These young creators serve a missionary function bringing back home what they obtained in Japan.Among foreign students, 30 have so far earned master degrees and 3 people received doctoral degrees since the program started.Foreign students have had a variety of cultural experiences through encountering Japanese students and instructors.
The movement was supported by citizens who were proud of the cultural climate of appreciating arts and crafts. There is a high teacher to student ratio, which means the feasible fostering of student and teacher communication, interaction and mentoring.Many universities, cultural institutions and hospitals are located in this city with a population of 450,000.There is one more major reason that the city has cherished its own rich culture and is heralded as a center of art and traditional crafts.Geographically, Kanazawa is bordered by mountains and the Sea of Japan to the west.
The city is built upon a hilly landscape, bisected by two rivers Sai and Asano, both of which host a variety of wetland plants and songbirds. Especially beautiful are the spring blooms while the fall foliage season features brilliant colors and comfortable temperatures.
The manifested ideals of the college are, in respect to the fine and applied arts, to educate creative talents, developing an artistic mind and a rich humanity, while bringing national and international cooperation into fruition, and consequently to contribute to the developement of art and culture in our society.