Seoul Institute of the Arts

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Seoul Institute of the Arts
Sia logo 1.jpg
Type University
Established 1962
Location Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Campus Ansan, Gyeonggi Province
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul Institute of the Arts Logotype
Seoul Institute of the Arts
Hangul 서울예술대학교
Hanja 서울
Revised Romanization Seoul Yesul Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Sŏul Yesul Taehakkyo

Seoul Institute of the Arts (SeoulArts) is a South Korean arts university founded by Yoo Chi-Jin in 1962. The Ansan Campus was completed in February 2001 and is the designated centre of arts education, whilst the Namsan Campus is the center of art experience. SIA has 2400 students in 13 departments. It offers a three-year associate degree program as well as a four-year program for a bachelor's degree. The incumbent president of the university is Yoo Duk-Hyung.

Namsan Campus has Drama Center (Greek-style theater), art gallery, drama theater and film studio.


  • August 1958 - Korean Theatre Research Institute was founded
  • April 1962 - Drama Center and Theatre Library were opened
  • June 1962 - Korean Theatre Academy was founded (closed March 1964)
  • March 1964 - Seoul Drama School was founded (closed December 1973)
  • December 1973 - Seoul Art Academy was founded
  • December 1978 - Seoul Art Academy was renamed to Seoul Art College
  • February 1982 - Korean Theatre Research Institute was renamed to Korea Research Center for Arts
  • February 1998 - Korea Research Center for Arts was renamed to Dongnang Art Center
  • June 1998 - Seoul Art College was renamed to Seoul Institute of the Arts
  • March 2001 - Namsan Education Center was opened
  • September 2002 - Dongnang Acting Class for the Youth was opened

Former presidents[edit]

  • Prof. Yoo Duk-Hyung (December 1978–March 1994)
  • Prof. Yang Jung-Hyun (March 1994–March 1998)
  • Prof. Kim Ki-Duk (March 1998–March 2001)
  • Ahn Min-Soo (March 2001–February 2004)
  • Ro Kun-Il


Department Established
Applied Music November 1987
Broadcasting December 1978
Creative Advertising November 1988
Creative Writing December 1978
Dance December 1978
Digital Arts March 2003
Film December 1978
Interior Design November 1987
Korean Music December 1980
Photography December 1980
Playwriting November 1987
Theatre December 1978
Visual Arts March 1989
Visual Design November 1987
Acting March 2007
School of Humanities

Notable alumni[edit]

Actors and actresses[edit]


TV hosts[edit]

Author, screenwriter[edit]

Directors, filmmakers[edit]

Fashion Designers[edit]

  • Lie Sang bong[3]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°20′03″N 126°50′10″E / 37.3343°N 126.8360°E / 37.3343; 126.8360