STUDENT SUPPORT

SHOBI has a complete support system to support a fulfilling student life.

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CENTER

The International Exchange Center Provides Support to International Students Coming from All Over the World.
At SHOBI where students gather from all over the world, the International Exchange Center was established with the aim of supporting all our international students. We provide consultations on all your concerns related to learning and also provide assistance with your Japanese language studies and life in Japan.

THE INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CENTER’S SUPPORT SYSTEM

  • Support during Entrance Application Procedures

    Support available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. We provide support from the international student’s point of view on career decisions.

  • Visa Support

    Assistance in visa applications is provided. As a ‘suitable school’ selected by the Immigration Bureau, in general students are granted a student visa valid for 2 years and 3 months.

  • Living Support

    We provide introductions to affiliated dormitories and all-round support with adjusting to life in Japan including assistance with any problems you may meet when living in Japan and providing hospital and clinic information in times of emergency.

  • Japanese Language Study Support

    Japanese language learning support tailored to each student’s needs is available.

  • Career Guidance Support

    For international students wishing to further their studies after graduation, we provide information on schools and support during the application procedures.

OFFICIAL SNS ACCOUNT INFORMATION

facebook

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CENTER OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE
https://www.fb.com/SHOBI.iec/

twitter

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CENTER OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT
https://twitter.com/SHOBI_iec

Delivering information about SHOBI to international students all over the world.

  • SHOBI’s upcoming event information and event reports
  • Introduction to the various departments in SHOBI
  • Introducing SHOBI’s international students and alumni
  • Information related to internal and external scholarships for international students
  • Examination information for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students, the Business Japanese Proficiency Test, etc.
  • Additionally packed with the latest information on SHOBI and international students!

Furthermore, you can also apply for events, such as SHOBI’s open campus, through the International Exchange Center’s Facebook messaging. Inquiries can be made in Japanese, Korean, Chinese or English.

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SHOBI COLLEGE OF MUSIC INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CENTER
PERSONS-IN-CHARGE: Ms. KIUCHI / Mr. OGATA / Ms. Li
ADDRESS: 4-15-9 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
TEL: 03-3813-9326 (domestic)/ +81-3-3813-9326 (international)
E-MAIL: iec@shobi.ac.jp

CAREER CENTER

Support for Music Industry Job Searching
Support for students who wish to work in the music industry is provided by SHOBI’s career center. In addition to career and job hunting guidance, individual consultations and job hunting lectures, the career center also provides support with regards to corporate training and introductions to part-time work.

THE CAREER CENTER’S SUPPORT SYSTEM

Here we will introduce the main aspects of the Career Center’s support system.

  • Career Counseling (Individual Consultation)

    The Career Center provides individual consultations to each and every student regardless of school year or department. Job hunting and after graduation career advice, industry research methods, self-analysis advice, entry sheet and interview tips are also provided.

  • Career Guidance

    Seminar-style career guidance is held on a regular basis at the Career Center to aid students in their decisions on job hunting. The seminars are packed with information on how to smoothly and successfully find a job.

  • Career Support Lectures

    The Career Center conducts special career support lectures and programs , such as the ‘Summer Program’ for self-analysis and interview countermeasures, for students to acquire the ability to be successful in job hunting.

  • Company Explanation Sessions

    Joint company explanation sessions are held with recruiters from record labels, entertainment production companies, television production companies, concert/event production companies, sound and lighting related companies and live houses. In addition, individual company explanation sessions are also held.

  • Job Opportunity Information

    Students will be able to collect information not only through the internet, but also acquire information on job vacancies (part-time job included) and internship information. Furthermore, students can also receive information on job vacancies through the ‘Job Get Mail’ service provided.

  • Support for Acquiring Various Qualifications

    Support for students wishing to acquire various qualifications and credentials beneficial to job hunting, such as the ‘Business Manner Proficiency’ qualification, and the ‘NKEN Test in News Proficiency’ qualification, is also provided in the form of countermeasure lectures and examinations.

DEBUT CENTER

The Debut Center Supports the Dream to Debut Professionally.
Anyone who wishes to make music dreams of a professional debut. SHOBI’s Debut Center exists with the aim to make our students’ dreams come true. As the bridge between the school and the music industry, starting with the ‘S-1 Audition’, the Debut Center provides debut support to our students.

The Debut Center has connections to the music industry, including production and record labels, in order to support our students in making their debut. Through the center-organized largest on-campus audition, the ‘S-1 Audition’, many students have been able to reach their dreams of debuting. Furthermore, debuted artists’ promotion activities will also be supported by the debut center in coordination with the Music Business department label ‘KASUGA-GUMI’. We support new talent in their progress.

S-1 AUDITION

The S-1 Audition is the largest audition , where all students from all departments are eligible to participate, with the aim to discover and debut artists from within the school. Seeking an artist with talents not only in music but also encompassing the entire entrainment sector.

The only quality required is the desire to move the people.

All current students and graduates of SHOBI are eligible (inclusive of groups that include students from SHOBI).


Screening Round 1 (Audio Judging)

Judging through submitted audio or video recordings (1 song).

Screening Round 2 (Live Performance Judging)

Live performance judging will be held on-campus.

Screening Final Round (Live Performance Judging)

Final round of judging at an off-campus concert hall to a paying audience. The best performance will be selected by professionals from record label companies and music producers. In addition to the actual performance, the number of audience members each group has managed to call is also considered during judging.
Note: Selection method differs for each competition.

The winner of the S-1 Audition will receive privileges such as music/CD production by a famous producer!

OTHER AUDITIONS HELD ON-CAMPUS

  • Vocal Department..............................................Open-To-Public Audition
  • Professional Musician Department...................First Step Audition / Rise Up Audition
  • Arrangement & Composition Department........Industry Audition
  • Dance Department/Musical Department..........Sanrio Puroland Freshers Pre-Audition
  • Voice Actor Department....................................Industry Audition
  • Dance Department.............................................Industry Audition

OTHER SUPPORTS

  • HOMEROOM SYSTEM

    Through multiple consultations with your homeroom teacher, the best advice can be provided.

  • STUDENT DORMITORY

    Subsidized rates available.

  • REFERENCE ROOM

    An abundance of reference materials like music scores, books, magazines and audio/visual materials.

  • STUDENT OFFICE

    For all administrative procedures during your student life.

  • CONSULTATION ROOM

    A dedicated school counselor for consultations on any problems you meet.

  • RENTAL OF FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND REFERENCE MATERIALS

    Facilities, equipment and reference materials are available for students to rent them when required. SHOBI provides full support for the student’s willingness to learn.

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