Humanities and Creative Industries
1. Educational Objective
- As the creative industries attract attention as a new national growth engine in today’s world, it is considered important to build a humanistic foundation that encompasses history, knowledge, culture, and other areas to continuously produce high-quality, novel cultural contents. In this regard, this major aims to nurture future leaders who are equipped with perspectives from the social sciences, media, and the arts and will lead the creative industries. In doing so, it will groom students to become future leaders in cultural industries who will be capable of planning, directing, creating and distributing stories and images which speak to the past, present and future.
2. Careers and Strengths
- Graduates can grow as specialists in playwriting, directing, content development, and marketing in various fields such as movies, music, games, publishing, broadcasting, cartoons, animation, edutainment, mobile content, and/or art. Although quite a lot of universities have recently begun to offer similar courses, the Interdisciplinary Major of Humanities and Creative Industries program in Korea University was established on the outstanding traditions of the university’s liberal arts programs. Graduates from the KU program will go beyond the basics of providing original cultural content. They will be capable of taking humanistic and socio-scientific approaches to creating and constructively criticizing such content. In doing so, they will lead in the creation of cultural content that does more than merely reflect current trends. The program is expected to cultivate professionals who can speak to and for the nation.
- Bachelor of Arts
4. Program Completion Requirements
- 1) A minimum of 36 credits must be earned for program completion.
- 2) 6 credits must be earned from the major compulsory courses, Humanities and Cultural Industries and Special Lecture in Cultural Industries.
3) Elective courses should be taken in accordance with the following:
A minimum of 6 credits from elective courses in Section A (Liberal Arts Foundation)
A minimum of 6 credits from elective courses in Section B (Socio-scientific Perspectives)
A minimum of 6 credits from elective courses in Section C (Knowledge of Media Arts)
- 4) Up to 6 credits earned from first major courses may be approved.