Japan’s Ministry of Education is discussing the approval of a future “Osaka University of Manga Arts & Design”. The university is focusing on developing individuals who can work in the field of manga/comic art globally.
Kyoto Seika University in nearby Kyoto is well-known for its manga studies course, but the new Osaka University of Manga Art & Design will be the first Japanese university which has manga creation as its core subject.
The private university is scheduled to be opened in April 2013 at in the Nanko district of Osaka. The quota of their “Digital Manga/Digital Comic Art” department is limited to ninety students.
“Osaka University of Manga Arts & Design”
Address: 1-10-12 Nanko-kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka, JAPAN