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Osaka cityscape

Osaka University of Arts  offers the chance to work in an innovative, interdisciplinary, and project-oriented environment.

Located on the Japanese island of Honshu, Osaka is a large, energetic port city full of modern architecture and plenty of unique eats.

"I got the opportunity to travel all over the country, I made a ton of friends, and I learned many useful skills from my professors." –Maggie Falco ’16

Program Details
School Osaka University of Arts
Tuition Same as your MCAD tuition; you will remain enrolled at MCAD and continue to pay MCAD tuition. 
Location Osaka, Japan
Official Language Japanese
Semester Offered Spring semester only; early March–late July
Housing Off campus, paid directly to landlord
  • Airfare: $1,800
  • Housing: $850–$950/month, depending on type of accommodation
  • Insurance: $55/month
Costs are approximate and subject to change
Classroom Experience Structured classes taught in Japanese
  • Animation
  • Comic Art
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Filmmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Print Paper Book
  • Sculpture
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Junior standing (60 credit minimum)
  • Application to MCAD Off Campus Committee in September
  • Minimum N2 Japanese language proficiency required
  • Must be able to read and write hiragana and katakana and some kanji
Visa Visa is required, students may submit application by mail
Program Fact Sheet Osaka University of Arts