Within three years, you'll learn everything you need from basic skills and knowledge to advanced level techniques.
Facilities and equipment at Tokyo Film Center are all for professional use and meet broadcasting industry standards.
Students have 24-hour access to these facilities(※).
Pursue your dreams in our creator-friendly environment!
※On special occasion, some facilities may suspend 24-hour access.
Expand your horizon with the eight-day study tour to Hollywood. We design courses to fit your interest. The tour takes place during the first-year curriculum and all students participate. Since 2009, acting students hold a theater production at the Stella Adler Academy theater. Also, we invite various guest lecturers from overseas to keep you inspired with the "Hollywood Way."
We value your uniqueness and individuality. Find what you love and see how you can apply to the current movie and TV industries' needs. You may be still wondering what kind of position or job fits your interest, but don't worry. Our W-Major curriculum gives you opportunities to explore subjects outside of the major you registered in.As you widen your knowledge, you will be able to find a specific job you would like to do and be comfortable pursuing your dreams.
If your goals or dreams evolve into something entirely new, you can switch to a major that fits your needs.
Tokyo Film Center encourages students to work with professionals on exciting projects outside the classroom.
Every day is a movie day! Special occasions galore to learn about the industry!
Screenplay analysis by Masahiko Tsugawa, Japan's leading actor and director. Using software Dramatica to find story structure, participants not only listen to his lecture but also critique a selected movie in presentation style, and then discuss it with Mr. Tsugawa for deeper understanding. Mr. Tsugawa supervises graduation projects. Also, he holds acting lessons for those who are interested in auditioning for his talent agency Grand Papa.
This seminar led by renowned casting director Yoko Narahashi aims at sending out actors to both Japanese and Hollywood motion pictures. Participants need basic acting skills so that they will fully absorb advanced techniques, which many actors including Ken Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kaori Momoi apply to their work. In past, some of our students auditioned for the movie “Babel”starring Brad Pitt.
This seminar is led by professional actors including Ryuhei Mochizuki, Asayoshi Fujiwara,Minoru Saikashi, Shuichiro Kutsuzawa, Rumiko Endo, Junko Iwamoto, former members of the prominent Gekidan Shiki theater company. Hone your skills in acting, singing and dancing as well as audition technique for entering Gekidan Shiki. Also, take opportunities to audition for a part in Mr. Mochizuki's company OOBJ production.
Tokyo Film Center has close relationship with more than 300 companies. Find the shortest path to the film and TV industries!
Feel free to consult with resourceful advisors on how to set your career path and find a company you wish to work for. We have a course to learn basic business skills also, in which you can practice job interviews as well as learn how to write your resume.
Tokyo Film Center has sent out many graduates. Their hard work and commitment is highly valued in many companies. That's one of the reasons why we get so many job offerings. Among them are the industry's leading companies, which usually hire top-level university graduates only.
Tokyo Film Center has strong ties with various corporations. We will offer many opportunities to join their projects, and some of them are open to first-year students.
As you learn skills in classroom, you will apply for internship, which may lead to getting a full-time position there.
【Pursue your career further】
The industry always seeks people with better skills and abilities. Companies notify us when positions are open throughout the year. Don't hesitate to consult us even after graduating.
【Equipment rental for graduates】
Some graduates begin to work as freelance workers right after they finish school. Whether you become a freelance or a company employee, feel free to use the school facilities and equipment.
Find an opportunity to make your debut through on- and off-campus auditions.We network with more than 100 agencies!
Our advisors have marvelous background in acting. Faculty members include former Gekidan Shiki theater company members and managers at talent agencies. They will support your efforts to select agencies and fill in a profile sheet, and give advice on auditioning.
We get numerous casting calls from production companies and TV stations throughout the year. Students in acting department appear as actors, voice actors, dancers or models in various productions. Also, we will work toward special projects including theater performances directed by Mr. Yutaka Narui from the theater company Caramel Box, while learning audition technique aimed at particular theater companies.
While you can learn basic acting skills in class, you need to know how to present yourself to sign up with an agent. Through some special guidance, you will learn
(1) presentation skills
(2)choose subjects and topics
(3) effective usage of time and so on.
We support you even after your graduation. If you miss a chance to find representation,don't worry. Sign up with COM Debut Center and you'll get opportunities to join on-campus audition weeks. School gets casting calls from time to time, so stay tuned.
Our graduates, who made their dreams come true, share the passion and dreams with you. They inspire each other and continue to grow. How did their job hunting go? Here are some words from older students.
Producers sell ideas. I meet with different kinds of people with different jobs every day.
In school I met my fellow filmmakers, who share creative passion with me. We would get together and discuss our story ideas and our favorite movies all night. Those moments were extremely valuable for my personal growth.
I was able to land a position in the company I longed to work for, and I am grateful for everyone who supported me. I hope that I'll meet my friends again in a production in the future as professionals to make great movies together. Now I'm striving to achieve my goal; to become the best CM producer in Japan.
●Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (TFC)
●Works from the past:movies ”Handsome Suits” “Spirited Away””Onmyoji” CMs “Sony Vaio type P” “Pocket Style PC” Nisshin Food Productions Inc. “Yakisoba U.F.O.” etc.
●TFC makes top 4 sales in the movie industry, next to Toho and Shochiku. TFC is one of the largest companies and covers various fields including distribution, purchasing foreign TV movies, producing domestic TV series and CMs as well as satellite broadcasting business.
The film industry was always my interest. My cousin, who happens to be a TV cameraman, influenced me a bit, perhaps. I landed a job at a company producing CMs and movies. I was fortunate to get an internship opportunity through professionals
I met in the industry-school cooperation project. They liked me and gave me a position. I continue to get involved as an intern, currently working on set in Kyushu for a movie called Library Wars.
My goal is to become a department chief in this company. It'll take some time, but I'll do my best as I've done in school.
●Lucky Lighting Co., Ltd.
●Works from the past: movie "Library Wars," CM "Umesshu"by Choya, music video for ONE OK ROCK's "The Beginning" etc.
●Lucky Lighting serves as an organizer of film and video shooting crews and dispatches lighting crews. A group of professionals work on music videos, movies, theaters and so on. They strive to light any scenes under any circumstances.
My dreams are; (1)work as staff on TV variety shows (2) make comedian friends (3) earn money and travel abroad.
I always loved watching TV when I was a child. Variety shows were my favorite, so I became interested in the TV industry. Now I work as an intern at this company, which creates sets for variety shows on Fuji TV, so one of my dreams is coming true.
I enjoyed campus life mostly working on school events such as film festivals and school festivals as well as graduation projects. Students take initiative and work together as a team to create something is the greatest experience for me.
I would love to continue working this way in the professional arena.
●Fuji Art, Inc. (Fujisankei Communications Group)
●Productions in the past: "Downtown DX" "Samma-no-mamma" "Massugu-na-otoko""Nakanai-to-kimeta hi" "Koi-shite Akuma～Vampire☆Boy～"
●Production design for Fuji TV group, which comprises 90 companies, 4 corporate organizations, 3 museums with 10,000 employees all together.They also create sets for other TV stations.