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Applying for Fashion School in Japan - by Christina

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Thinking about applying to fashion school in Japan? Christina shares her story of getting into Tokyo's Bunka Fashion College, the top fashion college in all of Asia! Christina grew up in Quebec, Canada. She moved to Japan after graduating from McGill university. She's now a third year student at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, the top ranked fashion school in Japan. In this fourth episode of "My Fashion School in Japan Story", Christina talks about finishing up Japanese language school and applying for Bunka Fashion College. She talks about the process of applying to the school, the requirements, and some of the potential pitfalls. It's hard to answer every question in a video, so please check out the official Bunka Fashion College website after watching: http://www.bunka-fc.ac.jp/en/about.html In the next episode, Christina will talk about starting classes at Bunka and what it is like to actually attend daily classes at a fashion school in Japan, what the assignments and homework are like, exams, etc. Please check back and leave comments if there are specific things you'd like her to discuss about going to fashion college in Japan. You can also contact Christina directly on her Instagram or Twitter: https://twitter.com/pinkysaurus_rex http://instagram.com/pinkysaurus_rex http://pinkysaurus-rex.tumblr.com/ Please subscribe to the TokyoFashion YouTube channel for future episodes: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tokyofashionnews Licensed music in this video: "Be Happy" by Diamond City
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CherryBonBon (3 months ago)
when it's 2018 and all the info about Japanese fashion schools are hecking dead
Jacquelin V (3 months ago)
I'm in my late 20's. I am afraid I'll be considered too "old" for college there.
Latest Technology (3 months ago)
Iam from india i want to do study in bunka college but i am unable to read japnees language on website . What they written japnees language nwccesarry ? To getting admision and what about feees per anual year .
Gorachand Baske (4 months ago)
hello Christina, i am from India and i want to study in Bunka fashion college. Can you please tell me what are the process i have to take to study there?
Muriel Moloney (7 months ago)
Sabrina Ghostblade (9 months ago)
How would you get the physical application that you fill out because on their website it’s more of documents about the school and I’m not sure about Bunka representatives in my area of Cali
Melissa Fujimoto (1 year ago)
Hi how much the tuition fee?
Madeline B. (1 year ago)
I’m trying to figure out what I want to go to school for because I’ve been getting the pressure put on me big time. I really don’t want to do something boring, I’ve always been very creative and artistic. This was really informative and helpful, thank you so much.
Antic Boys (1 year ago)
Thanks mam
Irfan zahid (1 year ago)
thanks for sharing. you said there is some grad school where one can do masters. I am interested in doing masters in fashion and looking for some economical university with a good reputation. that is why considering japan. please help.
alice in bangtanland (1 year ago)
I love your glasses.
I am going to a fine arts high school right now. If I start learning Japanese do you think I would be able to join/apply to Bunka? And would be 4 years of Learning Japanese be good enough to live and study in Japan?
The Black Bonné (1 year ago)
I really want to be a Lolita fashion designer so I'm thinking about going to fashion school in Japan.
Aneei90 modelling (1 year ago)
am in dubai .I love to get study in fashion. ..
Ro se (1 year ago)
if it is even possible for me, I'll in 23 or something... This is totally a daydream...
elenchus (1 year ago)
so inspire story
Surya Pratap Singh (2 years ago)
+Tokyo Fashion, All I want to know is how did you pay the tuition fee. Were your parents paying for you or are you doing some job to pay and how did you manage everything like taking Japanese language classes and your food and accommodation? I really don't know because my parents are paying right now for my graduation but it will only be me who will have to pay the fee for my higher education. I am a student studying Fashion Design at Pearl Academy, New Delhi, India. I want to study in Japan for my higher education!
norle ousu (2 years ago)
Hi Cristina! I'm just wondering how long have you studied Kanji and speaking in japanese languange?
cali doll (2 years ago)
do they offer scholarships????
Albus Dumbledore (3 years ago)
I thought its called Burda Fashion College :O
Jade K (3 years ago)
hi guys! I'm looking for some tokyo-based fashion youtubers, can you help me out?
