Tokyo Cool Japan Academy

Tokyo Cool Japan Academy

(School name changed from Vocational School Tokyo Cool Japan in April 2024)


Tokyo Cool Japan Academy
Features of
(School name changed from Vocational School Tokyo Cool Japan in April 2024)

Attractiveness of Tokyo Cool Japan Academy

The Benefits of the Evolving Tokyo Cool Japan Academy
Turning each student into a professional creator from scratch.
Introducing the appeal of Tokyo Cool Japan Academy, which continues to provide the learning demanded by the industry.

Employment/Debut Support

In order to ensure that the practical curriculum, such as industry-academia collaboration with companies and collaboration across departments, leads to "employment and debut", complete employment support. You can rest assured that we also provide support after graduation.

AO2.5 Education Support

Get closer to your dream industry ahead of everyone else!
Emphasizing a sense of purpose with comprehensive selection (AO enrollment),  application fees are waived, and in addition to the Special Scholarship Challenge, you can participate for free in the AO Pre-School (pre-enrollment classes)!
You can start studying for the industry earlier than applicants using other enrollment methods.

Professional instructors in specialized fields

Renowned instructors who are actively working in the fields of gaming, anime, and voice acting are here to teach you. They will provide insights into the current industry, real-life experiences on the field, and the know-how needed for actual work. Under the guidance of our dedicated mentors who have graduated tens of thousands of industry professionals, absorb their knowledge and skills.

Nationally recognized practical curriculum

All our departments have been certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology as 'Specialized Courses for Professional Practice.' Among approximately 3,000 vocational schools nationwide, only about 40% have received certification as 'Specialized Courses for Professional Practice.' Our school is well-known for its high-quality education.

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Campus Life

Introducing our exciting campus life of the 2 years.


    Mutual cooperation project of "company" x "student"

    Representatives from companies visit our campus and collaborate with students on a single project. 
    The resulting work is actually shared with customers, allowing students to gain practical experience. Let's accumulate various experiences, not just technical skills.

  • On-campus Production

    This is group work focused on creating works used for events both inside and outside the campus, as well as handling frequent production requests from companies. We consider the department as a single production unit and work together without distinction in specialization to aim for the completion of the project.

  • Portfolio Exhibition

    The most important thing in job hunting is your portfolio. It's a chance for companies to see your work and receive direct advice from production professionals.

  • Exhibiting at external events

    Our school has a track record of exhibiting for over 20 consecutive years since 1999! In addition to industry research visits, we showcase and allow visitors, nearly 200,000 each year, to play the games we have created.

Departments & Majors

Introducing the subjects you can study at Tokyo Cool Japan Academy (name changed from vocational school Tokyo Cool Japan in April 2024)

At Tokyo Cool Japan Academy, you can choose a field that suits you from the 3 departments of games, animation, and voice acting, and improve yourself while taking practical classes from professional instructors.

  • General Game Department

    • Esports Major
    • Game Programmer Major
    • Game Graphic Designer Major
    • Game 3DCG Designer Major
    • Sound Designer Major
    • Game Planner Major
    • Novels/Scenario Writer Major
  • General Animation Department

    • Comprehensive Animation Major
    • Animator major
    • Anime CG Major
    • 3DCG/VFX Major
  • Voice Actor Department

    • Voice Acting Course
    • Voice Actor Vocal Course
    • Voice actor management 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 170,000円
Tuition Fee
Full payment 870,000円 1,062,000 yen *2
1st semester 435,000円 531,000円
2nd semester 435,000円 531,000円
Educational enhancement expenses 120,000円 120,000円
Facility Fee 180,000円 180,000円
Alumni Association Fee 5,000円
Student Accident Insurance※1 2,000円 2,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation from Designated School
Full payment 1,267,000円 1,179,000円
1st semester 832,000円 648,000円
2nd semester 435,000円 531,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation A
Full payment 1,267,000円 1,279,000円
1st semester 832,000円 748,000円
2nd semester 435,000円 531,000円
Scholarship for International Students by Recommendation B
Full payment 1,317,000円 1,329,000円
1st semester 882,000円 798,000円
2nd semester 435,000円 531,000円
The Akademeia 21st Century Scholarship not available
Full payment 1,367,000円


1st semester 932,000円 848,000円
2nd semester 435,000円 531,000円
  1. *1 At our school, all students are covered by student accident insurance through a contract with an insurance company, in preparation for unforeseen accidents such as traffic accidents and injuries that may occur during the school year from the day of enrollment until graduation.
  2. *2 The tuition fee for the second year is 16,000 yen per month, which is different from the first year, as the focus is on practical training and training.
  3. * Separately, textbook/material fees, etc., and training travel expenses for new students are required.
  4. * Textbook and teaching materials fees vary depending on the department.
  5. * Separate tuition fees may be required for optional electives, seminars, supplementary lessons, etc.
Department/major name Textbook/material costs Common teaching materials fee Orientation Camp Fee
General Game Department Novels/Scenario Writer Major 13,900円 5,400円
Game Planner Major 14,100円 5,400円
Game Programmer Major 17,900円 5,400円
Game Graphic Designer Major 28,700円 9,800円
Game 3DCG Designer Major 29,500円 10,900円
Sound Designer Major 6,800円 8,400円
Esports Major 14,700円 5,400円
General Animation Department Comprehensive Animation Major 32,100円 10,700円
Animator major 32,100円 10,700円
Anime CG Major 22,100円 10,700円
3DCG/VFX Major 29,800円 10,700円
Voice Actor Department 70,800円 13,600円
  1. * This is the amount for the first year. In the second year, you will need to pay between 1,500 yen and 90,100 yen depending on the department, major, and course.
  2. Tuition payment regulations

  3. Tuition fees are typically paid in a lump sum for one year, but installment payments for "first term" and "second term" are possible for tuition fees only.
  4. For those who request to withdraw their enrollment by March 31st, tuition fees excluding the admission fee will be refunded.
    For those who request withdrawal after April 1st, second semester tuition fees may be refunded based on the following criteria.
    ① If you submit your application for withdrawal between April 1st and September 30th and our school approves it, we will refund the second semester tuition fee for the relevant academic year after deducting the prescribed administrative fee.
    ②If you submit a request for withdrawal between October 1st and March 31st and our school approves it, your tuition fees for that year will not be refunded.
  5. If the tuition fee is not paid by the specified date, the student will be deemed to have declined admission.


 1-8-17 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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Tokyo Cool Japan Academy SNS
(School name changed from Vocational School Tokyo Cool Japan in April 2024)

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