Tokyo Visual Arts College

Tokyo Visual Arts College
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School Introduction

At Tokyo Visual Arts (T.V.A.), students will learn the required skills to become professionals in their respective industries. T.V.A. has been providing specialized education for professional development for over 50 years since its establishment. Instructors are professionals, currently active in the industry. There are many opportunities for stimulating learning both on and off-campus, such as student-organized events, as well as collaborations with companies and other departments on campus. 

Currently, 99 international students are studying at the school.

Department Introduction

TVA has seven departments, each offering several specialized courses:

Department of Music

- Collaboration with the industry for live concerts

- Collaboration with other departments

- State-of-the-art facilities

Department of Photography

- High Job Hunting Capability

- Curriculum that allows beginner students to learn smoothly

- Professional equipment

Department of Video Production

- Main focus: practical training - Debut on site through internships while still in school - Access to professional equipment that is used in the industry

Department of Mass Media

- Realistic practical training

- Experience event management and magazine production

- Diverse employment in the mass media industry

- High employment rate through internships and corporate collaborations with the entertainment industry.

Department of Special Makeup

- Collaboration with other fields

- Participate in actual film, TV program, and stage productions for on-the-job experience.

- Utilize a wide range of practical training classes to build a strong portfolio for job hunting.

- Qualifications: Color Proficiency Test, Nail Proficiency Test

Department of Performing Arts

- Exclusive auditions that lead directly to your debut by recruiters from over 100 music and entertainment production

- High debut rate

- Strong connections with the industry.

Department of Dance

- Collaboration with the industry

- Music videos, concerts, and dance shows experiences with professional on-site artists

- Lessons with top-class dancers, pioneers of the Japanese street dance world and dancers from Japan's largest theme parks

- Mock auditions with feedbacks and advice

Main Features

Learning that transcends departments

Taking advantage of the merits of a comprehensive vocational school for the entertainment and creative industries, we offer a  curriculum collaborative with multiple departments. 

In addition, regardless of your own department or course, you can take courses from other departments to expand your potential in multiple ways.

Collaboration with the Industry

TVA offers a curriculum that allows students to become a part of the industry while still in school.

Students can collaborate with various companies and creators in the film, music, entertainment, broadcasting, and publishing industries.

School Location

11 Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0081, Japan

This is a quaint area in Chiyoda-ku, the center of Tokyo. The train system is very convenient, with commuting from several lines, including JR and subway, and easy access to popular spots such as Shibuya, Harajuku, and Shinjuku, which are only about 10 minutes away by train. There are also many green areas and supermarkets.

・8-minute walk from Exit A3 of No.3 of Ichigaya Station on the JR, Namboku, Toei Shinjuku, and Yurakucho Lines.

・5-minute walk from Exit 6 of Kojimachi Station on the Yurakucho Line.

・5-minute walk from Exit No. 5 of Hanzomon Station on theHanzomon Line.

Available Courses

  • Music Courses
  • Photography/Video Production Courses
  • Performing Arts Courses
  • Special Effects Makeup Courses
  • Mass Media Courses

Music Courses

Course Description

Students can  learn basic and advanced techniques using professional equipment and facilities and performance techniques, expression, composition, arrangement, music programming and recording under the guidance of professional musicians. 

     

    Enrolment Periods & Duration

    Intake Duration Application Deadline
    April  2 years December 2023

    Course Features & Electives

    • Vocal Course

      Live performance, vocal basics and techniques

    • Guitar Course

      Guitar fundamentals, guitar soloing, basic technique, expression and creativity Recording as groups

    • Bass Course

      Basic techniques,music theory to ensembles and a wide range of other forms of expression.

      Progress through rehearsals for live performances in preparation for auditions.

    • Drum Course

      Drumming fundamentals and applications, lyrics and song writing.

