Fostering high-level technical expertise and artistic sensibility
The Department of Film Production nurtures filmmakers with the creative and technical capabilities to work at the highest level on the international stage. There are seven course offerings: Directing, Screenwriting, Producing, Cinematography, Art Directing, Sound Design, and Editing. These specializations correspond with the functional divisions in commercial film productions and prepare students to join the industry after graduation. The curriculum is centered on film production experience, and students produce narrative works of varying lengths throughout the year. The university covers production costs, depending on the scale of the film. Students also have opportunities to work in the Japanese film industry and join co-productions and workshops with overseas institutions.
Creating a new film production system
The film industry is in the midst of a digital movie revolution that rivals the upheaval seen during the transition from silent movies to talkies. We have embraced this new era in filmmaking by introducing a digital cinema production system in which everything from shooting to screening is done digitally. In addition, we recognize the trend toward combining fields of expertise in todayʼs film production system. Our comprehensive and cross-disciplinary approach adapts to this new era in terms of both “hard” aspects such as equipment and “soft” aspects such as personnel and expertise.
Department of Film Production alumni workplaces
Cine Bazar Casting Department, Stardust Pictures, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Trixta (new venture), Auditorium Shibuya, Laputa Asagaya, Dentsu, Yomiuri Advertising, TV Asahi, Asmik Ace, Transformer, Aoi Studio, Arquebuse, Phantom Film, Media Factory, Image Studio 109, MICOTT & BASARA Inc., Pict, Curators, Nintendo, Kawaguchi City Media Center, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo/Film Center, Lightning, Directions, Takushoku University, Musashino Art University