Japanese Film and Culture
Conducted in English
In this series lecture seminar, we first view a few classics of Japanese Cinema with lectures to follow and Q and A. We then take an extensive look at the film world in Japan with specific attention to film promotion and production. Highlights include a personalized guided tour of Toho Film Studio (the studio for Akira Kurosawa’s films as well as Godzilla) by its former President, Mr. Tomiyama. You will receive lectures on sub-genres of Japanese film to include anime and avant-garde from leading producers/directors/actors. The course also includes a culture program with a four-night stay at a seaside retreat, survival Japanese training, a visit to the largest Buddha in Japan, a Matsuri performance with taiko drumming and a barbecue to follow, a trip to Studio Ghibli, live Sumo action, and more.
Our key lecturer, Mr. Ariyoshi, President of Magic Hour, is one of the most experienced and practiced independent film promoter, distributers and film producers in Japan. No prior film experience or knowledge of Japanese or Japanese film is required.
Note: Group Airfare will be arranged for this program.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
NY departure and return dates: January 1-24, 2014
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): $3358
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduate): $735
Queens College program fee: $400
Travel insurance: $37
Consolidated fee (includes Housing and Lab fees): $1396
Japan student fee: $250
Tuition differential: $540
Total cost with airfare: $4658
Airfare: $1300 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)
Application Deadline: November 4, 2013
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
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Email: Education Abroad