• 女子美で学びたい方へ
  • 在学生の方へ
  • 卒業生の方へ
  • 一般・企業の方へ
  • 女子美について
  • 大学院・大学・短大
  • 入試について
  • 学生生活・進路・就職
  • 社会貢献・国際交流
  • 女子美インターナショナル・サマースクール


-Experience studio workshop unique to Japan!
-Learn Japanese traditional art technique!
-Tour to the Tokyo’s fascinating cultural spots!
-Courses are held in English!


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Program Overview
Joshibi International Summer School 2017: Tokyo is a unique art and design program designed by Joshibi University of Art and Design that offers students the perfect opportunity to experience both modern and traditional Japanese art and design in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
As Japan has unique art and design not only in terms of traditional arts but also in terms of modern popular arts and design such as anime and manga, we designed the program that provides you with the opportunity to fully explore these popular culture through courses and field trips while developing your creativity by learning about various studio disciplines of Japanese traditional arts. Areas of study include Digital Picture Book Creation, Manga (Japanese comics), Character Design, Japanese Painting, Japanese Embroidery, and Textile Dyeing. All the course instructors are professionals in their respective fields. Tours to Ghibli Museum and other cultural spots in Tokyo are included in this program. In addition, Joshibi will offer you a chance to visit the animation company, OLM, Inc., where a variety of anime projects are conducted, such as Pokemon movies and TV series.


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Program Dates

Orientation

Monday 31 July 2017

First day of the program

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Last day of the program

Thursday 10 August 2017


Prerequisites and Language of Instruction
The program is only for university/college students aged 18 and over. Both female and male students are welcome. All the courses are provided with an English interpreter. Students are not required to have any skills of Japanese.


Campus and Classrooms
Classes are held at Joshibi's Suginami Campus.

Suginami Campus
1-49-8 Wada, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166-8538
8 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Higashi-Koenji Station.
he campus is located in a quiet and relaxed residential area. From the campus, it takes only 20 minutes to reach Shinjuku Station, from which you can get access to any places in Tokyo.



Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee

87,000 yen

What is included in your fee

-Course fee
-Supplies
-Museum fee
-Program of social events

What is not included in your fee

-Accommodation
-Meal
-Airfare
-Domestic transportation fee
-Health Insurance
* All students must have their own health insurance.


Accommodation
There is no student hall of residence available in our campus. On request, Joshibi will reserve the following hotel which is located 20 minutes away by train and on foot from our campus on behalf of applicants. If applicants request the reservation, they will need to state it by checking the box in the registration form. As the number of the rooms available is limited, we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.

Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro
URL: https://www.sakura-hotel.co.jp/ikebukuro
Address: 2-40-7 Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
8 minutes’ walk from Ikebukuro Station where total of 8 train lines and subway lines are available. From the station, major tourist attractions are easy-accessible, and it takes about 35 minutes to get to Suginami Campus.
Check-in date: Sunday 30 July 2017
Check-out date: Friday 11 August 2017
Charge: 84,000 yen
Room Facilities: Private rooms have a private bath and toilet, air conditioning, TV, refrigerator, towels, slippers,
body soap, shampoo, toothbrush and free Wi-Fi. Guests can use the shared kitchen to cook their own food.
Meal: Breakfast (toast, daily soup, coffee and tea) is served for guests at 350 yen.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, shared facilities and guest rooms.



Airport Transportation
There is no program transportation pick-up from or to the airports. Students may use a public transportation to get their accommodation. If students stay at the above hotel, the cost is approximately 3,000 yen from Narita airport and 1,000yen from Haneda airport.


Supplies
Students must provide their own basic supplies such as a sketchbook and drawing tools (pens, pencils, markers, etc.) Special supplies are distributed by the instructor for each course.


Registration
Registration begins on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Fill in the attached Registration Form and send the scanned completed form to the Center for International Relations along with a copy of your ID card issued by your home institution by email.
 Registration Form(pdf)
 Registration Form(excel)

Deadline: Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Applications are accepted in the order in which they are received. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.
The deadline for Joshibi International Summer School: Tokyo is May 31, 2017.

