Our unique K-Pop Academy programme is a 7-week course which introduces fans of Korean pop music to diverse aspects of traditional and contemporary Korean culture – and this autumn, it’s getting an online makeover.

Join us for a series of fun, educational lectures and workshops on the online platform Zoom, covering everything from K-Pop dance to traditional Korean clothing and cuisine.

From the comfort of your own home, meet the UK’s leading experts on Korean culture including Dr Anders Karlsson and Dr Jungtaek Lee (SOAS University), Dr Colette Balmain (Kingston University), Tammy Jane (London KPop Dance Workshop) and Korean cuisine expert Chef Hyungsoo Yim.

And that’s not all: this year for the first time we’re introducing a series of workshops led by our very own K-Pop Academy graduates, who will share their knowledge on the aspects of the Korean Wave they are most passionate about from K-Pop and K-Dramas to the secrets behind K-Pop idols’ makeup and skincare, and tips on becoming a successful K-Influencer.

What are you waiting for? Check out the programme details and full timetable below, and apply now for your chance to take part.


  • Dates: 19 September – 31 October 2020
  • Time: Every Saturday afternoon from 2.00 – 4.00pm*
  • Location: Online, via Zoom

*End time may vary slightly depending on the session.


  • Option 1 – Download and fill out the K-Pop Academy Application Form (Click here)
  • Option 2 – Make a video introducing yourself and telling us why you’d like to participate in the K-Pop Academy (feel free to use the questions on the application form as a guide). Please send your completed application to kccuk.thekpopacademy@gmail.com.

If you have any questions about the course or application process, please do not hesitate to get in touch via this email address: kccuk.thekpopacademy@gmail.com

The application deadline is Wednesday, 9 September – applications received outside of the application window will not be considered.

Student selection is made upon a lottery-based system after an eligibility check against the following criteria:

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

For further information please see the provisional timetable below:

  1. 19 September (2-4 pm) K-Pop - Integration and Diversification
  2. 26 September (2-4 pm) K-Pop Cover Dance
  3. 3 October (2-4 pm) History of Korea to the late 19th Century
  4. 10 October (2-4 pm) Korean Clothing: hanbok and its style in the K-Pop MV
  5. 17 October (2-4 pm) Korean Food: hansik

    Graduates’ Special Workshop Series
  6. 24 October (1) K-Pop Makeup
    24 October (2) K-Pop and beyond
  7. 31 October (1) Becoming a K-Influencer
    31 October (2) Korea on Screen: Films and K-Dramas

*Please note that the programmes listed above may be subject to change.*

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