Cram school for foreign students who aim to enter Japanese art universities
The new cram school ena Shinbi ISI Campus has opened!
2019 Placement Record
Number of successful applicants is No.1 in Japan!
Established in 1970, ena Shinbi is the largest cram school for art universities in Japan. As of 2019, 1947 students from ena Shinbi managed to get into Tokyo University of Arts.
●In 2019, 1090 students from ena Shinbi passed the entrance examinations for art universities
●709 students managed to pass the entrance examinations while still enrolled at ena Shinbi! (No.1 in Japan!)
●Competent teachers all graduated from top art universities will offer you personalized tutoring to help you achieve your goals
●Extensive tutoring to prepare you for university interviews
●Offering guidance on how to write short essays and the reason for application letter
General education group in an international learning environment
Since its opening in 1992, it is the largest Japanese language institution in Japan, with approximately 3,000 international students studying every year, based in Tokyo (Takadanobaba / Ikebukuro), Kyoto, and Nagano.
●In total, more than 14,500 students from over 110 Countries graduated from ISI.
●Educational guidance to help you pass the EJU and JLPT examinations
●Regular individual interviews with homeroom teachers
●Professional career advisors
An ideal environment where all instruction is available at the same school building.
・Imaging arts and sciences
※ Depending on the subjects you choose, lessons may take place in different campuses.
1. You will start by learning the basics of both art and Japanese
ena Shinbi ISI Campus is perfect for those who have never studied art: you will start by learning sketching and then you’ll specialize into a field of your choice. The school offers full Japanese language support, so that people can keep up with their classes regardless of their Japanese level.
2. Excellent tutoring service tailored to your needs
The sketching techniques vary from country to country and the content of the entrance examinations differs according to the university and faculty you wish to apply to. Our excellent tutors will help you reach your goals.
3. Counselling sessions
Your teachers will offer you three counselling sessions, during which they will help you to better define your goals and how to achieve them. By talking with them in Japanese, your communication skills will also improve.
An option is also available if you do it more than 3 times.
4. 4 Tutoring on how to write the short essay and the Reason for application
You can have your short essay and homework checked by a teacher and receive constructive feedback, by paying a small fee. Twice a year, ena Shinbi also offers classes on how to write your reason for application letter. An option is also available if you do it more than 3 times.
5. Homeroom teacher system by competent teachers
Our competent teachers are all specialized in the subject they teach. Having graduated from top art universities, they will help you to enhance your talents and achieve your goals.
6. Periodical mock tests to constantly monitor your progress
You will periodically take mock tests from the official examinations for Tokyo University of Arts, Tama Art University and Musashino Art University: an invaluable opportunity to prepare yourself for the actual exams. You will see pass judgment is issued from abundant data based on past pass results.
Tokyo University of the Arts、Tama Art University、Musashino Art University、Joshibi University of Art and Design、Tokyo Zokei University、Nihon University, faculty of Fine Arts、Tokyo Polytechnic University、Yokohama University of Art and Design、Kyoto University of Art and Design、Kyoto Seika University Other (entrance examinations for the above faculties)
※ Those who wish to attend a postgraduate program
|● Practical Exam（Sketching + One other subject）
● Short Essay
● Examination of reason for application
|April-July||Improving your practical’s and sketching skills, as well as your Japanese level.|
|July-September||Summer seminar to help you further improve your skills・Open campus|
|September-November||Mock tests・Interview training・Assistance in preparing the necessary documents for the application to art universities|
|November-December||Submitting your application ・Improving your skills|
|Second half of December||Entrance Examination|
|8:50 am～12：00 am||[Morning Class] Japanese Lesson（First Period～Second Period）|
|13：00 pm～16：10 pm||[Afternoon Class] Japanese Lesson（First Period～Second Period）|
|17：30 pm～20：30 pm||[Basic course for foreign students] ・[University entrance examination course for foreign students ] Sketching Class|
● Tokyo University of the Arts：1 ● Musashino Art University：7 ● Tama Art University ：11 ● Tokyo Zokei University：2 ● Joshibi University of Art and Design：5 ● Nihon University College of Art：4 ● Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music：1 ● Tokyo Polytechnic University：4 ● Kyoto University of Art and Design：1 ● Other Universities：7 Total: 43
Special campaigns for the opening of ena Shinbi ISI Campus
The course lasts 2 years. On the first year, you will study sketching and focus on improving your Japanese. On the second year, you will choose the field you want to specialize in (oil painting, Japanese painting, sculpture, design・crafts, imaging arts and sciences). The content of the preparatory class for the entrance examinations will change accordingly.
|Course||Major Subjects||Course length||Days||Timetable|
|Basic course for foreign students||Basic course||For the entire year||6 days a week(Monday-Saturday)||17：30～20：30 pm|
|University entrance examination course for foreign students||[Not included in the Basic course]
Oil painting,Japanese painting,Sculpture,Design・Crafts,Imaging arts and sciences
|Entrance fee||Course fees (tax included)|
ena Shinbi ISI campus offers individual tutoring sessions on how to write the motivation letter and the short essay, which will be required during the application and the actual exam for art universities, respectively. Instruction is a reservation / ticket system, and the ticket price per ticket is as follows
|Short essay／Reason for application letter||Correction||April-December||－||1,100|
|Individual tutoring||(Saturday)13：30～16：30 pm||5,500|
|Interview guidance||September-December||※Each individual session will last for 40 minutes||2,200|
※About 80 students from Tokyo University of the Arts, Tama Art University, Musashino Art University are working at ena Shinbi as lecturers.
In charge of the Imaging arts and sciences class (graduated from Musashino University of Art)
In charge of the Sculpture class (graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts - postgraduate)
In charge of the Main course/ also teaches Oil painting (graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts - postgraduate)
In charge of the preparatory class for university exams (Saturday and Sunday) (Graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts-Postgraduate)
In charge of Craft design class (evening course) (graduated from Musashino Art University)
In charge of Japanese painting class (graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts)
(from China; graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts - Postgraduate)
Huang Liying (China)
Tama Art University, faculty of product design. Congratulations!
What I like about ena Shinbi is the fact that most teachers are Japanese. Just by having them talking in Japanese all the time, I managed to expand my vocabulary and mastered the art terminology in Japanese. I also learned a lot about drawing and my sketching skills improved significantly.
Finally, I remember I struggled with the short essay, but thanks to my teachers, who gave my many useful advices, I eventually understood that it is always better to write something personal, than trying to go for something overly complicated. Simple is better: I will never forget this precious teaching.