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Introduction

Culture and arts in the digital era

It has been 47 years since scholar Dongnang established the Drama Center and the Theater Academy to cultivate professional artists and become a leading institute in the field of Korean art at which 2,400 prospective artists from 14 different departments pursue their dreams.

 

In 2001, Seoul Institute of the Arts expanded its size and function via dual-scaled campuses in the Ansan campus, as an education space, and Namsan campus, as a place for creation making the history of educational institution. The Ansan campus is equipped with the infrastructure of education as a general campus that provides creative lectures through practical training, and also an opportunity for students to implement their skills and capabilities. Seoul Institute of the Arts·Dongnang center located in the Namsan campus utilizes a comprehensive cultural art center (performance art center, audio-visual education center, video culture center, publication center, and multi-media center) to support creative performances of professional artists and serves as a space for creation where professional artists and prospective artists meet together to share thoughts and information from each genre. This is a result of structuralization, so that art education and the space for creation are connected, circulated, and incorporated together.

Utilizing multi-networks

The world is now rapidly globalizing. And the future of art is reflecting this trend, making a leap forward to collapse the boundaries of nations, national ideology, art, and science, incorporating them all together. In order to prepare for such a worldwide trend, it is necessary to establish the space needed for local art, as well as connect with artists in various areas, actively accept their creative spirit and work, make partnerships with foreign art groups and institutions, and ultimately share thoughts and information with globally recognized artists and scholars through co-manufacturing and multi-information programs. Supporting such multi-networks, the Ansan campus is currently

Duk-Hyung Yoo, President of Seoul Institute of the Arts

providing skills obtained through manpower, materials, and learning methods to the Namsan campus. Meanwhile, the Namsan campus is providing an opportunity for prospective artists to participate in creative work by offering special spaces and environments, and supporting them with expertise that establish infrastructure of multi-networking. Seoul Institute of the Arts is supporting and supplementing each other, establishing a unique school with prospective artists to collapse the walls of diverse genres through the sharing of thoughts and information with global cultural arts.

Seoul Institute of the Arts will cultivate artists who contribute to improving global art culture as well as those who serve a crucial role in the field of culture and art in Korea.
I will devote myself to educating the students of Seoul Institute of the Arts who seek to realize the original intention of scholar Dongnang in establishing this institution.

Duk-Hyung Yoo, President of Seoul Institute of the Arts