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FERRIS UNIVERSITY (Ferisu Jogakuin Daigaku), YOKOHAMA College of Music







Street Address:

Yamate campus: 37 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-8651, Japan

Postal Address:

Ryokuen campus: 4-5-3 Ryokuen, Izumi-ku, Yokohama 245-8650, Japan


+81 45 662 6102


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Music. Studies include performance (classical Western, jazz, early music, Japanese traditional, opera), choral and instrumental conducting, composition and arranging, theory, musicology, world music, liturgical music, arts management, music technology, music business.


Graduate program


Master of Music. In performance, opera performance, church music, composition, musicology.

Institution Notes:

This is a private Protestant Christian university for women founded in 1950, and gained its current name and status in 1965. It has two campuses in the Yokohama area. Historically the University grew from a small private school for girls in Yokohama founded in 1870, and was the first such school in Japan. The College of Music consists of a Department of Music Arts (composition, arranging, theory, concert management, music journalism, stage production, sound and movie production) and a Department of Musical Arts. The undergraduate program is offered through the College of Music, with the first two years taken at the Ryokuen campus, and years 3 and 4 at the Yamate campus. International students are welcome provided they can pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Mature-age students are also accepted. At the Yamate campus facilities include a large auditorium with a fine pipe organ. There is an Institute of Christian Music. The University has a music training institute in Paris, France (located within the ‘Cîté Internationale des Arts’), and an education centre in Vienna (Wien Education Centre). There are exchange programs with universities in Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Germany, USA and with other Japanese institutions. A number of scholarships are available to international students.

Last Updated:

February 2022