College of the Arts

College of the Arts

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Educational Objective

The College of Arts of Dongguk University was founded in 1987. Fine Arts, Theatre, Creative Writing, and Art History comprise the College of Arts.

Each department except Art History offers undergraduate and graduate degrees (M.A/Ph.D.), which are closely related to each other, and Art History particularly provides the only graduate program (M.A/Ph.D.). Curricular programs in all disciplines emphasize both the academic and the artistic education of students while supporting the institution's vision. Each department seeks to prepare its graduates to become competent professionals in an artistic area by providing classes and activities that are both challenging and stimulating in an atmosphere that encourages intellectual, artistic, technological, and personal growth. Each department is fortunate to have talented and dedicated faculty members who are committed to serving and guiding students during their academic tenure.

The creation of art is a pursuit valuable to self and culture. We provide our students with a clear understanding of art, demonstrate the cultural integration of disciplines, and prepare students to be creative members of society. The programs are therefore designed to develop skills needed to create new work, to understand the history of art, and to help navigate professional lives in the arts.

At the second semester of their freshman year, undergraduate students in the College of Education may apply (at the start of each semester) for a second major including the General Social Education major. Students may transfer to other departments in the university at the end of their freshman year, but students from other colleges in the university CANNOT transfer to any departments in the College of Education.

 

The College of Arts offers a wide range of programs

The College of Arts' professional programs prepare students to participate in the creative economy as fine artists, actors, writers, and to engage in the well being of society. We educate students to critically examine the form and content of arts to understand it in historical, social, and global contexts. Therefore, we aspire to an ideal of service to the wider community and of advocacy for the value of arts. The College of Arts of Dongguk University prepares diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision.

  • emphasizing a critical approach to artistic productio
  • providing students with a comprehensive approach to numerous aspects of arts
  • encouraging individual creativity; we challenge students to develop their talents to their highest potential
  • nurturing the development of students which meet their academic, personal, and social need
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Department of Fine Arts

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Introduction

Fine arts is a human activity which aspires to create better human life by searching for the essence of humanity and nature, and it exposes important human emotions.

The creative activity, which forms new images using numerous natural and artificial media, enhances the human mental world and heightens the quality of life by cultivating a beautiful environment.

The department consists of four majors: Buddhist Art, Korean Painting, Painting, and Sculpture; we promote the cultivation of an environment that encourages aesthetic awareness, historical consciousness, and an appreciation for the role of art in a comprehensive education from undergraduate to graduate program.

Therefore, the department of fine arts holds its educational objective to be the following: to contribute to self-development by cultivating creative ability possessed by students; to improve their value as persons of culture; to teach specialized knowledge to artists with a high-level aesthetic sense and aesthetic appreciation; to enhance ethical and spiritual growth; and to contribute to social development through creative activity.

 

Majors Courses

Buddhist Art

Students majoring in Buddhist Art will develop skills and thinking that reflect the historical foundations of the discipline as well as recent advances. We provide our students with insight into and an understanding of a variety of subjects. The fine art department strives to create an environment conducive to the individual growth of the student within the context of the most collaborative and versatile of the arts disciplines.

 

Korean Painting

The Korean Painting major emphasizes identifying Korean art. Students majoring in Korean Painting will develop skills and thinking that reflect the historical foundations of the discipline as well as recent advances. Building a strong intellectual foundation in the historical artistic tradition, grounding practice of the art of Korean painting in an understanding of how that art has been practiced by the greatest classic and modern painters.

Painting The painting courses aim at revealing the fundamental concepts underlying all the fine arts. Our ultimate educational goal is to open eyes and minds, enabling our students to get the most out of their future. We offer a wide range of traditional and contemporary art practices. We help students of all backgrounds and ages to discover and enjoyment of painting creatively. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their talents and skills.

 

Sculpture

The sculpture major provides an environment in which exploration can take place on many levels. The sculpture program is committed to bring a wide range of effective study opportunities in the pursuit of student’s individual sculptural languages. Students are introduced to a wide spectrum of techniques and processes, which include body drawing, working in terra-cotta, carving, and plastics, as well as work in nontraditional materials.

The department encourages consistent growth, from the introductory three-dimensional experience through the fourth and final year of advanced work. In this program, students can gain expertise in a wide variety of materials as they continue to develop their personal aesthetics.

