Department of
Multimedia and Animation Arts

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Introduction -

Founded in 2000, the Graduate School of Multimedia and Animation Arts became the first specialized graduate school in Taiwan to integrate multimedia, animation and the arts. In 2003, Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts was established with its graduate school in NTUA, also making it the first department of its kind. In 2011, the Graduate School of Multimedia and Animation Arts were further developed into two Graduate Schools, Animation Arts, and New Media Arts. The graduate school encourages students to utilize creativity in their work production and to focus on marketing aspects of art works to resolve the long-term talent shortage in domestic creativity and marketing fields.

Focus of the Graduate Schools -

In response to rapid advances in computer and communication technology, our department integrates advanced computer communication technology into current arts education. This integration of technology and arts not only produces talent in visual design and related creative fields, but also trains specialized professionals who can meet growing demand in the field.

Since 2001, our department has managed the Taipei chapter of the well-known Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH), and has held the Taipei Chapter International Conference for seven consecutive years. (the conference was renamed Taipei International Conference on Animation & New Media in 2010) This annual event provides local and international students and faculty with a platform for activities in the industrial and academic animation field.

The department also encourages industry-university cooperation with domestic and international major multimedia and animation companies, utilizing the practical experience of industries and the marketing information they have been able to gather. At the same time, the Graduate Schools engage in cooperative activities with foreign institutions to take advantage of the different creative environments of foreign countries.

Education in the Graduate Schools -

Education in our department is all about the integration of technology and arts. Our curriculum combines theoretical discussion and practical affairs, and strongly encourages creativity in the production process and marketing aspects of creative works.
The Graduate Schools offers Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

Faculty -

Wei-Chung Chang , Associate Professor and Deputy Department Chair
Academic Background: Ph.D. Candidate, Pennsylvania State University 
Specialty: Computer Graphic, 3D Animation, Visual Communication, Digital Imaging, Qualitative Research Methodology, and Visual Culture

Shih-Kai Chung, Professor
Academic Background: Ph.D., George Washington University
Specialty: Computer Graphics, Program Design, 3D Computer Animation, Virtual Reality, and Animation Production

C. Jay Shih, Professor
Academic Background: MFA, New York Institute of Technology
Specialty: Traditional Animation, Research on Animation History, Experimental Animation, Research on Animated Film, and Animation Script-writing and Planning

Yung-Hsien Chen, Professor
Academic Background: Ph.D., University of Brighton
Specialty: Multimedia Creative Art, New Media Art, Video Art, Contemporary Art, Technological Art, and Interactive Installation Art

Chun-Ta Ho, Associate Professor
Academic Background: Ph.D., National Chiao Tung University
Specialty: Computer and Internet Networks, Program Design, Interactive Web Site Design, Human Factors Engineering, and User Interface

Cha-Lin Liu, Professor
Academic Background: DMA, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Specialty: Digital Music, Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Music-Inspired Design Research, Music Aesthetics

Chieh-hung Chen, Assistant Professor Rank Professional Technical Personnel
Academic Background: Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School
Specialty: 2D Animation, Animation Script-writing and Planning, Drawing, Painting

Chun-I Lee, Assistant Professor
Academic Background: Ph.D., National Chiao Tung University
Specialty: Experimental Game Design, Game Programming, 3D Game Animation,Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

