Japanese Film and Culture
Conducted in English
In this series lecture seminar, you will take an extensive, in-depth look at the film world of Japan. Your course director and key lecturer, Mr. Ariyoshi, President of Magic Hour, Inc., and co-founder of The Academy at Magic Hour, has over thirty-five years of experience as an independent film producer, buyer, distributor, and promoter. Course highlights include a personalized tour of Toho Film Studio (the studio for Akira Kurosawa’s films, among them Seven Samuraias well as Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla) with a lecture from the former President of Toho Studio and head of the Japan Academy Award Selection Committee. You will receive lectures on Japanese film history, anime, and avant-garde as well as have Q&A with principle Japanese producers and directors. Past lecturers have also included award-winning Japanese soundtrack composers and film editors, who introduce you to their creative process live in the classroom. By course-end, you will have gained a healthy sense of the professionalism, dedication, and skill that so characterizes the Japanese film industry.
The course includes an intensive culture program at a seaside retreat in Kyonan, Chiba, survival Japanese training, a visit to the largest sitting Buddha in Japan, a Matsuri performance with taiko drumming and dinner to follow, a trip to Studio Ghibli, a culture program lecture and dinner in Tokyo, and more.
No prior film experience or knowledge of Japanese or Japanese film is required.
Note: Group Airfare will be arranged for this program.
Japan Culture Program Syllabus
Location: Tokyo, Japan
NY departure and return dates: January 1-24, 2019
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 paid to Queens College Study Abroad
Housing, cultural events, excursions, students fees: $2360
Queens College program fee: $400
Travel and Medical insurance: $55
Not included in the above
CUNY tuition for in-state, matriculated undergraduates: $885
(For out of state undergraduate: $1800)
Mandatory group airfare: $1600 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $25 to $30 per day.
Please keep in mind:
- Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria)
- Some programs may require travel on Fridays and some Saturdays
- Students are encouraged to apply early
Application Deadline: October 26th, 2018
Application Link: Apply Today
Education Abroad Office
Queens College, CUNY
King Hall, Room 203
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad
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