Tokyo College of Anime: Anime/Event/Illustration

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Tokyo College of Anime: Anime/Event/Illustration
  • Flexible Class Schedule

    You are able to request an AM or PM class schedule based on your needs.

  • Wifi Available

    Rest assured that this school has wifi available.

  • Part-time Job Support

    This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying.

  • Higher Education Counselling

    This school provides specialized counseling to prepare and apply to colleges and universities after graduation.

  • Career Support

    Counselors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduces local Japanese families where students can live while studying.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study.

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School Introduction

The Tokyo College of Anime is one of the leading vocational schools of Animation, E-Sports, and Anime Voice Acting in Japan.

It offers hands-on specialized industry-specific training from top class instructors in modern and fully-equipped facilities.

With a goal that students are able to be successful post-graduation, the courses are collaborative, practical and stimulating, and updated to be in line with the current trends, industry-standard practises and technologies, and most importantly the current demand and needs of the industry.

Moreover, Tokyo College of Anime provides job counselling and job search services to its students as well as support to debut and launch their career.

Note that this school’s courses are all offered in Japanese only.

Total Number of Students: 250
School Staff Support Languages: Japanese
Minimum Course Duration: 3 years

Department Introduction

About the department


The Anime/Event/Illustration Department offers five programs, including two four-year courses:

 

  • Voice Actor Management & Event Management Major (4 years)
  • Digital Animation Production & Technology Major (4 years)
  • Anime Producer Major (3 years)
  • Anime Acoustic/Sound Engineer Major (3 years)
  • Illustration & Character Design Major (3 years)

 

Each program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in their respective fields.

The Voice Actor Management & Event Management Major prepares students for careers as voice actors or event managers, while the Digital Animation Production & Technology Major focuses on the technical aspects of digital animation. The Anime Producer Major teaches students how to produce anime from planning to distribution, and the Anime Acoustic/Sound Engineer Major trains students to be skilled in audio engineering for anime. Lastly, the Illustration & Character Design Major focuses on teaching students how to create original characters and illustrations for various media.

 

The College of Anime other departments

 

 

Main Features

Debut System
The school provides abundant opportunities and supports students’ dreams. During the audition season, production companies visit the school almost every week to hold individual auditions and special lectures on audition preparation. 
Job Hunting Support System
Employment faculty will provide attentive support to each student, from career advice to resume writing. With close ties to industry, the school will help students achieve their dreams.
Industry Academia Government Collaboration
Students gain experience in a professional field and learn on a lifelong basis. The number of industry-university-government collaborative projects received from various companies is industry leading.
Industry Professional Teachers
Professionals active on the front lines of the industry support students thoroughly. The school invites domestic and foreign experts and highly specialized technical instructors will support students.
Get trained abroad
Expression is a way to entertain and amaze people. Students will learn the meaning and perspective of the world through a short-term course abroad.
Flexible Learning: Exploring Diverse Interests
Students are allowed to take courses and classes that are not directly related to their chosen major when they enroll in the school. This allows students to fully develop in multiple ways and to tailor their learning and curriculum to their newly discovered interests.
Hybrid Education System
The courses are face-to-face based, but online courses are also offered. These online courses will be archived so that students can review them as often as they wish.

School Location

Located just 30 minutes away by train from the bustling hubs of Shinjuku and Shibuya, the College of Anime is situated in the heart of a vibrant community filled with countless opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the world of anime and entertainment. Surrounded by a wide array of shops and venues, students can explore and indulge in their passion for cosplay and card games. But that’s not all – the school is also conveniently located near a plethora of vocational schools, offering students a wealth of opportunities to hone their skills and perfect their craft in the art and entertainment industry.

 

Nearest station: 

Nishi-Kasai station (Tokyo Metro tozai line) – 10 minutes walk

Available Courses

  • Voice Actor Management & Event Management
  • Digital Animation Production & Technology
  • Anime Producer
  • Anime Acoustic/Sound Engineer
  • Illustration & Character Design

Voice Actor Management & Event Management

Course Description

The Voice Actor Management & Event Management Major is a 4-year program designed to train students to become successful voice actor managers and event planners. Students will learn about the voice acting industry, including the various roles involved in producing an anime or game, as well as the importance of event planning and management.

Throughout the program, students will participate in hands-on training and workshops, where they will learn the necessary skills to manage and promote voice actors, organize events, and work with clients. They will also have the opportunity to participate in various events and performances, gaining practical experience in the industry.

