The Japan Summer Program, Photography and Video in Japan: Exploring the Past and Present, offers an enriching academic and artistic experience in a place where modern technologies and ancient history meet. Home to internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, Japan is rich in museums and galleries that display classic Japanese art as well as contemporary art. As a student at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, a highly-respected art university in Japan, you will engage in lectures and critiques with professional Japanese artists. And you will have opportunities to explore diverse cities and sites, from Osaka to Tokyo to Hiroshima.
Japan Summer Program in Photography
At the Kyoto University of Art and Design, students will have opportunities to learn from renowned Japanese photographers.
Students will take field trips to different parts of Japan and explore the diverse communities and historical sites, including excursions to Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima/Naoshima, and a five-day tour of museums and galleries in Tokyo.
Each student creates a final project of prints or a video sequence that epitomizes their personal journey into Japan’s vibrant, modern society and layered history.
- Program dates: mid May to late June
- Course number: FINA-S 491, FINA-D 417, or FINA-U 539
- Credit hours: 6
- Prerequisites: FINA-S 291 Fundamentals of Photography, or FINA-D 317 Video Art, or approved equivalent with permission of instructor.
Contact James Nakagawa for more information about the Japan Summer Program in Photography.
- Fee paid to IU (including academic fees, housing, one meal daily, excursions, health insurance): $6,965 for Indiana residents, $7,310 for nonresidents
- Additional meals: $1,000
- International airfare: $1,500