As a part of course study, MAU invites specialists active in Japan and abroad in their respective fields, to give lectures and hold critiques as visiting professors. To date prominent artists and designers have conducted numerous lectures, critiques, open symposiums, etc., on a wide variety of topics.
The visiting professor program also encompasses theme-based workshops, and experiments in collaborative art making and critiques.

Visiting Professor 2014

photo:Gerry Leonidas

Gerry Leonidas
Greece / Associate Professor at University of Reading, Typography & Graphic Communication

Period
May 12th to May 17th, 2014
Course
Document demand, typeface supply

photo:Hiroshi Sakane

Hiroshi Sakane
Japan / Secretary General of Fundacion Museo Amano

Period
May 26th to May 31st, 2014
Course
Design and Colors of the Ancient Andes

photo:Fatima Miranda

Fatima Miranda
Spain / Performing artist, music composer, singer

Period
June 23rd to June 28th, 2014
Course
Thinking the Voice

photo:Philipp Heidkamp

Philipp Heidkamp
Germany / Head of Programme MA Integrated Design at Koln International School of Design
Dean Faculty of Cultural Sciences at Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Period
September 11th to September 16th, 2014
Course
An Importance of Global Design/Education

photo:Marianne Grebe

Marianne Greber
Austria / Photographer, Video Artist

Period
September 22nd to September 27th, 2014

photo:Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko
Poland / Media Artist, Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Period
September 22nd to September 27th, 2014
Course
Image and Modern Society: Transgender and Survival in Global Society

photo:Yusei Uesugi

Yusei Uesugi
Japan / Digital matte artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

Period
September 26th to September 27th, 2014
Course
Toward Hollywood from Takanodai -PART2-

photo:Surendra Shakya

Surendra Shakya
Nepal

Period
September 30th to October 6th, 2014
Course
Nepalese gilt bronze statues of the Buddha

photo:Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright
UK / Programme Director, Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts, London

Period
October 6th to October 11th, 2014
Course
Design is doing

photo:Zdzislaw Schubert

Zdzislaw Schubert
Poland

photo:Maria Kurpik

Maria Kurpik
Poland

Period
October 6th to October 10th, 2014
Course
Characteristics of Polish Posters in 20th Century

Rajasekharan Nair
India / Sculptor

Karl Antao
India / Sculptor

Period
October 8th to October 14th, 2014

photo:Peter de Kimpe

Peter de Kimpe
Netherland

Period
October 14th to October 18th, 2014
Course
Arts in Amsterdam from the perspectives of Scenic Art, Contemporary Culture and Art

photo:Axel Thallemer

Axel Thallemer
Germany / Industrial Designer, Design Consultant, Professor at National University of Singapore

Period
October 14th to October 18th, 2014
Course
Scionic -purpose-driven gestalt

山本まさと

Masato Yamamoto
Japan / Product Designer, Design Consultant

Period
November 3rd to November 8th, 2014
Course
Product Design works

Chris Myers

Chris Myers
USA / Director of Studies in Graphic Design, School of Design at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Period
November 10th to November 14th, 2014
Course
Education for Graphic Design learning from the Montessori Method