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Seoul Institute of the Arts

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Total enrollment
2,959 (2014)

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Gyeonggi Province

12 April 1962

Seoul Institute of the Arts

Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Ansan, Gyeonggi Province Seoul, South Korea

640, Gojan-dong, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Notable alumni
Lee Joon‑gi, Yoo Jae Suk, Ku Hye‑sun, Kim Ha‑neul, Cha Tae‑hyun

Dong‑ah Institute of Media an, Korea National University, Chung‑Ang University, Dankook University, Howon University


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.

Seoul institute of the arts musicvideo


  • 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

  • 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
  • TV hosts

  • Euna Lee
  • Jang Yoon-ju
  • Lee Hwi-jae
  • Shin Dong-yup
  • Yoo Jae-suk
  • Author, screenwriter

  • Choi In-hun
  • Jang Jin
  • Noh Hee-kyung
  • Kim Ryeo-ryeong
  • Shin Kyung-sook
  • Kim Eun-sook
  • Ha Seong-ran
  • Directors, filmmakers

  • Jang Jin
  • Lee Myung-se
  • Kim Jee-woon
  • Lee Hwan-kyung
  • Fashion Designers

  • Lie Sang bong
  • References

    Seoul Institute of the Arts Wikipedia