The Black Bonné (1 year ago)
Jade K kawaii patteen?
Kait Wunder (3 years ago)
Ok, I have 2 questions: 1. would you think doing 4 years of Japanese language ( like a 1,2,3,and 4) class ( in a high school) would at least get you to level 2 in the language test?
Tj Finley (3 years ago)
depends on you , and how fast you can learn it everyone is different some people find it easy and are a key to learn other languages quickly where as other it's complicating and becomes a long process x
Sergio Garcia (3 years ago)
Hey Christina !!!!!
moss mass pirozzi (3 years ago)
thank you very much beacuse I will want become a fashion designer, but I want study fashion designer in Japan  to continue to make cosplay too =)
Kim Thủy Bùi (3 years ago)
+Sailor Angel certainly there are several language schools which you can enroll for in Japan. But it's still advisable that you finish learning Japanese at least N2 in our home country. Cuz Japanese isnt easy to cope with at all, so learn it in your mother language will make it easier. More over, I think learning language in Japan, especially Tokyo will cost a fortune. You should consider it :)
moss mass pirozzi (3 years ago)
I'm very interesting to a fashion school in japan but ¿ it's necessary to learn japanese before to go japan or it's possible to learn japanese there ? 
Yesenia Aquino (3 years ago)
Si vestirse como la chilindrina es la nueva onda entonces la chilindrina es una viajera del tiempo de estas epoca. (Nadie comentara por que hablan ingles) :c
Oh Hell NO !! (1 year ago)
Jaja Si millones de gente conoce la chilindrina es dificil no reirte de una estudiante de Fashion pareciendo a la chilindrina :-D
Yesenia Aquino (2 years ago)
+Tanixy aaah me entendiste :)
Tanixy (2 years ago)
xDD tienes razón
LiveMaidAngel Spectra (3 years ago)
OMG me and my friend were laughing when we saw the Domino's pizza cart
ilov04 (3 years ago)
What is on the test?
Kim Thủy Bùi (3 years ago)
+ilov04 you can find detail information on Bunka website. It says that particularly in the entrance exam, there will be a writing essay task which is similar to N2 level. Then you'll take a group interview. I heard that Bunka's acceptance rate is about 97% so provided that you have a good command of Japanese, dont worry anyways
Lisa (4 years ago)
I have the same sweater from h&m. (: Kind of random.
Fransiska Angelina (4 years ago)
Hi Christina! I just want you to thank you for posting this video! I'm a graduate student from my country's university as well, and at first I thought I should have some experience in fashion design (which I am not, but I was in visual design major) to entering bunka college. But, after watching your video, I feels like I'm not alone and should go for it instead! (lol) Anyway, did you take the scholarship program from MEXT? I wish I could discuss with you about enrolling in bunka because it would be nice to get an insider insight about the college :)) Best Regards, Fransiska
Kat Kat (4 years ago)
Bunka? ^^ Number 3 best college in the WORLD!!! :D I hope I can enroll there >< Heheheheh
What ? (4 years ago)
shes really pretty, and she is really lucky I hope I can continue to sew later in the future to not give up and fail
j6happyuloveme (4 years ago)
can we see a school tour or what she makes/designs/styles etc? that'd be awesome. I really like her necklace haha
NikkiStampede (4 years ago)
... Are you rich or something like that? xD Or Do you word and study at the same time? I did't mean something bad if you think, but u know the money moves the world, hace a nice day., thank you to share.
ConseillantConseillant (4 years ago)
Love your stories, you are very enthusiastic and full of energy. Your shirt was real cool too love the design pattern and color. Hope to see you one day when I visit.
Fashi0nm0nster (4 years ago)
the application test must be really hard right? D: do you know how many applied to the fashion college when you applied and how many made it? ^^
Jennifer Lim (4 years ago)
i can't stop looking.. at your necklace xD
Angelica Hernandez (4 years ago)
Can't wait for the next video! Really inspiring me since my interest increased the past two years. This is a lot of info that many of us appreciate. I have to get to a language school here. Wahh!!! ☆
Christine Jones (4 years ago)
I'm interested in Japanese language and animation (not necessarily anime style though). Does anyone have any recommendations as to what Japanese or American colleges I should look into?