 

Curriculum

Academia and technology in all fields are rapidly changing in the media revolution era. Along with tradition, art should also address the overall reformation and change caused by material and media advancements. Research that reflects and expresses the present should be increased, and artworks that lead the era should be created by avidly embracing technological development.

Current Academic Trends and Prospects

Introduction to Buddhist Art I II / Buddhist Art I II III IV V VI / Buddhist Painting / Theory of Buddhist Architecture and Pagoda / Fundamentals of Korean Painting I II / Korean Painting I II III IV V VI / Fundamentals of Painting I II / Painting I II III IV V VI / Fundamentals of Sculpture I II / Sculpture I II III IV V VI / Drawing I II / History of Art I II / History of Korean Art / History of Oriental Art / History of Oriental Art and practice of Buddhist Art / Printing I II / Art Anatomy / Space and Design / Color and Design / Studies in Image I II / Aesthetics / Museum Training Course / Installation and Media I II / Studies on Contemporary Artist / Theory of Art Criticism / Theory of Plastic / Theory and Practice in Art Management / Theory of Contemporary Art / Theory of Museum / Theory of Contemporary Buddhist Art / Theory of Buddhist Painting / Theory of Buddhist Architecture / Theory of Buddhist Sculpture / Theory of Buddhist Industrial Art

Career

IWe seek to create special as well as universal works by means of scientific analysis and logical research on all the issues raised in the modern arts area in M.A and Ph.D courses. The department has established four specific majors (Buddhist art, Korean painting, painting and sculpture) because each major deepens its own studies on materials and expression techniques in a much more professional way. Furthermore, we are to accumulate a variety of experience by mutual interchange and understanding among majors.

Graduate Program

We show personal and creative thoughts and the ability of expression in creating three-dimensional figures on the basis of balanced education on theory and practice. We should retain the ability to find beauty in the realities of life and to express it visually, as well as to have a critical view point. As personal creative work is the main focus of sculpture, the objects and areas of inventive activity are limitless.

Buddhist Art Major Professors

Professors
Name Picture Major Final degree school E-mail
Soo-Ye Lee 이수예 교수 Dongguk Univ. Buddhist Art Practice and
Theory
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Korean Painting Major Professors

Professors
Name Picture Major Final degree school E-mail
Joo-Won Lee Korean Painting Hanyang Univ. pacman@dongguk.edu

Western Painting Major Professors

Professors
Name Picture Major Final degree school E-mail
Byeong-Ouk Oh 오병욱 Western Painting Paris VIII Univ. -
Do-Yang Joo 주도양 Western Painting, Picture Dongguk Univ. -

Sculpture Major Professors

Professors
Name Picture Major Final degree school E-mail
Hwang-Rok Kim 김황록 Sculpture Seoul National Univ. -
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Department of Theatre

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Introduction

The Theatre division of Dongguk University is one of the best-known schools in Korea. We provide a stimulating and creative environment in which students develop skills in acting, directing, design and technical production as well as develop an understanding of theatre history, criticism, and dramatic literature. The program therefore allows students to gain the broad base of knowledge they need as theatre artists; emphasizing the acquisition of skills, process and knowledge necessary to work in a professional manner in academic and professional theatre situations. The course focuses on students' individual aesthetic development as well as skill acquisition. Educational objectives are as follows.

 

- To educate students with the essential approaches necessary to develop an informed understanding of theatre and music in both its literature and its practice.

- To train students academically and professionally in the art of the theatre as well as broad liberal study: acting, singing, directing, dancing, scenic design, design and technical production, theatre management, theatre history and theory.

- To give the best learning opportunities for versatile and self sufficient theatre artists of the future.

Majors Courses

Theatre

The Theatre Major, which was founded by Chi-Jin You, a great forerunner director of Korean theatre, has the finest tradition in Korea.

With the objective of cultivating professional artists who are required on the sites of creative and high level performances, the major educates students in both cultural subjects and practical skills. The major has held various events like "Nights for Artists", Students' jointly perform with alumni, perform for graduation etc., which heightens the students' pride in the major and their own capability.

Musical theatre The musical theatre program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in musical theatre or admission into an advanced degree program.

Students in the musical theatre program receive singing training from teachers who are specialists in both classical and musical vocal techniques. They also receive acting training with students whose major is theatre as well as dance training. They are required to participate in musical productions in order to understand and experience the general process of musical production.

