Mode Gakuen

Mode Gakuen

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Popular chain of fashion schools

Mode Gakuen has schools in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Paris, France (CREAPOLE).

Mode Gakuen has an internship system with companies so that students can experience working at an actual work place before graduation. Internships are still fairly rare in Japan, so this is a definite plus.

Every year, Mode Gakuen also invites 5 to 6 world famous designers to give lectures to Mode Gakuen students. Some designers who have lectured at Mode Gakuen in the past are ANNA SUI, Paul Smith, Katharine Hamnett, Michiko Koshino, Kansai Yamamoto, Yoichi Nagasawa and Nobuhiko Kitamura.

Mode Gakuen has over 5,500 students including 200 foreign students from Asia. Teachers with business experience, active in their respective fields, offer lessons and skill practice. In addition, the school provides original texts, case study, internship programs and group learning.

Mode Gakuen offers senior students a graduation trip to Paris and graduation festivals in which they make presentations which in some cases are broadcast on local TV.

Mode Gakuen offers a 100% Employment Guarantee System, in which students can continue to study, without having to pay school fees, untill they find suitable positions.

Mode Gakuen has extremely modern facilities.

Mode Gakuen

Mode Gakuen lecture hall in Osaka

Fashion design
Fashion Technique
Fashion Business

selected alumni
Jackal Kuzu


Tokyo Mode Gakuen
1-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 160-0023

phone: (81) 03-3344-6000
fax: (81) 03-3344-0303

Osaka Mode Gakuen
3-3-2 Umeda, Kita-ku
Osaka 530-0001

phone: (81) 06-6345-2222
fax: (81) 06-6345-3456

Nagoya Mode Gakuen
4-25-13 Meieki, Nakamura-ku
Nagoya 450-0002

phone: (81) 052-582-0001
fax: (81) 052-582-0077

Review Mode Gakuen

I would like some more information of your courses.

Is it possible to have an e-mail address from this school?

Thanks a lot

Aug 29, 2008 (5052 days ago)

Use the forms on their site. Each school has a form, so you first need to choose the city. You can do that on this page.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Aug 29, 2008 (5052 days ago)

I am looking for a Fashion Designer-Jeans willing to relocate to China.
You can contact me on my email :

Gwenola Coupe
Sep 25, 2008 (5024 days ago)

I would like to take the make-up courses can you please send me more information concerning with that courses

Nov 30, 2008 (4958 days ago)

hi i m looking for the school fees and the application form on this school,but all the profile are write in japanese language so i cant read,may someone help me find the solution?

mandy fua mei yng
Dec 20, 2008 (4938 days ago)

@mandy fua mei yng: If you can’t read Japanese, you won’t be able to enter the school. They require ability to read and write in Japanese. But you can always try to fax or call them to request this information. They will probably send you Japanese pamphlets, though…

Kjeld Duits (author)
Dec 20, 2008 (4938 days ago)

wow, this school is so fetch.

Jan 5, 2009 (4922 days ago)

Dear Concern,
I want to know is there any short program (2-3 months course) in your institute regarding fashion design? Can you please let me know?

Apr 15, 2009 (4823 days ago)

hi im a fashion student in england travelling over to tokyo in february 2010 and was wondering if there was any chance we could take a tour of the institue? please let me know if this is possible. thank you

Caron donaghy
Apr 29, 2009 (4809 days ago)

Can you please give me the contact information for career development or alumni society in your school? I’m looking for fashion designers (top & denim) to work for LTB JEANS that would relocate to Istanbul.

Sinan Bilsel
Mar 1, 2010 (4502 days ago)

Hi Sinan, for these kind if enquiries you will have to contact the school directly. Phone numbers are posted above.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Mar 1, 2010 (4502 days ago)

I’m an Italian language teacher and I’m looking for contacts with Japanese teachers of fashion design (in details “figure drawing”) to contribute to a publication about teaching. I’ll appreciate your help.

Mar 14, 2010 (4490 days ago)

I’m a student who wishes to enroll in this school. I’ve seen the form but it seems that it is impossible to fill in unless you are Japanese and is staying in Japan. The name requires it to be written in Japanese and the address only had options for regions in Japan. May I know if the school has any international enquiries e-mail address? I’d really appreciate your help

Aug 25, 2010 (4325 days ago)

@Jenn: My advice is to give them a call (the phone numbers are listed above). You have a much higher chance of actually getting the information your require and you can do immediate follow up questions. If you use Skype, calling Japan costs just a few cents per minute.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Aug 25, 2010 (4325 days ago)

oh thank you! they can understand english right?

