Musashino Art University actively develops collaborations in various forms with business entities, local governments, and other groups. In modern society, what roles art universities can play in society and how colleges specializing in fields such as art, design, architecture and imaging arts can contribute through such research collaborations have been questioned.

We firmly believe that such collaborative activities serve as vital opportunities to cultivate wider perspectives as well as to develop the students’practical abilities.

Collaborations 2015

Joint projects with corporations

[Department of Visual Communication Design]

Communication design with paper products
with Maruai Corporation

[Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design, Department of Scenography, Display and Fashion Design and Department of Architecture]

“Space design project at LaLaport Tachikawa Tachihi”
with Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

[Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design, Department of Design Informatics]

“Magic Carpet Project: product design development with Japanese paper”
with DAIKEN Corporation

[Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design]

“Mobility research project on Future SUBARU”
with Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
“Taica project for Color, Material, Finishing”
with Taica Corporation
“Banzai project: product design for reconstructing Rikuzentakata
with Banzai Factory co. and Rekuzentakata City, Iwate Pref.
“Research project on future mobility design”
with Bridgestone Corporation
“Design project for metal products”
with MARUWA Corporation

[Department of Science of Design]

“Corporate branding for professional occupations”
with AGS Consulting Co., Ltd

[Department of Design Informatics]

“Research on system design with wearable devices and web service”
“Research on design strategy for improving strength of brand”
with Bridgestone Corporation
“Workshop: Coexistence with art at a shopping center LaLaport Tachikawatachihi ”
with Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Joint projects with local governments, communities, and other groups

[Department of Japanese Painting and Department of Sculpture]

“Art program Ome”
with Art Program Ome City Committee, Tokyo

[Department of Painting and Department of Sculpture]

“RIKEN Exhibition project 2015”
with RIKEN

[Department of Japanese Painting]

“Drawing with 131 high school students”
with Saibi High School, Ehime Pref.

[Department of Sculpture]

“Modern Japanese sculpture exhibition – A study of modern Japanese sculpture – and International symposium”
with Henry Moore Institute and Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (U.K.)
“Kodaira art site 2015”
with Kodaira City and Kodaira City Art Site Committee, Tokyo
“The 31st sculpture scholarship exhibition”
with Kitano Foundation of Lifelong Integrated Education

[Department of Sculpture]

“Branding project by using the logo of Mitaka City library”
with Mitaka City Board of Education, Tokyo
“Visiting lecture on design of building blocks”
with Hagiyama Elementary School, Higashimurayama City, Tokyo
“Kodaira NPO volunteer seminar”
with Kodaira NPO Seminar Promotion Committee
“Tokyo Midtown Design Hub kids week 2015”
with Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc.
“Encouraging Fukushima 2015”
with Fukushima City, Fukushima Pref.
“Exhibition of handmade toys”
with “TOY KOBO DONGURI” , Tokyo
“Arts and craft activities with elementary school students”
with Kodaira 12th Elementary School, Tokyo
“Art activities with the intellectually disabled”
with Kodaira City Central Community Center, etc. , Tokyo
“Workshop of making Karuta (traditional Japanese playing cards) in commemoration of Kodaira City library’s 40th anniversary”
with Kodaira City library, Tokyo
“Rune Kodaira summer vacation festa”
with Rune Kodaira summer vacation festa Committee 2015, etc.
“Exhibition of supporting activities for earthquake-affected areas in the Tohoku district”
with Society for Design and Art Fusing with Science and Technology and Kodaira City, Tokyo

[Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design]

“Satoyama Jujo Inn project”
with Jiyujin Inc.
“Workshop of wagashi (traditional Japanese confections) and utsuwa (serving dishes)”
with Toraya Confectionary Co., Ltd.

[Department of Scenography, Display and Fashion Design]

“Artist in residence at Osatsu, Toba City”
with Chamber of Commerce of Toba City, Mie Pref. and Mie Terrace, Tokyo.
“Takashimaya Tachikawa Store art project”
with Takashimaya Tachikawa Store, Tokyo

[Department of Architecture]

“Design project for Onarimachi, Kamakura City”
with Onarimachi, Kamakura City project Committee, Kanagawa Pref.
“Kasama Chrysanthemums Festival project”
with Liaison Council of Kasama Chrysanthemums Festival, Ibaraki Pref.

[Department of Science of Design]

“Total design project of Kasama City”
“Branding for Kasama Marron”
with Kasama City, Ibaraki Pref.
“Straw art festival 2015”
with Niigata City Nishikan Ward, Niigata Pref.

[Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences]

“Digital Humanize Exhibition”
with Tokyo University of the Arts

[Department of Arts Policy and Management]

“UMARTs2015: Horse art exhibition”
with Equine Cultural Affairs Foundation of Japan, Kanagawa Pref.
“Design work project in Fuchu no Mori Arts Theater”
with Fuchu Cultural Promotion Foundation, Tokyo
“Local design project 1 in Tachikawa”
with Tachikawa Culture & Community Foundation, Tokyo
“Local design project 2 in Nagano”
with Matsukawa Village, Nagano Pref., Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, and Matsumoto University
“Art and design workshop: Kamiyamart 2015”
with Kamiyama cho, Tokushima Pref.
“Project on making leaflet of Fuchu Art Museum: Open production 66 by Yosuke Takayama”
with Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo
“YoneSugi project: Workshop of video production”
with Seibu Holdings Inc.

[Department of Arts Policy and Management, Teaching Careers, and Department of Painting]

“Collaborative research with Junior high schools and local communities”
with Kodaira No. 6 Junior High School, 5th Junior High School in Higashiyamato City, Tokyo and Izumi Kyoka Kinenkan Museum, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref. etc.