Exchanges with prestigious educational institutes in other nations enable students to acquire advanced techniques thereby enhancing their competitiveness. Various on-stage experiences in and out of the School have helped students to won leading national competitions.
The School has played an important role in promoting Korean traditional arts through many performances and lectures in Europe, the Americas, and Asia: in DANO FESTIVAL, Berliner Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw Royal Castle, Budapest Pesti Vigado, Zareb Lisinsky Concert Hall and other venues in the Netherlands, US, Japan, China. The School had exchange concerts with China Conservatory, and the professors of the Tokyo University of the Arts and renowned artists were invited to the School as part or exchange activities.
Based on the belief that regular classes alone are never enough for performing arts, various regular performances are being held out of campus. There are regular performances by professors and students, and special performances. Since its tour in Seoul, Busan, Jeonju, and Gwangju, a total of eight performances by professors have been held.
For students' performances, there are joint performances by four Departments, performances of each department (Traditional Music, Dance and Folk Theatrics), and performances by majors of Traditional Music held on a regular basis. Every spring, a freshman concert under the title of “Sound of Spring” is held. The joint performances, in which Korean traditional music and dance are harmonized, have been acclaimed as the one only K-Arts can present. Performances by majors (wind, sting, vocal, and composition) of Traditional Music are being held biennially (wind and string) or annually.
In particular, students plan and develop programs for themselves for the performances by majors. Mainly they choose newly-composed pieces rather than traditional repertoire. In addition, as they are involved in the whole process, students work very hard with passion. As a result, the performances are always on the spotlight and praised as the one which changes the trend of the traditional performing art community in Korea. Special performances are offered in the form of music theatre. Music theatre means a Korean-style musical which the School has promoted. Both music and dance education is essential to present music theatre.
In 2008, music theatre "Hwi" was put on stage on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the School. Making a Korean-style musical is the mission the School has strived to accomplish. At the same time, it is working hard to resolve the issues such as the lack of popularity of changgeuk and the problems caused by adopting Western musicals. In addition, as one of the focuses of the School is musical instrument improvement, improved piri and haegeum performances were held. All the performances of the School, which have drawn attention from the traditional art community, are part of its efforts to seek a future direction of Korean traditional arts.
Besides regular performances supported by the School, students and graduates of traditional music instrument majors have made their own performing groups: K-Arts gayageum ensemble ; K-Arts geomungo ensemble; [Aehaeiyo] for haegeum; and [Happy Bamboo] for piri.
The School holds a symposium every year covering not only traditional arts but also other art genres. Starting with the theme of "division of time period in Korean art history" in 1999, the symposiums were held 10 times in total under the various themes, including "current status and prospect of performing arts in North Korea" and "seeking alternatives for Korean-style culture studies". series have its 24th album so far. The series, of which professors and students oined the recording, are favored by many radio broadcasting stations. In addition, research papers are published and books are translated. For example, a book on the overview of traditional arts was translated and published under the title of.