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学校法人・専門学校 HAL

ゲームから未来までIT・デジタルコンテンツを学ぶ専門学校
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Welcome to HAL
ようこそHALへ
HAL 에 오신 것을 환영합니다.
HAL欢迎你!

Receiving strong support from the world's top companies like Nintendo and Microsoft
A specialized training college for learning about cutting edge IT and digital contents from games to the space industry

About the school

HAL opened in 1984 in Osaka. It is currently Japan's largest,specialized training college having schools in front of each terminal station in TokyoShinjyuku, Osaka, and Nagoya. We provide a cutting-edge learning environment with diverse cooperation with world leading companies including Nintendo and Microsoft. There are about 6,000 students here learning about game, CG, animation, music, car design, robotics, web, and IT fields. Graduates will earn a high reputation from our practical teaching and job guidance, reflecting the human resource needs of each industry. We have also set up an environment to cultivate creators who are active worldwide by adopting a foreign exchange program at "CREAPOLE" in Paris.

HAL Tokyo Cocoon Tower
HAL Tokyo
Cocoon Tower
HAL Osaka
HAL Osaka
HAL Nagoya Spiral Towers
HAL Nagoya
Spiral Towers
Q1
What kinds of departments are there?
A1

[Daytime Departments - 4 years]

Game College
・ Game Design Dept.
・ Game Planning Dept.
・ Game Production Dept.

CG College
・ CG Images Dept.
・ Graphic Design Dept.
・ Anime and Illustration Dept.

Music College
・ Music Dept.

Car Design College
・ Car Design Dept.

Robot College
・ Advanced Robotics Development Dept.

IT College
・ Advanced Information Processing Dept.
・ Web Development Dept.

[Daytime Departments - 2 years]

Game College
・ Game Dept.

CG College
・ CG Dept.

Music College
・ Music Dept.

Robot College
・ Electronic Dept.

IT College
・ Information Processing Dept.
・ Web Dept.

[Daytime Departments - 1 year]

National Examination College.
・ National Examination Dept.

[Evening specialty Departments - 2 years] 7:00pm - 9:15pm

・ Game Dept.
・ CG Images Dept.
・ Graphic Design Dept.
・ Web Design Dept.
・ Network Dept.
・ Information Processing Dept.

[Evening Courses - free plan] 7:00pm - 9:15pm

・ Game Field
・ CG Images Field
・ Graphic Design Field
・ Web Design Field
・ Network Field
・ Information Processing Field
・ National Examination and Vendor Certification Acquisition

[Saturday Courses] 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm

・ Fundamental Information Technology Engineer Course
・ Applied Information Technology Engineer Course

* International student visas are not available for evening courses and Saturday courses. Please contact our enrollment inquiry office.

Q2
What educational features does HAL have?
A2
We have achieved an academic-industrial alliance that provides ideal professional education. We ensure practical education learning from professionals by interacting with companies from the time you are a student. We have also adopted a unique educational curriculum called "creativity development/humanity education." This will maximize your creativity and train you in communication skills necessary in Japanese society.
Q3
What is the academic-industrial alliance?
A3

Academic-industrial alliance is the collaboration of the industrial world and educational institutions.
As an effort with companies,

・ Development of a curriculum that anticipates the needs of the time and implementation of demonstration software and hardware
・ Special lectures by specialists who are active in the industry
・ Internship programs with prominent companies
・ We are accumulating achievements with the set-up of a closely knit cooperative system including projects, which handles plans, development, and production from requests by companies until they have reached product commercialization.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. Proposal of usage examples for Nintendo DSi software
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Proposal of usage examples for Nintendo DSi software
Warner Music Japan Inc. Production and proposal of a logo design to be used for a new heavy metal label
Warner Music Japan Inc.
Production and proposal of a logo design to be used for a new heavy metal label
Toyota Motor Corporation "Design Prius for Smiles" becomes a full-scale car
Toyota Motor Corporation "Design Prius for Smiles" becomes a full-scale car
Q4
Can anyone from beginners study?
A4

Professionally experienced instructors will thoroughly teach you everything from the fundamentals. Also, with support from companies, we have set up every kind of game development machine such as Nintendo3DS, Wii, PLAYSTATION and Xbox360 as well as the most up to date equipment including motion capture and full digital surround systems. We can provide an ideal environment for creators. Since you learn in the same environment as professionals, even though you are a beginner when you enter school, as a graduate, you will gain skills that are ready to be used immediately.

