Liberal Arts

To acquire sustainable creative competencies for future for the enrichment of the source of knowledge

In order to give birth to something new, a vast array of knowledge is essential as a source of ideas. DHU trains students in the history and culture from different angles intriguingly to equip them with a framework of knowledge and develop talented personnel who can establish a sustainable creative practice.

Characteristics of learning

1. Classes start from the second year where students begin to feel the necessity of learning cultural accomplishments.

Students take liberal arts subjects in their second year to fourth year, instead of their first and second year. It is because these are the times when they feel the necessity of having vast knowledge while working in assignment production in their classes. Therefore, students can acquire greater knowledge by learning historical events and ideas when they feel the need for understanding diversity. They also feel a strong motivation to learn more. It will become the power to create if they learn to accumulate knowledge through proactive, independent study. The liberal arts subjects are an opportunity to gain such power.

2. Students can take multiple courses in a short period of time to accumulate more knowledge

From history to culture, natural science and religion to law, it would be best to have as much knowledge that can inspire expression as possible. DHU’s liberal arts subjects are designed as the condensed essences of diverse professional education courses. On that basis, various twists are provided so that a wide variety of knowledge can be attained in a short period of time. A total of eight classes are provided within one term and the introduction of the quarter system ensures that students take many courses to broaden their knowledge. From there, they learn to observe matters from various perspectives and develop unique views of the world useful for creative activities.

3. The contents linked to specialized areas that promote a feeling of intellectual curiosity help increase students’ motivation to learn.

Even for each aspect of culture, DHU takes various approaches in liberal arts subjects. The curriculum offers courses such as manga culture theory, media art and fashion theory. Concurrently, as the contents link to specialized areas that can be easily utilized for creative activities, students can take advantage of their curiosity and increase their own creativity. The germ of an idea is also hidden in fields that seemingly not relate to creative activities on first glance. In order to firmly put into the ideas gained by learning liberal arts subjects, the goal is to increase their technical strength and expressive abilities. This will become a source of their abilities to continuously engage in creative activities ten or twenty years later.