    • Keyboard Course

      Tones, including basic piano, organ, electric piano, and synth

      Music theory

      Progress through rehearsals for live performances in preparation for auditions

    • Sound Creator Course

      Music production using a software named DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), composition, arrangement, and MIDI production

      Recording techniques and editing software

      Basic techniques,music theory to ensembles and a wide range of other forms of expression

    • Production Assistant Course

      While still in school, students can obtain the national qualification “Stage Mechanism Adjustment Skills Level 3”.

    • Lighting Course

      Lighting for music productions, plays, fashion shows, and many other genres in a practice-oriented class

      Can obtain qualifications such as the “Lighting Engineer Technical Skills Certification Examination,” while still in school.

    • Recording Course

      Studio recording, audio mixing and DAW practice.

      Students can obtain certifications such as “ProTools Technical Certification/Sound Recording Technical Certification”.

    Tuition Fees

     

    Tuition fees
    Year 1  ¥860,000
    Year 2 ¥1,052,000

     

    Textbooks, materials, and training fees
    Music (PA & Lighting) ¥14,800~18,000
    Music (Recording) ¥18,500~280,480
    Music (Other) ¥4,900~266,880

    Photography/Video Production Courses

    Course Description

    Department of Photography

    Tokyo Visual Arts was originally a photography school and has a long history since its opening, with a lot of graduates who have become active photographers in Japan and abroad.

    Department of Video Production

    In our department, students acquire the basics in the first semester of their freshman year, and then mirror their studies specific to their respective industries. The department features a complete workflow, including scenario creation, casting, filming techniques, and editing. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of video creators in demand by many industries, and the department offers a wide range of employment opportunities.

    Enrolment Periods & Duration

    Intake Duration Application Deadline
    April  2 years December 2023

    Course Features & Electives

    The Department of Photography offers eight courses.

    • Fashion Photo Course

      Studio photography, location photography, digital editing.

    • Commercial Photo Course

      Studio practice in product photography and commercial photography,

    • Sports Photo Course

      Sports savvy and photography techniques with a focus on field photography

    • Bridal Photo Course

      Photography techniques and photographic effects such as lighting and direction.

    • Live Photo Course

      Daily photography activities through departmental collaboration unique to a comprehensive school. Techniques for capturing artists’ movements and changes in lighting.

    • Business Photography Course

      Photo studios and wedding halls/p>

      Communication skills to bring out the best in their subjects

    • Photographer Course

      Self-management skills, photographic techniques, choice of subjects, and presentation methods

    • Creative Photo Course

      Video production, shooting techniques, and design knowledge to develop multimedia creators

      Adobe PremierePro” and Photoshop/illustrator.

    The Department of Video Production offers nine courses.

    • Video Director Course

      Planning, directing, shooting, editing, and packaging short movies, documentaries, web content, and CG-based videos

    • Video Music Video Course

      Direction and techniques necessary for commercials and music videos.

      Collaborate with companies and artists to produce videos.

    • Video VFX and 3DCG course

      Special effects and compositing

    • Live and Broadcast Technology course

      Production techniques and distribution know-how related to live broadcasts.

      Filming techniques, TV program production, and on-location filming production.

    • TV show (ドラマ) course

      Scenario, casting, filming, and editing…

    • Variety Program Course

      Program production with a focus on studio variety. Direction and techniques in the school’s digital high-definition television studio.

    • Video sound course

      Overall know-how to produce visual media such as TV programs, commercials, and music videos with sound, Techniques to adjust various sounds such as narration, background music, and sound effects.

    • Film director course

      Extensive hands-on experience

      7-8 group productions in two years

      Film directing, scenario production, and lighting practice

    • Film technology courses

      How to choose cameras and lenses according to the shooting plan, camera work, lighting, and sound recording.

    Tuition Fees

     

    Tuition fees
    Year 1  ¥860,000
    Year 2 ¥1,052,000

     

    Textbooks, materials, and training fees
    Photography ¥281,000
    Video Production ¥40,000~101,000

    Performing Arts Courses

    Course Description

    Department of Performing Arts

    Department of Dance

    Classes follow all genres of dance, in small classes. There are plenty of opportunities to become a professional, including lectures and lessons by top dancers and auditions by major entertainment production companies.

