Super Game Creator Major / Super CG Creator Major / Super Design Major / AI (Artificial Intelligence) Creator Major / Game Graphics & Character Major / Game Programmer Major / Game Planner Major / Game Engine Major / e-sports Management Major / e-e-sports Programmer Major / e-sports Event Staff Major / Animation Major / CG & Visual Creator Major / VR (Virtual Reality) & AR (Augmented Reality) Creator Major / Manga (Japanese Comics) Major / Comic Illustrator & Character Design Major / Light Novel and Story Writing Major / Graphic Design & Illustration Major
Learn to Thrive in Japan
Master the skills you need for employment in the creative industries in Japan.
Aside from learning the Japanese language skills to get by in everyday life,
acquire industry knowledge, technical training and the skills to handle any on-site demand.
Become an expert in any one of the 19 fields available.
At FCA, learn the skills to help you succeed in a variety of areas that include games and IT, media design, manga (Japanese comics) and anime, and e-sports. Each field is specialized to provide expert knowledge and techniques necessary to succeed in each industry.
Acquire field adaptability through experience-based education.
At FCA, we have the experience to take you from a student to a professional. Thanks to our “experience-based education” which corresponds to an actual work situation, you’ll be ready to join in any workplace. Gain the necessary skills to get employed after graduation.
Japanese language skills necessary for everyday life.
When looking for work in Japan, you’ll need more than just conversational Japanese, you’ll need working Japanese, including industry terminology. By being around Japanese students and fellow international students, you’ll be able to master the Japanese language.
The FCA Fukuoka College of Design and Technology is certified by the Fukuoka Regional Immigration Bureau as a Proper School.
In a proper school certified by the Regional Immigration Bureau, the student is permitted 2 years of residence as an exchange student. That means the student is free from renewing their status of residence while studying during those two years, allowing them to concentrate on their studies. A school with proper enrollment control of exchange students receives a Proper School certification. International students who enroll directly from abroad have much less paperwork to submit when applying for a certificate of eligibility (COE) for resident status.
These are the home countries and regions of FCA exchange students.
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
Introduction of Majors
Study a curriculum designed to help you master real life skills over 19 majors across 6 worlds.
Super Creator World
Super Creator World
Experience the incredible difference in working time and number of works before and after. Study for 4 years to become a highly sought after high level creator.
Super Game Creator Major (4-year Course) / Super CG Creator Major (4-year Course) / Super Design Major (4-year Course) / AI (Artificial Intelligence) Creator Major (4-year Course)
Study at the cutting edge of gaming
Create high quality projects and study the fundamentals of programming necessary to develop games, and become a creator who can move and delight the whole world.
Game Graphic Designer Major / Game Programmer Major / Game Planner Major / Game Engine Major
From Japan to the world’s highest stage!
With over 100 million competitors worldwide!
Study everything from the basics of e-sports, to definitive skills and tactics, make the earth move, become a programmer.
e-sports Management Major (4-year Course) / e-sports Programmer Major / e-sports Event Staff Major
Anime & CG World
Train to become an creator who enchants the whole world
Study real life industry standard digital painting tools, as well as cutting edge VR and AR techniques, become a n animator or CG creator to enchant the whole world.
Animation Major / CG Visual Creator Major / VR (Virtual Reality) & AR (Augmented Reality) Creator Major
Manga Illustrator World
Learn international cutting edge skills to make your mark on the industry
Not only will you study the fundamentals of design, but also the techniques and industry knowledge to complete your illustrations digitally. Learn how to bring fascinating characters to life, and prepare everything you need for your professional debut.
Manga (Japanese Comics) Major / Comic Illustrator & Character Design Major / Light Novel and Story Writing Major Manga (Japanese Comics) Major
Master planning and design skills in order to become a professional
Master everything from the fundamentals all the way through to how to submit your design proposal, become a creator who moves and delights the world.
Graphic Design & Illustration Major
Path to Enrollment
When applying in Japan, use one of the following to make an entry: Admissions office entry, entry via referral from affiliated schools or designated Japanese language schools, and general entry. When applying from abroad, use the pre-departure enrollment permit system and take the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission).
＊Before applying, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss your desired major.
