Ogaki Mini Maker Faire 2018
Since the two-building campus was relocated in 2014 to the Softopia Japan, an area on the cutting-edge of the information industry expected to serve as a hub for creating new innovation born from the collaboration between education and industry beginning by grouping businesses together.
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 bulding also houses the Innovation Studio and the library.
Students can in general use the school facilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The library, Innovation Studio, metalworking room, wookworking room 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, primarily related 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. There is one loft for first-year students and another for second-years. These lofts are furnishied 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 Projects. Rooms are allocated based each project’s size and scope and contains equipment the Project needs to use.
This is a multipurpose space used for exhibitions, concerts, workshops, etc.
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.
IAMAS Innovation Studio
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.
RIST, IAMAS’ student dormitory, is located in a residential area 1.3 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. * The dormitory is all-electric, so equipment powered by natural gas cannot be used.
Bath, toilet, washroom, kitchen, bed, dresser, bedding storage, air conditioner, home telephone, lighting, balcony, curtains