Nagoya Visual Arts Academy

Nagoya Visual Arts Academy

(School name changed from Vocational School Nagoya Visual Arts in April 2024)


Nagoya Visual Arts Academy
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(School name changed from Vocational School Nagoya Visual Arts in April 2024)

Nagoya Visual Arts Academy

With a history of 59 years, our school has led 73,000 graduates into the industry as professionals. In addition, the success of our graduates has been recognized, and many valuable job offers are gathered at our school every year, making it more advantageous for current students to find a job.

40 special classes

Visual Arts Group holds 40 special classes a year led by professionals who are active at the forefront of the industry. You can listen to real stories from the scene.

On-campus collaboration

Opportunities to create works with students from various departments on campus There are many opportunities for “internal collaboration”. Participate in collaboration as a specialist in your desired field, and get used not only to creating works but also to communicating with students in other fields on site.

Visual Arts sister schools

The Akademeia 21st Century at 18 schools across Japan. Visual Arts has sister schools in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyushu, and provides the latest information on companies and productions nationwide.


In today's world where media and content are diversifying, people who can say, "I can do this and that!"
Therefore, at NVA, regardless of the department or course you belong to, you can also take the curriculum of other departments and courses.
Let's expand the possibilities of being active in multiple fields without confining your abilities to one field!

Campus Life

  • Training camp (1st year first semester)

    Mutual cooperation project of "company" x "student"

    We will create events and works in collaboration with all grades and departments!

  • School festival (late 1st grade)

    We will create a comprehensive event by making use of the skills we have learned at the school festival unique to entertainment schools and the connections in departmental collaborations!

  • Advancement Production / Advancement Performance

    A big event is held as a milestone for the first graders. Just before starting job hunting and debut activities, full-fledged stage and stage presentations will be held only by students.

  • Special Employment Class (2nd year first semester)

    In the second year, full-scale practical training events, employment and debut activities begin. In the first semester, I will get a job offer and prepare to go to the site. Debut-related departments participate in auditions and decide which office they belong to.

  • Final work (late 2nd grade)

    As a culmination of 2.5 years, we will announce the skills necessary to continue to be active in the industry.

  • SUPER AUDITION (2nd year second semester)

    An on-campus audition event unique to Visual Arts. Famous productions from all over the country participate, and you can receive direct examination and advice from the newcomer development staff.

Departments & Majors

Introducing the departments you can study at Nagoya Visual Arts Academy (currently Nagoya Visual Arts)

  • Photography Department

    • Commercial Photo Course
    • Fashion Photo Course
    • Live Photo Course
    • Sports Photography Course
    • Bridal/Business Photography Course
    • Photographer Course
    • Creative Photo Course
  • Broadcasting Department (Videography)

    • Variety Show Course
    • Drama Course
    • Live Broadcast Technology Course
    • Film Director Course
    • Film Technology Course
    • Video Creator Course
    • music video course
    • Video VFX/3DCG Course
  • Department of Acoustics

    • PA Course
    • Lighting Course
    • Planning and Production Course
    • Recording Engineer Course
    • Audiovisual Course
    • Sound Creator Course
  • performing arts

    • Voice Acting Course
    • Actor/Talent Course
    • Dancer Course
    • Dance Vocal Course
    • Internet talent/influencer course
  • Musicians Department

    • Vocal Course
    • Guitar Course
    • Base Course
    • Drum Course
    • Keyboard Course

Tuition fee

  • 2 years, common to all departments
  • List of textbooks, teaching materials, and training expenses (estimated for the previous year)   
  1st year 2nd year
Enrollment Fee 180,000円
Application fee (separately requested) 20,000円
Tuition Fee
Full payment 960,000円 1,088,000円
1st semester 480,000円 544,000円
2nd semester 480,000円 544,000円
Equipment cost 225,000円 225,000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 1,277,000円 1,115,000円
1st semester 797,000円 571,000円
2nd semester 480,000円 544,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation A
Full payment 1,277,000円 1,215,000円
1st semester 797,000円 671,000円
2nd semester 480,000円 544,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation B
Full payment 1,327,000円 1,265,000円
1st semester 847,000円 721,000円
2nd semester 480,000円 544,000円
21st Century Academia Scholarship not available Full payment 1,377,000円 1,315,000円
1st semester 897,000円 771,000円
2nd semester 480,000円 544,000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


5-11-11 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Phone number

Nagoya Visual Arts Academy SNS
(School name changed from Vocational School Nagoya Visual Arts in April 2024)

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