Vocational schools

Yokohama Design College

YDC was established in 1948 as a dressmaking school. Now, students can learn visual design, manga and fashion design. As there are many international students who come here, the school has an established support network to help international students with their Japanese language skills and life in Japan.

Prices starting from

¥1,093,000

24 months

¥2,016,000

Prices starting from

¥1,093,000

24 months

¥2,016,000

Prices starting from

¥1,093,000

24 months

¥2,016,000

Prices starting from

¥1,066,000

24 months

¥1,982,000
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Yokohama Design College

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Family atmosphere

Due to the school’s compact size, teachers and students are able to form close relationships. The pleasant and open learning environment means students can achieve personal growth while studying something both challenging and interesting.

Student lounge available

Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.

Full time employement support

From preparing you for interviews to teaching you proper business Japanese, this school provides support for when you’re ready to join the Japanese workforce.

Part time job support

The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.

Location

Our school is located in Yokohama.

YOKOHAMA – Tobe Station: located in a quiet area, but just one stop away from Yokohama Station. You can walk to the seaside urban area of Minato Mirai and get to Shibuya, Shinagawa and Ginza within 30 minutes by train.

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time)

Tobe (1 min)
Keikyu Line
Takashimacho (6 min)
Yokohama Subway Line
Hiranumabashi (5 min)
Sotetsu Line

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We are now accepting applications for April 2024 term

Yokohama Design College

Our Courses

Yokohama Design College

TOTAL DESIGN DEPARTMENT

By working together with local companies, students will learn everything they need in order to be a designer, including how to use software, what it's like to work as a designer, how to improve ideas, how to do presentations, etc.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
2 Years

Available starts

April

Other features

Student demographics
CHINA - 47%
US - 6%
SWEDEN - 5%
ITALY - 4%
OTHER COUNTRIES - 38%

12 months

¥1,093,000

24 months

¥2,016,000

Costs

Total course costs

If a student's attendance rate in their first year is 90% or more, there will be a discount on tuition for the second year. Other discounts on the tuition fee may be available depending on other conditions.

Yokohama Design College

FASHION DEPARTMENT

Students learn how to make clothes in their first year. By the second year, the course is split into design and business, where students will deepen their knowledge and techniques. There are two big fashion shows held at the school each year.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
2 Years

Available starts

April

Other features

Student demographics
CHINA - 47%
US - 6%
SWEDEN - 5%
ITALY - 4%
OTHER COUNTRIES - 38%

12 months

¥1,093,000

24 months

¥2,016,000

Costs

Total course costs

Fees for materials are not included. Total cost of materials will depend on each student, but can cost between 100,000 yen to 200,000 yen. If a student's attendance rate in their first year is 90% or more, there will be a discount on tuition for the second year. Other discounts on the tuition fee may be available depending on other conditions.

Yokohama Design College

MANGA DEPARTMENT

Students create their own characters and stories. In the Comic Illustration and Children's Books Course, students create illustrations and picture books. This course is aimed at helping students debut as professionals, so students will publish a lot of their work.

Course length

COURSE LENGTH
2 Years

Available starts

April

Other features

Student demographics
CHINA - 47%
US - 6%
SWEDEN - 5%
ITALY - 4%
OTHER COUNTRIES - 38%

12 months

¥1,093,000

24 months

¥2,016,000

Costs

Total course costs

Fees for materials are not included. Total cost of materials will depend on each student, but can cost between 100,000 yen to 200,000 yen. If a student's attendance rate in their first year is 90% or more, there will be a discount on tuition for the second year. Other discounts on the tuition fee may be available depending on other conditions.

Yokohama Design College

COMPREHENSIVE JAPANESE DEPARTMENT

This course is for students who want to improve their Japanese skills. In the Practical Japanese Course, students will learn business Japanese, trading and bookkeeping in order to help them find a job in Japan. In the Preparatory Course for college and graduate school, students improve their Japanese language abilities so they can attend colleges and graduate schools in Japan.

Course length

COURSE LENGTH
2 Years

Available starts

April - October

Other features

Student demographics
CHINA - 47%
US - 6%
SWEDEN - 5%
ITALY - 4%
OTHER COUNTRIES - 38%

12 months

¥1,066,000

24 months

¥1,982,000

Costs

Total course costs

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥150,000
Tuition Fee ¥560,000
Facility Fee ¥110,000
Other Fees ¥253,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

1st year tuition and fees ¥1,093,000
Tuition Fee ¥560,000
Facility Fee ¥110,000
Other Fees ¥253,000

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥150,000
Tuition Fee ¥560,000
Facility Fee ¥110,000
Other Fees ¥253,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

1st year tuition and fees ¥1,093,000
Tuition Fee ¥560,000
Facility Fee ¥110,000
Other Fees ¥253,000

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥150,000
Tuition Fee ¥560,000
Facility Fee ¥110,000
Other Fees ¥253,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

1st Year Tuition and Fees ¥1,093,000
Tuition Fee ¥560,000
Facility Fee ¥110,000
Other Fees ¥253,000

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥20,000
Enrollment Fee ¥150,000
Tuition Fee ¥560,000
Facility Fee ¥110,000
Other Fees ¥226,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

1st Year Tuition and Fees ¥1,066,000
Tuition Fee ¥560,000
Facility Fee ¥110,000
Other Fees ¥246,000