Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts

Location: Okinawa
Type of institution: Local Public coed
Contact: DR: General Affairs Section TEL 098-882-5000 * Admission Inquiry: Student Affairs Section TEL 098-882-5080
1-4 Tonokura Shuri, Naha, Okinawa 903-8602
TEL: +81-98-882-5000         FAX: +81-98-882-5033
Established in 1986,the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts(OPUA) has become the prefecture's exclusive comprehensive arts university composed of the Faculty of Arts and Crafts,the Faculty of Music,the University Research Institute,and Graduate School(MA and PhD Programs).Reflecting the founding principles and objectives,OPUA strives to nature the members of society who will bear the responsibility of creating and expanding innovative cultures of comprehensive arts with a global vision.We promote cultural and academic exchanges among students and faculties through nine sister universities in China,England,Germany,Italy,Thailand,and Taiwan.Our university also aspires to be a unique educational institution that incorporates Okinawa's history and natural geographic environment.One of the distinctive characteristics of educational research at OPUA is the teaching of traditional Okinawan craft-making techniques,particularly within the ceramics and waving/dyeing specialization programs of the Faculty of Arts and Crafts.The training that we offer our students-including the examination of the raw materials used and guiding the evolution of a deeper artistic sensibility-is particularly appropriate for our future artists and experts in their fields.Further,the Faculty of Music established the Ryukyuan Performing Arts Major to train skilled performance artists and instructors in the fields of Ryukyuan classical music,Ryukyuan dance,and kumiodori(traditional music drama).

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 41/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 6
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 470
No. of Graduate Degree Students: 71
No. of International Graduate Degree Students: 3
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 20/0
No. of International Students (Degree/Non-Degree): 6/0
No. of Exchange Agreements: 9
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 6
No. of Exchange Students (Receiving): 1
No. of Exchange Students (Sending): 2

Undergraduate Programs
Fine Arts
Art Studies
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Design
Instrumental Music
Performing Music
Vocal Music
Graduate Programs
Fine Arts
Arts and Culture Studies (D)
Formative Arts (M)
Music Culture and Theory (D)
Musical Arts (M)

Special Programs for International Students
Japanese classes (follow-up) for international students
Service for International Students
Our university offers Japanese language supplemental classes for the international students. We have an International Exchange Coodinator, International Advisor to help create a comfortable academic environment for our international students.
International Student Alimni Network
Comments & Latest Information
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