Korea: Media Production and Cultural Studies in South Korea

July 2, 2014 – July 23, 2014 (Summer Session II)

The Media Production in Korea program will provide students the opportunity to work in a great range of production techniques and tools of the medium, including, electronic media production theory, shooting on-location, computers, graphics, audio and post-production. Through a series of classroom lectures and screenings, students will receive a comprehensive introduction to television production, and a brief introduction to visual storytelling through video. Studying abroad in Korea will give students a new canvas to produce their films in an Asian setting. Students will not only explore the diversity of Korea, but also be able to document and create a story of their experience. Dongguk University, located in the heart of Seoul, will provide an ideal setting for studying media production and cultural studies within a South Korean context. The first week of the course will focus on an introduction to pre-production and production. Students will also take a streetwise course on Korean language and culture that will facilitate their understanding of traditional culture while they are shooting. During the second week, participants will shoot on-location in different parts of Seoul and South Korea. The third week, students will learn and apply the post-production process to their product. Participants will work collaboratively with Dongguk University students on the pre-production, production, and post-production of short video projects.

Housing is located in a Dongguk University residence hall, located on the campus. Meals will be taken on or near campus, or at restaurants during shooting periods.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

Program Dates

July 2, 2014 – July 23, 2014

Program Fee

$3,667 (includes international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Korea, excursions, housing, and some meals)

Program Fee Payment Schedule:

  • Non-Refundable Deposit Due: March 26, 2014 - $400
  • First Payment Due: April 04, 2014 - $1,800
  • Final Payment Due: May 01, 2014 - $1,467

Additional Costs

$400, plus Brooklyn College tuition. Non-tuition out-of-pocket costs include estimated costs for personal expenses, Internet access, and out-of-pocket meals.

Courses and Credits

Participants will register for one 3-credit course, selecting from among the courses listed below. Final course offerings will be dependent on course enrollment.

  • TVRA 3841: Multimedia Design and Production
  • TVRA 7736X: Television Program Directing (Graduate students only)

Financial Aid / Scholarships

Financial aid may apply, and alternative loans are available. Scholarships that apply to this program are: SASA, Tow and Furman, among others (see Scholarship Opportunities).

How to Apply

Application Deadline

Monday, March 17, 2014

More Information

Young Cheong (Program Director)
Department of Television and Radio
303C Whitehead Hall
P: 718.951.5555
Study Abroad in Korea Facebook Page

International Education and Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189


Please note that all information listed above is subject to change.