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Division of Design & Formative Arts

Major of Visual Communication Design, Major of Craft & Design, Major of Art & Fashion Design, Major of Digital Media Design, Major of Industrial Design, Major of Cartoon & Animation


Major of Visual Communication Design

The Major of Visual Communication Design at Cheongju University College of Arts was first established in 1997 as the Department of Applied Arts, the first of its kind to be established in the province. After producing its first graduates in 1982, the Major of Visual Communication Design has contributed to the development of the domestic design industry by producing various experts in academia.
From our cutting-edge educational environment in the new School of Arts and Design building, which was newly built in 2008, we have been devoted to cultivating visual designers for a knowledge-based society through efficient lectures, hands-on training and for the purpose of leading a paradigm in changing times. The Major of Visual Communication Design provides training to obtain new design skills suitable for various forms of media in the visual design field such as print, advertising, and new media. Additionally, along with a variety of design methodologies related to developing creative ideas, design management, and design thinking, this major offers various curricula that is practice-oriented to cultivate expressive ability for effectively delivering information.

Major of Craft & Design

The Major of Crafts & Design is a combination of diversity, expertise, creativity and artistry of the genres from the fields of popular and industrial design, to the fields of personal and artistic artist activities, making this a major with a broad selection of career choices and activities after graduation.
In the basic curriculum of this major, the students are given the opportunities to explore Metal works, Ceramics & Glass and learning about relevant knowledge. In the major intensive course, students are taught to be able to develop creativity and design abilities. It operates, in particular, an educational curriculum that cultivates operational skills in the formative school years that includes Photoshop, Illustrator, CAD, 3D Max, Rhino and 3D Printing programs and other computer graphics, and it also places a focus on the skills that can enhance one’s capabilities for finding employment after graduating.

Major of Art & Fashion Design

The Major of Art & Fashion develops creative abilities of expression and communication with society by finding one’s own unique method through the consilience of genres, and focuses on training experts in the Visual Arts Field & Culture and Arts Industry Convergence field (such as artists, artist-type designers, art and fashion industry convergence coordinators, etc.) to promptly adapt to changing times.
In the 4th Industrial Revolution that is already upon us, industries that are different from one another are actively converging based on ICT, and we are in the era of consilience where the breadth and speed of change is on a large scale and quite complex. Creativity can only be developed through arts education, and character and communicative ability can only be fostered through humanities, history and collaborative education. The Major of Art & Fashion is based on such recognition and through a culture and arts startup coworking space, and with an integrated curriculum such as creative arts education, fashion, and ICT education, it will cultivate consilient creative talent in the Visual Arts field and Culture and Arts Industry Convergence field.

Major of Digital Media Design

The major pf Digital Media Design is an advanced study that integrates newly introduced technology and art through methodologies of information design and service design, for the user environments of various smart devices and the new digital environments of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
The education course of the major is a mutual combination of three areas: (1) Information, (2) Interaction and (3) Design. Based on human-centered design principles, the students develop creative thinking, learn about advanced digital technology, and acquire knowledge in the related fields of human psychology and behavior.
There is fresh demand by companies related to the technology design both in Korea and abroad for designers that are compatible with the changing digital environment to analyze the various problems arising in the digital environment, resolve them, and offer a smooth and pleasant interaction between people and products. So, graduates of the major of Digital Media Design have very good prospects in finding employment.

Major of Industrial Design

The 21st century is a knowledge-based information age that demands convergent design education that crosses the boundaries of complex, multi-disciplinary domains. The Major of Industrial Design teaches students to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge in order to develop professionals with international acumen. Based on harmonious thinking and expressions of reason and emotion, we explore new design language and raise individual creativity and competence to the stage of innovation and have students get involved in design education.
The Industrial Design major develops the personality and abilities of individuals as much as possible. The major aims to develop creative problem-solving ability and formative sense through organic linkage of each curriculum. It also aims to educate excellent designers with creative ideas and aesthetic expressions based on rational thinking and aesthetic sensitivity. After graduation, students will have a professional career in the fields of product design, UX design, service design, environmental design, space design, 3D contents, and CG.

Major of Cartoon & Animation

The Major of Cartoon and Animation was established with the goal of training accomplished artists with creativity in the cartoon, animation, game and film industry based on the long tradition of the College of Arts and is equipped with advanced educational facilities as a specialized major at Cheongju University. Education in this major includes the operation of a systematic curriculum from basic courses to intensive ones. Furthermore, this major offers students the benefit of selecting from a diverse and broad range of courses thanks to the faculty that have abundant practical experience in the field.
In addition, the Major of Cartoon and Animation provides extra-curricular opportunities including club activities involving Illustrators, 3D animation, and films, as well as other educational activities and interaction between junior and senior students, special lectures by experts and open classes which all offer opportunities for students to enhance their learning capacity and broaden their network.