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Fundamental Studies

Time/Space/Rhythm/Energy
Under the four major indexes that uphold the foundation ideology of the school, fundamental studies cover the principle and method of art creation. Time is a procedure of performing an art, and space indicates the overall aspect of the object consisting of the procedures of time. Rhythm assigns the length of space before and after the procedures, and is also a regulation for assigning the height, width, and length of the space. Energy indicates the differentiated size of the emotion to be inserted by artists and forces. This course focuses on how these are different depending on the artist based on space and cultural area.
Understanding of Contemporary Art
Covers the rapidly changing situation of the method and form of art ideology created by public culture and the global era as well as the emergence of a consumption society and development of cutting-edge science in the late 20th century and throughout the 21st. Provides a diagnosis of the future of art that creates something new today and in the future and expects the incorporation of the global era. Serves as an important assignment in the philosophy and method of images in a virtual world.
Korea Traditional Art
Explores Korean music, dance, fine arts, crafts, construction, and literature as traditional arts and identifies their originality and how they express the spirit and method of Koreans and build the foundation of Korean art as presented to the world
Mythology & Imagination
Explores the origins of imagination of the group through the mythologies of Korea and the Western world and identifies elements in myths contained in modern cultural art including fine arts, opera, musicals and movies. Build the perspective of expanding what is temporary and current as something eternal and general as well as the depth of imagination needed for growth as an artist
Media Art
Contribute to art creation through consideration of history, conception of new digital media art and development of art culture. Identifies the artistic expression method known as a leader in modern fine art including media performance, documentary, single and multi-channel, and installation.
Korea Performing Arts
Search for the origin of the tradition as a source for creating artistic work to re-create modern art based on tradition. In other words, thoroughly explore how performing arts progressed from the past to present day.
 Structure of Narrative
Narrative is the process of adding coherence and granting meaning to the experience and expression of humans. Identify the structure of a story in modern art and culture in the past and how they were structured, as well as the structural method of a certain effect by recognition of art audiences.
Planning & Management of Cultural Contents
Aims to train in the management and planning of cultural contents with the keywords of artistic management, cultural contents, cultural products and cultural industry. In addition, pursue the incorporation of various genres and majors through team projects led by artists from diverse majors and develop new systems of artistic creation derived from them. Specifically, students are expected to (1) deal with a theoretical class in exploring knowledge in overall characteristics and the concept of cultural contents, (2) case studies of diverse cultural contents including performance/video/exhibition/festival, and (3) planning-based practice project (connected with the major as much as possible). Help students to build practical experience in cultivating art careers by opening up the modern era of the culture industry as managers and also artists.

