Since its foundation, one of the goals of the Graduate School of Media and Governance has been to nurture professionals to be equipped with high levels of expertise and practical skills as a result of completing the School’s Master’s program. One of the original Courses was the Environmental Design Course, which includes specialized topics relating to architecture and urban environment. Students who have earned more than 40 credits in the designated courses are eligible to take the examination to become a First-Class Registered Architect.
In April 2009, the Graduate School of Media and Governance launched its Designing a Low-Carbon Society Course. This Course aims to produce professionals with high levels of expertise, who can undertake the planning and development of carbon-reduction projects and manage the distribution of increasing numbers of carbon credits. The Designing a Low-Carbon Society Course consists of five units of study, and includes lectures, exercises, and an internship. All courses are taught largely in English.
The School also launched its Social Innovator Course in 2009. It aims to nurture students to be able to manage various modern social problems such as global environmental issues, the revitalization of local communities, and the improvement of human well-being. The graduates are also ready to exercise social entrepreneurship based on a healthy balance between business sense and public interest.
SFC is equipped with advanced information and communication technology (ICT). This allows the Graduate School of Media and Governance to provide the Advanced IT Specialist Course as one of its Master’s program.
The International Program for Environmental Innovators integrates the Designing a Low-Carbon Society Course, the Social Innovator Course, the Environmental Design Course, and related specialized areas to enable cross-disciplinary education and research for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.