Department of Manga Media

Raise manga readers to become manga artists —Overcoming a challenging curriculum enables students to disco ver the joy of creation

Story Manga Course

This course focuses on teaching cinematic methods of visual expression and text-based storytelling techniques. The curriculum aims to develop students’ ability to produce full-length works of Japan’s characteristic narrative manga.

Web Animation & Comic Course

Based on the basics of manga expression, this course proposes and puts into practice new expressions on the web. Students produce works that cross the boundaries of countries, cultures and genres, and publish their works on electronic media.

Comic Illustration Course

Based on the expressive skills of narrative manga, students intensively pursue the potential of storytelling expression through illustration. The course curriculum stresses the importance of skilled utilization of color to create high-quality works.

Curriculum

First-year students History of Animation
Basic Theory of Web and software
Manga: Basic Expression
Principle of Manga
History of Manga
Manga: Basic Practice
History of Computer Games
General Practice in Manga
Basic Theory of Scenario Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Literacy of Representation
Introduction to Comics and Illustrations
Advanced Computer Image Design
Second-year students History of Photography and Film
Manga Character Creation Basics
Construction of Worldview
Manga Creation Basics Ⅰ
How to Draw Manga Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Reading of Manga
Basic of Animation Making
Photo Editing and Configuration
Comics and Media Production
Planning of Manga
Basic of Manga Creation Ⅱ
Image Editing for Web
Image Creation
Practice in Comics and Illustrations Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Third-year students Study of Media Contents Producing
Computer Aided Comic Design
Image and Background Setting Design
Manga Seminar
Criticism of Manga and Animation
Comics Background Setting Design
Full-Color Comics Workshop
Manga Creation Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Making of Web Comics
Advanced Practices of WebComics
Making of Manga Illustration Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Fourth-year students Special Seminar on Manga Media
Graduation Research