Creating an optimal development environment from an artist's unique perspective
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Acquiring the media expertise needed to design human connections and communications
The Media Design Course trains ambitious individuals who will usher in a new era of media design. The course inherits and further develops the rich educational and research traditions and resources of the Department of Visual Communication Design and Department of Art and Information Design. The term “media” does not only include content that represents information. It encompasses the hardware and software required to use this information as well as the means for transmitting that information. Media design refers to making full use of media to design connections and communications between people.
In this course, students will learn media design systematically and comprehensively through a curriculum based on the following three elements:
(1) "What to express and how to express it"
Learning design and artistic expression (media expression)
(2) "How to connect people with others and foster communication"
Learning technical methods for communication (media interaction)
(3) "How do people connect and communicate with each other?"
Understanding the human being as the object of communication and learning about human behavior and society (media communication study)
The International Program aims to develop the stance, attitudes, and communication skills necessary to work independently in international society and to develop human resources with specialized design knowledge and skills and a sense of identity of their own country. By studying abroad or taking equivalent courses, students will learn approaches, methods, and ideas for design that do not exist in Japan to broaden their scope of design.
For more information about the international program, please check the website.
|Name||Position||Field of Specialization|
|HARA Kenji||Professor||Visual Information Processing|
|IHARA Hisayasu||Professor||Graphic Design|
|ITO Hiroyuki||Professor||Perceptual Psychology|
|KIM Daewoong||Professor||Contents Design|
|SUNAGA Shoji||Professor||Color and Visual Sciences|
|TAKENOUCHI Kazuki||Professor||Mechanics design, Graphic science|
|TSURUNO Reiji||Professor||Computer Graphics|
|ASO Tsukasa||Associate Professor||Intellectual Property Law|
|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|
|MATSUGUMA Hiroyuki||Associate Professor||Computer Graphics 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|
|FUYUNO Miharu||Assistant Professor||Cognitive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, English Education, Media and Education, Media and Language Culture|
|KUDO Mao||Assistant Professor||Sign System Design, Visual Symbol|
|MORIMOTO Yuki||Assistant Professor||Computer Graphics|
|TOH Kiriko||Assistant Professor||Web Design|
|YOSHIMURA Riichi||Assistant Professor||Linguistics/ Intercultural (Cross-cultural) Communication Studies|
Graduates of the Department of Visual Communication Design and the Department of Art and Information Design— the two courses that now comprise the Media Design Course —go on to have successful careers as creators and engineers in mass media, gaming, IT, film, advertising, printing, and other related industries. More than a few graduates have also gone on to become researchers at universities and research institutes. The graduates of the Media Design Course are also expected to play important roles in and beyond those industries mentioned above.
class of 2003