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Global Fashion School Rankings 2017

Bunka Fashion Graduate University

Tokyo, Japan

In the heart of Tokyo, close to the famous Shibuya district, Bunka Fashion Graduate University is one of four schools that are part of the Bunka Gakuen Education Foundation. Opened in 2006, with two divisions of specialisation, fashion creation and fashion management, Bunka was the first institution in Japan to specialise in skills-based graduate education.Within the school there are three key focuses: design, technology and management. Bunka achieved high scores for its marketing and business courses - each receiving 73 percent satisfaction from students. In addition, students also scored the resources available to them on campus highly. Scores for technical skills courses and digital innovation were 86 and 80 percent respectively, and correlatively, 90 percent of MA graduates believed they were prepared to enter the industry following graduation. However, despite feeling prepared to enter the industry, students scored Bunka's career services and networking opportunities averagely. Overall, students were satisfied with the diversity and quality of the student body, and the teaching staff at Bunka Graduate University received a strong 86 percent score.


Graduate, Fashion Ranking 2017

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MA Fashion Design; MA Fashion Technology

Student & Alumni Comments

"Very strong connections to the industry in Japan. With Bunka's reputation, we are exposed to many high profile professionals."


"BFGU has a very small student body so teachers always take their time for each student and help realise each students creative vision."


"An intense and rewarding experience. BFGU has one of the best reputations in Japan due to its state-of-the art facilities and rigorous technical curriculum."


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