KADOKAWA Contents Academy株式會社成立於2013年10月，希望透過專業教育機構將日本獨特的創作技巧推廣至世界各地，讓動漫相關內容產業能有更活躍的發展與成長。
From Japan, New “Learning” Platform to the World
KADOKAWA Contents Academy Co. Ltd was founded in October 2013 with the aim of constructing a platform of new “Learning” that helps spread the know-how of Japanese content producing to the world. KCA is supported by parent KADOKAWA Corp. which started with publishing and has become one of the biggest content business companies passing through 70 years history.
Through this overseas content school business, KCA aims to grow the talents and provide grounds that can allow them to create their original works in their countries and areas of the world with the focus on Asia. This contributes to the creation, development, and diversification of local entertainment industries, which is supported by Cool Japan Fund Inc.: a public-private investment fund supervised by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and other national corporations.
台灣角川國際動漫股份有限公司. which runs the first school “角川國際動漫教育”（KADOKAWA International Edutainment） in Taipei.
KIE would like to bring up international creators and produce many Taiwan-original works. Under the guidance of not only Taiwanese and Japanese teachers who are active professional writers, but also the careful and practical educational curriculum produced in Japan, this original education content can effectively help students acquire potential jobs in the future.
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The Courses available
1. Manga Course（For Beginners～Experienced people）
One of the enjoyments of manga creation is that students can freely express their attractive ideas and views of their world with “Picture” and “Story”. In this course, not only can students learn the fundamental skills of story making, character setting, NAME (storyboard), digital drawing, but also advanced techniques with the know-how of“what makes manga interesting” by the Taiwanese and Japanese teachers, who are active professional manga artists. Furthermore, the students can receive practical instructions in an assumed role between an editor and a manga artist production site situation during the class. All of the students’ graduation works are checked by the editors from KADOKAWA so that new creators can be discovered among them; this will therefore maximizes the possibility of the students debuting in the professional industry.
2. Character Design Course（For Beginners～Experienced people）
“Character” is loved not only in manga and animation, but also serves as a messenger in games, advertisements and merchandise designs in this information-oriented society. In this course, KIE will teach students the basic design such as character setting and view of the world setting to the extensive knowledge such as utilization and marketing of character contents, which strives to lead students to be a professional character designer who can be successful on the multiple fields. Similar to Manga Course, students will be instructed by editors, and graduation work will be checked in editorial department of KADOKAWA. KIE creates a path to help students prepare to work as a professional illustrator.
3. Voice actor
This brand new course for voice acting which is produced and designed by professional Japanese expert,and guide by the present voice actors in Taiwan. This course would include all performers and skills improvement for voice acting, such as animation, drama, narration, radio, and commercial as well. You can learn all the secrets about Japanese style voice acting without learning Japanese itself!
From the basic vocal excises to advance level performance, this course will help you to build up you own varieties of vocal abilities, let your voice become the soul of the character, make you a different life!
4. Light novels
Light novels, originated in Japan, has attracted a large number of fans all over the world, and enjoys wide popularity in Taiwan with a quite considerable circulation. Many people start to fall in love with reading through light novels. Taiwan’s most popular light novel writers will supervise the syllabus personally, not only teaching you to write interesting works, but also sharing valuable experience and knowledge in creating a more commercial light novel! This course aims at enabling you to contribute works to a light novel contest. If winning a prize in the contest, you will have a chance to debut and publish works!
CG technology has played an indispensable role in the games, TV programs, movies, and animation. With the popularity of social games in recent years, there is an increasing demand for CG producer. The goal of this course is to cultivate outstanding CG producers by teaching the expertise of Japanese CG technology. We will invite the experts who have considerable experience in schools and Japanese game producer to arrange the syllabus, so that the students can learn actual techniques required in the practical work. At the same time, we will provide guidance for employment, and outstanding students will have the opportunity to work in the Japanese production companies!