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Major fields within the doctoral program in Art Creation and Theory include music, visual arts, and sound and image, and researches include art theory and criticism, modern socio-cultural ideological trend, art history and so forth. Students in this program selects one major field as the focus study and must conduct research overlapping with another field using art creation as the base. Since the college offers a wide range of curriculum that covers research institutes, the curriculum offered by this doctoral program includes the combination of those. Students will be able to utilize the wide range of sources offered to develop their own research and topic. It takes minimum 45 credits for Ph.D. degree.


The Doctoral Program’s guiding principles include the followings: 1. To establish global vision of cultures; Taiwan serves at advantage of placing its culture at the global scale, it has become a well-rounded cultural melting pot-includes such as that of local, western, Japanese and Chinese. 2. To cultivate students not only to become general art professional but also art administrators, educators, researchers and so forth. Graduated students have array of selections in art related profession for their career. 3. To provide students well-rounded education in the various art and other related fields, these include knowledge acquisition such as in philosophy, linguistics, history, anthropology, just to name a few. 4. To provide students the flexibility of selecting various courses, academic exchanges with other institutes, and so forth, additionally, designs curriculum to include courses of different topics every other year, and special talks and seminars.

Future Prospects

1. Establishes international student exchange with institutes from abroad to provide students the opportunity to study and research abroad. 2. Cultivating Professional artists, arts administrators, Professional in education and research. 3. Cultivate art professionals with further global vision of arts through curriculum designs and international art social exchanges. 4. Grounded in “Asia and modernity,” the Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory has paid close attention to the context of contemporary art and Asian modernity for over a decade. 5. “The Forum of Asia Arts” is an important event held every two years that continues to push forward projects focused on the development of Asian art. It is our hope to push forward this integrated project step by step, making our doctoral program the center in Asia for studying “Asian culture, art, and modernity” and the hub that links “Asian culture and artistic research.”