Curriculum

Fundamentals of Acting ⅠⅡ / Vocal Training ⅠⅡⅢⅣ / Introduction to Theatre / Theatre Practicum / History of Korean Theatre / Intermediate Acting ⅠⅡ / Advanced Acting ⅠⅡ / History of Western Theatre / Voice and Speech for the actor ⅠⅡ / Play Analysis / Oriental Theatre / Directing ⅠⅡ / MovementⅠⅡ / Acting for the Camera ⅠⅡ / Theatrical DesignⅠⅡ / Theatre Production ⅠⅡⅢⅣ / Voice for the Musical Theatre ⅠⅡ / Dance for the Musical Theatre / Musical Acting ⅠⅡ / Audition Techniques / Musical Theatre ProductionⅠⅡⅢⅣ / Theatre Management

Careers

The program provides graduates with professional skills that enable them to pursue professions within the art field. Theatre and musical theatre majors are prepared to enter careers in professional acting, directing, design and technical production, playwriting, marketing or management, or continuing to graduate-program study: For the present, the department offers an M.A., and Ph.D. Theatre graduates can also enter related careers in film and telecommunications and various business-related careers in which communication and organizational skills as well as creative thinking are valued. Our graduates are well placed in the professional world, working as actors, directors, designers and technical directors, stage managers, musical directors and teachers throughout the country.

Graduate program

Primary objectives for M.A and Ph.D students include research universities and top liberal arts colleges as well as dramaturgy and literary management positions. Specifically, the M.A program is designed for students interested in pursuing doctoral studies, teaching in secondary schools or junior colleges, or in strengthening their academic preparation for professions. The Ph.D program prepares students for careers in teaching and research at the college and university levels and a variety of careers in the arts and related professions.

 

Professors

Professors
Name Picture Major Final degree school E-mail
Young-Seob Shin 신영섭 Acting and Directing Dongguk Univ. shin3432@dongguk.edut
Dong-hun Lee 이동훈 Theater Technology and Directing The City Univ. of New York donghun@dongguk.edu
Joon-Hui Cho 조준희 Directing and Acting Hongik Univ. joonbal@gmail.com
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Department of Film & Digital

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Introduction

Since its inception in 1960, the Film & Digital Media (FDM) department has been regarded as one of the nation's foremost institutions for the study of the moving image. FDM is unique in that it encourages the study of all major areas of filmmaking, including directing, editing, cinematography, production, sound design, and animation, as well as experimental film, media art, and film theory.

FDM encourages students to use their imagination and creativity with the most up-to-date digital tools and techniques. The Department of Film & Digital Media in the Professional Graduate School of Digital Image and Contents offers a variety of graduate programs for developing skilled specialists.

Educational Objective

The Film & Digital Media program provides artists with a dynamic laboratory in which to create new forms of narrative, documentary, and experimental films. The curriculum for Film & Digital Media focuses on the fundamentals of dramatic storytelling. It also teaches the practices and theories that emerge from the convergence of new media technologies.

Film-related subjects and fundamental theories are covered in the beginner courses, which take an introductory approach to film and digital media: Understanding Video Production, Introduction to Film Theory, Korean Film Appreciation, and History of Korean Film.

In the intermediate courses, students practice each major subject to become acquainted with the basic vocabulary used by professional film makers: Film Producing, Film Production Workshop, Scenario Practice, Editing, Cinematography, Documentary Analysis, World Film History, Intro to Sound, CG Animation, Interactive Media.

The theories and practical knowledge gained in the beginner and intermediate courses are blended into work production in the advanced classes: Capstone Design Production (Narrative, Documentary or Experimental Film), Thesis Project, Feature Scenario Writing, Internship, and Film Industry.

Curriculum

Understanding Film Production, Aesthetics of Film, Intro to Sound, Korean Movie Appreciation, Documentary Analysis, Editing, Korean Film History, Film Aesthetics, Cinematography (shooting), World cinema, Film Production Workshop, Scenario Practice, Introduction to Film Studies, Production Design, Asian Film Analysis, Production Design, Graduation Movie Capstone Design, Documentary Production Capstone Design, Drama Production Capstone Design, Experimental Film Production Capstone Design, CG animation, Film Industry, Acting, Classic Cinema, Creative Research Methodology, Interactive Media Production

Professional Graduate Program

Refer to the Graduate Programs of the Department of Film & Digital Media in the Professional Graduate School of Digital Image and Contents.

