The Seoul Institute of the Arts (SIA) has continued to grow since Chi Jin Yoo founded the school in 1962. Today, there are 2,400 future artists attending the 14 different departments and SIA is a leading arts conservatory in Asia. In 2001, SeoulArts expanded by adding a new campus. The Ansan campus became where students receive the arts education foundation and the Namsan evolved to become a center where art is produced and presented to audiences. The Namsan center has modern multi-functional proscenium theater, a black-box theater, a sound stage, recording studios, and multiple rehearsal and classroom space. The goal of the center is to develop, produce and present art and entertainment.
Location: 171, Yesuldaehak-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, gyunggi-do, ZIP 425-805, Korea
Duration of exchange: Students may participate in the program for one semester (fall or spring)
Helpful website: SIA Admissions Guide
Program costs and living expenses:
- Dorm: KRW 650,000 per semester
- Study materials (varies depending on the course)
Accommodations: Campus dormitories are available. See www.siadom.ac.kr/ (website in Korean).
Language of instruction: Korean
Credit toward degree: Students will earn TRANSFER credit toward their CSUN degree. It is important that students meet with their academic department to review course equivalencies prior to exchange.
Courses are offered in the following disciplines:
Theater, dance, acting, film, broadcasting, digital arts, creative writing, dramatic writing, visual design, photography, interior design, Korean music, applied music, creative advertising and Arts Management.
Requirements and Application Information
GPA: Have a cumulative overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher
Language: TOPIK Level 3 or above
*TOPIK grade is dispensable, if applicant can prove that he/she speaks Korean as much at his/her interview (maybe through Skype)
Level of Study: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior