This course is designed to study basic theories in the field of media and communication studies, and to apply them to social phenomena. This course is positively necessary to all the sophomore students before taking further courses on media, culture and communication. Various communication theories from inter-personal communication to mass communication theory will be taught. Furthermore, later in the semester, students will learn to apply those theories to the actual society we live in.
Mass Media and Society
- - Convergence & Insight: Students will be able to deal with the problems arose in media environment through the humanistic insight and socio-scientific strictness, and logical natural science.
- - Critical Analysis: Students will be able to critically analyze the infrastructures which are required to produce media content.
- - Communication Proficiency: Students will be able to work together in a various media environment.
- - The influence of the mass media in modern society, the common and differences of the media genre, the cultural and social and institutional influences of the mass media, what and how to change.
Mass Media Research
- - This lecture is a project based learning subject for selecting proper topics and making teams up to present complete research results by integrating individual research, project research, and other researches of students.
- - Research projects are conducted by individuals or teams and the project is developed through individual meetings including class times during a semester.
- - The goal is write a completed form of short research paper and present the paper at the several conferences to verify our research achievements.
- - This class is allowed for only students who have completed at least six semesters or taken at least 18 credits of media track courses.
Dramatic Form and Structure
Dramatic form describes the recognizable features or characteristics of a particular genre and the method, conventions and styles that are used to communicate meaning to an audience. Dramatic structure is a construction of dramatic works using various dramatic elements and techniques based upon Aristotelian principles. From the ancient Greek plays to contemporary drama, you are expected to explore and analyze diverse forms and structures or dramatic works. A successful study of the materials throughout the semester will enable you to launch upon more advanced study of dramatic criticism and creation.
Media & Cultural Diversity
- - As globalization rapidly progresses, population mobility is also rapidly increasing. Although the global media culture has been spreading, the media industry and contents in Korea are still tied to nationalism and nationalist discourse, and the flow of change is slow. The Korean National Statistical Office estimates that by 2020, about 5% of the population living in Korea will be filled with non-nationals, that means Korea will become a multi-cultural society.
- - Through this lecture, we will analyze the closed and conservative nationalistic emotions that are prevalent in Korean society and the social issues caused by them through the media articles and discuss the perspective of the cultural diversity that the media should have in the global society in the future.
- - Especially, this lecture wants to improve the critical viewpoint that can analyze social issues from various viewpoints by reading media articles in diverse fields such as politics, society, culture, economy and sports.
In this class, students will understand the filmmaking systems in Hollywood. Then, following the masterpieces of Hollywood’s most influential filmmakers, we will learn a genre history(Comedy, Musical, Suspense, SF, Horror, Western) and try to find how filmmakers created their original cinematographic world, particularly in the genre tradition.
Introduction to Documentary
In this class, first of all, students will study the origin and general history of documentary film, and its characteristics as a medium. And then, we will explore not only 'non-fiction genre' but also 'factual program' in current era with discussion, planning and practice practices on a team basis.
Introduction to Journalism
This lecture primarily focuses on introducing what journalism is. You will be able to grasp some ideas on what is going on various journalisms around the world. You will not only learn about journalism itself, but also practical issues in the world of press.
Survey in Theatre & Drama
- Theatre is the representative form of performing arts boasting more than two thousand years of history and heritage. It is most comprehensive form of art in the sense it runs the gamut from music, art, dance, and even literature. Theatre is not only a predecessor but still an active and indispensible partner of film as a medium as they share human resources, the form and structure of drama, and often venues and market. Therefore, a systematic and thorough survey of its history and aesthetics is essential for any student to understand millennia-long traditions and wide influence in culture industry.
- Students, in this class, are expected (1) to learn history and performance theories of theatre, (2) read and analyze some major plays, and (3) put up a scene to experience the whole production process in a nutshell. Each student will have hopefully built up a solid foundation for more advanced study in specialized fields of theatre by the end of semester.
Development and Producing in Film and Media
- As film and broadcast industry face tough competition, the development process in content making grows in importance these days. Although a producer dig a brilliant idea or items, it's not clear whether the project will be accomplished or not. The item(or idea) should be developed and polished in a decent way to make a contract for invest besides cinema release and broadcasting. Furthermore, box-office record or broadcasting rating also depends on what kind of strategy will be adopted in the stage of marketing and distribution to some extent.
- In this class, students will explore and practice the stage fo development, producing, marketing and distribution in film and media which can be easily overlooked, because those are not visible in its output.
Filmworkshop Capstone Design
This course is an intensive workshop designed for students with a certain previous filmmaking experience who wish to make a decent short film for own portfolio. Group works will be done and students in a group will write, shoot and edit a final short film in one semester. Mostly there will be group tutoring for interim check of their final film work.
In this class, students will learn various film theories mainly categorized by the perceptive/sensorial relationship between cinema and spectator. As a practical and decisive tool of movie critique, the film theory will help students to profoundly and sharply analyze movies on the cinematic perspective. We will try to watch the movies related to each film theories and to analyze film texts practically.