The research labs promoted by the Department of Visual Contents conduct continuous research and projects to develop technology and knowledge in the content area. In particular, it attempts a qualitative research approach directed by professors and students in project execution.

Researchers here are composed of competent professors with at least 10 years of experience in the field of content in this field. In addition, the research environment is supported so that they can work with a sense of responsibility and ownership by forming an organizational culture that is free and creative.

Each member places importance on creative ideas and expands their domain as a leader in the content industry through pioneering technology research and application that can contribute to the development of local communities, countries, and even humankind.

Cultural Heritage Digital Restoration Lab

To operate the only digital restoration research institute of cultural heritage in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongsang Province.
  • Conducting joint research projects.
  • Digital archiving of cultural heritage.
  • Operating the Shape Data Digital 3D Restoration Technology Education Center.
  • Researching the Development and Utilization of Shape Data 3DScanning Technology Base Content.
Promotion Strategy
Constructing and operating of cultural heritage digital data conversion technology base industry-academic-research convergence platform.
The company and International College(Animation & VFX major) conduct joint research projects. 
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Classification Content
Technology development, New business creation, Collaborative project development
  • OSMU(one source multi use) Business Cooperation.
  • Derived as a new media content product according to media.
Creation of jobs
    • Related job creation of undergraduate, graduate internship, and employment/start-up.
Contributing to the development of community
  • Preservation, recording, restoration, and enjoyment of digital data of cultural heritage. (including historical figures, environment, etc.)
Cultural Heritage 3D Digital Archiving
  • Construction of archiving platform through the development of cultural heritage (including historical figures, environment, etc.) digital archetype data.
Operating the Shape Data Digital 3D Restoration Technology Education Center : Professional Manpower Training
  • Production of realistic content of cultural heritage. (including people and environment)
  • Joint development and human resource development through cooperation with overseas university research institutes and companies.
  • Opening the Digital Archetype Arts Show with community cultural education organization. (twice a year)
  • Opening or co-hosting cultural heritage (including people and environment) restoration related Symposium. (Once a year)
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Trainee Performance details Period
Foreign students in the undergraduate course from the agreed universities Training for shape scanning and restoration technology of cultural heritage, people, and environment. Four times a year.
Graduate students and graduates
Undergraduate and graduate students from overseas agreed universities, exchange interns from overseas universities
  • Human Resources development with convergent thinking, knowledge, technology, research capabilities necessary to construct digital archetype data of cultural heritage. (including people and environment)
  • Digital archetype data archiving of cultural heritage (including people and environment) preparing for the next generation digital twin platform.
  • Establishment of an industry-academic-research cooperative growth model
    - Creating high value-added through industry-academic joint technology development.
    - Activation of internships, employment, and start-up links.
    - Establishment of a curriculum tailored to industrial needs for foreign undergraduate and graduate students.
  • International cooperation: Promoting cooperation with overseas cooperative university research institutes and companies and establishing a global educational model.
  • Community contributions through the operation of university-specific digital museums.
  • Self-reliance through reinforcing of operation of the research institute.
Field of Study
Classification Content Note
Collaborative research partner Related industry Historical evidence, 3D scanning, CG implementation, and game engine technology.
Aim of the joint research project Digital restoration and archetype archiving Restoration implementation technology, archiving implementation technology.
An attribute of the collaborative research project 3D shape (Modeling & Texture) generative knowledge and technology development research Restoration of 3D digital cultural heritage,digital actors, and digital environment archiving
Field of technology development research System Design: research and business-related (AR, VR, XR, UI, UX, UF, etc.) Modeling & Texture: form, shape, texture, 3D scan data processing Cinematography & Lighting related image improvement research Matte Painting & Chroma-key collaborative research 360° VR: 360° filming related Composite & Editing research Convergence: Scan & VR 3D data scanning and shape restoration.
Types of participating member a) Professors, b) undergraduate students, c) master's · doctorate course students, d) international exchange student interns, e) employees of the company.
  • Professor Hongsik Pak
Equipment Utilization
-H/W & S/W : MantisVision-F6, Z+F 5010X / Leica Cyclone EPP, Reality Capture, Headus CyEdit

Studio KAY, Virtual Character Creation Production Lab

Virtual Character Creation Production Lab creates virtual characters in line with changes in the ever-evolving media era. It is a research lab that plans and produces Virtual Influencers that are used in various media. It is a research lab to develop and commercialize characters developed by researchers by starting a company called


-Create virtual characters and use them as models and actors.

-Create a Virtual Influencer to exert a good influence in the online world.

-Study virtual characters for various commercialization.

Location: NM611

Lead Researcher: Prof. Sunghoon Cho

Co-Researchers: Prof. Jiang Hai Tao, Prof. Zhou Jiani, Prof. Ji Yun, Prof. Minju Kim

Contact: Prof. Sunghoon Cho@ NM Building Office #611,



FINEST means “Filmmakers Never Stop”. Filmmakers burn their passion for creativity with the spirit of never giving up. This research lab is made up of graduate students studying film, where professors and students learn, experience, and develop as they create works together. It is a research lab where you learn the attitude, skills, and knowledge of filmmakers.


-Discover and guide students' research thesis.

-In order to plan the student's work, we discuss and create a story, check pre-production, production, and post-production, and create, complete the project together.

-Experience and learn the detail steps of filmmaking process with a professor.

Location: NM607

Lead Researcher: Prof. Sunghoon Cho

Co-Researchers: Prof. Guhee Yoon, Graduate Students Zhang Kaicheng, Shi Siwen, Wang Chuxuan, Clement Fedou

Contact: Prof. Sunghoon Cho@ NM Building Office #611,


Virtual Studio Lab

Virtual Studio Lab nurtures and expands practical talents with a broad understanding of VR, and Metaverse's specialized fields through cooperation and vitalizing industry-academy-research collaboration to foster manpower necessary for the rapidly changing future industrial environment.

About this Research Lab

-Supports student practical experience through industry-linked project.

-Converges development of VR, Metaverse, animations, games, and short films.

-Perform experimental 3D artworks on the rapidly changing short video platform.

-Nurtures research competency

Collaborating Researchers

Prof. Sojin Kim, Prof. Balgum Song, Prof. Lin Qu, Prof. GuHee Yoon, Prof. Sunghoon Cho, Prof. YoungSil Lee, Prof. Jintaek Seo

Research Areas

Convergence of Animation, game, film and VR planning and development (Using Unreal Engine), Industry-linked project


VR project, Specialists lecture demonstration, Technology and trend conference, etc.

Location: CAS 5103 (Industry-Academia Building)

Contact: Prof. Sojin Kim @ NM Building Office #613

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