Program

This program will offer
To increase career prospects and employability for graduates, this program offers in-depth on theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. Students will be introduced to key texts and cases by our faculty members as well as a number of visiting scholars and guest speakers to gain an insight into the important topics, issues and practices of contemporary art, exhibition curating and museum management. Special attention will be given to ensure a variety of scenarios, from alternative space, pop-up gallery to large biennale. At least 32 credits must be completed for graduation.
Career prospects
To increase career prospects and employability for graduates, this program offers in-depth on theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. Students will be introduced to key texts and cases by our faculty members as well as a number of visiting scholars and guest speakers to gain an insight into the important topics, issues and practices of contemporary art, exhibition curating and museum management. Special attention will be given to ensure a variety of scenarios, from alternative space, pop-up gallery to large biennale. At least 32 credits must be completed for graduation.
Courses
Contemporary Art: Theory and Criticism

Course Objectives:

1. To have good knowledge of topics of the theory and the criticism of the contemporary art
2. To develop student’s capacity of thinking, interrogation and research in this field

Museum Studies

Course Objectives:

This course provides a broad introduction to the museum world: their mission, their nature and their work. It is organized around the key professional activities of museums: collecting, conserving, exhibiting and educating.

Exhibition: Analysis and practice

Course Objectives:
Through text reading, exhibition visiting and exhibition practices, the course focuses on the complex relationship the exhibition and art works, and public culture; on  exhibition making, display methodology, mediation and education processes.

Research Methods and Thesis Writing

Course Objectives:
This course is designed to help students develop skills in conducting an independent research project to complete a intelligible, well documented and persuasive MA thesis.

Global Biennials

​Course Objectives:
The course looks back at the history of modern expos and biennials, the complex relationship between biennials and the development of modern art, analyses biennials in the context of cultural and political geography, of public culture, with a special focus on the biennials in Asia.

New Art History and Critical Theory

Course Objectives:
This course investigates the foundations of the discipline of art history, examines the basis and prejudices of western art historical traditions, explores a variety of methodological approaches employed by art historians, and assesses current critical and theoretical issues which are redefining the field.

Cultural History of Taiwan

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of Taiwan cultural history from 1895 (the Japanese ruled period), 1949 (the KMT cultural policy), 1987 (the end of Martial Law)  to the 1990s.

Cultural Market and Consumer Research

Course Objectives:
Cultural Market and Consumer Research aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of how consumers decide and behave in the cultural marketplace. The course is to enable students to critically reflect on the current theoretical discourse related to consumer behavior.

Museum Management and Practice

​Course Objectives:
Museum Management and Practice is an overview of basic elements of museums and their characteristics. It is organized around the key professional activities of museums – Leadership and Management, Exhibition Design, and Audience Research.

Exhibition Practice

Course Objectives:

Assist students to understand the concept of exhibition and practice.

Public Sphere and Art Intervention

Course Outline:
Art is about the features of particularity, difference and the interpretation of personal living experience; while the public sphere is built up by the people, relating to the community of share. When the art in the public sphere, how to negotiate the difference? Art or the public which one is more important?  What the role of art could play?

Asia Pacific Art

Course Outline:
Historical Background
Modernity in Asian Art
Contemporary Art scenes in Asia Pacific

Others
  • History of Taiwanese Art
  • Internship
  • Seminar
  • Contemporary Art Writing
  • Cross-Program Registration
  • Cross-School Registration​