Course of Bachelor -

Computers and the Internet (4)
Introduction to Computer Graphics(6)
2D Animation(I)(6)
Programming Languages(4)
Multimedia Design(6)
3D Computer Animation(I)(6)
New Media Art Project (6)
3D Computer Animation(II)(6)
Seminar and Internship(I)(3)
Seminar and Internship(II)(3)
Graduation Project(I)(3)
Graduation Project(II)(3)
History of Western Arts(2)
History of Chinese Arts(2)
Basic Photography(2)
Digital Photography(2)
Sculpture of Character(3)
Basic Color Scheme(2)
Digital Image Analysis(2)
Introduction to Computer Animation(2)
History of Media Art(2)
Trend of Thought in Contemporary Art(2)
Digital Image Processing(3)
A Guide to Digital Music and Sound Effects(3)
Digital Music and Sound Effects(3)
Sonic Design(6)
2D Animation Planning(3)
Animation Project Management(3)
Non-Linear Editing(6)
Film Production(3)
Layout Design(2)
Application of Layout Design(2)
English in Multimedia and Animation(2)
Animation Scenario Writing and Storyboarding(I)(3)
Animation Scenario Writing and Storyboarding(II)(3)
Movie Genre Study for Animated Film(I)(3)
Animation History(I)(3)
Animation History(II)(3)
Video Art(3)
Video Art Installation (3)
Windows Programming(4)
Digital Game Design(3)
Interactive Programming(2)
Multimedia Programming(2)
3D Character Animation(3)
Advanced 3D Character Animation(3)
Motion Capture(3)
Motion Graphics(3)
Maya Expression and MELs(2)
Stop Motion Animation(3)
Introduction to Virtual Reality(2)
Design to Computer Interface(3)
Composition and Computing Music(3)
Composing Digital Music(3)
Audio Mixing and Mastering(3)
Interactive Audio Design(3)
Digital Music and Performance(3)
Sounds Art(3)
Digital Cultural Creativity(3)
Internet Art(2)
Technology Art(3)
New Media Art(3)
Interactive Design(3)
Interactive Installation Art(3)
Digital Art Appreciation(2)
Digital Art Aesthetics(2)
Digital Creative Art Project(3)
Interdisciplinary Art(3)
Lighting Effects(3)
Advanced Lighting Effects(3)
Experimental Animation(3)
2D Animation Project(3)
3D Animation Project(3)
Booth Exhibition Design(3)
Portfolio Design(3)

Course of Master - Master’s Program in Animation Arts

Research Methods(3)
English in Multimedia and Animation(3)
Studies on Computer Animation(I)(3)
Interactive Design in Animation
Experimental Animation Research and Practice(3)
Practical Training for Animation Project(3)
Video Animation(3)
3D Animation Project(I)(3)
Qualitative Research(3)
Music-Inspired Design Research(3)
Animation Music Research(3)
3D Animation Scripting(3)
Studies on Computer Animation(II)(3)
Special Project on Computer Animation (3)
Research on Game Design(3)
Animation in Interactive Performance(3)
Internet Technology and Application(3)
Animation Planning and Script-writing (3)
Research and Practice on Animation Festival(3)
3D Animation Project(II)(3)
Animation Aesthetics(3)
Digital Sound Effect Practice and Research(3)
Special Topics on Computer Graphics(I)(3)
Game Proposal(3)
Computer Language in Internet-Animation(3)
Interactive Web Site Design(3)
Studies on Animated Film(3)
Animation and Performance Art(3)
Research on Animation(3)
Special Topics on Computer Graphics(II)(3)
Web Planning and Practice(3)
Animation Direction and Storyboarding(3)
Curatorial Project(3)
Visual Culture Research(3)

Course of Master - Master’s Program in New Media Arts

Research Methods(3)
English in Multimedia and Animation(3)
Studies on User Interface(3)
Research on Digital Art and Aesthetics(3)
Internet Programming(3)
Experimental Animation Research and Practice(3)
Video Art(3)
Electronic Media Installation Art(3)
Qualitative Research(3)
Music-Inspired Design Research(3)
Interactive Sound Research(3)
Game Development Programming(I)(3)
Research on Game Design (3)
Interactive Installation Art Project(3)
Net Art Project(3)
Internet Technology and Application(3)
Computer Language in Internet-Mutimedia(3)
New Media Art Project(3)
New Media Art and Creative Strategies(3)
Animation Aesthetics(3)
Music for Multimedia Research(3)
Interactive Sound and Image Design(3)
Game Development Programming(II)(3)
Literature Review(3)
Game Proposal(3)
Interdisciplinary Art Project(3)
Interactive Web Site Design(3)
Studies on Animated Film(3)
New Media and Live Art (3)
Open Source Software Programming(3)
Studies on Digital Content Industry(3)
Research on Web Application(3)
Interactive Digital Art Project(3)
Project Research of Internship(3)
New Media Art International Exchange and Planning(3)
Web Planning and Practice(3)
Trend of Contemporary Art(3)
Interactive Programming(3)