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Years ago, I've explored going to Jap for classical animation training, but the main problem is the language issue, which means extra cost whether you are learning Japanese in SIN or in Jap. Also, after some research, I realised that you can learn classical animation from US or Canada. Not only that you dun have to spend extra months learning another language, you get to learn all the classical animation as well, in fact some schools offers solid classical animation. In term of character design, i guess it's a matter of practising once you have a basic character design training. They can only teach you this much. A good character designer must be able to design all types of design, from Anime to Disney, WB etc unless you are only targeting at Asia or Japanese market. I'm a 2D fans as well. Just my opinion, I might be wrong.

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well yes i do intend to further my career in japan

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Okie, now it make all senses. A good school might help to hook you up to the rest of the animation industry in Japan as well. But again there is no guarantee... luck and timing is very important. Good Luck for your venture .

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1stly, there aren't that many art universities in japan. most of them are located in tokyo. most of them teach fine art, and a smathering of design courses; media design, space(environment) design, product design and graphic design. the courses are mostly 4 years long, 2 years of foundations and 2 years of specialisation. foundations are mostly sketching (still life, figurative) design principles, design/film/art history and other minor concept building subjects. the 3rd year is skills specialisation while you spent the entire 4th year working on your graduation piece.

singaporeans with diplomas and degrees are eligible for direct admission into the 3rd year. an interview will be held, they will assess your portfolio and conduct a skills test, usually still life. you are expected to be able to speak japanese, or at least understand it well enough. they do not teach in english.

admission exercises begin between november to febuary, depending on which university. if applying, take note of the exact date the admission will be on, most japanese students end up applying to a bunch of them, so they make sure their dates don't overlap with each other. the more prestigious ones start early, while the lower ranked ones will be at the back of the queue for those that fail to get in.

the 4 listed before are the only universities that have illustration as a major.

Tama Art University - Tokyo
http://www.tamabi.ac.jp/pro/admission/dep/gd.htm

Kyoto Seika Art University
http://www.kyoto-seika.ac.jp/t_news/pretool2/index.html

Osaka Seikei University
http://www.osaka-seikei.ac.jp/seikei-....02.html

Seian University of Art and Design - Osaka
http://www.seian.ac.jp/indexpc.html


i'm not listing the rest of the unis as they're out of my field, the below link is a list of all the art unis in japan, for those interested in general design subjects, be sure to check out the tokyo unis, especially the big 5, tamabi, musabi, tokyo fine arts and tokyo design uni. the 5th uni is for girls only, and aptly named as Ladies Art University, but they have began accepting guys for graduate programs.
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%BE%8E% ... 7%E5%AD%A6

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