Introduction and Characteristics
The Department of Architecture has a 40-year history and professionals produced from our department have been playing a crucial role in the architecture industry. Since 2002, it has significantly evolved as a college of Architecture from the original department of Architecture under the college of Engineering. Under the independent college system, the curriculum has been reorganized as a Five-year B. Arch. Course that meets international architectural certification standards. Based on it, we acquired Korea's first internationally recognized certificate from the Korea Institute of Architecture and Education in 2007. Therefore, architecture department graduates completed their education under the accredited education program of Architecture department in Myongji University and can have the same status and competitiveness in the global architecture market. Since 2014, it has been reorganized into three majors, Architecture, Traditional Architecture, and Space Design, and is expanding its connection with neighboring disciplines including architecture and space design. Within the 5-year undergraduate program, students can take a variety of theoretical courses offered by the majors of Architecture, Traditional Architecture and Spatial Design. More than 40 design studios are opened each semester.
As a major educational facility, an information library, a library dedicated to architecture, was secured in 2003 and print room in 2004. Above all, in 2005, a five-story, 3,012㎡center was built to create a stable and comfortable educational space for students. The International Education Program has been hosting design workshops in collaboration with the University of Venice, Italy, during summer vacations since 2004 so that students can have a richer and broader experience in their field globally. Since 2007, the department has been organizing workshop programs at Sapienza University in Rome and in New York, and operating students exchange program with Sapienza University. We continue to expand international education opportunities for our students, and plan to run programs in Asia.
After the certification of international building education, we plan to run a specialization program to meet the demands of the diversified construction market and innovate new markets. In 2009, we opened the major of Traditional Architecture as the first professional degree program within the College of Architecture to foster talents that respond to the new Hanok Architecture Market and acquired certification from Korea Institute of Architecture Education. The college of architecture in Myongji University has a strong foundation because many graduates have established themselves in the field of Korean architectural history and cultural assets.
Major of Architecture
In 2001, initially known as the Department of Architectural Engineering and later renamed to the Department of Architecture, all architectural education capabilities concentrated in the field of architectural design. The major of Architecture was designated for three consecutive years as a specialized excellent major supported by the Ministry of Education from 2003 to 2005. With this, we have developed professors and facilities at a world-class level, and obtained the first specialized degree certificate, internationally recognized from the Korea Institute of Architecture Education Accreditation (KAAB). Currently, we have Korea’s largest design studio facility and full-time faculty in Korea
Major of Traditional Architecture
In order to foster specialized architectural professionals to inherit and develop the history and culture of Korean traditional architecture, based on architectural design ability, the major was established in architecture department under college of architecture, in 2009. While sharing the 5-year architecture bachelor degree education program with Myongji University’s architecture major, specialized education is provided by adding courses specialized in traditional architecture such as architecture history, cultural heritage, archeology. Aside from the major in architecture, we acquired Architecture Education Certificate, provided by the Institute of Architecture and Education (KAAB) in 2007.
Major of Space Design
Space design is a discipline that can integrate various space design related fields, targeting interior and outdoor spaces such as interior, exhibition, display, stage, furniture, landscape, public design and lighting. The major of space design in Myongji University, efficiently responds to the expansion of the diversification of space-related fields, and as the first five-year university to foster space designers with a comprehensive understanding of space design, architecture and traditional architecture. Lastly, the department is proactively expanding education connectivity with adjacent academic fields related to space
Major of Architecture
We aim to foster architects with a comprehensive understanding of architecture, urban and historical environments, and international expertise. Recently, the domestic and international situation is steadily changing, and in order to cope with these changes, we are focusing on the education of empirical tradition.
- 1(Integrated professional) Foster integrated professionals to understand humanities and natural sciences together
- 2(Practical professionals) Foster professionals with concrete knowledge and practicality required in the field of architectural design industry.
- 3(Cultural professional) Foster professionals based on Korean and global culture and history with an understanding of international trends and its adjacent fields.
