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Department of Design, Graduate School of Design Acoustic Design Course

This course fosters human resources who can create human-friendly sound environments,
improve the quality of acoustic information, and create art and culture related to sound,
based on the perspective of art and engineering related to sound.

Course Overview

This course fosters human resources who can create human-friendly sound environments, improve the quality of acoustic information, and create art and culture related to sound, based on the perspective of art and engineering related to sound.

We conduct research and education to comprehensively solve problems based on our sensitivity to sound and specialized knowledge in a wide range of sound-related art, science, and technology. In addition, we open up a new field of art, science, and engineering-related to sound by approaching design objects from multiple perspectives of culture, environment, and information. In addition, this course fosters human resources who have the sensibility of art and engineering related to sound and the ability to design acoustics to create a sound environment suitable for humans, achieve the high quality of acoustic information, and realize the creation of art and culture related to sound.

This course aims to develop human resources who can design total communication of audiovisual information based on advanced and cutting-edge knowledge of sound-related art, science, and technology and are familiar with the environment's characteristics.

  1. To fully understand and explain the concepts, ideas, and methodologies with a high level of expertise and sensitivity to sound required as a specialist in acoustic design.
  2. To plan and carry out research that contributes to the creation of a sound environment suited to human beings, the improvement of the quality of acoustic information, and the creation of art and culture related to sound by utilizing art, science, and technology related to sound to solve problems.

Cultural Hall Management Engineer Training Program

Hall Management Engineer (HME): is a theater manager who plays a role in coordinating the activities of the many professionals working in cultural and artistic facilities such as theaters and music halls.

What is required of this person is,
(1) Engineering knowledge of stage mechanisms, sound and lighting,
(2) Knowledge and sensitivity about culture and art,
(3) Knowledge of public policy for the promotion of regional culture and arts,
(4) Plan and implement regional culture and art promotion projects
the ability to oversee a wide range of these fields and able to perform comprehensive management and operation of the facility.

Faculty Members

Faculty members in Graduate School of Design

Faculty members in Acoustic Design Course Acoustic Design Course
Acoustic Design
Name Position Field of Specialization
KABURAGI Tokihiko Professor Speech Information Processing
OMOTO Akira Professor Applied Acoustical Engineering
YAKO Masato Professor Musicology, Music Aesthetics
JO Kazuhiro Associate Professor Media Arts
KAWAHARA Kazuhiko Associate Professor Performance Evaluation of Acoustic Engineering System
NISHIDA Hiroko Associate Professor Musicology, Music Theory & Analysis, Music Culture
REMIJN, Gerard Bastiaan Associate Professor Experimental Psychology
SAMEJIMA Toshiya Associate Professor Acoustic Engineering
TAKADA Masayuki Associate Professor Psychoacoustics, Environmental Acoustics
UEDA Kazuo Associate Professor Psychology of Hearing
YAMAUCHI Katsuya Associate Professor Psychoacoustics, Noise Control Engineering
YOSHINAGA Yukiyasu Associate Professor Signal Processing, Image Processing
JAMIESON, Daryl Assistant Professor Composition, Aesthetics of Music
MURAKAMI Yasuki Assistant Professor Auditory Information Processing
WAKAMIYA Kohei Assistant Professor Speech Science
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Facilities

The following is a list of research facilities related to the course.

Career

They are expected to play an active role in various companies related to sound, such as manufacturers of acoustic and communication equipment, electric appliances, musical instruments, etc., architectural acoustics and noise control-related, software and communication-related, and companies' research laboratories.

Main Enployers
Acoustic communication systems, hearing aids, electrical appliances-related, musical instrument manufacturing, acoustic measurement, architectural acoustics, noise control, automobiles, software and system engineers, transportation industry, broadcasting, performing arts, telecommunications, universities and research institutes.