Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
With a fine art department that allows for training in oil painting, Japanese painting, sculpture, design and architecture, Tokyo University of the Arts is one of the most prestigious locations in world for the study of art and music.
Founded when Tokyo School of Fine Arts and Tokyo Music School, established in 1887, merged in the 1940s, it is one of the oldest remaining art schools in the country today.
The university places a strong emphasis on its relationships with other universities and educational institutes in East Asia and beyond and previous exchanges have taken place with School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the University of Sydney.
Many iconic figures have attended the university down through the years, including world famous artists such as Tsuguharu Foujita and Takashi Murakami and the Oscar winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.