This school aims to get you from “ZERO to PRO” with a 100% employment rate among its graduates who seek it. Its programs include: Game Design, Digital Movie, Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration, Music, Car Design, Robotics, IT, and Web Design.
HAL opened in 1984 in Osaka. It is currently Japan’s largest specialized training college having schools in front of each terminal station in Shinjuku-Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. They provide a cutting-edge learning environment with diverse cooperation with world leading companies including Nintendo and Microsoft. There are about 6,000 students here. They have also set up an environment to cultivate creators who are active worldwide by adopting a foreign exchange program at “CREAPOLE” in Paris.
In addition, with their aim as much about training skills as it is about your employment, they dedicate staff specifically to support your post-graduation employment, who give personal coaching for everything from how to write your personal resume, interviewing, and the production and presentation of your career portfolio. They 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.
Relatedly, HAL also offers an Internship Program, which is a special off¬-campus curriculum conducted a year before the graduation of 4 year course to develop an immediate practicum for your skills by training in an actual company site. By a long practical experience with professional guidance, gain confidence and clarify the future prospects.
Occupations aim after graduation
Game Programmer / Game Planner / Game 2D-3DCG Designer / Graphic Designer / WEB Designer / 3DCG Designer / Game Music Composer / SE (System Engineer) / DTP Designer / 3DCG, Movie Production / WEB Engineer / Art Director / Product Director / Network Operation and Maintenance / Project Manager / Editor / Sales / Ordinary and General Career Track
The main employment companies of graduates
ASPECT,Inc. / ASOBIMO, Inc. / Amana inc. / Ignis Imageworks Corp. / Imaginarypower,Inc. / Aiming Inc. / OLM Digital, Inc. / GAO COMPANY Inc. / CAPCOM CO., LTD. / Kobe Digital Labo Inc. / Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. / CYBIRD Co., Ltd. / SystemEXE,Inc. / Scarab Studio Inc. / DMM.com Labo Co., Ltd. / DMM.com Labo Co., Ltd. / Digital Frontier Inc. / Transcosmos inc. / Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. / Japan System Techniques Co., Ltd. / HAKUHODO i-studio Inc. / PlatinumGames Inc. / FromSoftware, Inc. / Polygon Magic, Inc. etc.