The Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences [IAMAS] is a graduate school opened by Gifu Prefecture in 2001. Our goal is to contribute to the progress of academic culture as well as the promotion of the region. Our faculty engages in scholarship whose objective is to combine scientific knowledge with artistic sensibility, at the same time striving to educate high-level creators who will plumb the depths of that combination and find inventive ways to forge ahead to a new future society.

IAMAS offers a single graduate course in Media Creation that takes an average of two years to complete. The number of entrants per year is limited to 20 students.

A graduate school in which 19 accomplished professors teach a select number of students, IAMAS has become come to be known not just nationally but also abroad. Our graduates are active on the cutting-edge of fields like media, culture, art, design, industry, research, and education.

The distinctive characteristics of IAMAS research and education are:

  1. Team-teaching conducted by professors from diverse fields.
  2. An original curriculum where students acquire both specialized and comprehensive knowledge and techniques.
  3. Project courses, in which both instructors and students work as a group to apply media creation research to society.

IAMAS is looking for the following kinds of students:

  1. People who want to engage in interdisciplinary pursuits while using the knowledge they have acquired in their specialty field.
  2. People with a desire to creatively transform the shape of our information society.
  3. People trying to rethink the relationship between individuals and society and create next-generation industries.
  4. People who aim to produce new kinds of cultural creation through various forms of artistic expression.
  5. People who want help bring about a spiritually rich society and give new shape to information and communication.

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