 

Upon graduation, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the voice acting and event management industries, whether it be as a voice actor manager, event planner, or any related profession.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 4 years Early September

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Voice Actor Management

    You will learn the skills necessary for managing voice actors, such as sales, scheduling, and human resource development.

  • Event Management

    You will plan and manage fan club events and live performances within a fixed budget, learning how to attract customers and manage budgets.

  • Presentation

    You will develop the ability to sell the voice actor in charge and propose your own ideas to clients.

  • Marketing Strategy Theory

    You will learn the basics of marketing and acquire comprehensive management skills, such as discovering new talent in the entertainment industry, management, and self-producing.

  • Production Work

    You will learn all aspects of production operations, from the basics to practice.

  • Basic Industry Knowledge

    Acquire the basic knowledge necessary not only for the voice acting industry but also for the entertainment industry.

  • SNS Marketing

     Make full use of various SNS such as YouTube to think about the branding of the artist in charge and new business opportunities.

  • Web Production

    Learn how to use “Illustrator” and “Photoshop” necessary for HP and site management.

  • Proposal Writing/Planning

    Learn the basics of planning and creating proposals necessary for event production.

  • Global Communication

    Level-specific English conversation classes are held four times a week, with the aim of becoming human resources who can play an active role globally.

  • Improve Communication Skills

    You will acquire self-expression and talk skills, and develop your presentation and communication skills.

  • Career Program

    Develop the basic skills of a working adult to be active in the industry, and learn preparations for job hunting.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year ¥600,000

 

Other fees

Textbooks, equipment fee

¥~95,000

Admission fee

¥100,000

Facility fee

¥220,000

General Practice fee

¥520,000

Career Education Fee

¥160,800

Insurance fee

¥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.

Digital Animation Production & Technology

Course Description

The Digital Animation Production & Technology Major focuses on the creation of digital animation, from concept design to final production.

Students will learn the technical skills necessary to produce high-quality animations, including 2D and 3D animation techniques, visual effects, and sound design. Additionally, students will gain experience in project management, teamwork, and communication.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 4 years Early September

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Character Design

    Learn the basics of character drawing using paint tools and practice making characters in 3D.

  • 3DCG Production

    Learn 3DCG modeling and motion techniques, and how to produce 3DCG images for design visualization and CG perspective.

  • Video Production

    Learn video production know-how required for digital animation, including the use of After Effects, and acquire animation production skills based on digital technology.

  • Digital Background Drawing

     Learn background creation skills using digital software such as Photoshop.

  • Animation Production

    Consolidate techniques learned in each class to create an original animation

  • CG Modeling

    Use software such as Maya to acquire CG modeling skills for anime characters.

  • Digital Character Creation

    Acquire digital character creation skills using software such as Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Progress Management

     Learn animation production progress management technology.

  • Global Communication

    Attend level-specific English conversation classes four times a week to become a global human resource.

  • Communication Skills Improvement

    Acquire self-expression and talk skills, and develop presentation and communication skills.

  • Career Program

    Develop the basic skills of a working adult to be active in the industry, and learn preparations for job hunting.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year ¥600,000

 

Other fees

Textbooks, equipment fee

¥~95,000

Admission fee

¥100,000

Facility fee

¥220,000

General Practice fee

¥520,000

Career Education Fee

¥160,800

Insurance fee

¥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.

Anime Producer

Course Description

The Anime Producer Major is designed to train students in the production and management of anime.

Students will learn the fundamentals of anime production, including planning, scripting, storyboarding, and editing. Additionally, students will gain experience in project management, marketing, and distribution.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

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

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Production progress basics and applications

    Understand the entire process of animation production and learn schedule management and smooth production management.

  • Anime produce

    As the person in charge of the entire animation production, you will learn the knowledge and skills required in the animation industry, such as planning, the direction of the work, and budget management.

  • Anime business

    Learn the history of animation and industry knowledge, and develop industry professionals who can grasp the needs of the times.

  • Proposal production

    Acquire the ability to create project proposals and make proposals to companies and sponsors.

  • Animation basics

    Learn the basics of animation creation, such as handwriting techniques and how to use digital software, and increase your sensitivity to quality.

  • SNS marketing

    Use various SNS such as YouTube to think about branding for the anime you are in charge and new business opportunities.

