Super Multi-Artist | Artist & Producer | DJ Performer | Game & Anime Musician
At the Tokyo School of Music and Dance (TSM), students are developed into multi-faceted musicians who are versatile and competitive in the industry, with training that not cultivates instrumental and vocal talents as a musician and vocalist, but also the skills required to promote themselves, produce their own music on their own, and transmit their music to the world through the modern social marketing channels that are currently available to musicians today, including many Japanese platforms. Having all of these abilities is considered the new standard of artists today, and also has implications about an exciting future.
The Music Artist Program has 5 majors to choose from:
Super Multi-Artist (4 years) – This newly-created major develops artists who are not confined to any particular genre and are versatile and skilled musicians with developed singing abilities, performance techniques, performance and dance abilities, as well as self-production and self-distribution know-how.
Artist & Producer (3 years) – In this major, students receive training as both a vocalist and musician, as well as learn music production, such as composition and mastering, and promotion.
DJ Performer & Track Maker (3 years) – A great DJ is boundless and able to mix music across genres. To achieve this, students in this major are trained to make full use of all digital equipment available and develop their skills in producing original tracks, including EDM.
E-Pro Musician (3 years) – This major is for the performer who aspires to be the talent or idol of tomorrow, with training in self-presentation, planning, self-producing, and video distribution.
Game & Anime Musician (3 years) – Be trained in music production, image strategies, and live performance techniques so that you can enter into the world of games and animation as a musician and idol.
Career Trajectories of the TSM Music Artist Program:
Master production director
Track and Sample Producer
A & R staff (Artist & Repertoire)
Web content planning and editing
Video Marketing Planner
Digital content producer
Image and sound engineer
Image & music composer / arranger
Music distribution director
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Unique curriculum for fostering multi-faceted musicians
In addition to musical abilities & techniques, students learn composition and arrangement, recording methods that use DAW software, how to design flyers and web pages, and how to use SNS and other channels for promotion.
Lessons by talented & successful instructors active in the industry
The instructors at TSM are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience and who are active members in well-established bands or well-known artists.
From them you will learn a wide variety of genres, technologies, techniques, performance styles, and music production techniques.
In addition, you will learn self-production, and receive special lessons by producers of record labels, web designers, and guest musicians.
Success of students after 3-year program
Many of the students who have taken a 3-year program at TSM have gone on to join major musical groups and bands, or have created their own with their fellow peers, and have gone on to debut albums on a major scale.
In addition to the skills acquired throughout your studies and your personal talents and ambitions, graduating from TSM gains the attention of the industry as it has a long-established positive reputation.
W Major Curriculum
“W Major Curriculum” is a school policy which gives students the ability to choose classes outside of the program that they decided at the time of admission as well as change majors in order that students can explore different areas and ultimately become more well-rounded artists & performers in the future.
Support to Succeed
The school believes firmly in the development of practical skills that are actually needed in the real world.
Within the program, students receive interview and audition training sessions, portfolio building workshops, and real-life practicums.
Moreover, outside of the program, students have access to admin support for any concerns about their program or classes, as well as career counselling, where qualified staff guide you to find your way in the world as an artist.
Corporate Projects that give real-life experience
Through the vast network that the TSM has developed and maintains in the industry, students are able to engage in collaborative projects that have real impact.
What better way to build your portfolio and enhance your experience!
Address:Tokyo School of Music and Dance College:3-14-8 Nishikasai, Edogawa Ward , Tokyo 134-0088Tokyo School of Music and Dance College:3-chōme-14-8 Nishikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 134-0088東京スクールオブミュージック＆ダンス専門学校:〒134-0088 東京都江戸川区西葛西３丁目１４−8Go to the map
Minimum course length
3 to 4 years
Cafeteria, recording studios, mixing studios, rehearsal studios, private rehearsal rooms (many), ensemble studio, pre-production studios, private lesson studios, dubbing studio, radio recording station, fully-equipped live practise and performance stages, stage art & design lab and workshop, dance studios, acting training rooms, computer rooms, mixing and mastering rooms, keyboard room, instrument and equipment rental room, stringed instruments repair center.
Job search Support, Career Counselling, Student Counselling
The skills that you will be able to develop include:
Musical instrument playing skills
Web channel production
Composition / arrangement
SNS-based Productions and Marketing
DTM (desktop music production; MIDI)
Copyright & royalties
Digital Revenue Strategies
Highlighted Curriculum at TSM
Original Music Production Training
Band Ensemble Work
Live Band Training
1st Year Class Contents
Voithle basics (Vo)
Solfege Foundation (Vo)
Scale foundation (Gt · Ba)
Code basis (Ba)
Group Making Basics (Dr)
Stick Control Basic (Dr)
Code basis (key)
Ensemble (common to all parts)
Composition, arrangement, DTM (Desktop Music Production / MIDI)
2nd Year Contents
Each genre ensemble (common to all parts)
Voice Training (Vo)
Solfeggio Training (Vo)
Scales and Music Theory (Gt · Ba)
Code application (Ba)
Group making application (Dr)
Stick control Training (Dr)
Code application (key)
Technique Training (key)
Sound source delivery outline
3rd Year Curriculum
Genre-specific ensemble work
Composition & arrangement
COM DEBUT BANK registration
Vocal sample recording
Industry Headhunting Events
Collab Performances at Off-Campus Venues in Tokyo
Live Big Band Performance
Live Rock Band Performance
Live Student Singing Performance
Vocalist Live Performance
Group Shot on Stage
Performing Group Performance
Live Vocalist Performance
Dance Group backstage
Dance Tech Rehearsal
Stage Light Staff
A Capella Group
Male and Female Dormitories available
10 dormitories are available, separated by sex, within the vicinity of TSM.