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Korea National University of Arts CON EXC
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Not applicable
Program Description:
Program Description:


Korea National University of Arts

Location: Seoul
Year Established: 1993
Student population: 3,100

Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) was established by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to address a shortage of professional artists in Korea. It provides a practical education by world-renowned maestros, artists and professors in excellent facilities across music, drama, film and multimedia, theatre, film, dance, art, and traditional art.
K-Art aims to produce professional artists. The curriculum is designed to improve students’ production skills as well as develop their creative potential. Students are supported to create and showcase their own works. The six schools - School of Music, School of Drama, School of Dance, School of Visual Arts, School of Film, TV & Multimedia, and the School of Korean Traditional Arts – each functions as an independent institution, but there is a high degree of interaction and collaboration.

Unique characteristics
The School of Music offers innovative, intensive courses, with one-on-one exposure to leading professors and performers to enable students to find their unique creative voice. The School has won countless international awards. There are 92 individual practice rooms as well as a Computer Music Technology Lab, an Ensemble Room, Percussion Room, Opera Practice Room, Orchestral Room, and KNUA Hall equipped with a Baroque pipe organ. With more than 140 concerts a year and regular performances by the student orchestra, string ensemble, wind orchestra, choir, and opera, students are exposed to life as professional musicians.

A huge city of more than 10.5 million people, Seoul is an economic and business powerhouse that also boasts a unique history and numerous pleasant pastimes. You can hike on Namsan, see architectural innovation at the UNESCO City of Design, visit the Demilitarized Zone and sample the city’s history with numerous temples, palaces, tea houses and galleries. The food is wonderful, as is the nightlife, the saunas and the art and culture.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: 





Music Technology

Instrumental Music

Exclusions Apply to PG students

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Spring Semester: March-June
Autumn Semester: September-December

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


16-19 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – Outstanding Performance
B – Superior Performance
C – Satisfactory Performance
D – Minimal Pass
F – Fail

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Korean, with a small number of classes available in English.
Language Requirement
To study at K-Arts, students should be fluent in English or Korean. Applicants from non-English speaking countries should report English (or Korean) proficiency test results to the School. As different majors require different levels of language proficiency, students may not be qualified for taking some courses depending on their language level. They should contact External Affairs Division of K-Arts to check this issue.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Exchange students should have D-2 visa issued with the Certificate of Admission from K-Arts after they arrive in Korea. Foreigners (of most countries) can stay for 90 days in Korea without visa. However, Certificate of Alien Registration is required to stay more than 90 days. D-2 visa is issued for the exchange students in K-Arts.
Information from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Australia.

Student Experiences

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