Tokyo University of the Arts or Geidai is one of the oldest and most prestigious art schools in Japan. Located in Ueno Park, it also has facilities in Toride, Ibaraki, Yokohama, Kanagawa, and Senju, Adachi, Tokyo. The university owns two halls of residence: one (for Japanese students) in Nerima, Tokyo, and the other (for overseas students) in Matsudo, Chiba.
The university was established in 1949 through a merger of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and the Tokyo Music School, both of which were founded in 1887. They were male-only schools, however in 1946 they began to admit women. The graduate school opened in 1963, and began offering doctoral degrees in 1977. After the National University Corporations were formed on April 1, 2004, the school became known as the Kokuritsu Daigaku Hōjin Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (国立大学法人東京芸術大学). On April 1, 2008, the university changed its English name from "Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music" to "Tokyo University of the Arts."
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