*Visas
In some cases students may need to obtain a visa prior to the start of the program. We will issue necessary documents such as an invitation letter to obtain a visa. Obtaining visas takes time. Please make your application early.



Payment Method
Tuition and fees: 87,000 yen
Payment by bank transfer in Japanese yen is required. Credit card is not accepted. Once we receive students’ application, we will send them our bank information. Transfers must be made within two weeks after they receive it. Application will be cancelled automatically after the payment deadline.


Cancellations and Refunds
Students must submit a withdrawal request in writing by email to itn@venus.joshibi.jp. In order for you to qualify for a refund of tuition, your cancellation must be submitted before the deadlines indicated below.

Before June 15: We will refund the total amount of tuition after deducting bank transmission fees and all related fees.
Before June 30: We will refund 80 % of tuition after deducting bank transmission fees and all related fees.
July 1 or later: No tuition refund

Joshibi reserves the right to cancel programs. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and receive a full refund of tuition.


Course Description

Digital Picture Book

Picture books are not necessarily for children. In Japan where picture books are getting more and more popular, various kinds of picture books has been published in recent years. In this workshop, students will produce a digital picture book by combining hand drawing illustrations and some digital images with iPad. Students can also experience a method of stop motion animation to take in a digital picture book.

Instructor: Kiri

Character designer, art director, professor of Joshibi University of Art and Design
She is the character designer and the art director of the music game, Vib Ribbon, which is one of the collection of MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art).


Character Design

There are various kinds of characters in Japan. Our culture has been producing characters from ancient times. In this workshop, students will experience designing their original character through being introduced to the method and techniques of creating various characters. Students will have the opportunity to know the essence of Japanese character design.

Instructor: Wakako Makino

Character designer
She has been engaged in costume design and character arts at the popular entertainment park in Japan.


Animation

This course is designed to introduce the students to animation production in Japan through the lectures on actual situations of the production site. Students will learn the process of the animation production as well as the work contents of each of all the jobs related to making animations. The course includes the field trip to the animation studio which is not ordinarily open to the public.

Instructor: Kenich Anjo

Engineer
He has long been engaged in technical development for animations and works using three-dimensional computer graphics.


Manga(Japanese Comic)

In Japan, we have categories of shoujo manga (girls’ comic) and shonen manga (boys’ comic). This workshop offers you the experience to draw a cartoon with the tools that are unique to Japan. You can gain a valuable chance to learn about Japanese comics.

Instructor: Sami Fujimoto

Girl’s comic artist
She draws shojo manga ( girls’ comic) based on romantic novels.


Japanese Painting

Materials for Japanese painting have unique characteristics that have their roots in the primitive age and cannot be seen in modern arts. Among them are pigments that are produced through the process of grinding stones and rocks, and Japanese papers. This workshop introduces you to basic techniques of Japanese painting, and provides you the unique opportunity to draw pictures with natural pigments.

Instructor: Koan Hashimoto

Japanese painter, professor of Joshibi University of Art and Design


Japanese Embroidery

Embroidery is a universal technique that was produced by human who live a cultured life. In this course, you will be introduced to the basic skills and methods of Japanese traditional embroidery and have a unique opportunity to embroidering your original character designed in the Character Design course.

Instructor: Ayako Osaki

Embroidery artist, assistant professor of Joshibi University of Art and Design


Textile Dyeing

In Japan, since the Nara period (645-794), we have the resist-paste dye technique called “Tsutsugaki” (from tsutsu, “tube” and gaki, “drawing”) which uses rice paste and is closely related to Japan’s food culture. In this course students will experience this technique by dyeing fabrics with their original design. In the Edo period (1603-1867), fablics of Furoshiki (square shaped wrapping cloth), Noren (curtain), small bag and others were produced with this technique. Tsutsugaki craftsmen strove for making fishing boat flags and war banners as well, competing with each other, and we can see their bold and chic works now. Students will be offered an enjoyable experience of Japanese unique dyeing culture.

Instructor: Nobue Kobayashi

Textile artist, professor of Joshibi College of Art and Design


For further information about the Joshibi International Summer School 2017: Tokyo, please contact the Center for International Relations at itn@venus.joshibi.jp