Tokyo University of the Arts
Tokyo University of the Arts is the first national art university in Japan, with a history of over 120 years. The Graduate School of Film and New Media was established in Yokohama in 2005, and its Department of Animation started in 2008. There are four professors and research fields for 32 students. The curriculum is dedicated to education and research with an emphasis on "creation". During their two-years master course, students direct short animations using a wide variety of techniques. In 2010, the Department was named the 'Best Animation School' at Zagreb World Animation Festival , and won the 'Best Animation School Showreel' at Ottawa International Animation Festival.