Aug 25, 2010 (4325 days ago)

@Jenn: Not many people speak good English in Japan, actually. But if you don’t try, you loose, right? You will almost certainly need a good command of Japanese to enter the school and attend classes. They can tell you the requirements and perhaps even introduce good Japanese schools.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Aug 26, 2010 (4325 days ago)

I’m a american high school student and my dream is to start my own clothing brand in japan. I’m taking Japanese right now and I’ll probably be able to move there in two-three years. I can read Hiragana and Katakana and a bit of kanji. I’m wondering if this is a good sewing design college to go to and what SAT score I would have to get (if that would even matter there). Will they provide sewing machine for students or will I have to ship mine across seas?

Oct 3, 2010 (4287 days ago)

Hi, my son is a graduate from La Salle College of Arts in Singapore. He has a Diploma in Fashion Communications. He is currently serving his National Service (Army Stint) which is compulsory in Singapore. He completes his NS in Oct 2011. He has a JLPT 2 qualification. His interest is more into creatives and fashion styling. He is looking at continuing his fashion studies in Tokyo. Currently he is looking at Bunka, Vantan and perhaps Mode Gakuen. Any comments and reccomendation is welcome. Thanks. Steven

Steven Auyong
Nov 15, 2010 (4243 days ago)

I am from Sri Lanka. I have done EJU examination which was held on Jun 19th 2011
I have got score report (examination number 11*1416*320005) I want to know how can I apply for your GAKUEN as a Scholarship student.

Kaushalya BANDARA
Aug 1, 2011 (3985 days ago)

Hi, i´m living in Japan, and i will stay here for 2 years. I´m looking for a one year course in textille desing taught in english; i already asked to this school but is not possible because of the language. Could you please help me telling me where could i found courses in english??

Sep 13, 2011 (3941 days ago)

Hello, I wonder if this school is for undergraduate students and if I’m a foreign student, can I enroll by Monbukagakusho scholarship program? I will be very thankful for the information.

Evie Keevie
Aug 30, 2012 (3590 days ago)

Mode Gakuen isn’t a university, so therefore you will probably not be able to enroll through the Monbukagakusho scholarship, but as far as I know they do offer scholarships that you have to apply for after entering.

Jan 12, 2013 (3454 days ago)

Is there any scholarship for international student in mode gakuen?

Aug 29, 2013 (3225 days ago)

@hana_yy: The Osaka Mode Gakuen previously provided this information:

1. Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students by the Japan Student Service Organization : Those who are enrolled in this college with an excellent studying attitude and needs to have their tuition supplemented may be granted a monthly scholarship of ¥48,000 sponsored by the government.

2. Kyoritsu International Foundation Scholarship : A scholarship of ¥100,000 per month may be granted for two years. No refund is necessary.

3. Kyoritsu Maintenance Scholarship : A scholarship of ¥60,000 per month may be granted for one year. No refund is necessary. ※With regard to 2 & 3, the Kyoritsu Foundation decides which system the candidate may apply to.

4. MAC Association : For students who are recognized to have a strong desire for learning and need to get one’s tuition supplemented, they may be granted a scholarship from the MAC Association, which is a mutual support organization for Osaka Mode Gakuen graduates. For the last year of daytime courses with more than 3-year term, ¥500,000 may be supplied upon payment of the tuition fee. No refund is necessary.

But I highly recommend that you contact Mode Gakuen directly.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Sep 4, 2013 (3219 days ago)

I would like to introduce myself….

My name is Pepe Torres, I am a fashion designer located in Barcelona, Spain.
I started in the USA with Celia Tejada, San Francisco, in the 90’s…after that, I moved to Barcelona, and during many years I have been working with the best fashion companies in Europe…

Antonio Miro in men’s development, Mango women young product, Burberry creating the new Thomas Burberry collection, Loewe making the Made to Order luxury leather and fur collection, Pronovias party and night collections, and CH-Carolina Herrera coordinator of women’s collection.
In this moment, I am a Fashion Design Consultant, and I am offering to a fashion schools and universities, master classes and workshops of fashion design.

pepe torres
Sep 14, 2013 (3209 days ago)

Hi my name’s Bakhat I’m from Mongolia I interested to study fashion design course
I have some problem japanese language And I have some question
1. Can you please let me know the duration and the tuition fees for the Fashion design course?
2.What are the entry requirements? Is there any entrance exam?
3.What time does the lesson begin
4. Will you it be in Japanese or English?

Thank u

Jan 9, 2015 (2727 days ago)

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