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School of Communication Arts
Course Name Spring Fall Credits

Communication Theories

This course is designed to study basic theories in the field of media and communication studies, and to apply them to social phenomena. This course is positively necessary to all the sophomore students before taking further courses on media, culture and communication. Various communication theories from inter-personal communication to mass communication theory will be taught. Furthermore, later in the semester, students will learn to apply those theories to the actual society we live in.

O O 3

Media and Society

This course examines the context and significance of film, electronic and digital media in society. The issues we explore throughout the semester primarily revolve around the questions of how media shape society, and in turn, how society shapes media.

Overall, this course will highlight a number of important issues for you to consider as you prepare for your future careers/roles as media producers, professionals, consumers, and critics.

O O 3

Introduction to Documentary

First of all, students will study the origin and general history of documentary film, and its characteristics as a medium. And then, we will explore not only ‘non-fiction genre’ but also ‘factual program’ in current era with discussion, planning and practice practices on a team basis.

O   3

Cinema History

This course surveys the history of global cinema by historical period, region, genre and directors. Viewing and discussing a range of cinematic works from genre movies produced in the Hollywood studio system to arthouse films fostered in Europe, the course explores both aspects of cinema: media industry and visual art. Also, by investigating how cinema overcame the regional boundaries of Western culture and how it was localized in various countries, the course aims to expand the knowledge of film history in global terms. Furthermore, the course looks forward to reviewing the status of transnational cinema and forecast its future by examining contemporary cinema of East Asia including South Korea.

One of the course's objectives is to cultivate practical knowledge of filmmaking through a historical and theoretical approach to cinema. By learning film history, students will better understand and position their own work in terms of cinematic discourse and historical context. This approach involves more than simply searching for one’s reference; it is an attempt to find how to craft one’s subject matter and critical concern according to cinematic grammar and the production code of the film industry.

Students are encouraged to participate in class to study and adopt the methods and mise-en-scne of grand masters across history and apply it to their future filmmaking.

O   3

Understanding of Filmmaking 1

This course is an introduction to film and media. It explores filmmaking through a unique opportunity by both understanding the basics of cinema and practical media experience. We will foster a creative environment for applying the knowledge in artistic imagination. Through the lecture, screening and discussion, the goal is to facilitate creative thinking, production, and analysis.

O   3


This course surveys the key elements of cinema. Scrutinizing the tasks involved in directing, cinematography, sound, editing and production, the course will map out how film directors integrate these different elements through film forms and styles.

By analyzing canonical works among classic and modern films, students will have an opportunity to study and discuss how these elements of filmmaking are applied according to genre conventions and transformed through the director’s vision.

  O 3

Survey in Theatre & Drama

Theatre is the representative form of performing arts boasting more than two thousand years of history and heritage. It is most comprehensive form of art in the sense it runs the gamut from music, art, dance, and even literature. Theatre is not only a predecessor but still an active and indispensible partner of film as a medium as they share human resources, the form and structure of drama, and often venues and market. Therefore, a systematic and thorough survey of its history and aesthetics is essential for any student to understand millennia-long traditions and wide influence in culture industry.

Students, in this class, are expected (1) to learn history and performance theories of theatre, (2) read and analyze some major plays, and (3) put up a scene to experience the whole production process in a nutshell. Each student will have hopefully built up a solid foundation for more advanced study in specialized fields of theatre by the end of semester.

  O 3

Development and Producing in Film and Media


Mass Media Research

O O 3

Individual Research / Study

O   2

Cultural Content Practice

  O 3
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