Osaka University of Arts offers you the chance to work in an innovative, interdisciplinary, and project-oriented environment.

Located on the Japanese island of Honshu, Osaka is a large, energetic port city full of modern architecture and plenty of unique eats.


SchoolOsaka University of Arts
Semester OfferedSpring semester
TuitionSame as your MCAD tuition; there's no extra tuition cost to study off-campus
HousingStudent's responsibility
Classroom ExperienceStructured
LocationOsaka, Japan
Official LanguageJapanese
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Junior standing (60 credit minimum)
  • Application due in September
  • Students must obtain a Visa to study in Japan
  • Conversational Japanese listening and speaking proficiency (classes taught in Japanese)
  • Must be able to read and write hiragana and katakana and some kanji
  • Must pass Japanese skype interview


"I got the opportunity to travel all over the country, I made a ton of friends, and I learned many useful skills from my professors." –Maggie Falco


Questions? Contact for more off-campus study information or to apply.

Off-Campus Study Programs