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About School of Project Design

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We initiate socio-economic projects for private firms and/or public organizations.

The School of Project Design has been credited for its efforts to forge new frontiers in Japanese academia as a leader in practical academic-oriented university education and research. The School was established through vigorous discussions between academics, business and government leaders who expressed a critical need to design a post-secondary academic programme that combines theory with practical case study methodologies and advanced skills required to become leaders in the community upon graduation. The School is made up of two departments, the Department of Business and Project Planning and the Department of Spatial Design and Information Systems, which is further divided into three courses, Information Systems Course, Design Informatics Course and Spatial Design Course. These departments are charged with the mandate to design educational and research projects focused on the needs of private industry and business, government and non-profit and/or non-governmental organizations. The School works closely with community, business and government leaders to offer multidisciplinary practical academics to students.

Department of Business and Project Planning

The Department of Business and Project Planning provides students with the foundations of business administration theory, methodology as well as technical skills and practical business knowledge. The majors available to students are divided into the five fields of business management, commercial marketing, tourism, community development, and socio-economic project planning. The curriculum is designed around in-class theory and methodology-based lectures, technical skill development-oriented practicum ,out-of-class field work projects, internships at private and public organizations, and case study projects requiring students to test the business models they have designed in partnership with the community. The Department also encourages students to pursue self-initiated projects, such as business ventures and establishing non-profit organizations while attending university as an important element of their practical education.

Department of Spatial Design and Information Systems

Information, Systems, and Spaces... Contemplate Design that Smoothly Links People with Each of These Domains
We are all surrounded with “design.” It is not limited merely to beautiful tools and printed materials. The smartphone screens that are used by people worldwide without the need for explanation, and the spaces in which we all comfortably spend our time... All of these are designed by someone. And what are exchanged in those places are people’s thoughts and values; we are constantly exchanging thoughts and values through a variety of media and spaces.
The Department of Spacial Design and Information Systems aims at fostering experts in the design of both media and spaces,peaple who can not only design things, but can also gain a grasp of the business realm and can learn the basics and the creativity that will lead to new areas of design that may be born in the future.

The Department’s two courses

The Department of Spacial Design and Information Systems offers two different courses, with students selecting a path by the end of their first year.

In either course, each student aims at becoming an expert who can fully demonstrate their own individual creativity in the particular field. We also emphasize the acquisition of a sense for management, such as what is required in establishing a business.

  • Media Design course

    Learn a wide range of design and programming in order to become a creator, engineer, planner or designer in the field of design and information and related areas.
  • Space Design course

    Learn advanced knowledge and skills related to designing spaces, as well as about the planning, management and operation of facilities, in order to become a designer or design engineer in fields ranging from city planning, architecture and urban development to interior designs.

 

 

Mission Statement and Educational Objectives / Graduate School of Project Design

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to engage in education, research and social activities in relation to advanced and specialized knowledge, skills and policy issues of project design in the community.

Educational Objectives

 To nurture advanced professionals who will function as experts in business management and business planning and the design of spaces and information systems.

Curriculum Characteristics / School of Project Design

  1. Our curriculum combines technological and practical skill-oriented learning with professional expertise-focused education; thus ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the basic skills indispensable to becoming leaders in business, design and information technology related professions.
  2. So as to foster social responsibility in our students and the ability to respond to society's needs as a professional working in the community, we place importance on practical learning programmes such as field work, participation in internship programs, and case study methodology.
  3. Students are required to develop business models, design urban and rural planning schemes, among other business and design-related projects as part of their general research projects and graduation thesis.
  4. We aim to foster the foundations of business proficiency through instruction in professional English language learning, computer literacy and accounting skills.

Career Options / School of Project Design

Management Trainee

Professional Designer

Administrator

Technician

Entrepreneur

Further Study* Graduate School Master’s Program
Enhance your own expertise further through advanced education. Miyagi University’s Graduate School of Project Design offers four different master’s programs to choose from.

Admission Policy / School of Project Design

The School of Project Design looks for students who possess a combination of qualities like the following:

(1) Has an interest in social trends and the flow of the times, and the fundamental ability to discover issues on their own, think logically, and express themselves

(2) Has a strong willingness to study at university, and wants to contribute to society by acquiring advanced knowledge and skills 

Business Planning

  • Has the basic academic skills for reading and comprehending information and data, and for learning how to think and express themselves logically, that are required in order to assemble a viable plan
  • Is aware of their role within the team, and is motivated toward the realization of each project

Design and Information Sciences

Has a strong interest in and the willingness to learn the theory and skills related to “spaces (architecture, urban, interior, etc.)” as the environments that surround our lives, as well as to “media science (communication skills and tools, information systems, etc.)”