Bunka Fashion College

Photo: Courtesy of Bunka Fashion College

Photo: Courtesy of Bunka Fashion College

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Programs: 

Undergraduate: Fashion Creation; Fashion Technology; Fashion Marketing and Distribution; Fashion Accessories and Textiles.

Annual Tuition: ¥1,264,500-¥1,374,500 ($11,158-$12,129 at current exchange rates), depending on the program.

Famous Alumni: Hiroko Koshino, Kenzo Takada, Junko Koshino, Yohji Yamamoto, Atsuro Tayama,  Tsumori Chisato, Keita Maruyama, Akira Minagawa, Toshikazu Iwaya, Jun Takhashi.  

Companies that recruit from this school, according to the school: Adastria Co., Ltd., A-net.Inc, Onward Kashiyama Co, Ltd., Comme des Garçons, Stripe International Inc., Mash Holdings, Isetan, Mitsukoshi Holdings, United Arrows Ltd., Yohji Yamamoto, Renown Incorporated.

Enrollment: 3,321

Growth in enrollment since 2017: 1%

Graduation rate: 94%

Class size: 36

Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1

Classes are taught in: Japanese

Percentage of international students: 26%

Photo: Courtesy of Bunka Fashion College

Photo: Courtesy of Bunka Fashion College

The Bottom Line: Bunka, founded in 1923 as Japan's first dressmaking school, came to prominence in the 1960s when its graduates starting showing in Paris. It's now synonymous with Japanese avant-garde design, rounded out by marketing and technology programs.

More Info: www.bunka-fc.ac.jp

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Last updated December 2018.