Tokyo Communication Arts College: E-Entertainment

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Tokyo Communication Arts College: E-Entertainment
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  • Career Support

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School Introduction

The Tokyo Communication Arts (TCA) Technical College follows Three Educational Guidelines, which are: Vocational Education, Human Education, and International Education.

 

With a belief that 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.

Class Size: Max 20
School Staff Support Languages: Japanese
Enrolment Terms: April
Minimum Course Duration: 3 years

Department Introduction

The TCA's E-Entertainment Department is dedicated to creating and delivering entertainment for a new era. It offers a unique program called "CG, Movie and Animation World" which offers five majors of three years each, enabling students to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the entertainment industry.

 

Majors Offered:

 

  • Game Graphic & Character Major
  • Game Programmer Major
  • 3DCG Creators Major
  • Animation Major
  • Video & Picture Creators Major

 

Students will learn through a balance of "fun to create", "finishing skills" and "presentation skills". They also gain an understanding of the mindset of a designer and techniques to bring their ideas to life, in order to become first class professionals.

Program highlights include learning cutting-edge technologies from industry professionals, such as 3DCG imaging and animation production techniques. Students also develop communication skills necessary for the industry, as well as work and thinking skills.

 

Thanks to the TCA's E-Entertainment Department, students can choose and take courses in other majors based on their goals and interests. This allows students to broaden their horizons and improve their skills, while providing opportunities to change majors while in school.

 

 

TCA other departments

 

 

Main Features

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.

School Location

Nishikasai, where TCA is located, is a quiet and safe residential area of Tokyo. It offers a peaceful environment for studying and living, while being close to downtown Tokyo with excellent public transportation access.

Around the school, you will find many restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and stores for easy shopping and dining. There are also parks and green spaces where you can relax and take a walk after class. Just a short walk from the school, you will find Kasai Rinkai Park, which is Tokyo’s largest waterfront park, offering a breathtaking view of Tokyo Bay. You can also enjoy the Tokyo Disney Resort, which is only 15 minutes by train from Nishi-Kasai Station.

 

Nishikasai is a district of Edogawa-ku, known for its annual festivals, the most famous of which is the Tokyo Bay Fireworks Festival, taking place every summer and attracting thousands of visitors. All in all, students can enjoy a peaceful and convenient environment to study and live in, while having easy access to Tokyo’s entertainment and events.

 

Nearest station:

Nishikasai Station (1 minute walk)

Available Courses

  • Game Graphic & Character Major
  • Game Programmer Major
  • 3DCG Creators Major
  • Animation Major
  • Video & Picture Creators Major

Game Graphic & Character Major

Course Description

The Game Graphic & Character Major focuses on developing the artistic and CG skills required by the game industry to create captivating characters and design popular games.

Students showcase their work at major events such as the Tokyo Game Show, where CG, video, and anime projects from students across different disciplines are exhibited.

 

The course has a strong track record of achieving 100% job placement for graduates for the past 10 years, with notable employment at companies such as FromSoftware, Square Enix, Sega, GREE, Capcom, and many more.

The three-year curriculum covers fundamental skills in digital art, character drawing, game planning and presentation, as well as advanced topics such as 3D CG production, character design, portfolio creation, and international practical training. Graduates can pursue careers as game designers, game character designers, game illustrators, and other roles in the game industry.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 3 years Early September

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Employment Rate/Career Paths after Graduation:

    High job offer rate of 100% for job applicants from 2000 to 2020.
    Graduates employed in well-known companies such as Bandai Namco Pictures, GREE, DMM, Sega Interactive, Production I.G., and more.

  • W Major Curriculum

    Opportunity to take classes outside of the major for free, expanding future possibilities.
    “W Major Curriculum” allows students to choose and take classes in other majors based on their goals and interests.
    Helps improve skills and facilitates changing majors while in school.

