Design History & Cultural Studies


Along with the advent of a knowledge-based information society, the role of design which conventionally had been limited to the production of plastic activities, has expanded its spectrum ranging from dealing with everyday lives to the production of interdisplinary theories, histo-cultural discourses and criticism.

So as to respond to this change of circumstances and to produce independent design discourses based upon both local specificities and global universalities as well as social-public concern, an interdisciplinary approach regarding the historical/cultural context of design is required.

A curriculum of Design History and Cultural Studies major was established as a graduate program for SNU’s MFA and Dr.Design in 2012. The aim of the major is to provide an academic foundation meeting new social expectations and to educate future academic generations and experts.

Department: Graduate School(Department of Design)

Major: Design History and Culture

Entrance Quota: MFA 2 candidates, DD. 1 candidate.

Completion Requirements: MFA 30 credits, DD 36 credits

Degree :
– Master of Fine Arts in Design History and Culture
– Doctor of Design in Design History and Culture

Director: Prof. Min-soo Kim Ph,D