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Oriental Painting, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #37 (QS) Seoul, South Korea
Department of Oriental Painting from Seoul National University is currently organized into a four-year undergraduate program (BA course), and two-year graduate programs (MFA course and DFA Course). 
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The Oriental Painting department from Seoul National University has long been succeeded by traditional plastic art theories and styles of Korean portrait and landscape art (San-su hwa). We actively search for ways to translate Korean historical art into contemporary Korean art based on philosophical and aesthetical application of traditional paintings of literary artists (Mun-in hwa).

Learning outcomes

Within the freshman year (first year of undergraduate school) students are expected to synthetically experience the interrelationship of Korean and Asian arts with Western arts, as well as amass broad expression capabilities through technical skill and the study of the humanities. 

Henceforward, our undergraduate program aims to encourage students’ experimental attitude toward forms grounded on Eastern aesthetic, and concentrates on cultivating individual’s creating ability with enhanced expression capability and deepened plastic art theory simultaneously.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    130 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Korean Art and Culture
  • 2-D Fundamental
  • 3-D Fundamental
  • Media Fundamental
  • History of Asian Art
  • Drawing
    • Painting

    English Language Requirements

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    General Requirements

    • Application for Admission
    • Personal Statement and Study Plan
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Counselor Reference
    • Official Highschool Transcript and Graduation Certificate
    • A Copy of the Applicant's Passport
    • Copies of Both Parents' Passport
    • Official Document Indication parent-child relationship between the applicant and his or her parents
    • Financial Certification
    • Portfolio, Records of Achievement
    • Proof of Language Proficiency
    • Agreement for Verification of Academic Record

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      6142 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3071 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    KRW 3,653,000

    Living costs for Seoul

    • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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