東京デザイナー学院(Tokyo Designer Gakuin College)

Everything related to designing! Learn the latest design for the next generation.

Introduction of school

In this school, students are able to make their own original time table with over 100 different classes to choose from. It is a system with various merits including students being able to discover their dreams and interests. Besides that, as there is a wide range of fields of studies provided, a number of collaborations between different courses as well as tie-up work productions are also often produced.
On top of that, students are also surrounded with various opportunities such as exhibition of the work produced in class, cooperation with companies for industry-school project as well as commercialization of work and design created in class!
With a strong connection with over 44,000 graduates and also the designing industry, it is not a dream anymore for students to be involved in the industry as professional designers.

東京デザイナー学院(Tokyo Designer Gakuin College)

Features of school

To the next generation. 2 years in TDG with the aim of raising the next generation’s creators
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The 2 years curriculum in TDG is basically divided into 4 stages; basics for the 1st stage, technical skill for the 2nd stage, practical skill for the 3rd stage and working skill for the 4th stage. With such curriculum and strong connections with various companies which allow cooperation projects and internships, the school has managed to produce over 44,000 great creators so far and is still in the road to produce many more excellent creators and designers.

Make a debut as a designer through competitions and shows! Take part in collaborations with fellow students from other courses.
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In TDG, students will find plenty of collaborations between courses. Students in game creator course usually exhibit their work in the world largest video game trade show, Tokyo Game Show. There were occasions when students were offered with jobs due to their production and experience in the trade show. Besides that, students from other courses also have their own events such as exhibition of booth products for students of product designing course and interior design course, events companion’s costumes-making for students of fashion design course as well as hair-make for students of make-up art course.
Furthermore, students in TDG are active in various activities which help in employment and debut. For example, students of manga course, illustration course, game creator course and animation course publish their own original manga magazine called “TOKYO BUONO”. Students from other courses also participate actively in various exhibitions within or outside the school to exhibit their work.

“D.E.S.T.A”, the career support center where all the information related to designing industry is gathered
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The career support center, “D.E.S.T.A” provides an excellent support system for alumni visit and information-gathering for various companies. With the help of many company briefing sessions and career counseling, students will be able to discover their own skills and talents as well as to be able to grasp the latest state of affairs in the designing industry. Not only the latest information on job opportunities, students can also benefit from the information and documents related to the graduates who are currently working in the same field. With career counselor giving students feedback about jobs and a double support system involving career counselor and teachers who are in charge, students will be able to find their desired jobs.

Department, course

■Department of Graphic Design
・Graphic design major
・Illustration design major
・Advertisement design major
・Magazine editorial major
・Web design major
・Character design major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.

■Graphic Design Department (3 years)
•Design studio major
Period: 3 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■Department of Visual image Design
•CG major
•3DCG major
•VFX major
•Motion graphic major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■Department of Art
•Creative design major
•Communication art major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■Illustration Department
•Illustration major
• Comic illustration major
•Digital illustration major
•Game illustration major
•Media illustration major
•Character illustration major
•Fashion illustration major
•Picture book creation major
Duration: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.



■Department of Animation
•Animation major
•Computer animation major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■Department of Manga
•Manga major
•Manga story major
•Digital manga major
•Entertainment design major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■Department of Product Design
•Miscellaneous goods design major
•Industrial design major
•Furniture design major
•Toy design major
•Car design major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■Department of Interior Design
•Interior design major
•Interior coordinate major
•Shop design major
•Display design major
•Event design major
•Stage decoration major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees:1,347,000 yen(payment for the 1st year)
Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.

■Department of Architectural Design
•Architectural design major
•Housing design major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■Department of Fashion Design
•Fashion design major
•Fashion planning major
•Fashion stylist major
•Fashion business major
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■Make-up Art Department
•Make-up design major
•Nail art major
•Body make-up major
Duration: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.


■General Design Department (1 year)
•Global designer major
•Career designer major
Duration: 1 year (day class)
School fees: 1,347,000 yen (Payment for the first year)
※Fees for teaching materials and training will be charged separately.

Jobs that you can aim

CG director
Visual image creator
VFX creator
Motion designer
Composite director
3DCG modeler
Video editing engineer
Graphic designer
Illustrator
Picture book writer
Book designer
Scenario writer
Advertisement designer
Editorial designer
Web designer
Character designer
Art designer
Creative director
Graphic designer
Package designer
CG artist
Visualist
Convention designer
Space designer
Jewelry designer
Textile designer
Modern artist
3D molding artist
Craft artist
Cartoonist
Layout operator
Scriptwriter
Painter
Fashion designer
Fashion coordinator
Fashion director
Fashion planner
Fashion advisor
Fashion editor
Merchandiser

Qualifications that can be acquired

Architect (level 2)
DTP (Desktop Publishing) proficiency test
Multimedia Certification Test
CG Creator Certification Test
Adobe Illustrator creator proficiency test
Adobe Photoshop creator proficiency test
POP advertisement creator certification
Color Master license
The Official Business Skill Test in Color Coordination (level 1~2)
CAD engineer license
Tracing skill test
Interior Coordinator Examination
Commercial Space Designer license
Interior planner
Pattern Making Skill Test
Fashion Business Proficiency Test
Fashion Sales Proficiency Test
Test in color coordination
JNE nail specialist skill test
JMA make-up skill test

Careers and courses after graduation

Hakuhodo Products Co. Ltd.
Toppan Graphics Communications Co. Ltd.
DNP Media Create Co. Ltd.
DNP Media Art Co. Ltd.
SHO-BI Co. Ltd.
Toei Animation Co. Ltd.
Sunrise Co. Ltd.
Madhouse Co. Ltd.
Piero Co. Ltd.
Shogakukan Shueisha Productions Co. Ltd.
IMAGICA Co. Ltd.
OLM Digital Co. Ltd.
Digital Garden Co. Ltd.
Transistor Studios Co. Ltd.
Onward Kashiyama Co. Ltd.
Gap Japan Co. Ltd.
Asty Co. Ltd.
UNIQLO Co. Ltd.
Okadaya Co. Ltd.
Sanrio Co. Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Bandai Co. Ltd.
TOMY Co. Ltd.
Honda Technical Research Institute Co. Ltd.
IKEA Japan Co. Ltd.
Tansei TDC Co. Ltd.
Otsuka Kagu Co. Ltd.
Kokuyo Marketing Co. Ltd.
Takarazuka stage Co. Ltd.

and many more

Information about dormitory, apartment

In order to allow students to lead a safe campus lifestyle, the school provides student dormitory and student apartments in nearby areas. The school’s partner will help to look for places which fit students’ requests (facilities, areas, price, and transportation convenience). Not only that, special apartments are also provided specially for students of TDG and other sister schools.

Information about foreign students

Available. The special foreign student’s scholarship offers exemption of school fees worth of 300,000 yen.

Access

Name
東京デザイナー学院(Tokyo Designer Gakuin College)
Address
〒101-0062
Tokyo,Chiyoda-ku,Kandasurugadai 2-11
Tel
0120-62-6006
Stations
3 minutes walk away from JR line ‘Suidobashi station’ east gate
6 minutes walk away from JR line ‘Ochanomizu station’