Department of Motion Picture

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Introduction -

The Department of Motion Picture was previously part of the Department of Performance Arts, and was expanded to become an independent department in 1981. The Department now has eight full-time faculty members (three Associate Professors, two Assistant Professors, and three Lecturers) and twenty part-time faculty members. Two teaching assistants help the Chair manage administrative work and equipment.

The Department of Motion Picture at NTUA has been a full-member of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television--International Association of Film and Television Schools in English), the association of the world's major film and television schools. The Department currently provides courses for undergraduate and graduate students in both day and night divisions.

Focus of the Department -

The department strives to nurture individual talent and skills within a collaborative learning/working environment. In addition to full-time faculty, the department also invites part-time and visiting professionals to provide high professional standards of education and training. Through a focus on artistic, social and cultural diversity, the department encourages students to develop an international perspective; the department also encourages student exchange programs. The internship program, on the other hand, is designed to provide students a wide range of pre-professional experience. The department also organizes an international student film festival annually to provide a venue for the presentation and promotion of student films.

Our program offers intensive hands-on production experience coupled with a broad exposure to the liberal arts. Students are encouraged to become creative practitioners/thinkers in the field of film production and/or film studies.

Education in the Department -

The Department of Motion Picture offers basic courses, required general courses, required departmental courses, and elective courses. These courses instill general knowledge of the humanities and sociological sciences, foster artistic abilities, provide cinematic technical training, and teach research methods.

The three basic aspects of the curriculum are aesthetics, techniques, and creativity. Courses offered are as diverse as Directing, Screenwriting, Film Techniques, Sound, Film History, Theories and Critical Studies.

Two course tracks are available, and students may choose either film production or cinema studies. Students pursuing BA or BFA degree are required to take no less than 128 credits. Students will be required to complete either a thesis or a creative work in the form of screenplay or film production, depending on the track they select.

Faculty -

Hsiu-Ching Wu, Associate Professor and Department Chair
Academic Background: MFA, Art Institute of Chicago
Specialty: Documentary and Experimental Filmmaking

Gene-Fon Liao, Professor
Academic Background: MA, New York University
Specialty: Visual Cultural Studies, Globalization and Chinese Language Cinema, and Film Historiographies

Isabelle Wu, Professor
Academic Background: PhD, University of Paris
Specialty: Contemporary Film theory and Aesthetics, European Film Industries, Gender studies and Film, and Culture Studies in Visual Media

Li-Hsueh Wu, Associate Professor
Academic Background: PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, MA, Sheffield Hallam University.
Specialty: Filmmaking, Television and Film Screenplay, Film theory, etc.

Linag-Jong Lin, Assistant Professor
Academic Background: MFA, New York University
Specialty: Filmmaking, Film Cinematography

Ho Ping, Associate Professor
Academic Background: MFA, Syracuse University
Specialty: Features, Shorts, Documentaries, and Commercials

Chi-Fang Ting, Associate Professor
Academic Background: PhD, Nihon University
Specialty: Art of Expression in Digital Film, Digital Filmmaking, Film Directing, Film and Television Production

Chia-Kuen Hsieh, Assistant Professor
Academic Background: MA, Christchurch College of the University of Canterbury
Specialty: Film Production, Proposal Planning, Documentary Film

Hung-Ling San, Lecturer
Academic Background: MA, National Taiwan University of Arts
Specialty: Script Film Editing, and Computer Animation

Course of Bachelor -

Basic Technique in Motion Picture (4)
Film History (6)
Fundamental Film Script Writing (4)
Introduction to Film Directing (4)
Introduction to Film (2)
Introduction to Film Production (2)
Film Making Practicum (4)
Short Film Script Writing (4)
Film Criticism (6)
Directing Method (4)
Film Production Workshop (4)
Film Editing (2)
Film Style Analysis (6)
Graduation Production and Exhibition – Filmmaking/Feature Film Screenplay/ Film Theory Thesis (4)
Film Genre Studies (2)
Visual Cultural Studies (4)
Introduction to Film Theories (6)
Topics on Film History (2)
Topics on Film Auteur (2)
Topics on National Cinema (2)
Narrative Image Studies (2)
Advance Script Writing (4)
Screenplay Readings (2)
Documentary Studies (2)
Advanced Film Production (2)
Cinematography and Lighting (3)
Sound Recording and Effects (2)
Independent Film Production (2)
Non-narrative Film (2)
Animation Studies (2)
Topics on Third World Cinemas (2)
Film Recording Practice (2)
Animation Production (2)
Seminar on Chinese Language Films (2)
Film and Other Arts (2)
Digital Video Production (2)
Digital Sound Post-Production (2)
Creativity and Filmic Thinking (2)
Advanced Editing (2)
Industrial Practice (2)
Film Marketing and Distribution (2)
Special Topics on Film Arts and Humanities (2)
Film Festival Practicum (2)
Documentary Production (2)
Film Music (2)
Art Directing (2)
Studies on Sound Design (2)
Visual and Audio Project Management (2)
Film Acting (2)
Digital Post Production (2)
Topics on Japanese Cinema (2)
Topics on Film Studies (2)
Cinema and Popular Culture (2)

Course of Master -

Cultural Studies on Popular and Consumption Cultures (3)
Special Topic in Graphic Communications (3)
Special Topic on Communication Issues I (3)
Special Topic on Communication Issues II (3)
Special Topic on New Media (3)
Planning and Practice of Mobile Media (3)
Marketing and Public Relations (3)
Media and Creative Enterprise Studies (3)
Special Topic on Film Aesthetics (3)
Topics on Film Production (3)
Topics on Taiwanese Cinema (3)
Globalization and Chinese Language Cinema (3)
Marketing Project and Media Relations (3)
Documentary Production (3)
Editing Workshop (3)
Short Film Production (3)
Distribution for Short Film and Festival (3)
Studies on New Media Narrative (3)
Film Acting (3)
Special Topic on Film Style (3)
Film Theory and Creative Thinking (3)
Analysis on Film Industries (3)
Topics on Cinematic New Technology (3)
Special Topics on Cinema and Cultural Studies (3)
Special Topics on Film Photography (3)
Experimental Film Production (3)
Production Management (3)
Techniques of Script Writing (3)
ScriptWriting and Analysis (3)
Fiction Film Practice (3)
Digital Theory and New Media (3)
European Cinema Studies (3)
Directing Methodology (3)
Independent Practicum (3)
Sonic Design (3)