  • Business skills

    Acquire the basic knowledge necessary not only for the animation industry but also for members of society.

  • Portfolio production

    Summarize your achievements and works for job hunting.

  • Presentation

    Learn sponsor sales and internal presentation skills.

  • Communication Skills Improvement

    Acquire self-expression and talk skills, and develop your presentation and communication skills.

  • Career Program

    Develop the basic skills of a working adult to be active in the industry, and learn preparations for job hunting.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year ¥600,000

 

Other fees

Textbooks, equipment fee

¥~95,000

Admission fee

¥100,000

Facility fee

¥220,000

General Practice fee

¥520,000

Career Education Fee

¥160,800

Insurance fee

¥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.

Anime Acoustic/Sound Engineer

Course Description

The Anime Acoustic/Sound Engineer Major focuses on the creation and design of sound in anime and other media.

Students will learn the technical skills necessary to produce high-quality sound, including recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. Additionally, students will gain experience in project management, teamwork, and communication.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

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

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Basic skills in sound editing

    You will learn the basics of sound editing using editing software like Pro Tools to combine and edit various sound sources and images.

  • Dubbing sound practice

    You will learn about communication and precautions to take during dubbing sessions with voice acting majors.

  • Studio practice

    Practical dubbing, narration, and recording of radio programs will be done in professional studios.

  • Video editing

    You will learn to use software like After Effects and Premiere Pro to acquire the necessary skills as a sound engineer.

  • Soundtrack production

    You will learn about DJ culture and how to use software such as Ableton Live to create soundtracks.

  • Design basics

    You will learn how to use software to create event flyers, concept cafe posters, etc.

  • Animation script production

    You will understand the composition of animation scenarios and master the basic techniques of the entire animation script.

  • Recording basics

    You will learn how to use the recording equipment necessary for recording.

  • Global Communication

    Level-specific English conversation classes will be held four times a week, with the aim of becoming human resources who can play an active role globally.

  • Communication Skills Improvement

    Acquire self-expression and talk skills, and develop your presentation and communication skills.

  • Career Program

    Develop the basic skills of a working adult to be active in the industry, and learn preparations for job hunting.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year ¥600,000

 

Other fees

Textbooks, equipment fee

¥~95,000

Admission fee

¥100,000

Facility fee

¥220,000

General Practice fee

¥520,000

Career Education Fee

¥160,800

Insurance fee

¥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.

Illustration & Character Design

Course Description

The Illustration & Character Design Major is designed to train students in the art of illustration and character design.

Students will learn the technical skills necessary to create high-quality illustrations, including drawing, painting, 3D and digital art. Additionally, students will gain experience in character design, storytelling, and animation.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

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

As soon as capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Character Design

    Learn the basics of drawing attractive characters that match the world view of the work. Practice over and over again to develop your creativity.

  • Sketch

    With the aim of improving basic drawing skills, students will learn techniques for clearly capturing the shapes of objects and the human body, such as lines and brightness.

  • Portfolio creation

    We will create a portfolio (collection of works), which is an essential tool for job hunting, and create works that meet the needs of companies.

  • Video production

    You will learn the know-how of video production and the effects of “After Effects”, and acquire animation production techniques based on digital technology.

  • Basic handwriting

    You will learn the basic techniques of illustration through handwriting production.

  • Self-produce

    Learn techniques to sell yourself by making full use of various SNS such as YouTube.

  • Web production

    You will learn how to use “Illustrator” and “Photoshop” necessary for HP, goods, poster production, etc.

  • Anime business

    Acquire the knowledge necessary for the anime industry and learn how to create works that meet the needs of customers, the industry, and the times.

  • Digital character creation

    Using software such as “Illustrator” and “Photoshop”, you will acquire digital character creation skills.

  • Global Communication

    Level-specific English conversation classes will be held four times a week, with the aim of becoming human resources who can play an active role globally.

  • Communication Skills Improvement

    Acquire self-expression and talk skills, and develop your presentation and communication skills.

  • Career Program

    Develop the basic skills of a working adult to be active in the industry, and learn preparations for job hunting.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Year ¥600,000

 

Other fees

Textbooks, equipment fee

¥~95,000

Admission fee

¥100,000

Facility fee

¥220,000

General Practice fee

¥520,000

Career Education Fee

¥160,800

Insurance fee

¥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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