Japan Institute of the Moving Image

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By connecting with Asia and the world as a hub of movie studies, we promote cultural exchange through the medium of cinema.
Learn and grow through the common global language of “cinema”.

1-16-30 Manpukuji, Asao-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 215-0004, Japan
Nearest stations
Shinyurigaoka Station, Odakyu Line
Related to studying abroad:http://www.eiga.ac.jp/
university TOP:http://www.eiga.ac.jp/
Admission requirements
(1) Applicants shall be non-Japanese nationals who have either graduated from a non-Japanese high school education program or equivalent at a school outside Japan, or been specified by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as having reached an equivalent educational level.
(2) Applicants shall be non-Japanese nationals who have obtained university entrance qualification in a country other than Japan.
*Upon being admitted to the Japan Institute of the Moving Image, students can in principle obtain, or switch to, “College Student” resident status in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
Selection method
Japanese written test, interview
Home countries of the international students
China, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand, Belarus
University enrollment capacity
First year: 140

Faculties and Departments


Faculty names Department names Tuition fees
(four or six years)
Faculty of FilmDepartment of Film Entrance fee:
300,000 yen x 1 year
Course fees:
1,580,000 yen x 4 years
(class tuition fees,
practical fees, facility fees)
Faculty names Faculty of Film
Department names Department of Film
Tuition fees
(four or six years)
Entrance fee:
300,000 yen x 1 year
Course fees:
1,580,000 yen x 4 years
(class tuition fees,
practical fees, facility fees)
Specialty of the University

Attractive course content and curriculum. Students create classes themselves. The curriculum allows them to focus on film making.

All our teachers, professors and instructors are personable professionals in the front line of film and TV, who teach thoroughly on a one-to-one basis.

We have history and tradition. For 40 years, we have turned out people who have become pillars of the Japanese movie industry.

Employment support

Utilizing our human network from when we were a vocational school, the Japan Academy of Moving Images, the university as a whole gets behind each student to help them carve out a satisfying career. Students gain real skills and experience from hands-on practical classes.
A feature of our university is that everyday lessons themselves are connected to finding work. All of our creative teaching staff are presently active in film production.
Training includes not only directing, writing scripts, and utilizing equipment but also practical business tasks such as handling different work situations, managing production costs as a producer, adjusting schedules, negotiating coverage, and so on. Through this experience, more than a few students start working as professionals while still enrolled with us. Regarding the work of bringing video content to people such as distribution and publicity, we also have a sure system of practical advice given in and outside lessons by teaching staff engaged as organizers and officials of international film festivals.

Major employment results
Kyodo Television, Documentary Japan, SOD Create, TVMan Union, Trust Network, Shirakawa Pro, Toei Animation, Ellroy, Kokihifumi, Imagica Digitalscape, Formulation I.T.S., Jobx, TV Tokyo Production, Geo-Staff, Capla, etc.
Expected careers: Movie companies, movie production companies, TV broadcasting stations, TV program production companies, advertising companies, TV commercial production companies, animation production companies, broadcast writing firms, theater groups, CATV stations, internet content production companies, publishers, editing production companies, post-production companies, audio production companies, recording studios, theater technology companies, art galleries, museums, etc.
Some students experience an internship in their chosen industry alongside their studies for six months or more, or jump into a movie-making workplace as a freelancer, while others go on to work at an ordinary company.
Enrollment period
Applications: December 10, 2015 - January 20, 2016 (Applications in person at office only received on January 20)
Entrance examination for international students: Sunday, January 24
Scholarship availability
Student housing
Student housing costs
Halal meal availability
Place of worship availability
Part time work support