Undergraduate Faculties and Graduate Schools
Our Two Faculties, Four Departments, and Two Graduate Schools
What Makes the Education at SUAC Special
Through curricula that equip students with extensive accomplishments and perspective, we enrich the intelligence and sensibilities of our learners to nurture the capability of creating new value and culture.
1. Getting Knowledge That Is Balanced
Liberal Arts Education
- Equipping students with a broad perspective
- Building on the worldview and methodologies of those who paved the way for us, classes are designed to give students the opportunity to learn from instances of cutting-edge research in order to make real-world connections.
- SUAC’s unique approach to art and design is added to the traditional educational core of the humanities, social sciences, and natural science to make possible a distinctive liberal arts education.
2. Laying the Foundations for a SUAC Student
- Students are equipped with basic knowledge in literacy subjects that connect to experiential subjects and specialized education that are unique to SUAC.
- Classes are kept small and student intelligence and sensibilities are cultivated through hands-on experiences with traditional Japanese cultural arts such as tea ceremony, kyogen drama, photography, and haiku.
- Students are equipped with the literacy (writing skills, reading skills, information use skills) that is the very core of learning in order to become proficient in writing papers, giving presentations, and all of the other practical skills that are so useful to life in the real world.
3. Gaining capabilities useful in the real world
- A practical curriculum that opens up paths for students after graduation. As a part of the learning process,students engage in all phases of projects, from conceptualization to planning, drawing up the specifics,and presentation.
- Over the course of four years, students each year enhance their skills by engaging in practical exercises, community-linked practical exercises, theme-based research projects, and theme-based practical exercises in which they learn about real-world problems and their solutions.
4. To be successfully active on the world stage
English, Chinese and Other World Languages
- One needs practical language competency and broad cultural knowledge in order to exercise capability in global society.
- Our world languages educational program is reinforced through collaboration with the English and Chinese Language Education Center, which has full-time lecturers in English and Chinese.
- An extensive learning environment provides educational opportunities in the languages of French, Italian, Indonesian, Portuguese, Korean, and others.
Faculty of Design
Based on Universal Design, SUAC cultivates the abilities that enable active success on the global stage.
It is said that the 21st century is the Age of the Citizen. This means that the general public, not government or corporations, will play the leading role in creating the type of society in which people want to live. The Graduate Schools at SUAC educate students with the skills needed by civic leaders. The ability to build consensus while respecting diverse values and the capacity to pursue solutions.