Teaming up with WIT Studio, which is known for conceiving titles like Attack on Titan and Ghost in the Shell, Netflix is looking for fresh and young talent to give them the chance to enroll at the Sasayuri Video Training Institute in Tokyo with a full scholarship.
“WIT Animator Academy” will be a six-month course. Classes will be held five days a week, designed by Studio Ghibli veteran Hitomi Tateno, who worked at the revered animation studio for 25 years. Students who complete the course will be retained as subcontracted animators under WIT for original Netflix animes.
The scholarship will also cover a significant portion of students’ living expenses during the program, on top of fully funding the course. Netflix and WIT are currently looking for just 10 talented individuals to join the program. Applicants are required to be between the ages of 18 to 25, have at least graduated from high school by March this year and be living in Japan (non-Japanese citizens can apply). Full fluency of Japanese isn’t required as long as applicants are “able to have everyday conversations” in Japanese.
The cut-off date for applications for Netflix and WIT’s scholarship program is set at February 28. Head over to WIT Animator Academy website to apply.