In the strings program, students study the violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, and harp, and are trained to pursue their careers not only in Korea, but also all over the world. Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degrees are offered in this program.
During a student's four years of undergraduate studies, every semester's curriculum includes core courses that are required. The core courses range from the Baroque period music to today’s modern music. In addition, students are also required to take string
ensemble courses, orchestral classes, and chamber music classes. These courses are designed to prepare students for the world of orchestral and ensemble performance. In order to further prepare students, on many occasions, first chairs from a variety of orchestras will educate students in orchestra repertoire. Students not only study instruments of their own major but also study other areas of music such as the history of Western music, musical analysis, harmonics, counterpoint, sightreading, music dictation as part of their required core major coursework.
During the four semesters of graduate studies, twenty six or more credit hours are required. Furthermore, doctoral candidates are required to complete forty or more credit hours during six semesters. They are required to study the instrument of their major, ensemble work, and advanced theory.