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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Trimester 3
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit
Credit Type: Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:
Screen & Design Jap

Unit: ACG308 (1 credit point)

Tuesday 9th May 1:00 - 1:50PM
Room P3.14 - Melbourne Burwood Campus
(Geelong Waterfront details TBC)

Explore Japan’s contradictions: from Harajuku pop culture to the temples and old market streets of Kyoto.

This study tour highlights how traditional and emerging art practices and technologies converge within contemporary Japanese culture, focusing on interdisciplinary practices within the screen and design disciplines. This unit engages with divergent Japanese cultures - from high concept art and design to anime, film, manga and street and game cultures, through visits to key places of interest including Akihabara, Ginza design precinct, Omotosando, Shibuya and the world heritage listed temples and shrines of Kyoto.

The study tour experience will inform new work and new understandings of the research process for students in Animation, Visual Communication Design as well as other creative arts disciplines. The following different modes of study will be conducted throughout the study tour:

• Field trips to major locations of cultural significance to the history of art, technology, popular culture and design of Japan.
• Guided studio visits to major animation and design studios in Japan.
• Collaborative classes with students at partner universities including Musashino Art University in Tokyo and Kyoto University of Art & Design.
• Specified assignment tasks carried out in a variety of contexts and spaces.
• Formal discussion and presentation sessions with students from partner universities.


  • WAM (Weighted Average Mark) above 50 
  • completed at least 8 credit points at time of application
  • acceptance into the program and access to enrol in study tour unit is subject to selection process with academic co-ordinators.If students are unsure as to whether this unit fits within your course structure, or your WAM, please contact your faculty course advisor.

Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process, as places are limited. Students should always identify another unit as an alternative to a study tour unit when planning their course or major.

Unit enrolment:
Students will only be able to enrol in a study tour in StudentConnect after they have been offered a place in a program. Students accepted into the program will be advised when they can visit StudentConnect to enrol in their study tour unit. 

13th November - 2nd December, 2017. Dates subject to change and will be confirmed shortly.

Approx costs: $6,000. (To be confirmed)

Included in the program price is:
• Return flights
• Twin share accommodation
• All meals
• All In-country transport
• Travel insurance for length of the program
• Entry to museums and cultural activities

Items not included in the price and that students should allow for are:
• Unit enrolment fees
• Passport and Visa fees
• Vaccinations
• Spending money
• Meals not specified on the itinerary

Funding and grant options:
OS-HELP Loans: (For students in Commonwealth Supported Places)
Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $7,880 to help fund their participation in the program. There is also a supplementary amount of $1,050 if you will be undertaking Japanese language study in preparation for study in Japan.
The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found here.
We recommend students apply for their OS-HELP Loan as soon as they are accepted and enrol into the study tour unit. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines set by Reho Study Tours are mandatory, regardless of the status of an OS-HELP Loan application.

Faculty Travel Grants
You may be eligible for a travel grant from the Faculty of Arts and Education. Eligibility criteria and how to apply available at:

Academic program co-ordinators:
Tonya Meyrick and Rosemary Woodcock.


Important dates:

Applications open: Monday 10 April, 2017.
Applications close: Sunday 14 May, 2017.
Interviews: Week 29 May- 2 June.
Program pre-departure: Tuesday 3 October, 2017 in Melbourne CBD.
Deakin Abroad pre-departure: TBC


Travel Insurance:
Complimentary travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, plus up to 10 days coverage for personal travel. Students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
More information about International Travel Insurance for Students can be found here:


Important to note:

A minimum number of 16 students is required for the program to run and places are limited to 20 students in total. Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.

Deakin's Global Citizenship Program
Faculty-led study programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program

Cancellation policy:

Over 90 days: Loss of $500 deposit
90-60 days: 50 % cancellation penalty
60- 0 days: 100 % cancellation penalty


Any questions?
If you have any enquiries about this program, you are welcome to contact the Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning Office: or (03) 9246 8759

Japan Class


This program is currently not accepting applications.