International Student Co-work of Animation 2010

2010 Animation Producing project

Animation Departments of Korea National University of Arts and Tokyo University ofArts are launching a collaborative animation producing project for 10 days, starting december 9th. Our students will gather in K-Arts studio go through foreign co-work of 10 days long. Only to burst out their potential, interacting  ” in a way harmonious, still somewhat discordant”. Completed animation will be presented in SIGRAPH Asia2010 SEOUL. It is the very initial association between two leading institution throughout the Asia, hence, we proudly recommend you to take a look for yourself.

Project details


Tokyo Geidai is organizing a international exchange program over asian countries especially focused on Japan, China and Korea, with a 3-year-plan beginning 2010. This co-work is also a part of the program, managed by Tokyo Geidai Dept. of anim-ation, associating graduate schools of Animation in China and Korea. For the begin-ning year, we planned to collaborate with K-Arts, an institution stands firmly at the zenith of art education in Korea. It is also on the table to join other institutions of China next year.

Achievement and Goal

The idea is, to make a one minute animation per each group, 8 minutes in total. Co-llaboration all over production process will not only strengthen network bond betw-een universities, but also widen international view of every members.

Interpreter &Coordinator

Kim Joon Yang (K-arts faculty), Hiromitsu Murakami (Tokyo Geidai Graduate School of Flim and New Media Assistant Professor)

Production Plan 

12/9 Thu – participants arrival, Group session

12/10 Fri – Production design, presentation in group

12/11 Sat – Production

12/13 Mon – Screening, Elaboration

12/14 Tue – Sound mixing, Final editing

12/15 Wed – presentation & Exhibition in SIGRAPH Asia


Products will be shown in SIGRAPH Asia 2010, via screening & presentation including making films.


Korea National University of Arts / Tokyo University of Arts Supervising Professor

Prof. Park Se Hyeong (K-Arts School of Films, TV and Multimedia Dept. of Animation)

Prof. Lee Jung Min (K-Arts School of Films, TV and Multimedia Dept. of Animation)

Prof. Mitsuko Okamoto (Tokyo Geidai Graduate School of Film and New Media )

M F A :  MASTER OF FINE ARTDepartment of Animation

K-Arts Dept. of Animation Master of Fine Arts Course is production-specialized, improved curriculum for in-depth seeking animator.(or, animated filmmaker) Thus, this course is a professional education system for selected minority. To cultivate trained animators, K-Arts call in various experts inside and outside of the country, keep facilities well-equiped. Also, professional one-on-one tutoring and activated communication with other artistic fields make K-arts one of the most competitive institution of animation in Korea. Still, further attempts will always be continued to bea leading part of upcoming waves in animation.

K-Arts Student


The main campus of Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) is located in Ueno Park, a historic area in north-central Tokyo, famous for its museums, spring cherry blossoms and examples of Edo period architecture. The university is regarded as the most prestigious institute for fine arts and music in Japan. The high level entry examination ensures that the only the hig hest caliber students are admitted. The university boasts many distinguished artists on its teach-ing staff and some outstanding and unique facilities. The University Library contains about half a million volumes relating to fine arts and music, many of which are rare and valuable. In 1998, the new concert hall Sôgakudô, a triumph of both architectural and acoustic achievement, was built as a replacement to the aging and deteriorating wooden concert hall and with the purpose of facilitating demanding new types of performance. The University Art Museum, a major collection of artifacts of national importance, plays a central role in the preservation of Japan’s cultural assets and the presentation of university work to the general public. The Faculty of Fine Arts owns an off-campus research center in Nara, one of the ancient capitals of Japan, home to many of the nation’s cultural assets. Accommodation is provided, allowing students and staff access to the many research and preservation projects taking place in the region. The university is keen to strengthen its overseas links, developing in recent years a number of exchange programs with institutes of fine arts and music overseas.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FILM  AND  NEW  MEDIADepartment of AnimationConstructing a New Microcosm of Animation

The Department of Animation of the Graduate School of Film and New Media at To-kyo University of the Arts aims to reconfigure the increasingly diffuse world of ani-mation, evaluate the originality of animation in this country from an internationalperspective, and dedicate ourselves to education, research and the cultivation of creative talent in order to sustain this genre s autonomous development.

Curriculum (graduate education and research)

Together with founding a corpus of required subjects and classes including appro-aches and knowledge of animation as well as production issues in a collective environment, we are going to concretely develop a curriculum allowing a higher and more general level of teaching and research on animation as visual art, by creating empiric chances of acquisition and study, in the curriculum as well as from its out-side, thanks to the help and collaboration of authors and directors, and by introducing new perceptions regarding the production system, as well as new directions inspired from the outside regarding critical viewing, in order to aim for new ways of appreciations for the art of animation.

Tokyo University ofArts Student

2010 Team works

Team A < Ferris Wheel >

Team B  < Burn >

Team C < Magic Pencil >


Team E < Loving and Barking>


Team G < Real & Fake >

Team H < The room is filled with your silent voice>