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Graduate School of Culture

The Graduate School of Culture was established in 2006 in order to nurture creative professionals working in the culture industry. The School’s programs are aimed at teaching students the social and financial values of art and culture, and developing a long-term perspective on commercialization using the academic base of liberal arts studies. To achieve this goal, the School provides three programs :

  1. Theory and Planning of Cultural Art
  2. Cultural Management and Tourism
  3. Media Art Engineering

The Theory and Planning of Cultural Art program is designed to educate talented planners able to produce creative cultural products based on knowledge of the humanities that encompass aesthetics, cultural studies, literature, ecology, philosophy, and sociology. The program aims to create cultural art theorists who have a clear grasp of current trends in global cultural project planning and policy. The program also aspires to enable professionals to communicate cultural and art products to the general public, and identify consumption and production practices.
The aim of the Cultural Management and Tourism Program is to train professionals in cultural management and tourism and create culture and place marketing experts who can conduct research and planning, and oversee management by uniting various professional fields in a creative and integrative way based on passion, knowledge, and executive ability.
“Culture, Tourism, and Place” are chosen as three key words of this program, and the two routes, the Cultural Tourism Strategist route and Place Marketing Strategist route, are available along with a 32-subject curriculum.
The Cultural Tourism Strategist route is designed to create tourism professionals equipped with comprehensive and unique abilities. This route empowers students to overcome the limits of mass tourism by identifying alternative industries such as ecotourism, social welfare tourism, sustainable tourism, and green tourism.
The Place Marketing Strategist route aims to produce experts in the fields of place marketing and spatial culture. Students are empowered to practice in the new paradigm of Place Studies including place identity, urban culture, cultural politics of space, and human communication and networking, from which identity and authenticity of region and place as grounds of daily life are derived. This route focuses on nurturing the ability to conduct creative, critical, and practical research, and devise plans related to urban and local cultural contents and brands.
The Media Art Engineering program focuses on creating quality media specialists who are armed with cultural sensibility and a sound view on society through a comprehensive understanding of video, animation, video games, web, design and digital media industries that are vital in the digital era.

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