100 Best Art & Design schools in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 332K citations received by 31.8K academic papers made by 119 universities in Japan was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Art & Design

    University of Tokyo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    28,253
    Founded
    1877
  2. For Art & Design

    Osaka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    23,316
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1931
  3. For Art & Design

    Keio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,500
    Male:Female
    67:33
    Founded
    1858
  4. For Art & Design

    Kyoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    22,629
    Male:Female
    76:24
    Founded
    1897
  5. For Art & Design

    University of Tsukuba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    16,525
    Male:Female
    61:39
    Founded
    1973
  6. For Art & Design

    Waseda University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    50,221
    Founded
    1882
  7. For Art & Design

    Tokyo Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    10,357
    Founded
    1881
  8. For Art & Design

    Nagoya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    16,376
    Founded
    1939
  9. For Art & Design

    Kyushu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,959
    Founded
    1911
  10. For Art & Design

    Tokyo Metropolitan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    10,313
    Founded
    2005
  11. For Art & Design

    University of Electro-Communications logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    5,329
    Founded
    1949
  12. For Art & Design

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Founded
    1991
  13. For Art & Design

    Ritsumeikan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1899
  14. For Art & Design

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  15. For Art & Design

    Hiroshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,226
    Founded
    1949
  16. For Art & Design

    Hokkaido University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    18,628
    Founded
    1918
  17. For Art & Design

    University of Aizu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1993
  18. For Art & Design

    Chiba University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    13,983
    Founded
    1949
  19. For Art & Design

    University of Tokushima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1949
  20. For Art & Design

    Kobe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,226
    Founded
    1902
  21. For Art & Design

    Nagoya Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,776
    Founded
    1905
  22. For Art & Design

    Kyushu Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,876
    Founded
    1907
  23. For Art & Design

    Hiroshima City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    2,114
    Founded
    1994
  24. For Art & Design

    Tokyo Denki University logo
    Founded
    1907
  25. For Art & Design

    Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    891
    Male:Female
    83:17
    Founded
    1990
  26. For Art & Design

    Wakayama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1949
  27. For Art & Design

    Ochanomizu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,075
    Founded
    1874
  28. For Art & Design

    Iwate Prefectural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Founded
    1998
  29. For Art & Design

    Shizuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    10,090
    Founded
    1949
  30. For Art & Design

    Toyohashi University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1976
  31. For Art & Design

    Hosei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Founded
    1880
  32. For Art & Design

    Nihon University logo
    Enrollment
    77,651
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1889
  33. For Art & Design

    Saitama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    9,031
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1949
  34. For Art & Design

    Gifu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    7,323
    Male:Female
    65:35
    Founded
    1949
  35. For Art & Design

    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Founded
    1949
  36. For Art & Design

    Kansai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,178
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1922
  37. For Art & Design

    Kagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,539
    Founded
    1949
  38. For Art & Design

    Ryukoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1639
  39. For Art & Design

    Fukuoka Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,460
    Founded
    1963
  40. For Art & Design

    Future University Hakodate logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2000
  41. For Art & Design

    Kanagawa Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    5,243
    Male:Female
    88:12
    Founded
    1975
  42. For Art & Design

    Okayama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    13,012
    Founded
    1922
  43. For Art & Design

    Tokai University logo
    Enrollment
    28,535
    Founded
    1946
  44. For Art & Design

    Kwansei Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    15,500
    Founded
    1912
  45. For Art & Design

    University of Yamanashi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1949
  46. For Art & Design

    Osaka City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1928
  47. For Art & Design

    Doshisha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    28,642
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1920
  48. For Art & Design

    Tokyo University of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1881
  49. For Art & Design

    Kyoto Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1949
  50. For Art & Design

    Shibaura Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1949
  51. For Art & Design

    Shinshu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  52. For Art & Design

    Seikei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1949
  53. For Art & Design

    Chuo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1885
  54. For Art & Design

    Osaka Prefecture University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    8,051
    Founded
    1949
  55. For Art & Design

    Kanazawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    10,432
    Male:Female
    64:36
    Founded
    1949
  56. For Art & Design

    Meiji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    31,339
    Founded
    1881
  57. For Art & Design

    Sophia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    12,306
    Male:Female
    45:55
    Founded
    1913
  58. For Art & Design

    Kumamoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    7,757
    Founded
    1949
  59. For Art & Design

    Niigata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,289
    Founded
    1922
  60. For Art & Design

    Tokyo University of Technology logo
    Founded
    1986
  61. For Art & Design

    Chiba Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,853
    Founded
    1942
  62. For Art & Design

    Toyo University logo
    Enrollment
    29,300
    Male:Female
    59:41
    Founded
    1887
  63. For Art & Design

    Ibaraki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,249
    Founded
    1949
  64. For Art & Design

    International Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    3,134
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1953
  65. For Art & Design

    Iwate University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1949
  66. For Art & Design

    Oita University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    5,781
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1949
  67. For Art & Design

    Utsunomiya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1949
  68. For Art & Design

    Yamaguchi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  69. For Art & Design

    Yokohama National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1949
  70. For Art & Design

    Yamagata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1949
  71. For Art & Design

    Kochi University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment
    2,074
    Founded
    1997
  72. For Art & Design

    Meijo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,835
    Founded
    1926
  73. For Art & Design

    Aoyama Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    19,776
    Founded
    1874
  74. For Art & Design

    Ehime University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    9,267
    Founded
    1949
  75. For Art & Design

    Shimane University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  76. For Art & Design

    Tama Art University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    4,366
    Male:Female
    26:74
    Founded
    1935
  77. For Art & Design

    Kindai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,145
    Founded
    1949
  78. For Art & Design

    Chubu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Founded
    1938
  79. For Art & Design

    Kanazawa Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    7,197
    Founded
    1965
  80. For Art & Design

    Tottori University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,195
    Founded
    1949
  81. For Art & Design

    Osaka Electro-Communication University logo
    Enrollment
    5,403
    Founded
    1961
  82. For Art & Design

    Graduate University for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1988
  83. For Art & Design

    Nagaoka University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1976
  84. For Art & Design

    Saga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  85. For Art & Design

    Tokyo Medical and Dental University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1946
  86. For Art & Design

    Chukyo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1927
  87. For Art & Design

    Okayama Prefectural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    1,862
    Male:Female
    47:53
    Founded
    1993
  88. For Art & Design

    Gunma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    6,556
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  89. For Art & Design

    Nagasaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,150
    Founded
    1949
  90. For Art & Design

    Kanagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    18,693
    Founded
    1949
  91. For Art & Design

    Mie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    8,455
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  92. For Art & Design

    Teikyo University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  93. For Art & Design

    Muroran Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1949
  94. For Art & Design

    Aichi Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1959
  95. For Art & Design

    Kyoto Sangyo University logo
    Enrollment
    13,207
    Male:Female
    70:30
    Founded
    1965
  96. For Art & Design

    Fukuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    20,356
    Founded
    1934
  97. For Art & Design

    University of Toyama logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1975
  98. For Art & Design

    Osaka Institute of Technology logo
    Founded
    1922
  99. For Art & Design

    University of Hyogo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,695
    Founded
    2004
  100. For Art & Design

    Kogakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1887

The best cities to study Art & Design in Japan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Tokyo, Suita, Kyoto, and Tsukuba.