South Korea — Seoul Institute of the Arts

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 either one semester (fall or spring) or for one academic year.

Helpful website: Seoul Arts Guidebook

Program costs and living expenses:

  • Dorm: $300 per month
  • Food: $400 per month
  • Study materials (varies depending on the course) 


Accommodations: Campus dormitories are available. See (website in Korean).

Pick-up service upon arrival: may be provide upon request.

Academic Information

Language of instruction: Korean

Courses are offered in the following disciplines:

Theater, film, broadcasting, visual design, dance, creative writing, photography, Korean traditional music, interior design, playwriting, applied music, creative advertising, digital arts, acting and humanities

Credit and grading system

Requirements and Application Information

  • Have a cumulative overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 units at CSUN (for transfer students) at the time of application and must be currently a CSUN undergraduate student.

Please email for an application. Please complete and submit program application by the deadline indicated on the application to the International and Exchange Student Center.


For program and application information, please contact Besnike Saitoski at the International and Exchange Student Center.

For additional program information, you may contact the following faculty member:

Dr. Ah-jeong Kim, 
Department of Theatre

(818) 677-3086