Temple Japan

The TUJ study abroad program offers U.S. undergraduates the opportunity to study in Kyoto, on Japan's largest and most populous island, Honshu, for a semester, summer or full academic year alongside bilingual Japanese and other international students.


Art & Art Education in Japan

The department of Art & Art Education offers a four-year BA Art/Digital Media concentration major in the Temple University Japan program. Undergraduate students may also take individual digital photography, art history, and architecture courses on the Japan campus. Courses are taught by Tyler faculty and are fully coordinated with the Architecture, Art & Art Education, and Art History departments at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. 

Architecture Spring Semester in Japan

Temple University Japan offers a Spring Semester Architecture Program, conducted in English, as part of its regular undergraduate study broad program. The program is geared toward students majoring in Architecture, Architectural Studies, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design/Studies. The program is comprised of a six-credit studio course and a three-credit seminar; students choose their remaining course(s) from a broad range of Japanese language and Asian Studies courses. 

The academic program is enriched by special activities in and around Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, and famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.

The joint architecture/urban design curriculum uses the rich architectural heritage of Japan "ancient and contemporary” as the broad subject of its theory courses and studio projects. This program is offered as an option in Tyler's four-year BS in Architecture degree and permits study in Japan in either the third or fourth year, spring semester.