  • Teacher Guidance

    Direct guidance by active professionals in the CG/video industry and animation industry.
    Small class sizes of 30 or less, allowing for personalized attention.
    Interaction with instructors through school tours and trial classes.

  • Corporate Project

    Hands-on class where students tackle problems provided by companies, similar to real-world professionals.
    Collaborations with leading companies such as Bandai Namco, Sega, MTV Japan, and more.
    Many student works adopted through the project.

  • Future Opportunities

    Graduates can pursue careers as CG animators, CG designers, VFX creators, compositors, game graphic designers, YouTubers, web video producers, multimedia content designers, and more.
    Strong industry connections through TCA’s “Career Center” provide generous support for professional development.

  • Specialist Title

    Graduates who meet the requirements, including a minimum of two years of study and a total of 1,700 or more class hours, can receive the title of “specialist” as set by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
    Transfer system also available for further education.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 YeaRS ¥710,000 for the first year
¥810,000 for the 2nd, 3st and 4th year

 

Other fees

Screening Fee

¥30,000

Admission Fee

¥100,000

Facility Fee

¥350,000 / year

General Practice Fee

¥410,000 / year

Career Education Fee

¥80,800 / year

Textbook, Equipment Fees

¥15,000 – ¥75,000

Health Management Fees

¥22,000  / year

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Game Programmer Major

Course Description

The Game Programmer Major prepares students to become professional programmers in the fast-changing game industry, where they learn to quickly adapt and incorporate the latest technologies such as AI and VR to create successful games.

 

With a curriculum that includes C, C++, C#, JAVA, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, 3D programming, Unity, cocos-2dx, and Unreal Engine, students gain skills in game development, including game programming, game design, and network programming.

With a track record of 10 consecutive years of achieving 100% employment rate for graduates, major game companies such as From Software, Square Enix, Sega, GREE, and Bandai Namco Studios are among the many potential employers for graduates of this program.

Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in industry events such as the Tokyo Game Show and engage in international study programs to broaden their horizons and expand their career prospects in the global game industry.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 3 years Early September

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Employment Rate/Career Paths after Graduation:

    High job offer rate of 100% for job applicants from 2000 to 2020.
    Graduates employed in well-known companies such as Bandai Namco Pictures, GREE, DMM, Sega Interactive, Production I.G., and more.

  • W Major Curriculum

    Opportunity to take classes outside of the major for free, expanding future possibilities.
    “W Major Curriculum” allows students to choose and take classes in other majors based on their goals and interests.
    Helps improve skills and facilitates changing majors while in school.

  • Teacher Guidance

    Direct guidance by active professionals in the CG/video industry and animation industry.
    Small class sizes of 30 or less, allowing for personalized attention.
    Interaction with instructors through school tours and trial classes.

  • Corporate Project

    Hands-on class where students tackle problems provided by companies, similar to real-world professionals.
    Collaborations with leading companies such as Bandai Namco, Sega, MTV Japan, and more.
    Many student works adopted through the project.

  • Future Opportunities

    Graduates can pursue careers as CG animators, CG designers, VFX creators, compositors, game graphic designers, YouTubers, web video producers, multimedia content designers, and more.
    Strong industry connections through TCA’s “Career Center” provide generous support for professional development.

  • Specialist Title

    Graduates who meet the requirements, including a minimum of two years of study and a total of 1,700 or more class hours, can receive the title of “specialist” as set by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
    Transfer system also available for further education.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 YeaRS ¥710,000 for the first year
¥810,000 for the 2nd, 3st and 4th year

 

Other fees

Screening Fee

¥30,000

Admission Fee

¥100,000

Facility Fee

¥350,000 / year

General Practice Fee

¥410,000 / year

Career Education Fee

¥80,800 / year

Textbook, Equipment Fees

¥15,000 – ¥75,000

Health Management Fees

¥22,000  / year

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

3DCG Creators Major

Course Description

The 3DCG Creator Major is a cutting-edge program that focuses on learning advanced 3DCG techniques for application in various fields such as film, video, games, events, industrial design, and healthcare.

