These past three years have marked a period of significant changes for the SMC. SMC has completed its curriculum reform project to maintain pace with recent revolutionary changes in the media ecosystem and the higher education landscape. The new curriculum aims to rebuild SMC as a school that focuses on nurturing creativity and data science-driven thinking at the intersection of diverse areas, such as media, culture, entertainment, ICT, journalism, and strategic communication. I believe the new curriculum will enable students to possess the abilities required to innovatively solve high-level media and communication problems, thereby influencing positive changes in our society and the global community.
Major remodeling of Media Hall, which is also known as the home of SMC, marks yet another exciting change for SMC. The two underground floors of the Media Hall were transformed into a state-of-the-art TV studio and a creators’ playground called Media Creators Bunker. The lobby floor has also been reformed to accommodate two café-like spaces where students study, engage in group discussions, or spend their free time.
Founded in 1965 as the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting, SMC has grown over the course of more than 50 years and has become a large institution with two separate graduate programs, in addition to the quintessential undergraduate program. The two graduate programs include a graduate department that includes both master’s and doctoral programs, and a graduate school—Graduate School of Media and Communication—that offers a master’s program for working professionals. More than 750 students are currently registered in undergraduate and graduate programs.
SMC students, who are well-prepared to tackle an ever-changing media landscape, are securing competitive internships and full-time positions at highly coveted organizations. We expect continued accomplishments in the coming years, and the SMC faculty and staff are willing to guide and support students’ endeavors.
Prof. Sung Tae Kim
Dean, School of Media and Communication
Dean, Graduate School of Media and Communication