文化服装学院(Bunka Fashion College)

Established in year 1923. The history of our school represents the history of fashion world in Japan.

Introduction of school

Bunka Fashion college has continued to produce excellent talented people who have the influence worldwide in all the fields of the fashion industry. Not only within the country have the graduates played an active part, they are active in the fashion world worldwide as well.
Students can choose courses that suit them and their future to learn; jobs that involve technical skills such as designer and pattern maker, division jobs such as shop assistant, buyer and stylist as well as jobs that involve skills for accessories such as bags or shoes designer.

文化服装学院(Bunka Fashion College)

Features of school

Aim for the fashion industry from a beginner
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In Bunka Fashion College, 90% of the students started as a beginner, aiming for the fashion industry.
Along with the culture curriculum, classes are carried out every single day in order to help the students to learn and master the basics of fashion and also in order for the students to be able to play an active part in the society smoothly. Also, students can enjoy the environment in which they can share thoughts and ideas of fashion together with their friends, teachers and alumni.

Facilities that help to develop one’s ability.
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The school building consists of 20 floors above the ground and 1 basement floor. All the 21 floors are equipped with lecture halls, study rooms, research rooms and also computer labs for the students to concentrate on doing their work. Besides unifying the function of each floor, the school also creates an environment that consists of a flow which is similar to the real fashion world; from planning to designing, production to distribution. On top of that, all the study rooms are equipped with equipments and facilities that meet the needs of the real fashion industry.

Overwhelming activities of graduates that are appraised by the world
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The school was ranked 2nd in World Fashion School by London-based web media ‘Business of Fashion’. In addition, it was ranked 3rd and 7th in the world in 2010 and 2013 respectively by fashion site ‘Fashionista’. Besides designers that are active around the world, it has also produced approximately 300,000 graduates since the founding of the school and has gained tremendous credibility in Japan’s fashion industry since. No other universities or vocational colleges have been able to produce such quality and quantity.

Department, course

■Fashion Creation Department(280 students)
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,264,500 yen (payment for the 1st year)
※ Student can continue their studies in advance courses after 3rd year.

■Fashion post graduate course(80 students)※For those who have graduated from university, junior college or vocational school
Period: 1 year (day class)
School fees: 1,272,500 yen (payment for the 1st year)

■Advanced fashion expert course(100 students)
Period: 4 years (day class)
School fees: 1,359,500 yen (payment for the 1st year)

■Fashion Technology Department(370 students)
Period:3 years(day class)
School fees:1,334,500 yen(payment for the 1st year)
※ During 2nd year, students get to choose to advance between creative apparel design course, apparel design technique course, industrial merchandising course or knitwear design course

■Global business design course (30 students)
Period: 4 years (day class)
School fees: 1,374,500 (payment for the 1st year)

■Fashion Marketing and Distribution Department(470 students)
Period: 2 years (day class)
School fees: 1,289,500 yen
※ During 2nd year, students get to choose to advance between fashion styling course, fashion advising course, retail planning course, fashion modeling course or fashion make-up course
※ Student can continue their studies in advance courses during 3rd year.

■Fashion Accessories and Textiles Department(30 students)
Period: 3 years (day class)
School fees: 1,354,500 yen

■Fashion Goods Basic course(90 students)
Period: 3 years (day class)
School fees: 1,364,500 yen
※ During 2nd year, students get to choose to advance between millinery and jewelry design course, bag design course or footwear design course

■Evening Program Garment Creation(160 students)
Period:3 years(night class)
School fees:466,000 yen  

■Evening Program Foundations of Styling and Distribution(90 students)
Period:2 years(night class)
School fees:497,000 yen(payment for the 1st year)

Jobs that you can aim

Designer
Pattern maker
Merchandiser
Shop staff
Buyer
Stylist
Press
Make-up artist
Model
Textile designer
Footwear designer
Bag designer
Accessories designer

Qualifications that can be acquired

Fashion Sales Ability Test
Fashion Business Ability Test
Pattern Making Skill Test
Formal Specialist license
Test in color coordination

Careers and courses after graduation

World
ONWARD KASHIYAMA
A-net Inc.
United Arrows
COMME des GARÇONS
YOHJI Yamamoto Inc.
BEAMS
Baycrew’s
FIVE FOXes
SANYO SHOKAI
ISSEY MIYAKE
Sanei-International
Shochiku costume

Information about dormitory, apartment

There are hostels in Kichijoji, Fuchu, Kohei and Hatsudai that are run by the school. The school has also liaised with management companies to provide designated hostels for students. Students who wish to stay in the hostel can choose from one of the provided hostels. Full support is also provided for students who have just moved from other regions to Tokyo for higher education. Please feel free to contact the school if you hope to take a look or apply for trial period of living in the hostel.

Information about foreign students

■ Intake of foreign students
Possible
■ Exemption of school fees
No
■ Number of students in terms of nationality/city
China 254, Korea 121, Taiwan 68, Thailand 9, America 3, Canada 4, others ※Based on 2014.4 data

Access

Name
文化服装学院(Bunka Fashion College)
Address
〒151-8522
Tokyo,Shibuya-ku,Yoyogi 3-22-1
Tel
03-3299-2222 (consultation on school enrollment)
Stations
7 mins walk from the south exit of JR ‘Shinjuku station’
7 mins walk from Odakyu line, Keio line ‘Shinjuku station’
3 mins walk from Toei Shinjuku line ‘Shinjuku station’