"Department of Art History of Sungshin Women's University was created in 1985 and offers both masters' and doctoral program in 1989.
As the epitome of humanities, Art History has developed into a discipline that builds on history, philosophy, and literature and applies the various perspectives and research methods as in fine arts, art, and study of visual culture. Our department provides a venue for active learning and researching to ensure new art research, critiquing creative works, management and conservation, and developing management.
Our master's program allows students to take various courses without having to choose from subspecialties, while our doctoral program offers subspecialties of East Asian Art History and Western Art History. Our curriculum implements the introduction to East Asian and Western art history through prerequisite subjects and contains broad scope of understanding of East Asian and Western art and comprises modern and contemporary art as well.
The key departmental activities are lectures from outside speakers that are offered every semester, occasional culture trips and field trips and on-campus regular academic conference that is held to encourage students' active academic motivation and prepare their future work in academia. "
Educational Goals of Departments
Our department aims to implement learning with breadth and depth of the history of East Asian and Western visual arts and the contemporary artistic phenomena through wide-ranging humanistic foundation. For this, students learn the various research methods and theories as well as specific knowledge in art history and cultivate professional research skills.
Students Envisioned by Departments
"Art history has developed on the basis of knowledge and qualifications in various areas including humanities such as history, philosophy, and literature, as well as politics, social studies, economics, and international relations, and even mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. As it also harbors limitless development potential through multidisciplinary convergence, we have much expectation for talented students who are interested in and want to study art history through diversified major training in the undergraduate course.
Once they are finished with this degree program in the department, students can work as art museum curators, museum researchers, administrators for various cultural organizations, or researchers and teachers at colleges, research institutes etc. Or, they can work as independent critics or content planners in various industries including art industry, or as professionals employeed by various media such as newspapers, magazines, and broadcasting channels."