- 4(International professionals) Foster professionals with international sense and collaboration
Major of Traditional Architecture
Students can contribute to conservation of architectural heritage and be architectural archaeologists with international sense based on Korean construction and history. Furthermore, by fostering professionals of architectural philosophy and theory specialist, by establishing positive values of the Korean architecture, by building the network, and by playing the role as a hub among the Asian architectures and buildings.
- 1Foster professional architects based on the history and culture of Korean traditional construction
- 2Foster modern professional wood architects based on traditional wood architecture
- 3International cultural heritage professionals with practical ability who will be responsible for cultural heritage measurement and preservation repair
- 4Architectural archaeologists who will be responsible for excavate and research historical sites and ruins
- 5Architectural historians who work for history, preservation philosophy and theory
Major of Space Design
The Space Design Major aims to foster practical space designers to understand our unique culture correctly and have creativity and expertise to lead the future society. In order to practice this, set the following goals to educate students.
- 1Foster space designers who can understand design and architecture around space
- 2Foster space designers to proactively cope with diversifying social needs
- 3Foster space designers to comprehensively recognize the organic relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces
- 4Foster space designers to pursue globalization based on proper understanding of traditional culture
|2018.08.||Inauguration of In Suk Park, Dean of Architecture|
|2017.07.||Acquired Certificate of Traditional Architecture Major by the Korea Institute of Architecture Education Accreditation (KAAB) for the first time in Korea|
|2017.01.||Acquired perfect score certificate by the assessment of Korea Institute of Architecture Education Certification (KAAB) for the first time in Korea|
|2014.08.||Inauguration of Hye Jeong Kim Dean of Architecture|
|2014.03.||Reorganized the department of space design into a space design major|
|2012.01.||Acquired perfect score certificate by the assessment of Korea Institute of Architecture Education Certification (KAAB) for the first time in Korea|
|2010.08.||Inauguration of Kyung-Su Kim|
|2010.02.||Professors-students Overseas Study Program Began|
|2009.03.||Reformed and established Majors of Architecture, Traditional Architecture, Space Design under Architecture Department from Architecture Department of Architecture College|
|2008.09.||Inauguration of Sung Joon Jang as Dean of College of Architecture|
|2008.08.||Architectural Urban Design Research Center established in Seoul Social Science Campus|
|2007.06.||New York International Design Workshop Program began|
|2007.06.||Rome International Design Workshop Program began|
|2007.01.||Acquired the first certification of Korean architectural program from KAAB|
|2006.01.||Selected as the first three certified subjects (Myongji University, Seoul National University, and Seoul City University) by KAAB|
|2005.06.||Selected for the university specialization project supported by the Ministry of Education|
|2005.02.||Completion of Design Education Building, College of Architecture|
|2004.09.||Selected as a Specialized Excellent University by the Ministry of Education|
|2004.06.||Using Design Workshop in Venice Architectural College|
|2003.08.||Appointment of Specialized College of Quality from Educational Ministry|
|2002.03.||New Admission with 5-year Bachelor’s Degree Program|
|2002.03.||Architectural Urban Design Institute established under College of Architecture|
|2002.02.||Independence of department of Architecture from College of Engineering to College of Architecture. First invited Dean of architecture college, professor Suk Chul Kim appointed|
|2001.03.||Independence of department of Architecture from College of Engineering to College of Architecture. First invited Dean of architecture college, professor Suk Chul Kim appointed|
|2000.03.||Establishment of 5-year Bachelor's Degree Program from 2001|
|1999.02.||System reform of department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering|
|1997.03.||Completion of Art & Design Center. Department of Architecture moved to Design Modelling Building|
|1995.10.||Changing names from College of Architectural Engineering to College of Architecture|
|1995.03.||Reform to Combine department of Architectural Engineering and department of Architecture with College of Architectural Engineering as 3-major system|
|1989.10.||Establishment of department of Architecture|
|1971.11.||Establishment of department of Architectural Engineering|