Lab Studio/Studio Class/ Production Studio – Optional subjects

Singing Performance LabI/ Ⅱ
Teaches singing performance through vocal sounding and respiratory techniques, expression skills and postures and easy approaches to songs to expand vocal range and develop aptitude and qualifications. Also aims to perform group practice to build singing skills for performance.
Body & Movement LabI/Ⅱ
The 21st century will be the era of culture in light of the overall combination of lifestyle. Culture is to define creativity as something that produces new values by approaching the existence of culture from various perspectives. To explore the value of choreography through movement combined with various forms, flexible relations are needed with other genres along with a given major through appropriate movement and respiratory technique, something which will ultimately produce new and unique contents through experiments.
Music/Video LabI/Ⅱ
Studies of music video works in a new form with students from the Department of Performance and the Department of Media. Discuss various aspects including planning, music, video, story, lighting, effects and choreography to understand techniques of art fields and use them in a supplementary manner to create new works. So any specific idea comes from true multimedia work, unlike those with duplicated energies or existing information. The final work is to be released on sites such as YouTube or Vimeo in the form of video.
Korean Traditional Applied Music LabI/Ⅱ
The lab of Korean traditional applied music offers students exposure to a variety of performing arts, communication with each other, and natural incorporation through materials used in traditional music and applied music. A particular concept is designated based on music theory and practice guide learned at school and the work is created and developed based on them being unique and creative works. Students are expected to experience all of these procedures. Musical arrangement and composition are done via theory and practice from Korean traditional music and applied music for students to experience the entire process, from planning and finalizing an album to performance.
Music Creation Studio
Aim to complete one or more creative works of music through collaboration by majors, production and workshop in playwriting, composition, songwriting, acting, planning, fine arts and sound. The first semester teaches finding materials, making a synopsis and treatment, writing a script and lyrics, and composing as parts of the production process and presenting the workshop in an abbreviated form at the end. The second semester entails selecting previously developed works and posting the completed full version of the work at the end after practice and composition. Seeks to help peers through collaborative work for each part of the class and create works to commercialize it. Connect with master class, creative study, and graduate work in each major.
Creative Theatre Production Ⅰ/Ⅱ
Creative theatre Production I is a form of creative and collaborative work for actors, planning, playwriting, stage fine arts, lighting, planning, music and choreography based on plays made in Creative Theatre Production II in the second semester, which finalizes the play. Creative Theatre Production II focuses on the creation of plays in the second semester in which majors in acting, stage fine art, lighting, planning, music and choreography all gather to finalize the play in the form of a pure creation, re-creation of a classic, or a re-writing or remake of a novel.
Creative Writing LABⅠ/Ⅱ
Present and discuss literary works including poems and novels with students and proceed with team teaching for expertise in each literary genre. Connect the course in the first and second semesters to reinforce the creative capacity of a literary work.
Digital Image StudioⅠ/Ⅱ
Focus on education for video special effects used in performances, movies and broadcasting by teaching video manufacturing, something not easily expressed through real images. In addition, team teaching and learning are used as prerequisites for various education and learning in each of the fields.
Neo-Movie StudioⅠ/Ⅱ
Produce customized videos of the author beyond the previous method in narrative for the class and present it. Aims to produce an advanced form of video than the independent movie genre in America and also in the form of a nouvelle image. Students are expected to join a team to show their own aptitudes and finalize the work together experiencing the procedures of manufacturing the new video and the ability to cultivate creation.
Photo-Design StudioⅠ/Ⅱ
Provided both first and second class as a continuous line and proceeded as a team teaching led by an advisor and assistant professor. Students from different majors are expected to produce projects in a similar object and work topics to manufacture works together. They not only cooperate with each other but also suggest new forms of art over conventional and passive work in the field and also experience new paradigms in art. Photo-Design Studio I divides groups according to the topics depending on opinion and selection leading the group project that requires participation from all students in the class. The course plans projects, organizes the concepts and deals with visual experiments and methodology. Photo-Design Studio II conceptualizes and visualizes the project based on procedures in Photo-Design Studio I. The objective is to create real work and manufacture and present highly qualified work incorporated with art and technology as well as combined genres.
TV ProductionⅠ/Ⅱ
Show the importance of planning for manufacturing the work and build capability of TV programs, including a drama or documentary. Help understand TV programs through analysis and discussion of programs being aired, improve planning capability in various formats and build experience of making proposals. Also analyze and understand procedures of creating programs and improve capability in planning programs via diverse formats based on EFP to build experience in creating and manufacturing the proposals.
Exhibition Planning & Design Production I/Ⅱ
An exhibition can be defined as a project involving the collaboration of experts from different fields. During this class, several students apply their own area of expertise to a common theme. This is a collaborative, practical project that spans the entire exhibition process from planning to design.. Intended to develop interrelated media, beneficial contents and storytelling along with new and interesting topics in the diverse fields of academia including art, humanities and science and explore communication in a new form through space design
Production of Creative AdvertisingⅠ/Ⅱ
Advertising is a strategy of communicating marketing. An ad campaign is thus performed by extracting the ad and expression concepts that reflect customers and trends along with products or companies. An ad campaign is a comprehensive production process that begins with the planning phase and ends at the actual creation of the ad. Our course takes the form of a seminar in which we identify problems related to specific themes, companies or products and use debates to devise solutions. Students with the talent to raise the creative spirit and pursue new communication-based work that is circulated, exchanged and connected with the philosophy of the school’s foundation. So professors participate in the course for results to be utilized as an employment portfolio. In addition, the class seeks to produce professional quality ads that are good enough to use in the industry. These ads must draw upon integrated marketing communication, including social media, since this is the digital age, when the media is the message.

Major Studio – Required subject

Majors Study Ⅰ/Ⅱ
Intended to intensify the knowledge in the major field led by advisors and advance the prerequisite courses of the major for students via major seminar and workshop as a procedure of educating modernization for creative capability and to perform major study and free production. However, class type of lecture also available if needed for mutual work practice (ex: performance ensemble, music ensemble, dance class, digital art lab, and audio lab)