The 2nd Design Seminar Next : Lecture+Workshop "STEAM Education: Teaching Programming through Music"

September 30th, 2019

Commencing in 2019, the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University launchs Design Seminar Next and engages in practical activities in the aim of exploring new possibilities in design that go beyond basic theory. In a two-pillared structure together with the Study of Design Fundamental Seminar, which aims to systematize design, the Faculty wishes to work on setting up new educational methods.

For the second iteration of Design Seminar NEXT, Kyushu University hosted a lecture and workshop, “STEAM Education: Teaching Programming through Music”.

We invited Enrico Bertelli and Yui Shikakura of Conductive Music, a project based in England that provided workshops for children facing difficulties such as poverty and learning disabilities, to conduct a workshop.

Bertelli and Shikakura offer “STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics),” a music- and arts-based approach to programming education, which has come to be viewed with importance in recent years. Their workshop was a chance to experience and understand programming education through music, with lectures and multidisciplinary demonstrations that cross from technology to art and from art to technology.


Enrico Bertelli (Conductive Music CIC)
A percussionist who also participates in arts-related educational research. Holds a doctorate from the University of York, having studied modern performance, percussion, and electronics.

Yui Shikakura (Conductive Music CIC)
Participates in educational research regarding Japanese traditional music education. Holds a doctorate from Tokyo University of the Arts with a major in music education.


Conductive Music CIC
Established in 2012. Provides stimulating experiences for students facing difficulties, such as poverty and learning disabilities, with a focus on blending music, technology, and science through STEAM. Based in England, the project has expanded to include Greece, France, Spain, Thailand, and Hong Kong.

Yuichiro Nagatsu(Faculty of Design

Kyushu University Faculty of Design


September 30th, 2019 (Monday): 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


Room 322, Building 3, Kyushu University Ohashi Campus

4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka


30 people




Yuichiro Nagatsu(Kyushu University Faculty of Design)



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