Department of Imaging Art Faculty of Arts

Imaging arts are the heart of film, television, videos, commercials, and the Internet. With the rise of advanced information technology, these arts have given rise to new modes of information and communication with limitless possibilities for the future and there is a growing need in these fields for people with technical skills and aesthetic sense. The Department of Imaging Art has developed a varied, comprehensive curriculum and an environment designed to support our students' boundless creativity. By training skilled and creative professionals, we are making an important contribution to the development of a new imaging culture.

A Career Education Linked to the Industry

In the ever-changing world of media technology, demand is high for talented individuals equipped with solid technical skills. The technical education provided by the Department of Imaging Art gives our graduates a competitive edge in the job market and helps prepare them for a variety of certification exams. Alumni from our department have built careers throughout the industry, at TV production companies, film production companies, video game makers, Website developers, advertising agencies, and more.

An Extensive System to Support Students' Production Endeavors

The department has dozens of digital video cameras that students can check out during the school week and use over weekends and holidays. It also features sophisticated production and editing facilities, including studios on the Nakano campus that remain open until 10 p.m. Our computers are equipped with state-of-the-art software and Internet connections. In this way, the learning environment provides the tools needed for self-directed learning in every area.

Flexible, Wide-Ranging Academic Program

The day is fast approaching when new films will be released over the Internet. The Department of Imaging Art has adopted a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum that reflects the sweeping changes in the times with the spread of imaging technology and the merger of imaging arts and production. We believe students of imaging arts can profit from an interdisciplinary approach that allows them to move between genres and media as their interests and preferences dictate, instead of confining themselves to a single rigidly defined concentration.