Features of Department

In the last decade of Department of Visual Arts and Design, there are several chairpersons who contribute to the development of this department, they are:Cai Mao-Song, Wang Duo-Zhi, Xu He-Jie, therefore to accomplish the fine art department progressively:
The BA program in Visual Arts and Design has both fields of art practice and theory and also integrates teaching of digital media and art of new technology. The objectives of courses in MA program in Visual Arts and Design focus on educating art professionals in research of art theory, art practice and art administration. It also aims to cultivate art teachers in visual art.
2.Teaching materials:
The faculty of department all use computer facilities to design teaching materials and pursue teaching by E-course.
Department of Visual Arts and Design has collaboration with Department of Information and Learning Technology、Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering. In 2007 and 2008, there was amount of N.T.13 million funding from Ministry of Education which were subsided for ”Projects of Cultivating Professional People on Play-Oriented Digital Learning Content”. This funding has strengthened the equipments of hardware and software of department and also established a system of practice in industry. This project also made the integrative development of fine arts and digital learning.
The are “Art Distract of National University of Tainan” and “First Gallery” managed by Department of Visual Arts and Design. These spaces are made for teaching、practicing and also provided excellent spaces for art exhibitions and displays.
There are solo and group exhibitions hold by the faculty of Visual Arts and Design Department in a regular bases. There is an annual exhibition of “Group Exhibition of Professors in Fine arts Department ”every year in March. We also encourage students to participate in “Art Distract of National University of Tainan” and “First Gallery” by holding group or solo exhibitions. There are annual exhibitions by undergraduate and graduate students in Tainan city, Tai-Chiung and Tainan as well. These exhibitions often receive good comments from all aspects.
6.Presentation of researches:
Professors in Department of Visual Arts and Design are encouraged to apply for research projects and publications. There are academic forums、artist talks and conferences which invited speakers from Taiwan and overseas in the department regularly. For example, in 2006, the international conference “The Gaze and Split of Contemporary Art Practice in Taiwan and Hong Kong” and “2009 Visual Art Conference” have gain good reputations.
7.Collaborations with industry:
Located in the center of Tainan city, National University of Tainan is surrounded Tainan Cultural Creative District which established by Council of Cultural Affairs and Tainan Technology Industrial Park. This department, therefore, well-establishes the animation design curriculum, fosters arts and design experts, prepares the environment of creative industry. This will also help to increase the job opportunities of the our students in the future.
8.Academic exchanges:
The department promoted academic exchanges actively in the recent years. In Taiwan:regular exchanges with Department of Fine Arts in National Kaohsiung Normal University、Graduate School of Plastic Art in Nation Tainan University of Arts、Department of Visual Arts in National Chiayi University、Department of Visual Arts in National Pingtung University of Education、Department of Visual Communication and Space Design in Kung Sung University of Technology、Department of Fine Arts in Tainan University of Technology. International exchanges: We had professors and students went to art colleges in UK, France, Japan and China for academic exchanges. During 2004-2009, there are academic co-operations with University of Nice—Sophia Antipolis (Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis), Ecole Normale Superieue-Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Lyon), University Paris 8 (Universite de Saint-Denis—Paris 8) in France and London Metropolitan University in UK for mural exchanges of students and professors.