 

With a curriculum spanning over 3 years, students develop foundational skills in drawing, digital design, and 3DCG production in the first two years, and then progress to learning comprehensive skills in planning, directing, and producing visual content in the third year.

The course includes training in popular software such as Maya, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Nuke, Houdini, ZBrush, Mari, Photoshop, and Illustrator, as well as opportunities for overseas study trips, industry seminars, internships, and English conversation. Graduates of the program can pursue careers as CG designers, animators, modelers, VFX creators, compositors, game designers, video editors, creative directors, and more, and can also obtain certifications such as CG Certification Level 1-3 and Colorist Certification Level 2-3.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 3 years Early September

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Employment Rate/Career Paths after Graduation:

    High job offer rate of 100% for job applicants from 2000 to 2020.
    Graduates employed in well-known companies such as Bandai Namco Pictures, GREE, DMM, Sega Interactive, Production I.G., and more.

  • W Major Curriculum

    Opportunity to take classes outside of the major for free, expanding future possibilities.
    “W Major Curriculum” allows students to choose and take classes in other majors based on their goals and interests.
    Helps improve skills and facilitates changing majors while in school.

  • Teacher Guidance

    Direct guidance by active professionals in the CG/video industry and animation industry.
    Small class sizes of 30 or less, allowing for personalized attention.
    Interaction with instructors through school tours and trial classes.

  • Corporate Project

    Hands-on class where students tackle problems provided by companies, similar to real-world professionals.
    Collaborations with leading companies such as Bandai Namco, Sega, MTV Japan, and more.
    Many student works adopted through the project.

  • Future Opportunities

    Graduates can pursue careers as CG animators, CG designers, VFX creators, compositors, game graphic designers, YouTubers, web video producers, multimedia content designers, and more.
    Strong industry connections through TCA’s “Career Center” provide generous support for professional development.

  • Specialist Title

    Graduates who meet the requirements, including a minimum of two years of study and a total of 1,700 or more class hours, can receive the title of “specialist” as set by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
    Transfer system also available for further education.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 YeaRS ¥710,000 for the first year
¥810,000 for the 2nd, 3st and 4th year

 

Other fees

Screening Fee

¥30,000

Admission Fee

¥100,000

Facility Fee

¥350,000 / year

General Practice Fee

¥410,000 / year

Career Education Fee

¥80,800 / year

Textbook, Equipment Fees

¥15,000 – ¥75,000

Health Management Fees

¥22,000  / year

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Animation Major

Course Description

The Animation Major offers students the opportunity to master high-level drawing skills and cutting-edge production techniques in Japan’s coveted anime industry.

 

With a three-year curriculum that includes courses on animation drawing, compositing, character design, and more, students gain practical experience through project-based learning and industry special seminars.

The program also collaborates with top animation companies such as Bandai Namco Film Works, Cover Corporation, and Toei Animation, providing opportunities for real-world projects and character development for popular VTuber talents.

 

Graduates can pursue careers as animators, directors, producers, character designers, and more, with the option to obtain certifications such as Colorist, Image Processing Engineer, and Multimedia Software Creator.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 3 years Early September

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Employment Rate/Career Paths after Graduation:

    High job offer rate of 100% for job applicants from 2000 to 2020.
    Graduates employed in well-known companies such as Bandai Namco Pictures, GREE, DMM, Sega Interactive, Production I.G., and more.

  • W Major Curriculum

    Opportunity to take classes outside of the major for free, expanding future possibilities.
    “W Major Curriculum” allows students to choose and take classes in other majors based on their goals and interests.
    Helps improve skills and facilitates changing majors while in school.

  • Teacher Guidance

    Direct guidance by active professionals in the CG/video industry and animation industry.
    Small class sizes of 30 or less, allowing for personalized attention.
    Interaction with instructors through school tours and trial classes.

