“School Theater” Announcement

Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media announces the “School Theater” program for elementary school, junior high school and high school students

PDF Flyer (in Japanese only)

The increasing diversity of media and growing role of media in our daily lives has made media literacy an ever more pressing topic. In particular, media literacy should be regarded as an essential skill for children, who are still in the midst of emotional and intellectual maturation and need to learn methods for watching and interpreting media. Furthermore, giving children the opportunity to view a wide range of high quality works fosters creativity and deepens their understanding of art.

We have undertaken production and research in the fields of cinema, media art and animation since this department’s establishment in 2005. We aim to harness the achievements of this department to develop opportunities in media literacy education for the next generation.

Mitsuko Okamoto, Professor at the Graduate School of Film and New Media and head of the university’s international and diversity initiatives

1 Visual Media as a Method for Education – Making “Pythagora Switch,” “Thinking Class,” and “0655/2355”

For high school students, registration required 

Instructor: Masahiko Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Film and New Media)
Date: February 4, 2018 (Sun) 14:00 – 16:00
Theme: Unlike paper-based media, television and the Internet are able to handle movement, sound and time. “Pythagora Switch” producer Masahiko Sato discusses the methods for visual expression and philosophy that underpins the TV series. 

Application link http://canvas.ws/workshop/16706 

Applications accepted from high school students who reside or study in Kanagawa Prefecture.

2 Cinema and Cinematography: Learn from a Professional Cinematographer

For junior high school students, registration required

Instructor: Katsumi Yanagishima (Professor, Graduate School of Film and New Media)
Date: February 24, 2018 (Sat) 14:30 – 16:30
Theme: How are films made by industry professionals? Cinematographer Katsumi Yanagishima has served as DP for numerous films directed by Takeshi Kitano and has won awards including the top honor for cinematography at the Japan Academy Awards. He discusses professional sets and productions with demonstrations using film equipment. 


Application link http://canvas.ws/workshop/16707

Applications accepted from junior high school students who reside or study in Kanagawa Prefecture.

3 Discover the World of Short Animation

For elementary school students only

Instructor: Yuichi Ito (Professor, Graduate School of Film and New Media)
Date: February 26, 2018 (Sun) 9:00 – 11:50
Part 1  9:00 – 10:20 (includes 10-minute break) 
Part 2  10:30 – 11:50 (includes 10-minute break)
Theme: Animation brings drawings and puppets to life. Short animated films from around the world will be screened, followed by a discussion of the themes addressed in the works and a demonstration of production techniques.