Messages from Current Students

Release date:2024.03.22

I want to learn about human-centric design broadly


Industrial Design Course(Undergraduate)
  • Graduated from Ohyu Gakuen Girls’ High School/
  • Entered the Industrial Design Course, School of Design, Kyushu University in 2022/
Related department, course
  • Industrial Design Course (Undergraduate)

The reason why I chose the School of Design

I was interested in the field of ergonomics and wanted to learn about design from a wide perspective that goes beyond the artistic aspect. I was drawn to this university since it's possible to enter through a typical national university science entrance exam, and it combines the benefits of both art and engineering universities. I believe that there are learning experiences that can only be gained in this faculty. Also, purely and simply, I wanted to live alone!

My most memorable class

The class "Basic of Arts I and II" stands out in my memory. We learned the basics of practical design through drawing, coloring, and laser cutting. Because of the small class sizes and the home-like atmosphere reminiscent of high school, we had close interactions with the faculty members and received detailed guidance. I've always vaguely enjoyed creating things as a hobby, but I'd never seriously drawn before, so these stimulating and fun classes were a way to alleviate my concerns.

My student life

Perhaps because it's a unique faculty that draws students from all over Japan, there are many enthusiastic and motivated students. Activities in clubs unique to the faculty are incredibly active, and students come together, share their skills, and create something as one, disregarding their year of study. I'm a member of the Geiko Festival executive committee and a dance club, but I also studied abroad during the summer. Geiko provides a well-established environment where everyone can delve into what they love, and you're guaranteed a vibrant student life!

Message to prospective students

The content you can learn in the School of Design is diverse, and with its cross-disciplinary nature, it's akin to a comprehensive university. For instance, in my major, research is carried out to tie a myriad of fields, such as gender and design, public services and design, sleep and design, and is not limited to designing products such as chairs and stationery. It's a faculty I highly recommend not only to those who enjoy making things but also to those who haven't figured out their interests yet and those who wish to find what they love in university. We're waiting for you in Geiko!