National Program

2014 – 2018 (5 years)

It refers to a government business which selected 77 project groups from 28 universities for five years starting from 2014 to foster the local creative economy and establish specialized foundations for creative professionals. It creates robust condition of creativity by intensively rearing comparative advantages for universities in the metropolitan area.

Sogang University’s Art & Technology major provides various specialized programs such as Imagination Start-Up Idea Contest, Small Creator Group, Art&Technology Conference, and runs Art & Technology center with government’s financial support while carrying out the CREATIVE KOREA II National Program(CK-II) with the name of ‘Global Creative Talent Development Project’.


We selected the following goals based on three educational philosopy of Art&Technology :
1) Learning by doing Education
2) Trans-disciplinary Education
3) Global Education

to foster creative professionals with humanistic imagination, artistic sensitivity, and technology skills.

Convergence education without boundaries in between Humanity-based Art/Design and Technology
Innovation in education through project-based immersive education which utilizes advanced technology
Cultivating challenging talents to lead the innovation in the global era


Convergence education without boundaries in between humanity-based art/design and technology

– Curriculum that combines humanities, technology, and art/design

– Horizontal peer mentoring program

– Special lectures inviting external experts in the field of convergence without boundaries

– Mentoring from external experts in the field of convergence without boundaries

– Open House program to select talented students and share project group performance

Innovation of education through project-based immersive education using advanced technology

– Expansion of undergraduate projects

– Art&Technology Conference for creative motivation and performances

– Development of next generation curriculum module for immersive education

– Workshop to systematically manage the quality of teaching and learning

Cultivating talents to lead the innovation in the global era

– Major course in English

– Support for preemptive visits of academic events and exhibitions at home and abroad

– Support for undergraduate thesis/exhibition/performance/patent/start-up, etc.

– Activating international student exchange with overseas universities

– Global workshop/seminar/conference

Key Achievements

College Acceptance Rate

Recruitment unit of Art & Technology admission existing over past five years has been ranked first among 24 other admission majors at Sogang University consecutively (average acceptance rate 20:1)

Major Satisfaction

First place major satisfaction among all undergraduate majors in Sogang University for twice (2014,2017)

Employment Rate

Average of about 70% over the past three years (almost the same as the overall averagee of Sogang University)

Employment companies and institutions : KT, Naver, CJ E&M, Smilegate, SK, Lotte World, Innocean, HSAD, Dstrict, Hyundai Motor, Korea Creative Content Agency, etc.


A total of 13 undergraduate student startups in the fields of art, software, and media over the past five years (including 2 local corporation in the United States)

Representative examples : 눈뜨면도착 (Introducing various media such as 한국경제, 세바시TV, etc.), 예술고래 (Selected to move into the Cultural Creation Venture Complex), etc.

Internal and External Awards

About 90 cases in the last five years.

Key awards: Seoul Sky Media Art Awards, National Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition, Korea Science and Creativity Foundation Awards, France Amiens International Film Festival, Seoul Animation Film Festival finals, Seoul international Choreography Festival finals, Incheon Independent Film Festival finals, HCI Korea Creative Award, Ministry of Science and ICT Software Maestro final nine, Talent Award of Korea, Google News Lab Fellowship, Seoul International New Media Festival, 40 Young Creative Korea artist of the year, Korea Student Aid Foundation Global-Challenge Grand prize, Sogang Film Festival Grand prize, Sogang Mobile Film Festival Grand prize, Sogang convergence-technology competition Grand prize

Other Achievements

Smilegate Art & Technology Center establishment

8 new educational/research space and facilities including Fabrication Lab, Computer Lab, Sound Studio, Art Studio, Library, including the Immersive Hall, a cutting edge facility among other universities in Korea.

Industry-Academic cooperation

58 undergraduates from 12 projects over the past five years have participated as researchers. Major partners: LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Smilegate, Media & Art, Gyeonggi-do Museum, Afreeca TV, Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, InBody, Alphascan, Dstrict, etc.


Over the past five years, a total of 60 people participated in 25 companies field training (including only regular internship students) Major companies : Samsung Electronics VIP Center, Dstrict Holdings Co., Teteru Co., Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Art Center Nabi, Bondavinci Co., KBS Radio Station, NAVER, KTH, Lotte Dotcom, Kansong Art Museum, SAP, Smilegate, etc.

English lecture rate

Over the past five years, an average of 70% of the lectures have been conducted in English.

Exchange student rate

The average percentage of graduates who have been to exchange students over the past five years is 38%. (Independent Exchange Student Scholarship from the business)