Japanese Film and Culture
Conducted in English
In this series lecture seminar, you will take an extensive look at the
film world in Japan with specific attention to Japanese film history,
promotion, and production. The course director and key lecturer, Mr.
Ariyoshi, President of Magic Hour, Inc., and
the founder of The Film Academy at Magic Hour, is a highly experienced
and practiced independent film promoter, distributer, and producer.
Other course highlights include a personalized guided tour of Toho Film
Studio (the studio for Akira Kurosawa’s films,
among them Seven Samurai
, as well as Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla
by its former President and head of the Japan Academy Award Committee,
Mr. Tomiyama. You will receive lectures on sub-genres of Japanese film
to include anime and avant-garde
from leading producers and/or directors. You will learn about
soundtrack composition and sound editing versus mixing in film. By
course-end, you should have a healthy respect for the professionalism,
artistry, and skill that defines the Japanese film industry.
No prior film experience or knowledge of Japanese or Japanese film is required.
Note: Group Airfare will be arranged for this program.
Culture program syllabus
Location: Tokyo, Japan
NY departure and return dates: January 1-24, 2016
Arrive in Tokyo January 2nd for transfer to Culture Program site
credits, Media Studies
Faculty: The Film Academy at Magic Hour
Housing: Dormitory style with communal bathrooms and showers
Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3456
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $825
Queens College program fee: $400
Travel insurance: $45
Consolidated fee (includes Housing, cultural events, and students fees): $2186
Not included in the above cost:
Airfare: $1600 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $25 to $30 per day.
Application Deadline: October 26, 2015
Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.
Education Abroad Office
King Hall, Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad
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