Kyoto City University of Arts (京都市立芸術大学, Kyōto shiritsu geijutsu daigaku) is a public, municipal university of general art and music in Kyoto, Japan. Established in 1880, it is Japan's oldest university of the arts (the predecessor of Tokyo University of the Arts was founded in 1887). Among its faculty and graduates have been 16 recipients of the Order of Culture, 24 members of the Japan Art Academy, and 10 artists who have been designated Living National Treasures.
It has been associated especially closely with nihonga painters from western Japan.
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