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Film director Hirokazu Koreeda appointed as Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering
Will teach lectures related to film

President Kaoru Kamata (right) and Director Koreeda. For his appointment as Professor.

From April 2014, film director Hirokazu Koreeda (1987 graduate of the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences I) will serve as Professor at the Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering. His term of employment is until March 31st, 2019. Koreeda will teach a variety of courses related to film, mainly at the School of Fundamental Science and Engineering. Courses include “Masters of Cinema--All About Film,” which features lectures by famous professionals who support Japanese film, and “Producer Theory,” which gives students the opportunities to study the essence of film production together with producers of hit movies.

Koreeda will also serve as management coordinator for the course “Moving Picture Arts and Sciences,” one of the shared academic minors across entire university established by the Global Education Center (new name for the Open Education Center from April 2014). Established eight years ago, this course has already sent many unique students into society. The shared academic minors across entire university are open to all undergraduate students studying at Waseda University regardless of their school affiliation. We are happy to welcome Koreeda as an instructor and hope that the enhanced “Moving Picture Arts and Sciences” course will attract even more students.

Message from director Koreeda

I am happy to announce that I will be entering Waseda University, my alma mater, as a professor. Although I may not possess comprehensive knowledge and experience in film, I shall rely upon my acquaintances in the film industry to help me as I start teaching. I hope to produce professionals who can widely understand images of film and television, where my career began, and will someday be active not only in production but also in other fields while possessing well-educated literacy. I will do my best.