The Department of Sculpture stresses the importance of cultivating students with rich sensitivities, capable of embracing enlightened horizons for the future of art rooted in broad-based global perspectives. We encourage them to direct their energies to research spanning a vast range of expression while maintaining a solid founding in the history of art over the centuries as well as the legacy of Japanese art.
At the undergraduate level, our students learn and further refine basic formative skills while considering the state of contemporary sculpture, unshackled by existing notions. In the master’s program, they apply the basic capabilities and techniques they acquire during their undergraduate years to research more specialized expressions of sculpture. The research activities advanced in both the undergraduate and master’s programs prepare fertile grounds for students to retool their respective grasps of art and sculpture from diversified perspectives, in relentless repetition of the cycle of creation and research. Ultimately, these study efforts come to fruition at the Graduation Works Exhibition—an event that may be defined as the crowning compilation of their achievements.
Again this year, the shining results of these studies will be showcased at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the university’s own art museum, and the Department of Sculpture building. From the works submitted to this event by our undergraduate and master’s program graduates, we are confident that you will discern promising new paths and visions for the future of art and sculpture.
All of us involved in these programs have stellar hopes that the future research our students carry out will bear even greater fruits in all aspects of their lives over the years to come.