Osaka Designer Academy 

Osaka Designer Academy 

(School name changed from Osaka Designer College in April 2024)


Osaka Designer Academy
Features of
(School name changed from Osaka Designer College in April 2024)

Appeal of Osaka Designer Academy

61st year! Since 1962! A prestigious design school with a long history

AO2.5 Education System

A 0.5-year “AO Pre-School” before admission enables early education, and two years after admission, “educational events” enable students to become The Akademeia 21st Century demanded by the industry.

1st year educational events

Turning your favorite things into products and selling them. What makes a design sell? Through events, you will learn planning skills, design, production skills, and communication abilities.

List of Events:

  • Designers' Market
  • Art exhibition by department
  • Industrial EXPO

Industrial EXPO

Meet the company of your dreams! Holding a large-scale hybrid job-hunting event independently Together with The Akademeia 21st Century sister schools, we are holding highly desired job-hunting events by gathering companies from all over the country. In order to support job-hunting activities, our school begins preparations as early as eight months after enrollment, before recruitment activities begin in earnest. By interacting with many corporate recruiters, you will increase your awareness of employment.

2nd year educational events

The "Portfolio presentation" is essential for job hunting in the field of design. It's a special opportunity to prove your skills that are applicable in the real world

[Internal event]

  • Designers' Audition

[External event]

  • Tokyo Game Show
  • Kansai Committee
  • Hiroshima International Animation Festival
  • Wonder Festival

Campus Life

Introducing our exciting campus life of the 2 years.

  • Designers' Market

    With the goal of selling my work as a product, I experienced planning, design, production, booth construction, and sales customer service.
    Aiming to become a designer who can respond to consumer needs by experiencing sales and customer service on site.

  • Art exhibition by department

    Individual work production will be developed for each department. Let's show your commitment to the teacher about the planning design, which is the stage before production! Get professional advice directly.

  • Designers' Audition

    Recruiting companies that exhibited at the 1st year employment event "Industrial EXPO" will visit the school in the 2nd year! We will check your job hunting work and connect it to an internship. Sometimes you will be scouted by companies you meet for the first time!

Departments & Majors

Introducing the subjects you can study at Osaka Designer Academy (changed name from Osaka Designer College in April 2024)

  • Illustration Department

    • Illustration Course
    • Artist Course
    • Character Illustration Course
    • Picture Book Author Course
  • Comic Illustration Department

    • Comic Illustration Course
    • Digital Illustration Course
    • Digital Artist Course
  • Manga Department

    • Manga Production Course
    • Manga Original/Light Novel Course
  • Game/CG Department

    • Game Illustration Course
    • Game Modeling Course
    • CG Animation Course
    • Game Design Course
  • Figure Design Department

    • Figure Making Course
    • Doll Making Course
  • Animation Department

    • Animator Course
    • Animation Acting and Directing Course
  • Special Effects Makeup Department

    • Special Makeup Effects Course
    • Special Modeling Course
  • Graphic Design Department

    • Graphic Design Course
    • Graphic Art Course
    • Advertising Design Course
    • Package Design Course
    • Magazine Editing and Book Design Course
    • Web Design Course
    • Motion Graphics Course
  • Interior Design Department

    • Interior Design Course
    • Shop Design Course
    • Home Design Course
    • Hotel Design Course
  • Interior Coordination Department

    • Interior Coordination Course
    • Shop Display Course
    • Shop Advisor Course
  • Product Design Department

    • Product Design Course
    • Household Goods Design Course
    • Furniture Design Course
  • Fashion Design Department

    • Fashion Design Course
    • Costume Design Course
    • Fashion Accessory Design Course
  • Research Department*

      *The Research Department is open to those who have graduated from a design or performing arts university, junior college, or vocational school.

    • Graphic Design Course
    • Illustration Course
    • Multimedia (Animation/CG/Game Design) Course
    • Manga (Story Manga/Comic Illustration) Course
    • Interior Design Course
    • Product Design Course
    • Fashion Design Course
    • Special Makeup Effects Course

Tuition fee

  • Common  to all 2-yearcourses
  • List of textbooks, teaching materials, and training expenses (estimated for the previous year)   
  1st year 2nd year
Enrollment Fee 180,000円
Tuition Fee
Full payment 940,000円 1,132,000円
1st semester 470,000円 566,000円
2nd semester 470,000円 566,000円
Equipment cost 230,000円 230,000円
Alumni Association Fee 10,000円
Student Accident Insurance 2,000円 2,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation from Designated School
Full payment 1,262,000円 1,164,000円
1st semester 842,000円 698,000円
2nd semester 420,000円 466,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation A
Full payment 1,262,000円 1,264,000円
1st semester 842,000円 748,000円
2nd semester 420,000円 516,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation B
Full payment 1,312,000円 1,314,000円
1st semester 867,000円 773,000円
2nd semester 445,000円 541,000円

The Akademeia 21st Century Scholarship

Not used

Full payment 1,362,000円 1,364,000円
1st semester 892,000円 798,000円
2nd semester 470,000円 566,000円

1st year

Name of Department Textbook/material costs
(Used for 2 years)
Graphic Design Department

48,000 yen *1

Illustration Department 118,000円
Figure Design Department 180,000円

Animation Department


Manga Department


Comic Illustration Department

Game/CG Department 38,000円

Interior Design Department


Interior Coordination Department

Product Design Department 69,000 yen *2
Fashion Design Department 95,000円

Special Effects Makeup Department

Special Effects Makeup Course


Special Effects Makeup Department

Special Effects Modeling Course


2nd year

  1. *1 The Department of Graphic Design requires a separate digital single-lens reflex camera. (Reference around 80,000 yen)
  2. ※2 The Product Design Department requires additional transportation expenses to the workshop.
  3. The amount varies depending on the department and course. It may change depending on the year or social situation.
  4. Training/training camp fees are voluntary, so please check the amount with the homeroom teacher of each department after enrolling.
  5. Since the Product Design Department and Special Makeup Department use special tools, students are required to take out accident insurance in addition to group insurance. (6,000 yen per year)
  6. Tuition payment regulations

  7. Upon completion of the enrollment procedure, permission to enroll will be granted, and you will be registered in the school's student register.
  8. If tuition fees are not paid by the specified deadline without notification, it will be considered as declining admission.
  9. If you wish to decline admission for any reason, please submit all documents, including a notification of refusal of admission, by March 31, 2025, and if accepted, the admission fee, administrative fees, and transfer fees will be refunded. (Depending on when you decline, insurance premiums and accident insurance premiums may not be refunded.)
    For applications for declining admission or withdrawal received after April 1st, the admission procedure fee (first semester tuition fee) will not be refunded.
    In addition, tuition fees for the second semester will be refunded, excluding administrative fees and transfer fees, if all documents, including withdrawal notification, are received by the first day of second semester orientation. (For withdrawals or withdrawals after April 1st, an interview with academic affairs is required.)


 2-5-23 Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka
Phone number

Osaka Designer Academy SNS
(School name changed from Osaka Designer College in April 2024)

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