1 THE COLLEGE OF ARTS The College of the Arts is an interdisciplinary learning environment that promotes creativity and scholarship. Founded in 1998, the three schools of music, fine arts, and performing arts offer undergraduate and graduate programs that bring together a wide range of creative disciplines. The innovative inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary projects allow advancement in opportunities, collaborations, and accomplishments. The College of Arts is committed to becoming the center of creative and academic excellence, and has been recognized internationally for its innovative and eminent works. The College of Arts strives to nurture the development of creative and independent students who value being engaged and collaborative during their creative process. In addition to generating relevant, challenging ideas and building a strong knowledge base to hone their research skills, today s students should also possess the ability to collaborate and work effectively as members of a team. We support and guide our students towards achievement and success in all of these areas. We provide students with opportunities to engage in various experiences, such as teaching and participating in special events and projects. The College of Arts provides excellent facilities such as the Concert Hall, Art Gallery, Grand Theater, Black Box Theater, dance studios, and a film studio fully equipped with up-to-date technology; these facilities foster an environment where students on campus are able to elevate their performance. Students also have opportunities to develop their international prospects through exchange programs organized with partner institutions overseas. These programs provide our students with experiences guaranteed to expand and elaborate their own ideas and perspectives, and help each of them grow as international artists.
2 The School of Fine Arts s consists of two departments following the traditional division of disciplines - painting and sculpture. The School offers a wide range of courses including: drawing, painting, sculpture, new media, printmaking, installation, art history, art theory and criticism. s offers a fouryear undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Sculpture. The School also offers Graduate Programs leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting, Sculpture, and Art Theory. A Doctorate is also offered in Philosophy in Painting, Sculpture, and Art Theory. The main objectives of the School of Fine Arts are to promote the advancement of practice and theory in visual art disciplines. s is committed to creating an environment that fosters the professional development of vocational artists through study programs, exhibitions, research into the visual arts and other relevant activities. The School s Studio facilities include painting studios, a wellequipped woodshop, a machine shop, a printmaking shop, a video editing lab, a photography studio, and a stone carving studio. Also an asset to the program is the Art Gallery, where exhibitions are held throughout the year. The gallery is a place where students meet invited artists who introduce their works and where seniors present their works-in-progress for critiques.
4 28 Painting Department Students in the Painting Department will develop intellectual, sentimental, and technical understanding of the medium and gain other experiences related to painting and its relevant forms. The students explore various mediums of creative practices including; drawing, printmaking, digital art, 3-dimensional art, film and video, computer installations and new media. The department encourages students to expand and develop their creative intelligence and potential abilities through systematic processes that best reflect their individual values and contemporary awareness. Students are taught to create dynamic works through the extensive study of the traditional characteristics of Korean Painting combined with an appreciation of contemporary art. Events and Activities : In collaboration with the Kookmin Arts Festival held in the College of Arts every two years, the School of Fine Arts holds specially staged exhibitions during the festival. This biennial Arts Festival aims to promote the students voluntary participation in interdisciplinary creative opportunities. Renowned professional artists are invited to guide and collaborate with separate groups of undergraduate students. While selecting a theme, each group produces its own output under the direction of invited artists or faculty members. This collaboration allows each participant to explore his/her own creativity while forming a sense of community with the other participants. The Painting Department intends to maintain international links where appropriate. The Department has developed exchange programs with partner institutions such as The University of Huddersfield, Sheffield Hallam University, Coventry University in the U.K, The Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design in Canada and Nanjing Arts University in China. Students can spend one or two semesters studying in one of the partner institutions.
