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  07 July 2009
Animation school in Japan

hey.

I'm looking for an animation school in Japan, and I found Nihon Kogakuin College. Nihon Kogakuin College

There they have Japanese course and CG.

So I wonder if anyone know of another school in Japan that give Japanese course and CG and if anyone know if this school is any good?

thx.
 
  07 July 2009
get a copy of CGworld
http://book.japandesign.ne.jp/magazine/cgworld/
usually in the back they have a listing of studios and courses.
there was also an edition that looked at training in japan.

hope you can speak japanese....lol
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  07 July 2009
Might help:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=2&t=363898
Or like what Cyberone said, get a copy of CG world.

Schools in japan asks for at least a level 2 of the JLPT or to take one of their japanese language test (entry test) or both.

My advice is to start studying japanese right now (schools starts on April) so you won't end up in a class full of foreigners with little to none japanese knowledge, learning CG at a very very slow boring pace.


JLPT: japanses language proficiency test
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  07 July 2009
Originally Posted by SamSed: My advice is to start studying japanese right now (schools starts on April) so you won't end up in a class full of foreigners with little to none japanese knowledge, learning CG at a very very slow boring pace.


nothing but I just always was wonder to know how long it will take to learn a language like Japanese or chines? is it just like other languages or is harder?

btw sorry for off topic, and tnx,
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  07 July 2009
I've been studying japanese, taking evening classes, for almost a year now (besides having a full time job and other hobbies).

And I'm fairly certain I wont pass JLPT level two untill at least 2 years forward in time.
The evening classes are only once a week. And there just is'nt enough time after workhours to prioritize both personal projects and studing japanese (...and the thing called social life).

Its not that I dont want to, there just isnt enough time to focus on both,
so learning a language comes as second as oppose to the never ending practing of CG.

Its not that it isnt possible, its just going to take some time.

Japanese (and chinese) is more time demanding than other languanges, because of the alphabeth(s). And I can't relate as much, as I can with other european languages.


..my 2 cents
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  07 July 2009
well, it depends on how serious you learn the language. but usually, 1 year is enough to grasp the basic. you can learn the rest when you arrive there. btw thank you for starting this thread. it gives me LOTS of info i need to study in japan
 
  07 July 2009
Originally Posted by Molte: I've been studying japanese, taking evening classes, for almost a year now (besides having a full time job and other hobbies).

And I'm fairly certain I wont pass JLPT level two untill at least 2 years forward in time.
The evening classes are only once a week. And there just is'nt enough time after workhours to prioritize both personal projects and studing japanese (...and the thing called social life).

Its not that I dont want to, there just isnt enough time to focus on both,
so learning a language comes as second as oppose to the never ending practing of CG.

Its not that it isnt possible, its just going to take some time.

Japanese (and chinese) is more time demanding than other languanges, because of the alphabeth(s). And I can't relate as much, as I can with other european languages.


..my 2 cents

Tnx Molte ; was informative for me, your comment;
I like far east culture from Japan and china so much, it's why I like to learn those languages; maybe I'll start to learn it in future, for now I've scheduled to learn French for a year or tow from now, and have time problem here aswell but French looks far far easier than Japanese tho! it's my 4th language I'll learn but I got no certificate for any of them atall! just like learn and go!

best wishes,
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  07 July 2009
thanks for the replys.

the japanese part I solve with 2 years japanese class over there, and I also wonder what level they are over there. anyone seen any work from the CG line or the Game Design from Nihon Kogakuin College. And if u do, can u post a link.

thx.
 
  08 August 2009
Be careful about choosing schools because they might not be as regulated as in your home country. Most operate under a clear business agenda. Quality of students and their artwork varies immensely and a lot of stuff isn't very good. That obviously never makes it out of the country.

Japanese takes ages to learn, but some schools might not be bothered much about it as long as you can and do pay the fees. I doubt you can learn it in 2 years, many foreigners never do, even if they live here. But there are bright sparks that pick it up very quickly, you could be one of them.

I suggest you go and visit the school once if you can.

Perhaps a better alternative would be to take Japanese in your home countrie's university and do a year of your degree in Japan.
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  09 September 2009
EDIT: There's actually a school included in this report.

O.T. but could offer some perspective re: animators in Japan and the recession

Click the "recession hits anime" thumbnail:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/BUSINESS/07...on/#cnnSTCVideo

Last edited by Pinoy McGee : 09 September 2009 at 04:33 PM.
 
  09 September 2009
why Japan, if you speak English. i assume lessons will be in Japanese.
 
  09 September 2009
what will b the budget to learn animation in japan?
 
  10 October 2009
oriental culture is very fantastic,including the Japanese culture.
Japan Institute of Technology http://www.neec.ac.jp/index.html is specialized in the animation. wish it will be helpful.
 
  10 October 2009
oriental culture

oriental culture is very fantastic,including Japanese culture.
Japan Institute of Technology http://www.neec.ac.jp/index.html is very helpful for you to studt animation.
 
  10 October 2009
Originally Posted by divengrabber: what will b the budget to learn animation in japan?

Depends on the school, it ranges from 600K yen for a 6 to 8months course to 2.6M yen for a 2 years one.
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