Department of Fine Arts

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Introduction -

Established in 1962 as the Fine Arts Section, our department has cultivated much talent in its 50 years of history, and in doing so has contributed significantly to the development of Taiwan’s art and culture. When the department was established, it was divided into three groups: Chinese painting, Western painting, and Sculpture. In 1970, the Sculpture Group separated to become its own section. In 1994, the Department of Fine Arts was established, and it retains this name to today.

Focus of the Department -

The Department of Fine Arts cultivates talent in the plastic arts. The department integrates new technology through various materials, media, forms, and theories. As a broad strategy, the department pursues diversification and interdisciplinary studies.

Education in the Department -

Education in the Department of Fine Arts provides support to students on an individual basis. The department equally emphasizes creative production and academic research, and encourages students to take elective courses in other departments. The program is international in its perspective and encourages students to develop an artistic style with both international and local influence. Students interested in education also have the option of becoming teachers in the elementary and secondary school systems.

The Department of Fine Arts offers BFA and MFA degrees.

Faculty -

Kuang-Yi Chen, Professor and Department Chair
Academic Background: PhD, Universite Paris X Nanterre
Specialty: Art Research Methodologies, History of Modern Art, Contemporary Art Theories, History of Western Art, Painting Theory, Contemporary Art

Chih-Cheng Chen, Professor
Academic Background: PhD, Universite de Paris
Specialty: Interdisciplinary and Multimedia Arts, Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts, Research Methods, Installation Art

Jaw-Tsang Lin, Professor
Academic Background: Licenciadura, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Specialty: Oil Painting, Drawings, Interdisciplinary and Multimedia Arts

Hsiao-Yen Huang, Professor
Academic Background: master, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs(ENSAD)
Specialty: Oil Painting, Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Art Criticism

Wei-Min Lin,Professor
Academic Background: MA, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts
Specialty:Oil Painting,Contemporary Art, Mixed Media

Ye-Cheng Yen, Professor
Academic Background: State University of New York
Specialty: Interdisciplinary and Multimedia Arts, Oil Paintings, Drawings, History of Modern Art, Theories of Contemporary Paintings

Duncan Mountford, Visiting Assistant Professor
Academic Background: Doctor of Philosophy, The Nottingham Trent University
Specialty: New Media Art, Mixed-Media Installation

Research Focus:

Course of Bachelor-

Mandatory Courses / (Credit Points)

Interdisciplinary and Multimedia arts(4)
Theory and Practice of Painting Seminar(4)
History of Chinese Art(4)
History of Western Art(4)
Basic Study of Oil Painting(4)
Basic Drawings(4)
Art History of Taiwan(4)
Advanced Oil Painting(4)
Advanced Study of Drawing(4)
History of Modern Art(4)
Mixed Media(4)
Study of Drawing(4)
Introduction: Contemporary Art(4)
Elective Courses/ (Credit Points)
Water Color(8)
Basic Study of Ink Painting(4)
Basic Paintings(8)
Formative Theory(2)
Anatomy of Art(2)
Classical Painting(4)
Basic Prinkmaking(4)
New Media Arts(4)
Study of Painting Material(4)
Advanced Study on Ink Painting(8)
Ideology of Oriental Painting(4)
Advanced Oil Painting(6)
Curatorial Study(6)
Gesture Drawing(4)
Installation Art(4)
Image Aesthetics(4)
Instruction of Digital Art(4)
Advanced Mixed Media(6)
Critical Reading in Arts(4)
Art Studies Methodologies(4)
Art Theory(6)
Art Criticism(4)
Guest Lectures on Art(4)
Theory of Chinese Painting(2)
Public Art(4)
Advanced Interdisciplinary Arts(6)
Independent Study in Printmaking(4)
Proposal for Arts(8)
Taiwan Folk Art(4)
Video Art(4)
Creation of Painting(6)
Art Administration(4)

Course of Master-

Graduate School of Fine arts
Mandatory Courses / (Credit Points)

Research Methods(3)
Practice and Theory of Plastic Arts(2)
Thesis Exhibition(3)
Elective Courses/ (Credit Points)
New Media Arts(4)
Advanced Mixed Media(4)
Creation of Painting(4)
Art Theory and Criticism(4)
Architecture and Environment(3)
Curatorial Practice(3)
The Language of the New Media(3)
Seminar of Contemporary Art(3)
New Trends in Contemporary Art(3)
Seminar on Taiwan Art(3)
Sound Art and Digital Media(3)
Art Administration and Cultural Policy(3)
Popular Culture and Arts(3)
Body,Action,and Performance Study(3)
Seminar History of Modern Art(3)
Seminar History of Photography(3)
Psychology of Arts(3)
Art Philosophy(3)
Research of Plastic Art History(4)
Installation Art(4)
Interdisciplinary Art(4)
Research in the Theory of Painting(4)
Senior Seminar: Paintings(4)
Public Art(3)
Cultural Study and Globalization(3)
Seminar History Of Western Art(3)
Image Culture(3)
Digital Aesthetics(3)
Social Intervention and Art(3)
Regional Cultural Policy(3)
The Space of Internet(3)
Anthropology of Art(3)

Graduate School of Printmaking
Mandatory Courses / (Credit Points)

rintimaking History(4)
Research Methods(3)
Topic on Eastern and Western Prtintmaking(2)
Elective Courses/ (Credit Points)
Study of Printmaking(6)
Aethetics of Contemporary Printmaking(6)
Multiple Print Creating(6)
Printmaking Materials(3)
Special Topis in Printmaking Education(2)
Operation and Management of Printmaking Workshop(3)
Studies Topic in Printmaking(3)
Papermaking and Book Binding(3)
Independent Study in Printmaking(6)
Idependent study of Contemporary Art(6)
Editorial Papermaking and Book Binding Operations(3)
Creating of Digital Image Processing Opertions(3)
Special Topic in Painting Theory(2)
Printmaking workshop & Contemporary Arts Creating(2)