東放学園専門学校(TOHO GAKUEN Media Training College)

Aim to be active professional staff members of the broadcasting industry!

School type
Vocational school
Location
Tokyo 
Genres
Mass communication/Video

Introduction of school

TOHO GAKUEN Media Training College which first started off as TBS Television’s education division mainly trains its students to be future staff members in broadcasting field including television and radio. The school has produced many graduates who are currently actively involved in the industry. One of the charm points of TOHO GAKUEN Media Training School is the fact that it provides similar facilities as those available at television and radio stations. For example, an underground television studio which is built in wellhole style, illumination and lightning studio as well as crane cameras that are indispensable in music programs. On top of that, the television studio is built to fully support the use of HDTV. With these, students are able to learn and master the skills needed in the world of broadcasting. Furthermore, students also have the chance to meet and learn directly from directors, camera men and managers of entertainers who are currently active in the industry. Studying at TOHO GAKUEN will help to bring you closer to the world of broadcasting!

東放学園専門学校(TOHO GAKUEN Media Training College)

Features of school

Plenty of TOHO GAKUEN graduates are involved in famous variety shows including “Sakurai Ariyoshi Dangerous Evening Party”!
東放学園専門学校(TOHO GAKUEN Media Training College) Features of school 1

Every year, many graduates manage to achieve their dream and get a career in broadcasting industry. Most of them are involved in one television program but each with different roles to play. For example, the variety show “Sakurai Ariyoshi Dangerous Evening Party” consists of staffs who previously studied in TOHO GAKUEN; Director: Tanaka Takayuki (class of ’90), time-keeper: Fukuda Miyuki (class of ’06), TV cameraman: Nakajima Fumiaki (class of ’90), lightning: Kato Yumiko (class of ’90), sound: Kiyomiya Taku (class of ’10), costume: Iwasaki Takanori (class of ’07) and many more. The school graduates are actively involved in the industry mainly as behind the scene staffs.

Work together with fellow students from 5 different departments to produce a television program
東放学園専門学校(TOHO GAKUEN Media Training College) Features of school 2

At TOHO GAKUEN where students are trained to be TV program production staffs, fellow students from 5 different departments join together for the program production class. Students will be working on everything on their own; from planning and presentation to production. Each program may be produced in different genres from one another such including music, variety as well as informative. There are times in which real entertainers, artistes and idols are chosen to take part in students’ productions.

Career support system that provides help and advice for job-hunting in the world of broadcasting!
東放学園専門学校(TOHO GAKUEN Media Training College) Features of school 3

The career support center in TOHO GAKUEN helps students by providing employment information given by each hiring companies and also by giving lessons for students to learn and master skills that will be useful during job-hunting and company entrance examination. Furthermore, internships at various companies which allow students to experience working at the real professional sites are also available. This actually gives them a chance to understand the whole idea of having a career while still in school. There are cases in which students are given employment at the same company after their internship because of their satisfying work result! Besides that, the office of TOHOKAI, an alumni association of TOHO GAKUEN collects employment information given by fellow graduates who are currently actively involved in the industry. The information can be considered as a big help for students during job-hunting as well.

Department, course

■Broadcasting Arts Department 174 students)
Period:2 years(day class)
School fees:1,383,610 yen(payment for the 1st year)

■Broadcasting Engineering Department(76 students)
Period:2 years(day class)
School fees:1,383,610 yen(payment for the 1st year)

■Event Lightning Department(74 students)
Period:2 years(day class)
School fees:1,383,610 yen(payment for the 1st year)

■TV Art Design Department(48 students)
Period:2 years(day class)
School fees:1,383,610 yen(payment for the 1st year)

■Broadcasting Acoustic Technology Department(104 students)
Period:2 years(day class)
School fees:1,383,610 yen(payment for the 1st year)

Jobs that you can aim

Director
Broadcast writer
Manager of entertainer
Producer
Time-keeper
Program production desk person
Script writer
TV cameraman
Video editor
Technical director
Video engineer
Program presentation coordinator
Lightning director
Lightning designer
Stage lightning staff
Lightning operator
Spotlight operator
Moving light operator
Production designer
Art producer
Stage carpenter
Props master
Set decorator
Molding artist for props and sets
Props master for item handled by actor/actress
Staffs of costume department
Movie art director
Stage art director
TV sound operator
Foley artist
MA mixer
Radio director
Radio mixer
Radio producer
Animation sound director
Production sound mixer
Sound designer

Qualifications that can be acquired

JPPA Certificate for video sound processing engineer
JAPRS Pro Tools skills certification test
Technical Radio Operator for On-The-Ground Services license (level 1, level 2)
Special radio operator for on-the-ground services license (level 1)
Stage & television lightning technician skill test (level 2)
Japanese type-writing skill test

Careers and courses after graduation

THE WORKS CO.,LTD
TVMAN UNION, INC.
Office Crescendo Inc.
TV Asahi Service Co., Ltd.
Oscar Promotion Co.ltd.
TOTSU Inc.
Newteles Co., Ltd
TAKE SYSTEMS Co., LTD.
TOKYO BUTAI SHOWMEI HOLDINGS INCORPORATED
SOGOBUTAI-GROUP
TAMCO Co., Ltd.
IVS Television Co., ltd.
Amuse, Inc.
EAST Co., Ltd.
OHTA PRODUCTION Inc.
K DASH Stage Co., Ltd.
Sun Music Production
IKEDAYA
Soundman inc.
SHIKI THEATRE COMPANY
TBS TEX Co., ltd.

Information about dormitory, apartment

【Male dormitory】
・Dormy Hibarigaoka/ 6-3-7 Sumiyoshi-cho, Nishi Tokyo-shi, Tokyo ※soundproof room available

・Dormy Keio Tamakawa/ 3-39-1 Tamakawa, Chofu-shi, Tokyo

・Dormy Toda 2/ 300-1 Niizo, Toda-shi, Saitama
And many more

【Female dormitory】
・Dormitory Motohasunuma/ 1-26-6 Maenocho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

・Dormitory Kamishakuji/ 1-9-46 Sekimachiminami, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

・Dormitory Inokashira Park/ 4-2-34 Mure, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
and many more

Access

Name
東放学園専門学校(TOHO GAKUEN Media Training College)
Address
〒168-0063
Tokyo,Suginami-ku,Izumi 2-4-1
Tel
0120-343-261
Stations
5 minutes walk away from Keio line “Daitabashi station”
9 minutes walk away from Keio line, Inokashira line “Meidaimae station”

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