Classes are scheduled around two semesters per academic year. The Kuwasawa Festival (culture festival) is held in October and an exhibition of graduation projects is held in February, providing opportunities for presentation of works. In addition, various competitions, seminars and other such events are held at various times throughout the year.
The academic year begins in April. The year is divided into two semesters, with the first semester lasting from April 1 to September 30 and the second lasting from October 1 to March 31. These dates are subject to change depending on actual class implementation conditions.
Classes are not held on Sundays and national holidays; during summer, winter and spring breaks; or on the anniversary of the School’s founding (December 20).
In addition, circumstances may require additional unscheduled/irregular school holidays as well as schedule changes.
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Kuwasawa Festival (Culture Festival)
In a standard year, the School holds the Kuwasawa Festival (culture festival) in October.
This grand, student-centered event is organized primarily by the Kuwasawa Festival Executive Committee and carried out through cooperation with numerous students, reflecting KDS’s strong educational focus on independent student initiative.
Graduation Projects Exhibition
The Kuwasawa Design School Graduation Projects Exhibition, held every year in the end of February, is a venue for graduation project presentations by three-year General Design Department course students (daytime program) and two-year Advanced Design Department course students (nighttime program), as well as presentation of works by Basic Design Course (supplementary education) students. This event is open to the public, so we encourage everyone to come and see the various projects made by our latest graduates.