Department of Comparative Arts

Students experience a range of arts-oriented courses in various fields to explore their own interdisciplinary interests.

The Department of Comparative Arts provides an unparalleled program surveying fine art, music, performing and visual arts in both the East and West. Its cross-disciplinary approach covers many areas such as comparative research, classic academics, and arts appreciation.

In the age of uncertainty which the boundaries between arts are becoming increasingly ambiguous, comparative analysis between the modes of visual, aural, and literary representation and humanistic scholarship can be interdependent and complementary in order to illuminate the nature of the arts.

The inquiry of wide-ranging arts areas allows the students to understand the works themselves through the unique lens of other arts. In addition, the most fundamental aspects of human culture are investigated through comparison of different forms of creative and imaginative expressions of art.

Campus of Attendance

First Year to Fourth Year :

 

Curriculum

A listing of taught course modules for the 2nd to 4th year students

Required Credits for Graduation / 128Credits

Fine Arts

Category Subjects
  2nd-4th year
  • Fine Arts and Literature in the West B
  • Fine Arts and Literature in the East B
  • Elementary Seminar I(1)(2)
  • Reading in Arts Studies I(1)(2)
  • Workshop on Art Appreciation I(1)~(3)
  • Lecture on Comparative Arts I(1)~(8)

3rd and 4th year
  • Seminar in Comparative Arts I(1)~(4)

Music

Category Subjects
  2nd-4th year
  • Music and Literature in the West B
  • Music and Literature in the East B
  • Elementary Seminar I(1)(2)
  • Reading in Arts Studies I(1)(2)
  • Workshop on Art Appreciation I(1)~(3)
  • Lecture on Comparative Arts I(1)~(6)

3rd and 4th year
  • Seminar in Comparative Arts I(1)(2)

Performing and Visual Arts

Category Subjects
  2nd-4th year
  • Performing and Visual Arts and Literature in the West B
  • Performing and Visual Arts and Literature in the East B
  • Elementary Seminar I(1)(2)
  • Reading in Arts Studies I(1)(2)
  • Workshop on Art Appreciation I(1)~(3)
  • Lecture on Comparative Arts I(1)~(6)

3rd and 4th year
  • Seminar in Comparative Arts I(1)(2)(3)

The Aoyama Standard Subjects

1st - 4th year :

School-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.

The Aoyama Standard

Foreign Language Subjects

[ Foreign Language I ] 1st year :

English Reading (I), English Composition

2nd year :

English Reading (II), Oral English

Free Elective Subjects

1st - 4th year :

Students can freely select from departmental subjects, Aoyama Standard Subjects, Foreign Language Elective Subjects (take at least minimum credits required), Universal Subjects in the College of Literature, subjects in other departments of the College of Literature, as well as subjects offered by other colleges.

Faculty