Car Design | Car Modeling | Motorcycle Design & Modeling |
About the School
The Tokyo Communication Arts (TCA) Technical College follows Three Educational Guidelines, which are: Vocational Education, Human Education, and International Education
With a belief that to in order to develop the talent that is needed in the industry, the student must work alongside the industry, TCA has practiced an “academia-industry collaborative education” since its establishment in 1988 by providing programs that work in close cooperation with companies, and by doing so has been successful in producing students that become immediately effective in the professional creative industry after graduation.
TCA stands behind its excellent professional education with a 3-year and 4-year curriculum that fosters a real & rich creativity based on the beauty of human ingenuity. This school is for the student who wishes to develop him or herself as a creator of the future.
Note that this school’s courses are all offered in Japanese only.
About the Program
The TCA Automotive Design Department is recognized both within Japan and abroad for its high quality education that prepares students to be technical specialists within the 4-year program. Its recognition comes from the achievements it has made through company-student collaborative projects, its overseas networks, and the abilities of its students post-graduation, of whom about 50% land positions within their direct field of study.
Discover your love for creation within the world of design in the following areas:
Car CG designer / modeler
Automotive colour designer
After this 3- to 4-year program, students will graduate with nationally-recognized Advanced Specialist Degree that is considered the equivalent to a 4-year University Degree from a technical school.
Graduates go on to work for major overseas automobile manufacturers in Japan, automotive design and model companies, automotive parts manufacturers, industrial design companies, and more.
Students can choose between 3 majors:
Car Design Major
This major prepares students to work as a car exterior designer, automotive interior designer, and product designer, but in addition to design itself, also trains students to develop their skills of planning and communication so that they are able to present their ideas in an active role on the world stage. This department had been selected as one of seven in the world to participate in an international competition where students worked on and presented their designs for a major car manufacturer from Italy.
Car Model Major
This major is for students who aim to develop their skills as a car modeler, CAD modeler, and product design modeler, with the abilities to play an active role on the global stage with the additional and necessary skills to plan as well as communicate their designs and design concepts.
Motorcycle Design & Model Major
This major is for students aiming to become a designer and/or modeler who can play an active role at the forefront of motorcycle production, with training that is international in scope in terms of design ideas as well as communication. Students of this major go on to become motorcycle designers, CAD modelers, and two-wheel modelers. Previous students have worked on projects for and gone on to work in such major companies as Honda R & D Co. and Suzuki Motors.
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Employment after graduating
TCA offers a complete system of support out of its Career Support Center, which has connections and relationships directly with the industry.
Fosters Real Abilities
Within your 3-year or 4-year program, you will push hard to acquire the practical power and skill required, from learning the basics to real applications that prepare you for the industry.
Corporate Projects that give real-life experience
Tackle issues that corporations are facing at the present day and create solutions in class just as one would in the real world through the guidance of teachers who are active creators in the industry.
W Major Curriculum expands your possibilities
In addition to the classes that fall under the major that you decided at the time of admission, through this system you are able to choose courses from other majors. This freedom expands your talents and interests and makes you a more versatile creator in the world.
Overseas Practical Training
Although you may be taking this course from oversees as is, in your 3rd year you have the ability to go abroad for further training in places such as Milan, Los Angeles, and Paris in order to further your worldly perspective.
Support whenever you need it
The school offers support to its students through consultation about daily school life from a team of responsible staff, in addition to professional instructors who guide and support students’ studies.
Address:Tokyo Communication Arts Technical College:5-chōme-3-1 Nishikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 134-0088東京コミュニケーションアート専門学校:〒134-0088 東京都江戸川区西葛西５丁目３−1Go to the map
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