Once received, an entry is reviewed in the order that it is received. Applicants may take trial classes or attend a briefing on the day of. During face-to-face interviews, you will be asked about your goals and your choice of occupation. This is not intended as a time to review your past grades, or your specific knowledge or skills in connection to the majors offered at the school. As for the selection date, the admissions office will directly call the applicant after the application is received.
After about 10 days following the interview, the selected applicant will receive a letter of acceptance. NOTE: this is to offer proof of selection. (We will not respond to phone calls or emails regarding the selection status of an applicant.)
Submit an application form
Fill out and mail the application form. The form can be brought in person. (If mailing, send as registered mail.)
After receipt of acceptance letter, proceed to enrollment
The letter of acceptance will be mailed about 10 days from the day of selection. Please follow the enrollment procedure outlined in the documents. Applicants who have completed the process will receive an enrollment permit, followed by information for new students, and a guide on educational material expenses.
Make your dreams come true at FCA!
We will help realize your dreams with access to many job offers and enhanced support. We offer seminars and private sessions on basic conduct in a business setting or during interviews. Our extensive experience and connections to the Jikei group open doors to potential job opportunities in Tokyo and elsewhere in the country.
Every year, more than 130 companies, including top-level corporations in the industry, visit our school. Students get a chance to attend any one or several of the informational briefings held by the companies. They can get an evaluation of their portfolio or career advice from creators they admire. These are tremendous opportunities unique to our school, only made possible by our thick school-to-industry pipeline. Students can have multiple meetings with companies in one day.
When we support our students in their search for the right job, we consider their personality, how they match up with different companies, and their dreams for the future. In addition to being a resource for job offers, the center offers advice from career counselors, help with exam strategies, and give mock interviews and other types of training. Furthermore, even after students graduate, they can receive job transfer or job opening information, career path counseling, skills development support and other forms of assistance to boost their career.
Our internship system is a collaboration between the industries and the FCA. If you have any doubts about whether the job you want really suits you, or that you can thrive in the company of your choice, students can spend a month at the company under an internship program. Students experience real work while a student at FCA, with the goal of acquiring immediately applicable skills for the workplace.
Getting a Diploma
A diploma certifies that you have acquired the skills, capability and knowledge in a particular field. In a state-certified technical school, a diploma is conferred upon students who have completed at least 2 years of study and have put in over 1,700 hours required to complete a course. Graduates will be given a degree at their graduation. If working in Japan after graduating, students can get a working visa for any one of the following areas: education, skill, or humanities/international business.
Unlimited Use of the Latest Facilities
Students have access to professional-grade equipment.
We provide a safe and comfortable environment for students so they can concentrate on their studies and chase their dreams.
Game Design Room
While learning how to use the most sought after 3dCG and 2dCG tools, also study industry expertise around data structures for game objects (characters, backgrounds, items, interfaces, and more).
Game Programming Room
The latest software for game creation is installed on every computer. Learn how to use software, and programming skills needed for game creation.
Kyushu’s First! Dedicated e-sports Room!
Study in an incredible e-sports environment, with high-spec PCs, cutting edge gaming devices, and gaming chairs which are comfortable even for long sessions.
Learn how to use software and programming skills.
CG Visual Room
Learn all the fundamental techniques necessary for visual effects, such as shooting, visual editing, composition, 3dCG, VFX and more. At the same time, take part in practical training in the latest technology (projection mapping, VR and more).
Study the basis of all CG work, sculpting and construction, and develop the creativity and free expression necessary to become a creator. Use modelling clay and create a motif based on the human form.
The iMac is the most commonly used computer in the design world. We will use programs like Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to create promotional material such as posters, Dreamweaver for web design, and PremierePro and AfterEffects for movie making.
This is a practical classroom for broadening illustration expression through creating pieces from hand drawings, and mastering the skills and art knowledge that is so highly valued in promotional illustrators.
Manga Practical Classroom
This room is dedicated to practical application of creating manga, learning skills and techniques from professionals, from creating your story, to choosing the perfect name, to producing your first manuscript. There is also a library which houses over 1,000 manga.
Digital and Comic Illustrator Room
Students who are intending to become manga or comic illustrators need to know more than just how to draw. This classroom is for studying theory and skills using the latest digital tools, and creating digital manga and digital illustrations.
