Overview

Competitive, World-renowned Institution

The Film & Video Department offers one of the best education systems in Korea

The Film & Video Department offers one of the best education systems in Korea. The 2nd most popular U.S magazine ‘Variety’ has selected the Film & Video Department of Dongseo University offering competitive, world-renowned instruction for aspiring filmmakers.

(http://variety.com/2017/film/spotlight/variety-selects-2017-schools-move-1202395679/)

The faculty is comprised of professionals from each specific area including directing, planning, production, filming, lighting, editing, sounds, CG, scenario, and theory. The professors who are experts in this area shall concurrently provide lessons on the overall process of movie and provide concentrated training by function. Students shall learn about the actual work of the commercial movie production through field-practice at movie industry sites during vacations.

A Hub of Asia Cinema

The Department of Film and Video empowers the creative innovators of tomorrow by training them in all aspects of the arts and crafts of the moving image, from the aesthetic to the technological. At the same time, the department explores the best work of past masters of film in cinema and media studies courses, and encourages students to aspire to similar accomplishments. We affirm the importance of storytelling as the form in which human beings give weight and meaning to the most important passage of their lives.

The faculty is comprised of professionals from each of the specific areas of study necessary for professional and scholarly success. Direction, production, cinematography, lighting, sound, CG, scenario composition, and theoretical approaches to cinema are all offered by experienced and well-respected international faculty to the ends of developing professional-level graduates ready to work in the industry. With television as the dominant media form in many countries, we also integrate television and broadcasting courses into the curriculum along with opportunities to work with animators and game designers in order to create a dynamic atmosphere for creative minds to flourish. There are always opportunities to collaborate and practice through student led productions, as well as field-practice at movie industry sites during vacation periods.

Courses in the first half of the four-year curriculum focus on foundation knowledge in the humanities and storytelling; While the second half of the curriculum is geared toward courses specifically designed to teach professional and technical skills. Our course offerings cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Scholarly work in the areas of history, criticism and theory provide a conceptual underpinning for our world-class professional training courses and an educational response to the opportunities that emerging technologies offer. Our scholarly and cinematic explorations, in turn, are anchored and informed by the practice of the art.

In 2010, a support project for student-directed, full-length feature movies was established to provide chances for student filmmakers that other universities couldn’t offer. These films have been selected as finalists at the Busan International Film Festival (the largest film festival in Asia). We have also started providing support for graduate school students to make feature length films as part of the program. Going forward, the university plans to operate an internal production company to provide further opportunities for our students to work in full scale productions as part of developing an innovative curriculum that more deeply integrates academics with film industry standards.

HISTORY

2015 year

  1. Selected as a finalist for Mise-en-scene's Short Film Festival for the first time Kim Byeong-hak Mask

2014 year

  1. Participated in First Asia University Film Festival - Hosted by Beijing Communication University of China
  2. Selected as a University for Creative Korea (CK) conducted by the Ministry of Education

2013 year

  1. Selected as a finalist for Korea Movie Vision Section of Busan International Film Festival for the second time Seo Ho-bin Nail
  2. Established the graduate school
  3. Hosted Korea-China Universities Film Festival - Participated by Beijing Communication University of China

2012 year

  1. Selected as a finalist for Korea Movie Vision Section of Busan International Film Festival for the first time Kim Byeong-joon Gyettongi, Dog Dung
  2. Moved an industrial campus to Centum City

2011 year

  1. Selected as a finalist for Busan International Short Film Festival for the first time Kim Dong-woo Gentle Children

2010 year

  1. Selected as a finalist for DMZ International Documentary Film Festival for the first time Lee Eun-Jin oh! My!
  2. Established a system to support full-length feature films production

2009 year

  1. Selected as a finalist for Seoul International Women's Film Festival for the fourth time Kim Nam-ri Spring's Woman, Miss Spring
  2. Selected as a finalist for Busan Asia Short Film Festival for the first time Han Geomjoo There is Sea at Shantytown

2008 year

  1. Established Im Kwon Taek College of Film and Entertainment Arts
  2. Selected as a finalist for Seoul International Women's Film Festival for the third time Kim Gyeong-jin Rainbow
  3. Selected as a finalist for Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival for the first time Byeon Joon-cheol Arirang Love Song

2007 year

  1. Selected as a finalist for Seoul International Women's Film Festival for the second time Yoon Ji-yeon Are You Tired? I'm not. Kim Jeong-sun Bin Woman Baseball Team

2006 year

  1. Selected as a finalist for Seoul International Women's Film Festival for the first time Kim Myeong-hee Respire

2004 year

  1. Produced 1st graduate students

2000 year

  1. Department of Film and Video was newly established within the Division of Digital Image and Mass Communication