Digital Hollywood School Using Vocaloids To Teach CG Animation

By Ishaan . September 15, 2012 . 12:00pm

Vocaloids are going places. In addition to having their own software, videogames, concerts, and merchandise, they now have an academic course featuring them, titled “Hatsune Miku, Loves Creator”.


Digital Hollywood, a school based in Tokyo that offers programs in digital media and information technology, have announced that they’re going to hold this six-month course on CG animation and music video production using the Vocaloid software and associated characters, along with Autodesk’s Maya modelling and animation software.


The course is capped at 30 students, and will kick off on September 25th. Training sessions will be held twice a week for three hours on Tuesdays and Fridays. Occasionally, there will be a three-hour lecture conducted on Wednesdays as well.

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  • heartless141

    wao my school is here on siliconera :D pretty proud.
    the course is a bit expensive though, and it’s an extra course, :( not included in the yearly school fee.

    • Hinataharem

      That’s awesome. I wish I could attend, but I live in the wrong country

  • Testsubject909

    I can only imagine the people who approached the board to get this curriculum started…

    edit: Especially with a course title like “Hatsune Miku, Loves Creator”

  • negineBIT

    From singing, dating(AR) and teaching.. I wonder what comes next.. If ya know what I mean XD

    • Testsubject909

      Political campaigning?

      • negineBIT

        Duh, it is obvious. Taking over the world thing, lol

        • ParaChomp

           I what came next was porn.  Oh well…

          • negineBIT

            Meh, porn is already out. You didn’t know? Google for more.. XD

          • ParaChomp

             Good Lord, my grammar is awful.

      • Aerii

         IIRC, someone already tried to use Miku’s image for their political campaign, but her company told them not to. It’s against Miku’s license or something.

  • I think it’s interesting how over 20 years ago, Megazone 23 had Eve, who seems to be the inspiration for the Vocaloids, & now they’re a huge sensation all over Japan & other parts of the world. It makes me think Japan plans their future from some of their anime.

  • Guest

    I like vocaloid, but I don’t understand how the boxart characters got so popular. They are just boxart, they could have completely skipped having mascots for each vocaloid, like some of the older ones, and the English software. Whatever, I still like Miku anyways.

    •  I would say characters are the only reason that Vocaloid got so popular. It’s way better to listen to virtual idols than to some program with nameless voice banks inside.
      And English Vocaloids do have singers associated with them too :f
      The only faceless Vocaloids are, I think, Leon and Lola (aside of VY1 and VY2, but those two don’t count)

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