3. BUNKA FASHION COLLEGE/BUNKA WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY (Tokyo, Japan)
-Programs: Fashion Design, Fashion Creation & Technology, Marketing, Accessories & Textiles.
-Number of Students: Total in both colleges: 8,000 Design: 4,000
-Tuition: ¥1,045,000- 1,570,000 ($12,677- $19,030) depending on college and program
-Misc: You must have a good understanding of Japanese and have the financial means to live in Japan; part-time work is not allowed when you’re a student.
-Famous Grads: Kenzo Takada, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Hiroko Koshino, Chisato Tsumori
-The Bottom Line: Created in 1919, it’s always been on the cutting edge of fashion. Bunka most notably came to prominence in the 1960’s when its graduates starting showing in Paris. It’s now synonymous with Japanese avant-garde design. The top-notch design is rounded out by marketing and technology programs.