    Enrolment Periods & Duration

    Intake Duration Application Deadline
    April  2 years December 2023

    Course Features & Electives

    Department of Performing Arts

    • Actor/talent course

      Acting, “action,” for movies, dramas, and stage performances

      General performance skills such as Japanese dance, MC, and narration

    Department of Dance

    • Dance vocal course

      Dance fundamentals, vocal fundamentals, dance vocal, hip hop, jazz, ballet, and more from the basics, making it comfortable to learn a new genre for the first time

    • Dancer Course

      Fundamentals and techniques of dance while acquiring the ability to respond to various scene productions

    Tuition Fees

     

    Tuition fees
    Year 1  ¥860,000
    Year 2 ¥1,052,000

     

    Textbooks, materials, and training fees
    Performing Arts ¥71,500~84,000
    Dance ¥32,000~41,700

    Special Effects Makeup Courses

    Course Description

    Participate in actual film, TV program, and stage productions as special makeup, special modeling, and hair and makeup staff to acquire on-the-job experience.
    Utilize a wide range of practical training classes for job hunting

    By repeatedly creating works that utilize the techniques learned in the field, students can show off their work in their portfolios, which is a must for job hunting.
    Qualifications

    Students can aim to acquire qualifications that are immediately useful in the workplace, such as the Color Proficiency Test and the Nail Proficiency Test in the Visual and Performing Arts Makeup Course.

    Enrolment Periods & Duration

    Intake Duration Application Deadline
    April  2 years December 2023

    Course Features & Electives

    • Special effects makeup course

      Japan’s top class special makeup artists as instructors

      Special makeup and modeling using foam rubber and silicone materials.

    • Video and stage makeup course

      Hair arrangement, makeup techniques, body painting, creating parts to be attached to the skin, hair weaving for wig production, and are engaged in the development of human resources with high market value

      With a diverse curriculum structure, students can learn both art makeup and special effects makeup.

    • Special modeling course

      Techniques to create art works, original modeling, etc.

      Learn the total process of prototype creation, coloring and finishing

      Fundamentals and techniques of dance while acquiring the ability to respond to various scene productions

    Tuition Fees

     

    Tuition fees
    Year 1  ¥860,000
    Year 2 ¥1,052,000

     

    Textbooks, materials, and training fees ¥255,100~385,000

    Mass Media Courses

    Course Description

    In this course, students can acquire skills in magazine editing, writing and planning, and artist management.

    Enrolment Periods & Duration

    Intake Duration Application Deadline
    April  2 years December 2023

    Course Features & Electives

    The Department of Photography offers eight courses.

    • FWeb publishing Course

      In this course, students learn the features and characteristics of each media and gain a broad knowledge of planning, editing, article writing, design, and printing.

    • Sports publication Course

      Editorial planning, interviewing techniques through actual experience in reporting and writing.

      Support from instructors who are active sports writers.

    • Fashion magazine Course

      Know-how to become a fashion magazine editor: how to assemble a plan, interview, write, proofread text while keeping up with the latest fashion industry trends

    • Bridal Photo Course

      Photography techniques and photographic effects such as lighting and direction.

    • Animation publication course

      Magazine and web editing practices

      Production process and industry knowledge of anime and manga.

    • Entertainment manager Course

      Manage talent and artists’ schedules, support, sales, and advertising strategies, management skills

      Business-related qualifications

    • Planning and production Course

      How to plan and market products

      Comprehensive skills related to the entertainment industry

      Business-related qualifications

      Strong employment opportunities

    • Fan club staff course

      Staff who connect talent with fans through event planning, website management updates, etc.

      How to produce and market publications such as newsletters.

    Tuition Fees

     

    Tuition fees
    Year 1  ¥860,000
    Year 2 ¥1,052,000

     

    Textbooks, materials, and training fees ¥255,100~385,000

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