The Department of Arts and Design at National Taipei University of Education is the iconic representation of arts and design in Taiwan, often recognized as "the cradle of Taiwan's arts and design development"
The Department offers a full range of Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral programs, as well as in-service master's degree programs. The Undergraduate program area of study is divided into two groups: Arts and Design. The Master's program area of study is divided into four major concentrations: Arts Education and Arts Theory, Arts Creation, Innovation Crafts, and Product Design. The Inter-disciplinary Studies of Art doctoral program was approved in 2012 and admissions began in 2013. The in-service master's degree program was open to the general public.
The Department of Arts and Design is the merged result (2008) from the Department of Arts and the Department of Plastic Design. We are the few departments taking dual-line development in art and design comparing to the other similar domestic departments. With the purpose of improving the students’ capability in expertise and employment competitiveness in mind, we adopt all-program framework as our courses, making the less compulsory classes, more flexible in class choice, and enabling the students to develop their own learning approach. The facilities of this department include various studio, such as woodwork, ceramics, metalwork, photo, darkroom, painting, modeling making, 3D printing, CNC & laser cutting, and digital design. In the future, it is hoped that the Department could advance in the following direction: nurturing excellence in arts, assisting diverse and individualized development, enhancing both the muse and the action, providing rich and stimulating learning environment, responding to the contemporary and globalized world with vision.
Career pathways for the Art students mainly include: elementary school art teacher, creative practitioners, and cross-disciplinary integration talents in the Arts, Art Administration Professionals.
Career pathways for the Design students mainly include: Product Design, handcraft artistry, international innovation, and UX Design.
The Master's program in our department offers four specialized tracks for enrollment: Art Value Development, Art Creation, Craft Creation, and Product Design. The Art Value Development track focuses on art education, art theory, and criticism. The Art Creation track emphasizes contemporary art creation and new media art. The Craft Creation track centers around ceramics, metalwork, and woodworking. The Product Design track focuses on the design of everyday products, international innovation, and UX design.
Our department's "Doctorate Program of Inter-disciplinary Study of Art" aims to cultivate high-level talents for the new century with a broad global perspective and the ability to integrate research and practice. The program's distinctive features include interdisciplinary integration between art and various related fields, collaborative teaching by internationally renowned guest professors and local professors, and opportunities for international internships.