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SEOUL INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS HISTORY

1950~1979

  1. 1979.
    • Sep Enacted “Light of Arts” Awards for current students.
  2. 1978.
    • Dec Reorganized academic programs into the Seoul Vocational College of the Arts to offer Theater, Film, Broadcasting, Applied Art, Dance, and Creative Writing programs. Principal Duk-Hyung Yoo inaugurated as the Founding Dean of the Seoul Vocational College of the Arts.
    • Apr 28 Invited world-famous environmental artist, Evelyn Ross. - Produced special program for Lovers’ Festival.
  3. 1977.
    • Dec Expanded Creative Writing and Applied Art programs for 2nd Term.
    • Mar 9 Dongnang Repertory Company’s world tour (until May 28) – Leader Duk-Hyung Yoo. “Prince Hamyeol” and “Tae” directed by Min Soo Ahn performed 48 times in 16 cities in the U.S., France, and the Netherlands.
    • Jan 18 Founded Alumni Association – Founding Chairman Goo Shin.
    • Jan Founded ‘Institute of the Arts Newspaper’.
  4. 1976.
    • Dec Added Creative Writing program.
  5. 1975.
    • Mar 2 Ended congratulatory performance for the winners of Annual Spring Literary Contest after 11 years since 1965.
  6. 1974.
    • Dec Added Applied Art and Dance programs.
    • Apr 12 Professor Duk-Hyung Yoo inaugurated as the Founding Principal of the Seoul School of the Arts.
    • Feb Drama Center changed name into Dongnang Repertory Company.
    • Feb 10 Founder Chi-Jin Yoo passed away.
      2nd Chairman Jae Soon Shim inaugurated.
    • Jan 30 “Chobun”, directed by Duk-Hyung Yoo and written by Tae Suk Oh, performed at La Mama Theater, New York as “Jilsa” – Drama Center.
  7. 1973.
    • Dec 19 Principal Duk-Hyung Yoo inaugurated as the Founding Principal of the Seoul School of the Arts.
    • Dec Seoul Theater School shut down and licensed as the Seoul School of the Arts to offer Theater, Film, and Radio/TV programs.
    • Oct 5 The Korean Theater Research Institute merged with the Academic Foundation to donate the Drama Center site to the Academic Foundation.
    • May Principal Duk-Hyung Yoo visited Moscow, Soviet Union for the International Theater Institute (ITI) as Korean representative – first Korean representative in history.
  8. 1971.
    • Dec Principal Duk-Hyung Yoo performed “Alamang” at the 3rd World Theater Festival in Manila, Philippines.
    • Feb 1 Drama Center adopted repertory theater system.
  9. 1970.
    • Jan 15 3rd Principal Duk-Hyung Yoo inaugurated.
  10. 1969.
    • Jun 27 Opened new era of theater led by directors with Professor Duk-Hyung Yoo’s presentation of “Bronze Hair”, “Unfamiliar Man”,” and “Self-criticism” (until Jun 30).
    • Mar Changed academic programs to Theater (40), Film (40), and Radio/TV (new, 40).
  11. 1968.
    • May 9 2nd Principal In-Hyung Yoo inaugurated.
  12. 1967.
    • Sep 20 Drama Center’s exclusive practice studio (66㎡) completed.
  13. 1965.
    • Nov 20 Drama Center’s Puppet Theater founded – Founding Performance “Gyeonu and Jingnyeo.”
    • Oct Completed small theater for experiments (250 seats).
    • Mar Changed academic programs to Playwriting and Theater Literature (30), Directing and Acting (75), and Speech (20) majors.
      Playwriting Seminar reorganized into Playwriting Workshop (continued to Fall of 1968).
    • Jan 25 Congratulatory performance of winner of Annual Spring Literary Contest – Playwright Digging Movement.
  14. 1964.
    • Sep 9 Drama Center Children’s Theater founded – Founding Demonstration, “Death of Magpie”.
    • Sep 23 Drama Center’s Founding Performance – “Prince Dressed in Hemp” written and directed by Chi-Jin Yoo.
    • Sep 7 Drama Center founded.
    • Sep Research major (Academy) reorganized into Playwriting Seminar.
    • Apr 4 The Korean Theater Research Institute changed into Academic Foundation.
      The Theater Academy was shut down to establish the Seoul Theater School offering 2-year college programs.
      Opened Theater (30), Film (75), and Music/Dance (25) programs.
      Professor Chi-Jin Yoo inaugurated as the Founding Principal of Seoul Theater Institute.
  15. 1963.
    • Jul 6 Enacted Korea Theater Awards (Dongnang Theater Awards) – Playwright Seung Hee Park awarded as 1st winner.
    • Mar Opened Theater Library - 26㎡, 25 seats, 6,000 books.
  16. 1962.
    • Oct 26 Enacted Middle/High School Theater Competition (currently Dongnang Youth Comprehensive Art Festival).
    • Oct 15 Acting and Research majors opened (2-year programs).
    • Sep Affiliated Theater Academy founded – Founding President Suk Gi Yeo.
    • Apr 12 Korean Theater Research Institute building completed and the affiliated Drama Center opened.
  17. 1958.
    • Aug 26 Chi-Jin Yoo, the pioneer of modern theater of Korea, founded the Korean Theater Research Institute and inaugurated as Founding President to establish and promote the national theater of Korea.