The Certification comprises both manga and anime production. The curriculum is designed to provide students with strong foundational skills in manga drawing and Japanese animation. This course will be taught and graded by industry veterans and Aso College teachers Yujiro Yamada (Yamada-sensei) and Takeshi Iwamura (Iwamura-sensei). Students new to manga drawing or Japanese animation, or learners with prior learning but who wish to enhance their skills will find this program useful.
|Program Name:||Certification in Japanese Manga and Animation (Fundamentals)|
|Program Developed and Delivered by:||Aso College Group, Japan|
|Certification Awarded by:||Parenthexis Academy, Singapore|
|Program Structure:||10 modules and 28 sub-modules|
|Program Layout:||15 hours video-based instruction; 28 assignments|
|Program Duration:||Self-paced. Estimate 3-6 months full-time and 7-18 months part-time|
|Program Mode of Delivery:||Fully online, interactive learning with coursemates, teacher-graded assignments|
|Program Intake:||Rolling enrollment|
|Graduation Criteria:||Student must complete and pass all modules|
|Program Fees:||USD 299;
(Certificate of Competency will be issued)
There are 10 modules in the course: 5 Manga and 5 Anime. Within the 5 Manga and Anime modules are 14 sub-modules respectively. Students need to complete and pass all 28 sub-module assignments to graduate from the certification program.
The curriculum will teach the foundational skills of manga drawing. Two characters, Koume and her friend will walk students through every lesson. At the end of the Manga modules, students will be adept in drawing monochrome characters.
Take a peek at our Manga course
The curriculum’s objective is to equip students with the theories and skills of Japanese animation. The learning approach is hands-on and students will master the illustration techniques under the guidance of a specially-created animation teacher character throughout the course.
Take a peek at our Anime course
The program is self-paced. Every sub-module comes with a teaching video which averages 30 minutes. Students are encouraged to set aside time to practice and perfect their drawing skills after watching the videos and before submitting their assignments. A good pace of learning is mastering one to two sub-module skillsets per week. At this rate of learning, a student will complete the certification program in three to six months.
For students who would like to take it slower, there is no time limit to complete the course.