Chugye University for the Arts

Chugye University for the Arts is a South Korean institute of higher education in the fine arts. The campus is in Seodaemun-gu in central Seoul, the country’s capital.


Undergraduate courses are offered toward Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. They are provided by colleges of Music, Fine Arts, and Literature.

Graduate offerings at the Master’s level are provided through the Graduate School of Arts Management.

Education Philosophy

Sincerity, Creativity and Idealization are the university’s education motto. The school aims at ‘Balance of Education’ by cultivating a few, talented art elites with professional knowledge and deep understanding of highly cultured life.

The university, in harmony with arts and life, puts emphasis on as much hands-on skill and experience of art as theory in class. Students here are taught art, philosophy and human nature. The university believes this will help students gain a greater understanding of arts and express their thoughts creatively through arts. Now Chugye University for the Arts has become among the nation’s top art schools. Our alumni take significant positions throughout the world of arts as performers, composers, painters, writers, and educators.

In preparation for the 21st century, the university is strengthening its efforts under the ambitious plan of “Vision ChuGye 21” to develop new curricula and to restructure the organization and administration process in the context of globalization by eliminating outdated rules and red tapes that hamper innovation and efficiency. These efforts will require firm determination and patience of all the university constituencies, including the students, in responding properly to the challenge from this rapidly changing environment of education.