Esteban (4 years ago)
Dear Cristina, I love clothes that will see from Tokyo!!! please show more clothing and shopping or whatever Thank u!!!!! 😺
unaanguila (4 years ago)
Thanks for sharing! It's so good this page not only have wonderful street fashion shoots but also cares to have vlogs as Cristina's and Ellanor's about differents topics related to fashion and living in Japan.
Maya Tokki (4 years ago)
I've already got a quite advanced knowledge about fashion and how to make clothes but my japanese knowledge is.... very limited hahahaha ;----; so I guess something like that fashion school won't be an option for me, sadly.
Kitcat (4 years ago)
Your videos are soooo helpful!!!
Michael Qing (4 years ago)
What do you recommend to tell for all girls around the world to get into Fashion School and what kind of experience do most girls get? Besides that is not really for guys to answer.
What ? (4 years ago)
+Michael Qing  okay.
Michael Qing (4 years ago)
+Nervouspie pie So I pretty much use that same word what you had before! 
What ? (4 years ago)
+Michael Qing  I'm a bit confused :( what do you mean?
Michael Qing (4 years ago)
+Nervouspie pie Gotcha! So this is a reason why you specifically specializes in designing and decorating clothes for models. 
What ? (4 years ago)
+Michael Qing I'm not on health tied with fashion though I'm on just plain out clothes fashion. I'm just interested in making clothes not models and health that's why we are not  stepping on the same page.
ScarletAddictions (4 years ago)
I would absolutely love to study fashion. I'm already in college for graphics but I don't see myself ever not learning. Maybe I'll look into it after I graduate. Live life to the fullest right?
Brittany Morgan (4 years ago)
Thank you Christina I love you for giving me hope 
sasutomato (4 years ago)
I really like these videos even though I don't plan on going to Japan for fashion school.
xDeeperBlue (4 years ago)
Love the video, it's super informative. ^^I checked out the entrance information on Bunka's site after watching this, and it all seems quite doable, except for one thing. It says, "Applicants should have a reliable guarantor living in Tokyo or its vicinity willing to care for the student during his / her stay in Japan." Well, I don't know anyone in Japan, at all. :( And even if I did, I'm pretty sure we'd have to be quite close for me to impose on them for 3 years or however long I'd be there. What did you do for that, Christina?
xDeeperBlue (4 years ago)
+ChrisFromCanada Thank you so much! ^w^
ChrisFromCanada (4 years ago)
Hi! Thanks so much for watching! :3 To be honest, getting a guarantor is the trickiest part about applying to any school in Japan (not just Bunka...) I ended up asking a friend to be mine... Honestly, providing you have a good attendance record and pay your fees on time, the school should have no reason to contact your guarantor, so it isn't really a huge burden on that person. But yeah, if you don't have someone who can act as yours the best thing to do would be to contact the school directly and ask how to procede. Hope this helps! :)
Yesenia Aquino (4 years ago)
Vestida de la chilindrina
Filipe Enlarger (4 years ago)
she might be eating fish everyday.
vroanzen (4 years ago)
Hello Christina~~ When you went to language school, did you go there as a bloody beginner or did you already had some knowledge of japanese? And how is that school called you went to? Because I have always been interested in fashion and I still don´t know what to do in the future :) So in that 6-7 months what kind of stuff did you all learn? Sorry for asking so much xD You would be a great help ^-^
Jess (4 years ago)
could you maybe make a video on how to find your own personal style/finding a fashion sense? i love christinas style! thanks :)
Petals and Skulls (4 years ago)
Christina you're so sweet! The way you deliver information is perfect. Specially for the part of the audience that might be hesitant, intimated, or overwhelmed by the idea of studying abroad. I'm loving this series & your charisma!
malinaeileen (4 years ago)
So, how did you afford it? You got a scholarship? Or did you still had money from your savings? D:
Tj Finley (3 years ago)
she seems kinda wealthy as she study at a university which is kinda epesensive and then studyed at jappen and also to rent a a place in Japan is very expensive, so you'll need quite abit of savings and some backup money incase it all goes down hill x
LIZLISA137 (4 years ago)
is fashion at bunka a two year program? also if i already graduated uni in america majoring in something else, do i just go straight to grad school? thanks ^^
VividlyVivian (4 years ago)
What if you don't know Japanese at all, but are still interested in going to fashion school in Japan? 
circa infinity (4 years ago)
Try going to a language school, they made a video of this already.
