Nagoya Designer Academy

Nagoya Designer Academy

(School name changed from Nagoya Designer Gakuin Vocational School in April 2024)


Nagoya Designer Academy
Features of
(School name changed from Nagoya Designer Gakuin Vocational School in April 2024)

Attractiveness of Nagoya Designer Academy

We don't just teach design; 
we nurture designers at this school.

Answer your thoughts

  • Learning and support that cater to the passion for design
  • Experience classes for international students
  • Adults, part-timers, university/college graduates, and others who have already graduated can enroll, and we support career changes and further education.

AO Pre-School

Start learning before entering school

  • Able to attend free industry-specific special classes called 'AO Pre-School' before enrollment.
  • Be able to feel secure because you can make friends in this program.


Ability to play an active role as a professional

  • A custom-made curriculum (selective classes) allows you to learn a wide range of subjects beyond your academic field.
  • Thorough guidance by active designers
  • Always have the latest equipment
  • Implementation of Support Week to realize detailed guidance tailored to each individual
  • Connect with society, such as companies and local governments, through industry-academia collaboration projects

Employment and debut measures

Each person to the industry

  • Double support from careers staff and department teachers
  • Detailed employment guidance through individual interviews with employment managers
  • We have a career support center on campus. Job information can be collected in real time
  • Arrangements for internships, etc.
  • Industry research classes, company briefings, special employment course programs, etc. are held according to the time.
  • PR to companies by utilizing “Design Bank”, a tool for publishing works and profiles
  • Can be used even after graduating from the Career Support Center
  • Employment/debut rate 95.9% (Results for graduates in March 2022)

Campus Life

  • Designers' Market

    We handle everything from manufacturing to sales. By interacting directly with consumers, you will be able to learn about prize evaluation and marketing, which will also help you improve your communication skills.

  • Basic skills training for creators

    Experience hospitality and learn the etiquette necessary for working in society. Once again, I realized the power and wonder of design and became an invincible designer!

  • Designers' Audition

    Employment/debut event that directly connects students and companies! The results of your work will be directly evaluated by industry professionals. The first step towards your dream debut as a designer starts here!

Departments & Majors

Introducing the subjects you can study at Nagoya Designer Academy (changed name from Nagoya Designer Gakuin Vocational School in April 2024)

  • Graphic Design Department

    • Graphic Design Major
    • Advertising Design Major
    • Package Design Major
    • Web Design Major
    • Major in Magazine Editing and Book Design
    • Product planning major
  • Illustration Department

    • Illustration Major
    • Character Illustration Major
    • Product design major
  • Manga Department

    • Manga Major
    • Comic Illustration Major
  • Animation Department

    • Animation Major
  • Game/CG Department

    • 2DCG Design Major
    • 3DCG Design Major
  • Interior Design Department

    • Interior Design Major
    • Interior Coordination Major
    • Display Design Major
    • Shop Design Major
    • Furniture Design Major
  • Fashion Design Department

    • Fashion Design Major
    • Fashion Creator Major
    • Fashion stylist major
    • Costume Design Major
    • Fashion miscellaneous goods design major
  • Department of Modeling Design

    • Product Design Major
    • Figure modeling major
    • Miscellaneous Goods Design Major
    • special makeup major
  • Department of Research

Tuition fee

  • 2 years, common to all departments
  • List of textbooks, teaching materials, and training expenses (estimated for the previous year)   

Other than research departments/2-year course

  1st year 2nd year
Enrollment Fee 150,000円
Application fee (separately requested) 20,000円
Tuition Fee
Full payment 890,000円 1,038,000円
1st semester 445,000円 519,000円
2nd semester 445,000円 519,000円
Equipment cost 190,000円 190,000円
Alumni Association Fee 10,000円
Student compensation insurance premium 2,000円 2,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation from Designated School
Full payment 1,142,000円 1,018,000円
1st semester 697,000円 511,000円
2nd semester 445,000円 519,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation A
Full payment 1,142,000円 1,118,000円
1st semester 697,000円 611,000円
2nd semester 445,000円 519,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation B
Full payment 1,192,000円 1,168,000円
1st semester 747,000円 661,000円
2nd semester 445,000円 519,000円
21st Century Academia Scholarship not available
Full payment 1,242,000円 1,218,000円
1st semester 797,000円 711,000円
2nd semester 445,000円 519,000円

Research department/1 year course

  1st year
Enrollment Fee 50,000円
Application fee (separately requested) 20,000円
Tuition Fee
Full payment 360,000円
1st semester 180,000円
2nd semester 180,000円
Equipment cost 80,000円
Alumni Association Fee 10,000円
Student compensation insurance premium 2,000円
General Admission
Full payment 502,000円
1st semester 322,000円
2nd semester 180,000円
  1. *1 Tuition fees are generally paid in one lump sum for the whole year, but the tuition fees are paid in two terms: the first semester (April to September) and the second semester (October to March). It is possible.
  2. *2 Separately required for textbooks, teaching materials, training camps, etc. (Varies depending on department/course.)
  3. *3 For those who request to decline admission by March 31, 2025, all fees other than the application fee and enrollment fee will be refunded.

    Please contact us separately


5-1-3 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
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Nagoya Designer Academy SNS
(School name changed from Nagoya Designer Gakuin Vocational School in April 2024)

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