From imagination to originality, guiding the hopes and ideas of each student, one by one, to the world of creation and creativity, through communication.

Sensibility and technique are transmitted from person to person. Through communication with students, one by one, creating an environment in which, “students learn of their own volition,” to foster creativity and train human resources equipped with expressive abilities.

1.Open subjects

Students can cross between courses and subjects, enabling them to freely select what area of study they want to pursue further.

  • They might be interested in a subject in a different course
  • They might have learned something in the past, and now want to try it again.
  • They were advised to take a particular subject by their internship host.
  • An internal technical assessment indicated a lack of knowledge/skill in a particular area.

This clearly shows that students are free to study in accordance with their interests and their technical level, so that they can steadily pursue the career path they desire (by choosing elective subjects from another course or by using the auditing system).

2.Internal technical assessment

The aim of this College is to train “professionals that can contribute to society.” To meet this standard, the College has set up its own unique technical assessment method. The degree of a student’s technical accomplishment is ranked as 3rd class, 2nd class, or 1st class, to enable their technical development to be grasped at a glance. At the same time, the assessment identifies the next goals that the student needs to strive for.

3.Practical education

To help students get out into society and become active as creative professionals as quickly as possible after completing their studies, in addition to providing career training, the College has set up an internship system that matches hosts with the ambitions and technical capability of students. In the College: students participate in contests and events as part of groups created from across different courses, to challenge themselves at working in different fields. Outside the College: Some of the internships that the College has arranged include positions at Imagica Digitalscape Co., Ltd. and Maar-sha Publishing Co., Ltd. (a publisher of books on design techniques), and as the assistant of active professional manga artists.

International student support
Guidance to help in improving Japanese-language ability

The College provides courses to help international students who are unfamiliar with the Japanese language to boost their skills. Even in the world of specialized training colleges, globalization keeps on advancing. Every Saturday, the College implements a “Japanese Language Skills Boost Class” for international students.

Japanese Language Skills Boost Class

In order to make a presentation of their creative works in Japanese, even international students who can speak Japanese relatively well need to go beyond daily conversation to learn the specialist vocabulary of their fields of study. In this course, we will guide you starting from elementary level Japanese in an easy-to-understand manner.

Outline of facilities

The College is well equipped with all the facilities and equipment necessary for learning the fundamentals of design.Within the buildings of the college, ranging from the main building (Bldg. 1 and Bldg. 2) to Bldg. 5, there is a workshop, a photo studio, printing studio, video studio, computer labs (total of 3 labs, Windows/MacOS) and other practice rooms,along with workshops for woodwork, metalwork, sculpture, and painting, plus a ceramics studio, ceramics kiln, and glass studio. The College also features a library that boasts a collection of 20,000 design-related books, and a student hall for student rest and recreation.

Main building (Bldg. 1 and Bldg. 2)

The College’s buildings evoke the history of the institution and also a sense of the institution’s longstanding traditions of design education. The main building consists of Bldg. 1 and Bldg. 2, which were constructed to connect together. The life of the college takes place largely here in this main building, along with a wide variety of classes.

Building 3

Building 3 is located just 30 meters from the entranceway of the main building, in the direction of the Shinjuku Imperial Gardens.

Building 4

Building 4 is located between the main building and Sendagaya station. (Walk along the train line in the direction of Sendagaya station.)

Student dormitory

Student dormitory operation is outsourced to specialist businesses including gakuseikaikan.com. The dormitories are located in the heart of downtown Tokyo, so they are convenient for commuting, and students can choose one based on various criteria. For details, please inquire at the contact below. Or else, if you desire to live locally in a rented apartment, the College can introduce you to a local real estate agent and arrange a consultation.

Tohjin (Dormitory) Corporation
Free Dial (within Japan): 0120-88-5575
http://www.tokyo-stage.co.jp/school/ndc/

Kyoritsu Maintenance (gakuseikaikan.com)
TEL:03-5295-7791
http://www.tokyo-stage.co.jp/school/ndc/

Apartments
http://unilife.co.jp/school/nihon_design/
http://school.749.jp/ndc/

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