Game development environment for Nintendo3DS/Wii
Game development environment for Nintendo3DS/Wii
Vicon motion capture systems
Vicon motion capture systems
Q5
What kind of support is there for job hunting?
A5
The employment staff will give careful personal coaching for everything from how to write your personal resume, interviewing, and the production and presentation of your career portfolio. We will give complete support regarding tactics for qualifications and certification examinations that are advantageous to employment as well. In addition, the school will actively support you to create tactics and obtain a work visa, etc. regarding employment in Japan.
Q6
What kinds of people are current students and graduates?
A6

Japanese anime was the beginning.
I did not speak Japanese at first, but I aim to be professional studying at HAL.


German Jimenez

Spain/3rd Grade at CG Images Dept.

How I got interested in Japan

My brother, who is 4 year older than me visited Japan as a short-term exchange student every year since he was 15.
He told me a lot about Japan. I myself do Karate since I was 3 and watch a lot of Japanese anime such as “Dragonball,” “Doraemon,” so it was natural that I came to be interested in Japan.

Before I joined HAL

During summer holidays when I was 17 and thinking what to do after I graduate from high-school, I visited Tokyo with my brother. I participated in HAL’s trial enrollment he recommended with no serious thought.
The first thing struck me was HAL’s building design. I was amazed at such distinct and cool design. I did enter the building, and attended a trial CG lesson. I did not understand Japanese, but my brother was there to translate for me. Actually, the teacher who gave me a lesson then is now in charge of my class. The lesson turned out to be very interesting and exactly what I wanted to study. I felt “I must study at this school”.
After that, I graduated from high-school and moved to Japan. I went to a Japanese language school for one and a half year and joined HAL.

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I left graduate school to pursue my desire for game production.
Teachers and friends help me grow.
My dream is to create a game that will be played in my homeland.


Chonnipa Nilubol

Thailand/2nd Grade at Game Dept.

How I Came to Japan

I fell in love with Japanese computer games when I played titles of Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Especially, “FINAL FANTASY” moved me when I was in the 5th grade at an elementary school. That title made me want to create games that can move people. Games made me interested in Japan and Japanese language, so I moved to Japan after I graduated from a university in Thailand. I spent the first three months studying at a Japanese language school, then I went to a graduate school. I majored in Research Biology, but the thought “I want to create games,” had never left my mind. I could not give up that dream of mine. Finally, I made up my mind to quit the graduate school and join a school where I could learn about creating games.

Why I Chose HAL

When I was researching about schools to study game CG, I came across HAL’s web site.
I was impressed with the comments from international students and the quality of students’ work, and decided to apply for the trial enrollment.
I was really surprised at how HAL’s facilities were very well-prepared. HAL was absolutely matchless compared to four other schools I also checked out.
Also, a trial CG lesson I attended were very interesting. All the teachers were highly experienced and excellent in their jobs. I felt no other place can prepare myself to be successful in the game CG industry, so decided to join HAL.

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I love Japan and it was the place I wanted to study game design!
HAL teaches you the critical skills in becoming a member of society.
Studying at HAL made my dream come true.


Fondevila Sebastian

Argentina/4th Grade at Game Design Dept.

How I Came to Japan

I became interested in Japan because of Japanese movies and Japanese fencing. I had been a fan of Japanese samurai-movies for a long time, so I started Japanese fencing at the age of 15. This also led me to start studying Japanese language too. My interest in Japan increased as I studied further, and I visited Japan for the first time in 2009. While traveling I went to so many places, communicated with local people which I really enjoyed, and these experiences made me want to live in Japan. Also, I had a desire for learning to design games, since games had been my favorite hobby all along. Then I made up my mind to live and study game design in Japan.

How I Got to Know about HAL

I learned about HAL through its web site. I came across the web site when I was searching for information on the internet about schools to learn game design.
Actually, I passed by HAL’s school building when I was traveling in Japan, and said to myself ”what is this cool building?” I didn’t even know it was a school until then. Soon I applied for HAL’s trial enrollment, and the trial game design training was very interesting. Considering they have many experienced teachers, and have sent a great number of their graduates to major companies, I decided to join HAL.