6 30 Painting Department B.F.A. Curriculum : The curriculum aims to enhance the students artistic abilities and skills based on their level of understanding, while enriching their creativity. Upon completion of foundation courses in basic drawing, painting, and sculpture, students are allowed to take advanced courses and concentrate on studio art relevant to their chosen fields of specialization. Introduction to Media Art Art and Philosophy Korean Painting 1, 2 Painting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Mixed Media 1, 2 Printmaking 1, 2 Drawing 1, 2 Photography and Video Making Video Art Production History of Art 1, 2 Digital Art Production 3D Art Production Installation 1, 2 Digital Art 1, 2 New Media Art 1, 2 History of Oriental Art 1, 2 History of Modern Art 1, 2 Total Art 1, 2 Integrated Art Education Program Integrated Art Production Criticism of Modern Art Undergraduate Seminar
7 31 Faculty : Shin, Jang-sik (Painting) M.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University B.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University Choi, Tae-man (Art Theory) Ph.D. in Art History, Dongguk University M.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University B.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University Cho, Myung-shik (Painting) Ph.D. in Philosophy, Kangwon National University, M.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University B.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University Kim, Hee-young (Art Theory) Ph.D. in Art History, University of Iowa M.A. in Art History, University of Chicago M.F.A. in Art Theory, Seoul National University B.A. in English Literature and language, Seoul National University Kwon, Ki-dong (Painting) M.F.A. in Painting, The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA M.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University B.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University
8 32 Kim, Tae-jin (painting / intermedia art) D.F.A. in Fine Arts, Seoul National University M.F.A. in New Forms, Pratt Institute of Art and Design M.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University B.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University
9 33 Sculpture Department The Sculpture Department delivers theoretical and discipline-based education in an interdisciplinary context. This department also integrates studio learning with critical inquiry in order to train the students to become professional sculptors or experts in their chosen fields of specialization. To cultivate the creative and experimental practices of the contemporary art scene, sculpture students experiment with the making and transformation of threedimensional objects. These range from traditional configurations to new media creations such as mixed media sculpture, installation, and computer software sculpture. Since the establishment of Kookmin University s Department of Fine Arts in 1998, its alumni have been recognized as active and prominent practitioners in all aspects of creative life from various art contest prize winners to publicly-funded art program recipients. The Department s Fine Arts alumni have developed distinguished careers not only as practicing artists but also as educators and art administrators. Events and Activities : As a part of the Kookmin University s biennial Arts Festival held in the College of Arts, the Department of Sculpture invites two professional artists to guide and collaborate with undergraduate students. The final creations of the collaboration are displayed on campus to promote interaction with students outside of the gallery. The art exhibition for graduation is held in December. It aims to train and guide seniors to arrange the spaces in which their studios are placed, some exhibits are shown outside of the building. The preparation for the exhibition helps students improve their abilities in utilizing their surrounding space into suitable settings where their works of art are showcased. Supervised by faculty members of the department, all students take field trips and visit various art venues throughout Korea. Regular field trips to international art events are intended to broaden the students artistic vision by experiencing the diversity and importance of the contemporary arts scene.
11 35 Sculpture Department B.F.A. Curriculum : Beginner courses encourage the exploration of fundamental principles in three-dimensional form. Advanced students conceptualize their own projects as guided by critical evaluation, technical advice, and assistance provided by the various courses. Art & Ubiquitous Introdiuction to Media art Computer Aided Design 1, 2, 3, 4 Stone Sculpture Stone Sculpture & Art Production Community & Digital Contents Production History of Asian Art History of Sculpture 1, 2 Ceramic Sculpture Ceramic Sculpture & Creative Production Figure Sculpture 1, 2 3D Printing for Artists Theory of Modern Art Fine Art Expression and Video Metal Sculpture Metal Sculpture & Community Environment Wood Sculpture Wood Sculpture & Life Applications Meanings of Religions & Art Production Creative Teaching Methods of Art Education Installation Art & Curating Field Experiences & Research in Art Public Sculpture & Curating Public Art Theories of Art Education Art Management & Curating Contemporary Society and Sculpture Scientific Technologies & Art Web Design for Artists
12 36 Faculty : Kim, Tae-gon (Sculpture) M.F.A. Graduate School, Chelsea College of Art and Design M.F.A. in Sculpture, Seoul National University B.F.A. in Sculpture,Seoul National University Cho Byungsup (Sculpture) Diplome. Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy B.F.A. in Sculpture, Seoul National University Lee, Ung-bai (Sculpture) Ph.D. in Plastic Arts, Paris1-Panthéon-Sorbonne University M.F.A. in Plastic Arts, Paris1-Panthéon-Sorbonne University B.F.A. in Sculpture, Seoul National University Ahn, Hyeri (Sculpture, Art Education) Ph.D. in Art Education, University of Missouri-Columbia M.Ed. in Art Education, University of Missouri-Columbia M.A. in Art History, Ewha Womans University B.F.A. in Painting, Ewha Womans University Huh, Yoonjung (Sculpture, Art Education) Ph.D. Graduate school of cultural technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST) M.A. Asia United Theological University M.F.A. Department of Painting, Graduate School, Seoul National University B.F.A. Department of Painting, Seoul National University
14 THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
15 Department of Fine Arts Our mission is to educate artists and creative professionals to be creative and responsible contributors to society. The department seeks to integrate creative application with theory in preparing students to grow to become leaders in their professions by encouraging them to achieve their full potential. The department s four areas offer programs leading to the master of fine arts(painting, sculpture, intermedia art, and art theory and criticism), the doctor of fine arts(painting and sculpture), and the doctor of philosophy(art theory and criticism).
