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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.

Student Testimonial: "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
Semester Offered Spring semester
Tuition Same as your MCAD tuition; there's no extra tuition cost to study off-campus
Housing Student's responsibility
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Housing: $900/month
  • Insurance: $53/month
Costs are approximate and subject to change
Classroom Experience Structured
Location Osaka, Japan
Official Language 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 due in September
  • Students must obtain a Visa to study in Japan
  • Must have conversational Japanese listening and speaking proficiency (classes taught in Japanese)
  • Must be able to read and write hiragana and katakana and some kanji