Digital Media Art School

Digital Hollywood University and Shanghai Conservatory of Music established Digital Media Art School collaboratively.

With the approval of the Ministry of Education of China, Digital Hollywood University has established a collaborative school, Digital Media Art School, with a national university, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, in Shanghai, China, offering classes that began from September 2011. DHU is the first university in Japan to establish a collaborative school with Shanghai Conservatory of Music, which is a prestigious national university endowed with a key educational mission by the Chinese Government.

The collaborative endeavor to establish a creative digital content program had a long lead time. Shanghai Conservatory of Music conducted an extended search for international partners and approached DHU several years before its founding. Subsequently we strengthened our relationship and mutual understanding, and the Ministry of Education of China authorized the license to set up the school in June 2010. At the time of application, over 840 universities in China applied to collaborate with prestigious universities around the world, and after three years, only fourteen schools have been granted approval by the Ministry of Education of China. Among universities located in Shanghai, only five schools have been granted approval, including Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

The name of the collaborative school is Digital Media Art School, which was founded on the campus of Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Tomoyuki Sugiyama as president. Digital Media Art School offers the Faculty of Recording Music Art, and as a four-year course, there are two courses, which are music and media course and multimedia art design course.

The music and media course trains students from the history and basics of music and digital sound creation to programming languages. The multimedia art design course teaches mainly the basics of filming, visual images and creative to digital communication. The initial student intake was fifty, rising to eighty from the second year of establishment. DHU faculty members travel regularly to Shanghai to offer classes.

About a collaborative school, Digital Media Art School

Collaborative School Digital Media Art School
President Tomoyuki Sugiyama
Capacity 50 (Increase to 80 students after the 2nd class)
Faculty Recording Music Art
Course The music and media course trains students from the history and basics of music, digital sound creation to programming languages.
The multimedia art design course teaches mainly the basics of filming, visual images and creative to digital communication.

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Official name Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Founded November 27, 1927
President name 林在勇 (Zaiyong Lin)
General Secretary 林在勇 (Zaiyong Lin)
Course Shanghai Conservatory of Music consists of twelve departments including conducting, musicology, traditional music, piano, vocal music, orchestral instruments, music education, music theater, art management, music engineering, modern instruments and percussion and general education.

Shanghai Conservatory of Music consists of twelve departments including conducting, musicology, traditional music, piano, vocal music, orchestral instruments, music education, music theater, art management, music engineering, modern instruments and percussion and general education.

It was formerly a national music university founded jointly by a democracy revolutionist, renowned educator, thinker, and music educator, Yuanpei Cai (蔡元培), and Youmei Xiao (蕭友梅) on November 27, 1927.

Yuanpei Cai served as the first president and in September 1929, the name was changed to National Training School of Music.

In 1956 the name was changed to Shanghai Conservatory of Music as of now. From 1949 to 1984, a prestigious composer, musical theorist, and music educator, He Liuting, served as the president (later appointed as the honorary president) and made an extraordinary contribution to the establishment and development of the school.

After 1984, Dr. 桑桐 (Tong Sang), Dr. Mingzun Jiang (江明樽) and Dr. Yan Liqing (楊立青) served as the president. The current general secretary is Xiufan Sang (桑秀藩) and the president is Professor Zaiyong Lin (林在勇).