ZZIKOish (4 years ago)
i love the way you speak! everything is so clear and concise that my brain just absorbs every word. could you possibly touch up on your exp living in a guest house or share house? i'm not sure which is correct. thanks for making these informative vids! hope to see more :) 
ZZIKOish (4 years ago)
whoops! sorry for the reallllllly delayed response!!! i would love to hear your pros and cons and experiences! theres not many videos on youtube that shines light on guest houses ;-; most I've seen were private apartments house tours. also, thank you for all the detailed info on bunka. through your videos, I'm considering to apply for the next year. blerp, but... my japanese is totes not jlpt n2... yet ;-; i plan on moving to japan the end of the year to enroll in language school -crossing fingers- lawddd pls
ChrisFromCanada (4 years ago)
Thank you so much!! And thanks so much for watching! :3 What kinds of things would you like to know about guest houses? :)
Tamara Bär (4 years ago)
9:40 Why is there a German Flag?? :)))
Just what I needed thanks for these videos!
Flowi J. (4 years ago)
Your "Bye Bye" at the end of the video sounds soooo japanese, super cute xD
rosarosi (4 years ago)
This is making me want to study fashion. Who knows, maybe I'll go for it after I try working as a graphic designer for few years.
Wang W (4 years ago)
Make a video about Punk fashion in Tokyo!
Billy Quanah Jansen (4 years ago)
To be honest, I don't think there is a lot left...
卵ゆで (4 years ago)
Holy crap, she's from here. (Montreal)  That's cool to hear. 
sleepines (4 years ago)
waiting for the next part :3 i wanna know more..like is this something i could do etc. even though english is only my 2nd language :p  but i guess u already have to live in japan ._.
ChrisFromCanada (4 years ago)
Thanks so much for watching! :3 To be honest, most western foreigners at Bunka have English as a second language (not native), so it really shouldn't be a problem! Either way, classes are taught in Japanese, not English! It's easiest to apply from within the country, but it's still doable from abroad! :)
Aline Almaida (4 years ago)
I read you have to got a guarant to enter the school, how is it possible to do so ?
MegaMonsterMuffin (4 years ago)
I have been looking up info on Bunka for a while now and it's the first time i have seen questions answered so perfectly. Thanks a million!!
ChrisFromCanada (4 years ago)
Thanks so much for watching! :3 If you have any specific questions I haven't answered yet, please feel free to ask them in the comments or on twitter/etc! :)
Samuele C (4 years ago)
IS she from italy?
ChrisFromCanada (4 years ago)
My family's from Italy but I was born in Canada :3
Flowi J. (4 years ago)
No, she said she is from Montreal (Canada) ^^
TheGossipM (4 years ago)
Can I ask what's the most important criteria to enrol into Bunk a Fashion College ?
Kaila Ocampo (4 years ago)
to those who are considering bunka institute of language, here is the helpful link: http://www.bunka-bi.ac.jp/en/faq/index.html .. BIL will help you out during bunka fashion college / university / etc. application period :D 
ChrisFromCanada (4 years ago)
Thanks so much for the link, Kaila! ♡
kaniya long (4 years ago)
Very informative, but she talks fast and it's hard to understand what she's saying.
Anna-Lena Höpfner (4 years ago)
I have a question! I live in Germany, and I won't get an English A-Level ! Can I still apply to Bunka and language-School, or is an english exam necessery??? Please answer !!
shan love (4 years ago)
this was so informative! thank u so much!
Billy Quanah Jansen (4 years ago)
stop making me famous for about 5 seconds <3

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