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Creative Writing and Media Studies

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Creative Writing and Media Studies

Training and Developing Traditional Creative Writers and Writers In New MediaCreative Writing and Media Studies

  • Location
    The Humanities Building No.335

  • Tel
    044-860-1280

  • Fax
    044-860-1281

Introduction

The Creative Writing and Media Studies major aims to provide effective writing education in order to produce writers in new media, and traditional creative writers with in-depth knowledge and competence. The major is becoming a center for the best media-related writing in the country, balancing pure literature and practical literature. We strive to create top-class writers and digital-content experts with a profound knowledge in such diverse areas as composition of broadcasting, image media, advertisement language, digital storytelling.

In order to produce creative writers and content experts, we enhance mutual exchange of academic information from other disciplines, and invite working poets, writers, and critics to hold a variety of writing workshops and seminars. These special seminars aid students in understanding the relationship between the literature and art, which serves as a basis for producing professionals. Practical education, lectures from specialists, internships, and classes from other disciplines and departments are also offered to cultivate good relations with industries, which are useful for getting a job.

Required Student Skills and Qualities

1. Creative Writing Ability
Students who have a talent for creative writing, consistently improve their abilities, and have a plan to make their debut as a writer

2. Ability to Think in an Integrated Way
Students who have the abilities to analyze and think in an integrated way, and excellent language proficiency to become a global leader

3. Ability to Combine Various Genres of Writing in a Practical Way
Students who have the abilities to plan and write in a creative way by combining creative writing and other genres of writing such as films, advertisements, games, and webtoons

Faculty

Faculty
Name Status Tel. E-Mail Address Research Field Academic Career
Hong Jangsu Professor 044 -860 -1283 dramaway@korea.ac.kr Drama Ph.D., Korea University, Korea
Lee Hyewon Professor 044 -860 -1284 hwlee3@korea.ac.kr Criticism Ph.D., Korea University, Korea
Park Hyoungsu Professor 044 -860 -1285 maesil@korea.ac.kr Novels Ph.D., Korea University, Korea
Park Yuhee Professor 044 -860 -1286 yhpark@korea.ac.kr Visual Narrative Ph.D., Korea University, Korea
Lee YoungKwang Professor 044 -860 -1282 leeglor@korea.ac.kr Modern poetry Ph.D., Korea University, Korea

Career Paths after graduation

If students are interested in creative writing and research after finishing undergraduate school, they can go to graduate school to study more. Many graduates work as a poet, novelist, play writer, and critic. The ability to write well is required by almost every company, so graduates can get a job in various fields. Some of the graduates go into the field of advertisements, publications, and broadcastings, and some become movie directors, producers, game planners, webtoon artists, and company workers.