Dong–ah Art and Media Institute (DIMA) located in Samjuk-myeon, Anseong City, Gyeonggi Province, is a technical college in South Korea that specializes in training professionals in the field of media design, production and communications. The school was founded in 1977 by President Choi Jun Mun as Dong-ah Broadcasting College, the name was changed to Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts.
The school's academic offerings are provided through various divisions such as Broadcasting Technology, Multimedia Production, and Internet Broadcasting. Courses of study are two to three years in length. Courses cover Language & Culture, Visual Production, K-POP, Audio Production, Acting, Digital Media Design, Fashion Stylist, VR and various short/long term training courses, from 1 to 10 weeks.
In addition, Dong-ah has a student-exchange program with Illinois State University where Korean students can graduate with a degree from an American University and ISU students can spend a semester or more abroad experiencing the Korean culture. Dong-ah also has a student-exchange program with California State University, Fullerton called the DIMA program and caters especially to Communications majors.
An important thing that makes this school attract a large number of domestic and international students to study is the "no age limit". Instead, it is to encourage anyone who has a passion for art because art has no age limit, anyone can learn art when they are qualified and have passion and talent. This is the advantage and strength of the school that brings opportunities for all those who have a passion for this field.
After more than 40 years of construction, development and growth, along with the efforts to strive for excellence, Dong–ah Art and Media Institute is now one of the cradles that train many generations of famous artists in Korea such as: Woohyun (INFINITE), Heo Sol-ji (EXID), Zico (Block B), Yang Yo-seob (HIGHLIGHT), ... The school has contributed greatly in the training of human resources, as well as promoted the development of art in the land of kimchi.
Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts was ranked 171st (tied with Jeju National University and Kumoh National Institute of Technology) in Asia by QS Asian Universities Ranking in 2010. From those achievements, Dong-ah has become a reliable address for art enthusiasts domestically and internationally. In addition, the teaching enthusiasm of the experienced faculty has facilitated the maximum development of the students' abilities. Especially, students unleash their creativity so that they can have the best quality art products.