Tokyo Communication Arts College: Automotive Design

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Tokyo Communication Arts College: Automotive Design
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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 intended for the student who wishes to develop 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: 4 years

Department Introduction

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 designer
  • Car modeler
  • Motorcycle designer
  • Motorcycle modeler
  • Car CG designer / modeler
  • Automotive colour designer
  • Product designer
  • Product modeler

 

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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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

  • Car Design Major
  • Car Model Major
  • Motorcycle Design & Model Major

Car Design Major

Course Description

The Car Design 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.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

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

As soon as capacity is reached

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 YeaRS ¥910,000 for the first year
¥1,010,000 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

¥315,000  / year

Career Education Fee

¥75,800  / 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.

Car Model Major

Course Description

The Car Model 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

Enrolment Periods & Duration

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

As soon as capacity is reached

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 YeaRS ¥910,000 for the first year
¥1,010,000 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

¥315,000  / year

Career Education Fee

¥75,800  / 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.

Motorcycle Design & Model Major

Course Description

The Motorcycle Design & Model 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.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

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

As soon as capacity is reached

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 YeaRS ¥910,000 for the first year
¥1,010,000 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

¥315,000  / year

Career Education Fee

¥75,800  / 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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