The current cultural content industry is changing into a new type of content area that has no
boundaries between reality and virtual reality, centering on the keyword ‘metaverse’.
This new type of content industry requires innovative ideas and problem-solving skills that are different from the development process used in the existing content area along with the use of new technologies.
To respond to these changes, the current cultural content industry needs ‘young’ content developers with differentiated and innovative ideas more than ever.
The School of Content Convergence is a leading department of metaverse content, providing an educational system that develops the ability to utilize new technologies while understanding the essence of cultural content. We aim to develop students to demonstrate their abilities in a metaverse environment that blurs the boundaries between media and crosses real and virtual.
Characters exist in all kinds of content that conveys a story, and the story composed around this character is delivered through various media such as comics, animation, video game, live-performance and etc. and communicates with consumers. In addition, within the current trans-media environment, characters cross the boundaries of media like living organisms. The School of Content Convergence develops content that can cross various media centering on these and we call it meta-character.
The development of meta character should start from the planning stage of characters and stories applicable to various media and be developed by applying technology that can cross the boundaries of media. Therefore, the curriculum of The School of Content Convergence is centered on virtual production, which creates 3D characters and applies them to the real-time engine represented by Unreal Engine. Through this virtual production, it is possible to expand from the traditional media such as comics, animation and video games to VR, AR, MR and XR.
Furthermore, we have strengthened the link between schools and industries like content creator GIANTSTEP, engine developer Epic Games and K-POP entertainment group SM Entertainment and have a system in which various activities outside of the regular curriculum are linked together in line with the content consumption trend that is spreading around the community.
As a specialized content development company that operates in response to the metaverse environment, we operate a company and strengthen industry adaptability by allowing students to participate before graduation.
By operating the NFT-based community platform, which has emerged as a key word in the next-generation cultural industry, students can pro-actively respond to the future industrial environment.
It is certain that Unreal Engine is the main technology of all kinds of media creation. The School Of Content Convergence at Chungkang Cultural Industry University is the only Unreal Engine specialized educational institution in Korea certified by Epic Games.https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/academic-partners