Location: Tokyo, Japan
Programs: Fashion Design, 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.
Misc: You must pass a Japanese language proficiency test and have the financial means to live in Japan. Part-time work is not allowed when you're a student.
Famous Alumni: Yohji Yamamoto, Kenzo Takada, Tsumori Chisato, Tex Saverio, Jun Takahashi (Undercover), Junya Watanabe, Hiroko Koshino.
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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