Oriental Painting


Department of Oriental Painting is currently organized into a four-year undergraduate program (BA course), and two-year graduate programs (MFA course and DFA Course). Our department has long been succeeded by traditional plastic art theories and styles of Korean portrait and landscape art (San-su hwa). We actively search for ways to translate Korean historical art into contemporary Korean art based on philosophical and aesthetical application of traditional paintings of literary artists (Mun-in hwa).

Within the freshman year (first year of undergraduate school) students are expected to synthetically experience the interrelationship of Korean and Asian arts with Western arts, as well as amass broad expression capabilities through technical skill and the study of the humanities. Henceforward, our undergraduate program aims to encourage students’ experimental attitude toward forms grounded on Eastern aesthetic, and concentrates on cultivating individual’s creating ability with enhanced expression capability and deepened plastic art theory simultaneously.

In the graduate programs, both MFA and DFA, students have time to improve their understandings of traditional painting forms and plastic art theory, and experiment with their own individual, unique expressions by applying contemporary painting’s various expression methods and media. Our graduate school reinforces several theoretical courses, such as Planning Exhibition Theory, Identifying Art, and Criticizing Works, so that graduate students have plentiful opportunities to foster their artistic discernment, logical analytic ability, and to study educational methodology alongside experts within various art scenes. By integrating both theoretical and practical aspects, our program’s courses allow students to expand their own intellectual approach and field of expression.


  • Pleasant workspace for sophomore, junior and senior; office for master and doctor
  • Traditional-painting room that has 100 kinds of samples of natural materials and can restore cultural assets, study and practice traditional painting
  • A Korean paper producing room that has a grinder and other producing system; can produce many kinds of Korean paper using ‘®Dak’the main material of korean paper
  • Baejup room that has baejup board and drying rack for jangwhang practice of oriental painting
  • Moonhyang room for calligraphy and soomuk drawing practice
  • Lacquer harden space for large lacquer work
  • Approximately 30 video equipment sets available for student use, including digital cameras, video projectors, camcorders, laptops, tripods, etc.