Website: http://www.t-kougei.ac.jp/e/index.html | Faculty of Engineering | Faculty of Arts

 

Address: 1583 Iiyama, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, 243-0297

Contact: Admission Office  Phone: 046-242-9600 Fax: 046-242-9638 Email: admission.pr@office.t-kougei.ac.jp

Aybar Dilara

Aybar Dilara (Department of Manga)

I decided to study manga in Japan because there is no university where you can study manga in Turkey, and I wanted to do something nobody in Turkey is doing.

At Tokyo Polytechnic University, professional manga cartoonists have been kind to me.

Currently, I am taking classes four days a week, all in Japanese. In the beginning I was puzzled by the technical jargon, but the teachers took care of me and explained it to me. For manga-drawing lessons, I chose to draw “story manga” (a type of manga featuring storytelling, distinguished from fixed-frame cartoons or “gag manga”). Creating the kind of manga that tell a story and entertain readers through not only text but also the drawing and layout is difficult, but the lessons are very fun, as teachers give us individual-oriented advice rather than comparing students’ works with others.

My dream is to go back to Turkey and earn a living as a manga artist there.

An engineering and arts university

Tokyo Polytechnic University was founded in 1923 as Konishi Professional School of Photography, where students could master the new media of photographic technology and learn about artistic expression. The school has grown considerably in the last 87 years and now boasts university status; 5,000 students; five departments in the Faculty of Engineering; seven departments and three courses in the Faculty of Arts; and two graduate schools.

This is a unique university comprising both engineering and arts faculties.

Two campuses: Atsugi Campus in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Nakano Campus in Nakano Ward, Tokyo.

Departments and Faculties

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Department of Media and Image Technology
  • Department of Life Science and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Applied Computer Science
  • Department of Electronics and Mechatronics
  • Employing state-of-the-art technologies, the Faculty of Engineering strives to stay at the cutting edge of innovative research. The faculty also aims to enrich education in the information media field based on 80 years of tradition, as well as enhancing teaching standards in the realms of image technology and computers. Recently upgraded with substantial new facilities, the faculty aims to nurture future professionals who can help build more effective industries and a happier society.
    Web site: http://www.t-kougei.ac.jp/engineering/index.html
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Department of Photography
  • Department of Imaging Art
  • Department of Design Visual Communication course
  • Department of Design Digital Communication course
  • Department of Design Human Products course
  • Department of Interactive Media
  • Department of Animation
  • Department of Game
  • Department of Manga
  • The Faculty of Arts was established in 1923 as Japan’s first school specializing in photography. Building on the school’s original spirit, we have long striven to provide contemporary arts education that remains abreast of the changing times. In 2010, we added three new fields of study and we will continue to foster media contents creators capable of leading the next generation.
    Web site: http://www.t-kougei.ac.jp/arts/

Source: Japan Times’ Guide to Japanese Universities and Colleges