DHU digest

DHU by the numbers

At Digital Hollywood University, students can study more than the cutting-edge technologies necessary to realize their creative ideas. What DHU values the most is the cognitive approach for creating brand-new value by coming face-to-face with the question of what to create. The goal is to create rich and varied future and culture within a rapidly changing digital communication environment.

This section introduces Digital Hollywood University in an easy-to-understand manner with figures.

  • The number of producing university ventures

    2nd Place

    With its unique curriculum, DHU ranks second among private universities followed by Waseda University for the number of university ventures. Among domestic universities, DHU ranks 10th place.

    *Source: “The survey for the analysis of growth factors of university ventures ” by the Academia Industry Cooperation Promotion Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. (2017)

  • Male-to-female

    62% : 38%

    While it appears there are many male students, in fact, nearly 40% of the students are female. Students frequently have an animated conversation about their common interests in games, music, and animations regardless of gender.

  • Countries and regions represented by international students


    DHU’s international students are from the U.S.A., Italy, France, Germany, China, South Korea, Thailand, and many other countries. By learning together, students inspire each other with new concept of values and many other aspects.

  • Total faculty members


    DHU’s faculty members are film directors, animators and business managers of corporations, who are active on the frontlines of the industries. Students can learn cutting-edge technologies and trends of industries in real time, offering an excellent learning environment.

  • Total graduates


    Established in 1994, Digital Hollywood is Japan’s first industrial-academia type school for practical creator development and has produced over 90,000 graduates since its establishment. DHU’s graduates work on the frontlines of the video game, animation, IT, visual image, and advertising industries.

  • Number of department and school

    1Dpt.& 1school

    DHU has only one department and one school. After enrollment, students can select from visual images, CG, graphic design, animations, video games, programming, web, and other domains as choices for study, allowing them to select a special study area that suits their individual interests.

  • International student ratio


    There are no special courses for international students. They take same classes with Japanese students. (Classes are offered in Japanese)

    *Based on the students enrolled in April 2017

  • Access

    1minute walk

    The campus is located conveniently one-minute walk from Ochanomizu station. It also offers convenient access to major stations, including Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku and Ikebukuro, within 15 minutes, offering the best environment where students can work part-time and engage in job search activities. Students enjoy a vibrant campus life, thanks to the centrally-located campus.