Media Industry in Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film, Southeast Asian Studies, Television Studies
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
How do the contemporary media industries including film and Broadcasting in Korea work? How can an analysis of the “business of entertainment” enable a greater understanding of contemporary media aesthetics and culture? What are the major effects by the media in Korean and Asian society?
This course takes a critical approach to the study of the production and consumption of mass media, focusing on both film and broadcasting industry in Korea. The course assumes that mass media and the industries that produce media products play significant cultural and political roles in contemporary societies.
There will be a series of guest lectures by industry professionals including a film director, a TV producer, and movie actors to hear their work experiences in media industry in Korea. This will provide students to gain the valuable insights about the entertainment business in Korea. Screenings and guest lectures guide discussions and analysis geared toward providing familiarity with a broad range of media productions in Korea and connecting them to larger questions of culture production and artistic expression.