The School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) has long been a nurturing ground for South Korea’s entertainment industry talents, particularly K-pop idols. Many celebrities have graduated from this prestigious institution, known for accommodating the busy schedules of idols who opt for SOPA over traditional high schools.
Founded in 1966 and located in Gung-dong, Guro District, Seoul, SOPA has consistently empowered students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the competitive entertainment sector.
Renowned for its commitment to artistic innovation and holistic development, SOPA serves as a guiding light for aspiring performers, offering an educational experience that transcends conventional boundaries and fosters creativity.
On February 7, 2024, SOPA celebrated its annual graduation ceremony, honouring a remarkable cohort of talented young artists who excelled in their respective fields:
So Junghwan (TREASURE) – Department of Practical Dance
Jeong Dahyun (Rocket Punch) – Department of Applied Music
Ji Eun Ho (Lun8) – Department of Theater and Film
Song Duhyun (Fantasy Boys’ Contestant) – Department of Applied Music
Hwang Min-woo (Singer) – Department of Applied Music
Lee Jean (Soloist) – Department of Applied Music
Kim Garam (Former LE SSERAFIM) – Department of Theater and Film
The 2024 graduates from SOPA showcase a diverse array of promising artists across various disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, and film. Each graduate contributes their unique talents and perspectives, enriching the vibrant tapestry of South Korea’s entertainment industry.
SOPA continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of these artists, providing them with a solid foundation for success in their respective fields. SOPA’s influence extends beyond graduation, contributing significantly to the South Korean entertainment landscape. The institution’s emphasis on artistic excellence and comprehensive education has fostered a legacy of successful alumni who continue to shape the cultural scene.
As these graduates embark on their professional journeys, SOPA’s role in sculpting the next generation of entertainers remains vital. The 2024 cohort stands as a testament to the institution’s ongoing dedication to cultivating creativity and excellence in the performing arts.