Department of Design, Graduate School of Design Media Design Course

Creating the future of media communication design that connects people, sensibility to expression, sensation to space, and virtual to reality

The Media Design Course consists of four fields: Media Sciences, Media Engineering, Media Expression, and Media Sociocultural Studies.
Through education in visual science, psychology, technology, systems, content design, artistic expression, society, culture, and communication, students will acquire progressive and deep thinking, creative, expressive, and analytical skills, and explore and practice media design that harmonizes cutting-edge scientific and technical knowledge with aesthetic sensitivity.


Fields of Study

  • Media Sciences

    Students will acquire scientific knowledge and thinking skills in human visual science and psychology.

  • Media Engineering

    Students will acquire knowledge and apply skills in advanced technologies that form the basis for advanced media expression and utilization.

  • Media Expression

    Students will learn of creative expertise and methodologies, and acquire advanced aesthetic sensitivity, expressiveness, and creativity

  • Media Sociocultural Studies

    Students will acquire knowledge and thinking skills related to cultural diversity and communication studies.

  • Comprehensive study of science, technology, expression, and sociocultural aspects of media design.

    In the Core Subjects, students study "Media Sciences" to understand the science of how people perceive and understand media, "Media Engineering" to learn the technologies to use and utilize media, "Media Expression" to know how to express and create media, and to put it into practice, and "Media Sociocultural Studies" to have an understanding of the society and culture constructed with media. The "Studio Projects" are cross-disciplinary design projects in which students collaborate with students in other courses to solve practical problems. In "Special Research on Design," students conduct master's research and production in their respective laboratories and write a master's thesis.

Faculty Members

Faculty members in
Media Design
Name Position Field of Specialization
HARA Kenji Professor Visual Information Processing
ITO Hiroyuki Professor Perceptual Psychology
KIM Daewoong Professor Contents Design
SUNAGA Shoji Professor Color and Visual Sciences
TAKENOUCHI Kazuki Professor Mechanics design, Graphic science
TOMOTARI Mikako Professor Sculpture, Art Studies
TSURUNO Reiji Professor Computer Graphics
FUYUNO Miharu Associate Professor Cognitive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, English Education, Media and Education, Media and Language Culture
Ho Hsin-Ni Associate Professor Haptics
INOUE Kohei Associate Professor Pattern Recognition, Image Processing
ISHII Tatsuro Associate Professor Visual Image Expression, Enhanced Visual Image Expression
MAKINO Yutaka Associate Professor Installation, Performance,Computer Music
MORIMOTO Yuki Associate Professor Computer Graphics
NOMURA Katsuhisa Associate Professor Graphic Design
ONO Naoki Associate Professor Digital Image Processing and Recognition
OSHIMA Hisao Associate Professor Dramaturgy
SENO Takeharu Associate Professor Psychology
USHIAMA Taketosi Associate Professor Digital Content Environment Design
KUDO Mao Assistant Professor Sign System Design, Visual Symbol
TOH Kiriko Assistant Professor Web Design


Graduates of this course are expected to be active as researchers, artists, designers, directors, and educators in content design, information design, and media communication.

Main Employers
Designers, Planners, Directors (graphic design, advertising, etc.), Engineers (network engineers, data scientists, design engineers, visual scientists, etc.), Creators (media art, games, video, etc.), Artists, Science journalists, Intermedia Communicators, Researchers, Educators, etc.

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