Tokyo Visual Arts Academy

Tokyo Visual Arts Academy

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


Tokyo Visual Arts Academy
Features of
(School name changed from Vocational School Tokyo Visual Arts in April 2024)

Appeal of Tokyo Visual Arts Academy

At Tokyo Visual Arts Academy, students will acquire the 'industry skills,' 'on-site experience,' and 'personal qualities' required for professionals. Our instructors, of course, are professionals actively working in the industry right now.
Additionally, students have the opportunity to organize events, collaborate with companies, and engage in interdisciplinary collaborations within the university, fostering their creative and practical skills in stimulating situations.

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 with 18 schools across Japan. Visual Arts has sister schools in Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka, allowing access to the latest information from companies and productions nationwide.


In the entertainment industry, getting closer to employment or debut involves having an interest in various things and acquiring many skills. Therefore, our school has established a system called 'Multi Curriculum,' which allows students to take classes from departments other than their own once a week.

Campus Life

Introducing our exciting campus life of the 2 years.

  • Internal collaboration events

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

  • Crossover Summit of Tokyo Akademeia (Implemented starting from the 2024 academic year)

    This is the school festival held at the six Tokyo Akademia schools of the Akademeia 21st Century. It is an opportunity for freshmen to showcase the skills they have acquired in the six months since their enrollment through performances, artwork exhibitions, and screenings, connecting it to their future growth. Our school also has collaborative presentations between different departments.

  • Promotion Performances/Promotion Productions (Second semester for first-year students), Graduation Performances/Graduation Productions (Second semester for second-year students)

    Promotion Performances and Promotion Productions: In the second semester of the first year, students take the lead in creating works, utilizing the skills they have learned up to that point. These works are presented in the form of performances, artwork exhibitions, and screenings.

    Graduation Performances and Graduation Productions: As the culmination of 2.5 years of study, students present higher-quality works than in their first year. While their student life comes to an end, skill improvement remains essential when entering the industry. They will reflect on and apply what they have learned in their future endeavors.

  • Job Preparation Seminar (Second semester for first-year students)

    In preparation for post-graduation career decisions, at the end of the first year, students learn about business etiquette, interview preparation, and how to create application documents. Upon becoming second-year students, job hunting and auditions begin immediately, with the aim of securing job offers by the end of the first semester (by the end of September).


    This is an audition organized by our school for students aspiring to become musicians, actors, and dancers. Talent scouts from entertainment agencies and music production companies from all over the country participate, allowing students to undergo evaluation and receive advice.

Departments & Majors

Introducing the departments you can study at Tokyo Visual Arts Academy (changed name from Tokyo Visual Arts Vocational School in April 2024)

Curriculum related to the entertainment industry is enriched!

  • Photography Department

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

    • Video Creator Course
    • music video course
    • Video VFX/3DCG course
    • Live Broadcast Technology Course
    • Drama Course
    • Variety Show Course
    • Audiovisual Course
    • Film Director Course
    • Film Technology Course
  • Special Effects Makeup Department

    • Special Makeup Effects Course
    • Video/Stage Makeup Course
    • Special Modeling Course
  • General Music Department

    • Vocal Course
    • Guitar Course
    • Base Course
    • Drum Course
    • Keyboard Course
    • Sound Creator Course
    • PA Course
    • Lighting Course
    • Recording course
  • Media Publishing and Performing Arts Department

    • Web publishing course comprehensive
    • Fashion Magazine Course
    • Anime Publishing Course
    • Entertainment Manager Course
    • Event planning and production course
    • Fan Club Staff Course
  • Performing Arts Department

    • Actor/Talent Course
    • Internet talent/influencer course
  • Dance Department

    • Dance Vocal Course
    • Dancer 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 200,000円
Tuition Fee
1st semester 490,000円 580,000円
2nd semester 490,000円 580,000円
Full payment 980,000円

1,160,000 yen *2

Facility Fee 260,000円 260,000円
Alumni Association Fee 10,000円
School accident insurance premium *1 2,000円 2,000円
Scholarship for International Students by  Recommendation from Designated School
Full payment 1,352,000円 1,222,000円
1st semester 862,000円 642,000円
2nd semester 490,000円 580,000円
Scholarship for  International Students by Recommendation A
Full payment 1,352,000円 1,322,000円
1st semester 862,000円 742,000円
2nd semester 490,000円 580,000円
Scholarship for  International Students by Recommendation B
Full payment 1,402,000円 1,372,000円
1st semester 912,000円 792,000円
2nd semester 490,000円 580,000円
The Akademeia 21st CenturyScholarship not available
Full payment 1,452,000円 1,422,000円
1st semester 962,000円 842,000円
2nd semester 490,000円 580,000円
  1. *1 All students at our school are covered by student accident insurance through a contract with an insurance company, in order to protect students from unexpected accidents such as traffic accidents and injuries that occur during their studies from the day of admission to graduation.
  2. *2 Tuition fees for the second year include an additional monthly fee of 15,000 yen, as the focus will be on practical training and training assignments.
  3. * Separate materials and training fees are required (varies depending on department/course).
  4. * Separate tuition fees may be required for specialized seminars, etc.
1st year
Name of Department Course Name Personal Materials Fee Common teaching materials fee PC etc.* Training camp fee Total
Photography Department All courses 70,000円 20,000円 From 192,000 yen 32,000円 314,000円
Broadcasting Department (Videography) All courses 0円〜25,000円 15,000円~70,000円 0円 32,000円 47,000円〜127,000円
Special Effects Makeup Department All courses 272,000円~401,000円 6,000円~29,000円 0円 32,000円 310,200円〜462,000円
Publication and
Entertainment Department
All courses 1,100円~2,800円 8,500円~44,500円 273,300円 32,000円 41,600円〜352,600円
General Music Department

PA course・

Lighting Course

16,000円~18,000円 4,000円 0円 32,000円 52,000円〜54,000円
Recording course 16,000円 4,000円 261,980円 32,000円 52,000円〜313,980円



0円 4,000円 261,980円 32,000円


Performing Arts Department All courses 59,000円~62,000円 4,000円 0円 32,000円 95,000円〜98,000円
Dance Department All courses 17,100円 4,000円 0円 32,000円 53,100円
2nd year
Name of Department Personal Materials Fee Common teaching materials fee Total
Photography Department 0円 30,000円 30,000円
Broadcasting Department (Videography) 0円 40,000円~90,000円 40,000円~90,000円
Special Effects Makeup Department 34,500円~107,500円 31,000円~71,000円 65,500円〜178,500円
Media Publishing and Performing Arts Department 0円 8,500円~52,500円 8,500円〜52,500円
General Music Department 0円 0円 0円
Performing Arts Department 0円 9,000円 9,000円
Dance Department 0円 0円 0円
  1. * Only those who do not have a PC will be able to purchase it.
  2. The amounts shown here are estimated amounts based on actual tuition and fees charged the previous year.
  3. Actual amounts charged will differ depending on the course.
  4. Prices may also vary depending on the course content and number of students.
  5. Tuition payment regulations

  6. In principle, tuition fees are paid in one lump sum for one year, but tuition fees can be paid in installments for the first semester and second semester.
  7. 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 a request for withdrawal between April 1st and September 30th and our school approves it, we will refund the second semester tuition fee for the 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.
  8. Failure to pay the tuition and the textbooks & materials fee by the designated date without notice will be considered a refusal to enroll.


11 Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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Tokyo Visual Arts Academy SNS
(School name changed from Vocational School Tokyo Visual Arts in April 2024)

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