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My teachers at HAL are the very people who created the games that fascinated me when I was younger. This is an amazing experience!
I felt secure and well supported. They also taught me the things I should know to live in Japan.


Nicholas Joseph Dahms

USA/Second year in the Game Production Dept.

Why I Chose HAL

I've been always interested in Japanese animations and games. Because of that, I became interested in the Japanese language and culture. After graduating from a U.S. university, I came to Japan and studied at a Japanese university while working as an English teacher. However, my desire to pursue "what I really want to do" gradually became stronger day by day. Finally, I made a decision to go into the game industry and become a professional. I knew about HAL already, but when I visited the campus, I was very impressed how all the teachers were professionals in the field with strong connections. I felt it might be a very effective factor in job searching, and decided to join HAL.

School Life

When I joined HAL, I had finished university and worked for a while. Being a little older than most of my classmates, I was at first concerned if we could have common things to talk about. But soon I discovered there was nothing to worry about. Everyone at HAL has the same goal. I met many good friends, and am having a wonderful school life.

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The opportunity to show my work to companies at school connected me to employment.

Ortiz Pedro

Mexico/Graduated 2012 in Game Production Dept.
Employed as a game designer at From Software, Inc.

About employment in Japan

A company that I respect has recruited me. I'll never forget the emotion of that moment. The event "Career Portfolio Presentation," where I could show my work to companies at the school, connected me to employment.

Advantages to studying at HAL

I was awarded the HAL grand prize at the graduation works exhibition as a culmination of my 4 years of studying. I was able to pass the national examination as a fundamental information technology engineer and thanks to learning at HAL I feel I could make my dreams come true.

I chose HAL in order to be employed in the game industry, and now my dream became reality!

Danielsson Timor

Sweden/Graduated 2012 in Game Design Dept.
Employed at PlatinumGames Inc. as a game CG designer

Why choose HAL

I have always wanted to work in the game industry but by studying on my own I couldn't enter the game industry. Therefore, I enrolled in HAL with its high employment results in the game industry.

Advantages to studying at HAL

It was a good experience due to the gracious support from the teachers and to be able to learn directly from famous game companies like Nintendo and CAPCOM. I was able to get a job as a CG designer at the game company that I had hoped for. It was really great studying at HAL.

Q7
I would like some detailed school information.
A7

We will send you the latest HAL school brochures. Request brochures here.
*Overseas dispatch is not available.

For enrollment

Q8
How much Japanese language ability is necessary?
A8
Your Japanese language ability must fulfill any one of the following conditions.

・ People who have attended a Japanese language school accredited by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education for 6 months or more

・ People who have scored 200 points or higher on the "Japanese as a Foreign Language" section (reading comprehension, listening comprehension and listening-reading comprehension total) of the Examination of Japanese University Admission for International Students

・ People who have passed level N2 (previous level 2) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test hosted by Japan Educational Exchange and Services

・ People who have scored 400 points or higher on the BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test)

・ People who have received one year or more of education at a school* specified in Article 1 of the Japanese School Education Act.

* Japanese elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, technical colleges, junior colleges, universities, graduate schools but excluding kindergartens
Q9
I would like to ask about how to enroll.
A9

Please contact us by telephone *Japanese Only
Everyday (10:00am ? 8:00pm except Sundays and holidays)

HAL TOKYO

03-3344-1010

HAL OSAKA

06-6347-0001

HAL NAGOYA

052-551-1001

Application Procedure *Japanese Only

Q10
I would like to visit the school.
A10

Here for those wishing to visit
School Visits Everyday (10:00am - 8:00pm except Sundays and holidays)

Address

HAL Tokyo College of Technology & Design

Add: 1-7-3 Nishi-shinjyuku.Shinjyuku-ku.Tokyo. 160-0023 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3344-1010
Fax: +81-3-3344-3001

HAL Osaka College of Technology & Design

Add: 3-3-1 Umeda.Kita-Ku.Osaka.530-0001 Japan
Tel: +81-6-6347-0001
Fax: +81-6-6345-3456

HAL Nagoya College of Technology & Design

Add: 4-27-1 Meieki.Nakamura-Ku.Nagoya.450-0002 Japan
Tel: +81-52-551-1001
Fax: +81-52-582-0077

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