In 2014, IAMAS relocated to Softopia Japan, a building complex where organizations on the cutting-edge of the information industry gather to create a hub for generating innovation.
In addition to the faculty offices, various specialized studios, the theater room, and the galleries are located here.
Besides the loft and project rooms that serve as student research spaces, this building also houses the Innovation Studio and the library.
School Facilities Overview
In general, students can use the school facilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The library, innovation studio, metalworking room, woodworking shop and equipment rental room can only be used on weekdays.
The library houses over 2,000 audiovisual articles and around 38,000 volumes of books and serial publications, related primarily to art, science, and information studies. The library is open for use by the general public．
The loft is a shared space where students can interact while working on their research projects. One section of the loft is for first-year-student use; the other is for second year students. These lofts are furnished to create an environment that helps students learn programming and networking skills and complete their individual work and research.
This space serves as a base for group project research, and is divided among the various project classes. Rooms are allocated according to each project’s size and scope and contain the project’s equipment.
This is a multipurpose space used for events like exhibitions, concerts and workshops.
A small movie theater equipped with an HD projector. Visual projects and materials can be viewed here, and the space can also be used for lectures or presentations.
A room for the production of printed materials. The studio is equipped with machines including a color laser printer, large format inkjet printer, cutting plotter, and paper cutter.
A film studio with a white cyclorama wall that can be used for chroma-key filming and photography. The room is outfitted with a complete set of the equipment required for studio filming – including cameras, video monitors, lights, and a camera dolly and crane – and a stroboscope and flash diffuser for use in still photography.
A soundproofed music studio for practicing and recording musical performance. The studio contains a piano and a number of other instruments. It is also used for narration and other voice recording.
A studio outfitted with digital manufacturing machines such as a laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer, and 3D modelling equipment. This is a space for students to develop their ideas while making prototypes they can see, touch, and feel.
The metalworking studio features an array of metalwork machinery at the student’s disposal, allowing for the machining and welding of metal like soft iron, stainless steel, and aluminum.
This studio is outfitted for general woodworking with tools such as a table saw, panel saw, sander, and band saw.
This facility loans out recording equipment such as microphones, DSLR and HD video cameras; digital production equipment like notebook and desktop computers; LCD screens, projectors, graphics tablets, audio interfaces, and all sorts of production software.
The school provides Japanese style rooms where students can nap, giving them a nearby space to refresh themselves if worn out from a long session of work or research.
The student dormitories
RIST, IAMAS’ student dormitory, is located in a residential area 1.1 kilometers from the school. Each room is furnished with amenities that include a unit bathroom, bed, and electric stove. Rent is kept at an affordable rate ideal for students.