  • Corporate Project

    Hands-on class where students tackle problems provided by companies, similar to real-world professionals.
    Collaborations with leading companies such as Bandai Namco, Sega, MTV Japan, and more.
    Many student works adopted through the project.

  • Future Opportunities

    Graduates can pursue careers as CG animators, CG designers, VFX creators, compositors, game graphic designers, YouTubers, web video producers, multimedia content designers, and more.
    Strong industry connections through TCA’s “Career Center” provide generous support for professional development.

  • Specialist Title

    Graduates who meet the requirements, including a minimum of two years of study and a total of 1,700 or more class hours, can receive the title of “specialist” as set by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
    Transfer system also available for further education.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 YeaRS ¥710,000 for the first year
¥810,000 for the 2nd, 3st and 4th year

 

Other fees

Screening Fee

¥30,000

Admission Fee

¥100,000

Facility Fee

¥350,000 / year

General Practice Fee

¥410,000 / year

Career Education Fee

¥80,800 / year

Textbook, Equipment Fees

¥15,000 – ¥75,000

Health Management Fees

¥22,000  / year

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Video & Picture Creators Major

Course Description

The Video & Picture Creators Major is designed for aspiring creators in the field of video and film, including YouTubers who aim to entertain people worldwide.

 

The curriculum spans over three years, with the first year focused on building foundational computer skills such as digital fundamentals, 3D CG production, compositing, and 2D CG production. In the second year, students learn about the entire process of planning and producing videos, including presentation skills, film direction, portfolio creation, and VR production. In the third year, students broaden their skill set with English conversation, international practical training, industry-specific seminars, internships, and software mastery, including Maya, After Effects, Premier Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and CINEMA 4D.

 

Graduates of this program can pursue careers as CG designers, CG animators, CG modelers, VFX creators, compositors, video editors, film directors, motion graphic artists, web designers, creative directors, and can also aim for certifications such as CG certification levels 1-3 and colorists, among others. The program also offers collaborations with industry partners such as Cover Corporation for character development of captivating VTuber talents and Microsoft Japan for practical game creation using cutting-edge technology.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 3 years Early September

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Employment Rate/Career Paths after Graduation:

    High job offer rate of 100% for job applicants from 2000 to 2020.
    Graduates employed in well-known companies such as Bandai Namco Pictures, GREE, DMM, Sega Interactive, Production I.G., and more.

  • W Major Curriculum

    Opportunity to take classes outside of the major for free, expanding future possibilities.
    “W Major Curriculum” allows students to choose and take classes in other majors based on their goals and interests.
    Helps improve skills and facilitates changing majors while in school.

  • Teacher Guidance

    Direct guidance by active professionals in the CG/video industry and animation industry.
    Small class sizes of 30 or less, allowing for personalized attention.
    Interaction with instructors through school tours and trial classes.

  • Corporate Project

    Hands-on class where students tackle problems provided by companies, similar to real-world professionals.
    Collaborations with leading companies such as Bandai Namco, Sega, MTV Japan, and more.
    Many student works adopted through the project.

  • Future Opportunities

    Graduates can pursue careers as CG animators, CG designers, VFX creators, compositors, game graphic designers, YouTubers, web video producers, multimedia content designers, and more.
    Strong industry connections through TCA’s “Career Center” provide generous support for professional development.

  • Specialist Title

    Graduates who meet the requirements, including a minimum of two years of study and a total of 1,700 or more class hours, can receive the title of “specialist” as set by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
    Transfer system also available for further education.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 YeaRS ¥710,000 for the first year
¥810,000 for the 2nd, 3st and 4th year

 

Other fees

Screening Fee

¥30,000

Admission Fee

¥100,000

Facility Fee

¥350,000 / year

General Practice Fee

¥410,000 / year

Career Education Fee

¥80,800 / year

Textbook, Equipment Fees

¥15,000 – ¥75,000

Health Management Fees

¥22,000  / year

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

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