An international student cultural exchange is held for international students at the 6 Jikei group schools in Fukuoka. This popular event gives you a chance to meet international students from other schools.
- What type of certification is a diploma?
- A diploma certifies that you have acquired the skills, capability and knowledge in a particular field. In a state-certified technical school, a diploma is conferred upon students who have completed at least 2 years of study and have put in over 1,700 hours required to complete a course.
- Can I work in Japan?
- Foreign students with a diploma who has satisfied all the conditions — such as acquiring skills that correspond to the work at the target company — a work visa can be obtained. However, visas for some types of jobs can be difficult to obtain. Please contact Jikei COM International for more information.
- After I graduate, can I transfer to a university?
- As long as you complete the 2-year study and 1,700 class hour minimums, satisfy other conditions and pass the entrance exam, you are able to transfer to a university.
*Some universities do not accept students who have not completed the 2-year study minimum and not received a diploma.
- Is there scholarship?
- The following scholarships are available.
Special Scholarship Fund for Foreign Students Foreign students who have met a number of conditions can have part of their tuition waived.
* In order to become eligible for a scholarship, the recipient must have attended at least 80% of their classes.
The private expense foreign students honors scholarship provided by Japan Student Services Organization.
Example: ¥48,000/month for fiscal 2010
* Every late April, we make an announcement seeking applicants. For more details, contact academic affairs.
- Can I work part-time?
- If working part-time, notify the immigration bureau beforehand to obtain a “permit for extra-certificate activity.” Part-time work is limited to no more than 28 hours a week.
* Work during long-term breaks (summer and winter vacation) is permissible for up to 8 hours a day.
- Is there a dormitory?
- Living arrangements have been prepared in areas convenient for commuting to school. They are managed 24 hours a day, which allows for thorough ability to respond to emergencies.
- How should we go about looking for an apartment?
- Please consult the Jikei COM International Center. They will introduce a reliable real-estate company close to the school.
Application / Tuition
Applicants must be non-Japanese citizens, over 18 years of age, with at least 12 years of education (equivalent to senior high school), and meeting one of the following requirements:
- Have passed the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) at level 1 or level 2
- Over 200 points in the “Japanese as a foreign language” portion of the EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission).
- Over 6 months of study at an Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education recognized institution (Japanese language school)
- Over 1 year of study at a school ratified under Article 1 of The School Education Act (excepting Kindergarten)
- Having a score of over 400 on the BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test).
People with no obstacle to study
Application Process (for applications from Japan)
Entry via Admissions Office
Register with the Admissions Office from July 1st.
*For more details, please contact the school directly.
Entry via referral
“This system is for students graduating from an affiliated Japanese language school, where FCA Fukuoka College of Design and Technology is their first choice.
*For more information regarding referrals or whether your school is affiliated, please contact us directly.”
Entry via referral from designatedJapanese language schools
Students who are currently enrolled in a Japanese language school, where Fukuoka College of Design and Technology is their first choice, should apply for a recommendation from their school after confirming the following:
– Attendance is over 90%.
– Be passionate and hard working in the field which you want to enter.
– Japanese ability should not provide an obstacle to attending our school.
*Students applying via referral from designated Japanese language schools, generally cannot apply to more than one college.
For students who are applying with this school as first choice.
Applications via referral are exempt from the ¥30,000 application fee.
Application process (for applications from overseas)
Pre-arrival admission using EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission).
This system allows students to complete pre-departure enrollment before entering Japan, based on the results of the JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) administered EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission) exam taken outside of Japan, and submission documents. Once you have permission to enter the college, Jikei COM International Center will act as representative to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status. Please contact Jikei COM International Canter for more details regarding documents needed for application, entrance exams, and anything else relating to your application.
*Please contact Jikai COM International Center for information about advanced placement.
School Explanatory Meeting
The FCA Fukuoka College of Design and Technology is accepting applications from international students.
- I’m not very good at Japanese, but will I be OK?
- What courses can I take?
- How much is tuition?
- Are there scholarships available?
- What do I need to do to apply?
- What is covered on the entrance exam?
- Can I work in Japan?
We can answer these questions.
We can also accommodate questions from family and friends.