Q3. Is there autumn admission?

    We do not offer autumn admissions.
    All new students are enrolled in the beginning of April.

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  • Q4. How long is the Master’s Degree Program?

    The duration for the Master’s Degree course is 2 years in total.

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Address for Application and Inquiries

Tama Art University Admissions Section
Hachioji Campus
2-1723 Yarimizu, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192-0394
Tel: +81-42-679-5602
Contact via E-mail: nyushi@tamabi.ac.jp

For those who wish to take the pre-interview for the Master's Degree Program, see the below link for further information.

http://www.tamabi.ac.jp/admission/exam/gp_interview.htm

If you wish to meet with professors to consult about the contents of your research plan, please apply using the form above.
The pre-interview is not associated with any of the entrance examination.