The three distinctive characteristics of education and research at IAMAS are: Projects, media art research that students and faculty members perform as a group and implement in society; team-teaching in which faculty members from different disciplines lead classes together; and an original curriculum where students learn both specialized and general knowledge and techniques.

Projects: Practical Research in Society

This is a place were we colloborate with other universities, businesses, and political organizations to implement media research in society and share the results of that research. Students and faculty work together to produce advanced, unique results.

Team-teaching by Professors from Different Fields

To help students acquire the power to create new forms of culture, faculty members from different disciplines guide students as they solve problems related to practical, interdisciplinary reserearch that will help them systematically acquire specialized knolwedge and ability.

Learning both Specialized and General Knowledge and Techniques

With the goal of educating students in this knowledge and these techniques both specialized and general, we hold high-level classes that properly combine lecture, training, and hands-on experience.

Educational Objectives

Based on the founding principles of the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, our educational objective is to cultivate people who can respond to the various problems contemporary society faces; we will do this by helping students acquire the high-level creative ability to build new forms of culture.

Curriculum Policy

Based on the Institutue of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences' founding principles, we strive to help our students aquire high-level creative ability. We aim to provide excellent guidance for student research, deploying interdisciplinary and practical courses and holding advanced classes with an appropriate combination of lecture, training, and hands-on experience in order to help them systematically acquire specialized knowledge.

  • Special research classes and Project classes help students develop a wide base of knowledge and practical ability to meet society's demands, establishing a foundation that will allow them to flourish as creators.
  • Comprehensive classes in which students judge for themselves and question the social significance of their research.
  • Introductory courses where students develop all-purpose skills required for research: identifying problems, coming up with a plan, solving them, creating, communicating, etc.

Diploma Policy

Based on the Institutue of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences' founding principles, our goal is to educate high-level creators who create new forms of culture with scientific techniques and a philosophcial and ideological perspective. Within our curriculum organized to fulfill this purpose, students must pass a final thesis or final thesis and project examination along with a final examination in addition to completing a designated number of credits in order to receive their graduate diploma. At that time examiners will address the following:

  • Has the student acquired the ability required to be a level of special expertise and the ability necessary to be an independant artist, designer, engineer, researcher, or educator?
  • Did the student demonstrate a high-level thinking skills and a strong sense of responsibility, achieving a result that addressed modern social problems and contributed to the happiness of future generations?
  • Could the student actively engage with others specializing in various fields regardless their research area, acquiring a new form of knowledge born within that interaction.

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