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In 1973, ChuGye University for the Arts was established by the ChuGye School Foundation under the spirit of its founder, the late Mme. Whang Shin-Duk, “Contribution to the Nation through Education”, being named after her graceful pen name, ChuGye(meaning ‘Autumn Stream’). Since its establishment, the University has contributed to the creation of intellectual freedom as well as to the professional achievement in Art by training talented students.

Sincerity, Creativity and Idealization are the University’s educational motto, based upon which we aim at ‘Balance of cation’ by cultivating a few but talented elite of art 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 not only art, but also 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 coming 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curricula and to restructure the organization and administration process in the context of globalization by eliminating outdated rules and red tapes that hamper innovation and efficiency. But these efforts will require firm determination and patience of all the constituencies of the University, including the students in responding properly to the challenge from this rapidly changing environment of education.