Student Life

Campus Life

Ekoda is known as a college town and offers a congenial atmosphere in which to study. The academic year is divided into two semesters, the first beginning in April and the second in September. In addition, students can also use the summer vacation period to pursue their creative activities or conduct research. There are also many extra-curricula classes and projects organized by the College.

School Events

There are big events held at the College in Spring and Autumn. The senior students put on exhibitions and performances that display the range of club activities in the College. This provides new students with a great incentive to get involved in creative activities. The Arts Festival held in November is the biggest event in the calendar at the College of Art. Students can display the results of their current research and creative activities to a wide audience. This event connects the students with each other, the teaching and administrative staff and local residents who attend the festival.


There are many club activities through which students can develop their relationships with each other and their own interests. In total there are 29 recognized clubs at the College of Art:

Cultural Clubs

  • Audio and Wireless Research Group
  • Light Music Club
  • Coffee Club
  • Samurai Fencing Club
  • Travel Club "Mure"
  • Angling Club
  • Japanese Classical Singing
  • Manga Fans' Club
  • B.D.C Broadcasting, Drama and Cinema Club
  • Folk Singing Club
  • Magic Club
  • Musical Club
  • Rakugo Club

Sports Clubs

  • Aikido Club
  • Gojyuryu Karate Club
  • Kendo Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Ski Club
  • Hiking Club
  • Basketball Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Baseball Club
  • Track and Field Club