16 58 Painting Major The painting curriculum offers graduates a rigorous studio practice to help them refine technical expertise, enhance aesthetic analysis skill, and broaden knowledge of historical, social, cultural, and critical issues through seminars and group critiques. Students will engage in an individual development through the interdisciplinary curriculum, which allows graduates to explore a wide range of mediums and areas such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, computer-based art, installation, as well as traditional Korean painting. Art Theory and Criticism Major Art Theory and Criticism curriculum provides a rigorous and flexible theoretical practice. Students will broaden historical, social, political, cultural, and critical knowledge of modern and contemporary art both in the west and the east through seminars, group critiques, and peer conferences. The interdisciplinary curriculum encompasses the history of East Asian Art, cultural studies, new media art theory, museum studies, and internship practice. Students will engage in their independent growth as critical thinkers to acquire professional knowledge in their professions. Sculpture Major The sculpture curriculum provides creative yet intense studio practices to prepare graduates for careers in a wide range of creative activities. Students will further their material knowledge, technical expertise, and collaborative skills, and enhance knowledge of cultural and critical issues on contemporary art through studio practice, lectures, seminars, group critiques, and peer interactions. The curriculum prepares graduates in growing as independent, critical, and responsible artists and thinkers. Intermedia Art Major Intermedia Art curriculum aims to develop students new possibilities in art by broadening their material knowledge and technical skills in a wide range of media including new media. Students will engage in their individual development exploring various creative practices integrating ideas and emotions, while furthering collaborative skills through peer interactions. Students will refine their knowledge on the concepts and methods of new media art based on their solid knowledge on the historical, critical, and social issues on contemporary art. The Graduate School
17 59 Courses : Core Courses : Contemporary Art Seminar I (3) Contemporary Art Seminar II (3) Special Topics I (3) Special Topics II (3) Contemporary Sculptor Research (3) Contemporary Art and Urban Environment (3) Media Convergence Research (3) Organizing Exhibition & Research (3) 3D Art and Contemporary Art History (3) Painting Major : Painting Analysis & Seminar (3) Organizing Exhibition Seminar (3) Painting Study (3) Painting & Space Study (3) Contemporary Painting Study (3) Mixed Media Art Study (3) Printmaking Study (3) Contemporary Drawing Study (3) Fine Art & Field Research (3) New Art Study (3) Concept & Expression Study (3) New Art Workshop (3) Experiment Art Study (3) Studio workshop I, II, III and IV (3) Study on an Exhibition (3) Study on Contemporary Korean Art (3) Study on Modern Korean Art (3) Study on Korean Traditional Art (3) Study on Contemporary Asian Art (3) Study on Traditional Asian Art (3) Study on Media of Art (3) Study in Discussion of Contemporary Art (3) Analysis and Criticism of Art Works (3) Sculpture Major : Thesis and Subject Research (3) Organizing Exhibition Seminar (3) Installation Art Research (3) Contemporary Art Studio I (3) Contemporary Art Studio II (3) Religion and Fine art (3) 3D Art Studio I (3) 3D Art Studio II (3) Public Art Research (3) Media Art Research (3) Sculpture and Discourse (3) Thesis Research I (3) Thesis Research II (3) Religion and Contemporary Art Research (3) Subject of Art work Research (3) Discourse Analysis Research (3) New media Art Research (3) 3D Art and the Humanities Study (3) 3D Art and Contemporary Art Analysis (3) Intermedia Art Major : Intermedia Art workshop I and II (3) New Media Art Workshop I and II (3) Documentary Art Workshop (3) Film Aesthetic and Art (3) Visual Thinking and Society (3) Network and Art (3) Site-specific Art Workshop (3) Seminar on Thesis I and II (3) Discourse on Media Art (3) History of Media Art (3) Art Theory and Criticism Major : Twentieth-Century Art History (3) Theory and Practice of Curating (3) Museums in Contemporary Society (3) History of the Cultural Exchange between the Arts of the East and the West (3) East Asian Art and Culture (3) Public Art (3) Mass Culture and Images (3) Modern Culture and Society (3) Korean Contemporary Art (3) Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art (3) Chinese Modern / Contemporary Art (3) Art and Law (3) History of Photography (3) Digital Art (3) Media Art (3) Technology and Art (3) Methodology of Art History (3) New York School (3) Pop Art (3) Modernist and Postmodernist Criticism (3) Contemporary Art (3) Modern / Contemporary Art Criticism (3) Modern Aesthetics (3) Research Ethics and Thesis Tutorial (3) History and Philosophy of Art Education (3) Community Art and Education (3) Internship (3) The Graduate School