Contact us @ http://movie.dongguk.ac.kr, +82-2-2260-8754

 

Professors

Professors
Name Picture Major Final degree school E-mail
Jae-Hyung Jung 정재형 Fil Mmaking, Film Theory,
Movie Review
Chung Ang Univ. jhjung@dongguk.edu
Ji-Na Yoo 유지나 Movie Review and Film Theory Université de Paris 7 ginarain@empal.com
Won-Rip Moon 문원립 Filmmaking Temple Univ. wlm@dongguk.edu
Jong-Ho Park 박종호 Movie Video Production
- Movie Filming
California Institute of the Arts simonjhp@gmail.com
Soo-Wan Jeong 정수완 Film Theory
Dongguk Univ.
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Pip Chodorov 핍 초도로프(Pip Chodorov) Cinema and Semiology,
Cognitive Science
Maitrîse(French masters) Sorbonne Paris 3 -
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Department of Sports Culture

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Introduction

The Department of Sports Culture aims to cultivate elite sports experts with professional sports and practical skills through convergence education, combining professional sports and sports culture, and art. Further, it aims to cultivate talented, competitive people in the domestic and international sports world by cultivating sportsmanship and character through a specialized curriculum based on field-oriented practical education.

The department moves away from the theory-based educational framework. Additionally, it promotes educational specialization reflecting the needs of student-athletes. The on-the-job training cultivates experts to fulfill the industry’s requirements, the student’s needs, and lead elite sports.

- Train sports players with sports expertise.

- Train sports experts with expertise in sports convergence and skills.

- Train sports experts with sports administration and practical skills.

- Train sports professionals with sportsmanship and character.

 

Competency of the Major, and Learning Outcomes

Students understand how to improve their professional sports skills. Students understand how to teach professional sports using tools for improving sports skills. Sports convergence knowledge, such as sports-related knowledge and information technology, can be combined with various information technologies. Students carry out a self-directed exploration of how to use sports convergence knowledge. Students recognize the responsibilities of the profession and the ethics of being an athlete and leader. Students communicate effectively with the skills necessary in the sports field. As a leader or member of a sports convergence interdisciplinary team, students can be faithful to their roles and demonstrate leadership.

Introduction to the Department (Major)

The Department of Sports Culture is newly established in 2015, and all enrolled students are athletes specializing in four sports, basketball, soccer, baseball, and golf. It aims to improve the athlete’s performance, who simultaneously study and play sports, and fosters elite and life-long sports professionals. It aims to nurture key talents who will lead the sports field in the future, at home and abroad, by establishing various courses. These include a practical course for immediate improvement of student athlete’s performance, a course that increases the humanities and scientific knowledge which supports the performance improvement, a course that enhances the knowledge of an elite and sports professional, and a course through which students can acquire related certifications.

Current Academic Trends and Prospects

Currently, university sports in Korea is going through a new phase. The Ministry of Education repeatedly emphasizes that athletes are students and request that they participate in classes in different ways. As a result, universities are making several efforts, including educating athletes by establishing new departments and preparing them for different career paths. Responding to this changing trend, it has become necessary that the university sports world develop and operate different curricula to integrate such a reality’s theory and practice. Especially in modern society, sports is a way to pursue human happiness, and at the same time, it is recognized as preventive medicine that adds value and quality of life. The participation rate in life-long sports is gradually increasing. Academically sport has a functional prospect due to the demand for social change. The demand for elites and sports leaders is continuously increasing. Therefore, supplying quality leaders to meet such a growing demand seems to be an essential imperative.

Careers and Employment

Related sports fields to which students can advance by completing the major curriculum in the Department of Sports Culture are as follows. Graduates can become professional and amateur athletes (including referees), elite and life-long sports instructors, trainers, public servants of sports administration, and sports diplomats. They can continue on to graduate school in Korea and abroad and work as professors and researchers in physical education at home and abroad. After graduation, students can become physical education teachers at elementary and secondary schools, and professional practical instructors if they attend the graduate school of education, acquiring a teacher’s certificate. Students can also advance into occupations such as sports reporters and announcers, sports PD, sports commentators, sports curers, bodyguards, professional club front, sports agents, and sports cultural activity planners.

 

Professors

Professors
Name Picture Major Final degree school E-mail
Jin-Wook Jeong 정진욱 Exercise Physiology Seoul National Univ. cjw826@dongguk.edu
In-Woo Kim 김인우 Sports Psychology Seoul National Univ. iwkim@dongguk.edu
Min-Seong Ha 하민성 Exercise nutrition and Biochemistry Pusan National Univ. haminseong@dgu.ac.kr
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