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Best art schools in the world

Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

Tokyo University of the Arts is one of the most prestigious locations in the world for the study of art and music. It boasts a fine art department that allows for training in oil painting, Japanese painting, sculpture, design and architecture.

In the 1940s, Tokyo School of Fine Arts and Tokyo Music School merged to create the university. However, the establishment of the separate original institutions dates back to 1887. Thus, 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. Previous exchanges have taken place with the 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. World-famous artists such as Tsuguharu Foujita and Takashi Murakami as well as the Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto are among their number.