Our Three Educational Policies
- Developing Human Resources
Bachelor of Arts (Professional)
Professionals who have acquired management skills related to arts and can create value through cooperating with regional tourism-related businesses.
Bachelor of Tourism (Professional)
Professionals who understand the characteristics of tourism management and enable the development of new tourism by utilizing knowledge in the field of the arts as a force for regional revitalization.
1. Basic Subjects
Our programs consist of subjects that enable students to acquire competencies that will provide a basis for lifelong improvement of their own qualities and for social and professional independence. These subjects therefore aim to strengthen language skills and develop information processing skills.
We position communication practice as a particularly important competency that helps develop interactive communication skills.
Our programs also consist of courses that stimulate students' creativity, inspiring ideas and thoughts that lead to the creation of new value. It is for this reason that courses to foster intellectual creativity are also provided.
2. Specialized Vocational Subjects
(If the major is in the field of arts)
(1) Subjects to develop artistic management skills
- Subjects that provide specialized knowledge and skills related to arts, focusing on the management of cultural facilities and performing arts. They also teach practical methodologies for contributing to the promotion of arts and regional revitalization through activities centered on performing arts.
- Subjects that enable students to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills related to arts and allow them to consider the role that arts play in society.
(2) Subjects to develop tourism management skills
- Subjects for students to acquire basic specialized knowledge and skills in tourism management, while enabling them to consider the current state of and issues surrounding the tourism industry and the development of tourism regions.
(For students whose major is in the field of tourism)
(1) Subjects to develop tourism management skills
- Subjects for students to acquire a wide range of knowledge about tourism, while enabling them to consider the current state of and issues surrounding the tourism industry and the development of tourism regions.
- Subjects that provide students with specialized knowledge and skills in marketing and management related to tourism regions and industries. Students also acquire methodologies and problem-solving abilities to help improve the productivity of the tourism industry and revitalize local tourism.
(2) Subjects to develop artistic management skills
- Subjects that enable students to acquire basic specialized knowledge and skills related to arts with a focus on operating cultural facilities and performing arts centers, allowing them to consider the role that arts play in society.
3. Developmental Subjects
Our programs consist of subjects that foster the ability to promote the creation of regional universal societies as part of students' practical abilities to perform professional, creative roles. The following subjects are provided to achieve these aims.
- Subjects on creating a society where all people are respected as members of the community, regardless of age, disability, culture, climate, nationality, etc., with these various members supporting each other, demonstrating their unique abilities, while living their own lives.
- Subjects on creating a sustainable society that is accessible and of high quality for all of its members, and where safe and secure living is ensured with due consideration for environmental conservation.
4. Comprehensive Subjects
Our programs consist of subjects that foster the ability to create new value and think of ways to create regional vitality by synthesizing the content of the basic subjects, specialized vocational subjects, and developmental subjects and utilizing the perspectives of arts and tourism.
Through practical exercises, students are required to organize various issues related to arts, plan solutions, make presentations, and summarize the results to comprehensively cultivate professional practical and applied skills.
(1) Those who have basic academic skills that should be acquired in high school (knowledge and skills)
(2) Those who have acquired creativity, judgment, leadership, and communication skills through possessing the flexible thinking necessary for academic study at a professional college (thinking, judgment, and expressive skills)
(3) Those who have acquired specialized knowledge and skills in the arts and tourism, and who have a strong desire to use their knowledge to create new value and revitalize regional societies (initiative and collaboration).
(4) Those with a strong desire to deepen their understanding of diverse values and promote interaction amongst people with different values and cultural backgrounds, as well as those with the tolerance to act in cooperation with others while providing mutual support (independence, diversity, and cooperativeness)
Degrees will be awarded to students who have been enrolled in the college for four years or more, have earned 134 credits, and possess the following abilities and qualities in accordance with the prescribed regulations.
1. Diploma policies common to each major
Students must be willing to engage in interactive dialogs and act cooperatively and collaboratively with others. They must also have an understanding of the role of the arts and tourism in regional revitalization, and have a desire to work with local communities to address social issues from a universal perspective to produce new vitality. These abilities are required of students majoring in all fields.
Specifically, the common diploma policies are:
(1) Improve basic knowledge and skills and the ability to communicate through dialogs
a. Have acquired the liberal arts, language, and information competencies necessary for a bachelor's degree (professional), and be able to use these skills in various situations.
b. Have acquired skills to produce consensus building through dialogs, based on an understanding of the ideas and positions of diverse stakeholders.
(2) Enhance value creation abilities
a. Have an awareness of issues surrounding the role of arts and tourism in regional revitalization and have a strong desire to promote this role.
b. Have learned basic theories/knowledge related to management, accounting, and business creation. Understand methods to ensure business continuity and the significance of creating new value through business activities.
c. Are able to utilize their knowledge of arts and tourism, while considering measures to expand opportunities for exchange and produce regional revitalization through business activities related to these fields.
(3) Be able to promote the creation of universal societies in communities
a. Understand and empathize with diversity, able to act in cooperation and collaboration with others, provide mutual support, and are willing to work toward the creation of a society in which each person can demonstrate and work to the best of their abilities.
b. Be willing to take the initiative in ensuring safety and security and in preserving and improving the environment.
2. Diploma policy for students whose major is in the field of the arts
Based around the ability to create narratives through story telling and the ability to form consensus, students have the ability to coordinate a variety of arts together with the local community and to solve local issues. The degree will be awarded to those who can further strongly promote the new development of arts and the resolution of regional issues through utilizing knowledge accumulated in the field of tourism.
(1) Arts management abilities
a. Have acquired specialized knowledge of arts, with a focus on the operation of cultural facilities and performing arts. Are dedicated to opening up arts to society at large as part of regional revitalization.
b. Be able to use an artistic perspective to rediscover cultural resources unique to the region and assign art-based value to them, applying this to the practice of discovering, utilizing, and disseminating artistic resources.
c. Have a commitment to creating original and cutting-edge arts.
d. Possess the attitude of a leader seeking to identify and resolve issues in local communities from the perspective of the arts.
(2) Tourism management skills required for Bachelor of Arts (professional)
a. Acquire basic marketing skills to enable the wide dissemination of artistic activities to society.
b. Understand the current situation and issues surrounding the creation of tourism regions and the tourism industry, and apply this to the practical work of regional revitalization through arts.
c. Understand the ideas and positions of local tourism-related businesses and be able to work together with them.
3. Diploma policy for students whose major is in the field of tourism
Based on an understanding of rich local resources and diverse worldwide values, students will have acquired the ability to collaborate proactively in community revitalization through tourism, and the ability to think from multiple perspectives in order to actively work in the tourism industry. The degree is awarded to those who are able to develop creativity to create new values in the field of tourism by utilizing their knowledge in the field of arts.
(1) Tourism management skills
a. Understand the business characteristics of tourism and management differences compared to other industries.
b. Understand the significance of tourism's role in community development. Are dedicated to revitalizing communities through tourism.
c. Have basic knowledge of the theories of marketing and business administration, and be able to apply them to tourism-based businesses.
d. Be able to make comprehensive decisions to solve real-world problems in the tourism business.
(2) Arts management skills required for Bachelor of Tourism (professional)
a. Have acquired basic knowledge of arts, with a focus on the operation of cultural facilities and performing arts. Are dedicated to revitalizing communities through utilizing the arts for tourism purposes.
b. Understand the current situation and issues surrounding cultural policies and arts in Japan, and can put this knowledge to practical use in the tourism industry.
c. Understand the role that arts play in society, and are dedicated to utilizing these in the creation of local attractions.