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10th K-pop academy – application window now open

I can’t believe that this is now the 10th season of the K-pop Academy at the KCC. The first one was back in 2012. Deadline for application is 4 September.

The 10th K-Pop Academy: Applications now open

Dates: 24 September 2016 – 26 November 2016 (10 weeks)
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (every Saturday)
Venues: Korean Cultural Centre UK and various offsite venues
Tuition Fee: Free Admission
Application Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 4 September 2016

K-pop academy banner

Since 2012 the ‘K-Pop Academy’ has given K-Pop fans a firm grounding in the development of the K-Pop phenomenon as well as an understanding of Korea’s history, culture, language, food, and many more interesting topics.

This 10-week course provides opportunities for a hands-on approach where students will participate in various activities, exploring both traditional and contemporary Korean Culture and Art with special guest speakers. Upon the completion of the course K-Pop fans will have developed a deep understanding of the dynamic relationship between K-Pop music and Korean cultural determinants. The best student will be given a surprise gift at the graduation ceremony in the final week.

The K-Pop Academy is a great opportunity to discover more about Korean culture, meet like-minded individuals, and most of all, have great fun! Please submit your completed application now and you could be one of the lucky 30 students to join us for the 10th K-Pop Academy at the KCCUK.

The 10th K-Pop Academy Programme

(subject to change)

Week Date Programme Venue Speaker Detail
1 24 SEP Orientation KCCUK
  • Introducing the KCCUK & the K-Pop Academy programme
  • Getting to know each other
  • “All About Korea” Quiz
2 1 OCT K-Language:
King’s College Prof. Jae Hoon Yeon (SOAS)
  • Lecture on Korean language and its history
  • Creative workshop with Hangul calligraphy
3 8 OCT K-Traditional
King’s College Anna Yates (PhD. Student, SOAS)
  • Introducing Korean traditional music
  • Creative singing workshop on traditional Korean folk song and Pansori
4 15 OCT K-Fashion: Hanbok King’s College Injoo Lee (Fashion Designer)
  • Introducing the traditional Korean attire “Hanbok” & its influence on today’s fashion in Korea
  • Experience wearing Hanbok
5 22 OCT K-Cuisine Westminster
Hyungsoo Yim (Korean Food Researcher)
  • Learning about Korean food culture and table etiquette
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Student workshop
6 29 OCT K-Sport: Taekwondo Pineapple Studio Master Jongho
  • Introducing Taekondo and its history
  • Learning selected Taekwondo techniques and manner under the instruction of a Master
7 5 NOV K-History King’s College Brigadier (Retd) B.A.H. Brian
Parritt CBE
  • A special talk by British Korean War veteran about the Korean War and his experiences
  • Watch a Korean film related to the Korean War
8 12 NOV K-Pop Dance Pineapple Studio Tammy Jane (LoKo)
  • Learning the latest K-Pop choreography
  • Team contest
9 19 NOV K-Art British Museum
  • Introducing Korean arts and crafts
  • Encountering Korea’s art, history, and culture through collections of British Museum (Korean Foundation Gallery)
10 26 NOV Graduation ceremony KCCUK
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Students’ homework exhibition & performance
  • A Korean cuisine luncheon with family & friends


  • You must be 16 or over
  • You must not have previously participated in the K-Pop Academy
  • You must have a keen interest in Korea and Korean culture


  • Attendance: Students who are absent twice within the first three weeks will be asked to leave the academy and their place will be offered to the waiting list
  • Certificate: Only students with more than 70% attendance will be awarded a certificate at the graduation ceremony in week 10. This means that those with 3 absences or more will not be able to graduate.

Application Process:

  1. Download the ‘Application Form’ from the KCCUK website (
  2. Complete the application process and submit by email only: [email protected] with the subject ‘K-Pop Academy’
  3. Application Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 4 September 2016
  4. The successful applicants will be announced on the KCCUK homepage and Facebook on Friday 9th September 2016 and contacted individually via email
  • Application forms received outside of the application window will not be accepted.
  • Postal applications will not be accepted.

Enquiries – Tel: 020 7004 2600 / Email: [email protected]