(1) Courses & Curriculums
The top priority of the Department of Fine Art is to educate artists. Undergraduate and graduate programs help students develop critical insights as well as practical skills through art theories, a variety of special lectures, seminars, critique and so on. Taking courses delivered by lecturers who move in the foreign art circuit, each student can be well informed about with the latest trends in modern art. Freshmen commonly learn drawing, Korean ink painting techniques, and three dimensional arts focusing on the basics.
The 'Inviting Artists Seminar' which is one of our regular classes, provides opportunities during one semester for students to talk to 8 artists, critics and outside lecturers who are active in the field of art. Seniors who are due to graduate have open critiques of their graduation works. Artists, critics and planners are invited from outside 3 or 4 times a year to discuss students' works along with professors and lecturers.
(2) Two Specified Majors
Oriental Painting Major
With the aim of creating modern forms based on the traditions of the East-Asian and Korean paintings, the department provides students with the opportunity to capture the characteristics and values of painting through broad-based theories and practical skills. Its advanced courses cultivate competent painters who can understand the Korean concept of beauty by developing an eye for critical appreciation and creating original paintings.
Based on a broad understanding of traditional and modern art, students are encouraged to experiment with various areas such as drawing, painting, 3D work, installation and media art. The department provides practical education that cultivates students to become unique painters with a feel for contemporary society.
(3) Graduate Programs & Special Entry Requirements
With a broad-based knowledge of art history and creation experiences built during undergraduate courses, students conduct in-depth study of theories and practical skills to become original artists and experts of art history. For majors in history of art, an oral test is required to assess applicant's fundamental knowledge and scholastic aptitude, based on traditional and modern artworks. For majors in Oriental Painting and Western Painting, artistic capability and enthusiasm for Fine Art are tested with special focus on the applicant's portfolio.
For international students who want to be admitted into the department, it is necessary to have a command of Korean and a personal portfolio. To assess a candidates Korean-proficiency, each candidate will go through an interview and an oral test.
It is possible for the students belonging to the Department of the Fine Arts to make use of media and outdoor sculpture rooms, a room for producing three-dimensional structures, and photography studios for 2nd and 3rd dimensional art, installation art, media art, and so on. Not only can our students freely use a large gallery on the campus and small galleries only available for the Department of Fine Arts, but we also actively support presentation of artworks conducted by students, and exchanges with foreign universities.
The school capitalizes on its convenient geography at the center of the cultural belt ranging from Insa-dong to Daehakro via Sagan-dong. The department focuses on field-oriented education by offering highly diverse curriculums that combine classroom education and cultural and artistic site visits such as; museums, art galleries, and theaters.
Helps students to develop, not only practical skills, but also critical appreciation of 'Art' by hosting various special lectures, seminars and numerous classes focused on art theory.
As contemporary art crosses the boundary of arts and disciplines, it provides facilities and curriculums that extend beyond the conventional painting and drawing practices, to cover photograph, video, and installation.
Students are encouraged to produce and present their own work. Students can use intramural galleries and other exclusive galleries operated by the department. In addition, the department hosts exhibitions that are planned by students.
Cultivates international artists, fully equipped with a feel for the global community through active interactions with invited foreign artists and study abroad programs.
Support for International Students
1. As contemporary art crosses the boundary of arts and disciplines, we provide several facilities and curriculums that extend beyond the conventional painting and drawing practices, to cover photograph, video, and installation. The department has own places for students to work collaboratively.
2. For international students, we run english speaking courses at least 30% of the total.