書畫藝術學系 Department of Painting and Calligraphy Arts
The National Taiwan University of Art's predecessor was of the National School of Arts, which inaugurated the Fine Arts Division in 1962, launched the evening division in 1964, and in 1996, the school was reorganized as the "National Academy of Arts", with the department of fine arts renamed as the "Department of Fine Arts", comprising the Chinese painting and calligraphy arts section and Western painting section. On August1,2001, the school was renamed as "National Taiwan University of Arts", with the college of fine arts divided by department in 2002, where the previous chinese painting calligraphy arts section was organized into the "Department of Painting and Calligraphy Arts", embarking on an innovative and visionary educational concept to continue putting forth its best efforts refining the department's unique, ethnic, academic, professional, pioneering, worldwide and global perspectives.
The department' teaching focuses on developing professional human resources in Chinese painting and calligraphy, engraving creation and research, with a teaching approach duly emphasizing on conceptual thinking and expression techniques, combining knowledge, appreciation and aspired configuration to form a voluntary and creative-based teaching orientation, aiming to excel the traditional creative material's characteristics and spirit by blending the modern raw material and expression form and techniques, through which to strengthen the cognitive awareness of the very essence of visual art, and to uphold its pursuit of innovation and blending the time-tested heritage philosophy. The department curriculum embodies a stringent approach in exploring the contemporary artistic expression and thinking by mirroring the strong elements of the past, and in deriving new facets and attributes building on the grassroots foundation, but shunning from any blind following or imitating. It also has a dual emphasis on accommodating and nourishing the traditional cultural and artistic development, as it focuses on a brand-new approach of pursuing the modern and perspectives for surpassing the limitations of imitating the old masters, and in turn drawing inspection from the old masters' innovative spirit, by which to instill a forefront philosophy of independent thinking and insightful awareness.
The department faculty comprises elite instructors who are well versed in their specializes fields and are devoted to culminating excellent creative and research talent, and in the content of creative mode, there is a dual emphasis on tradition and innovation, which coupled with the school's comprehensive arts departments, interschool course study, and a scholastic ambience provides a cradle for culminating students with diversity and a broad vision for innovation. The department offers a professional teaching curriculum and framework, catering to the students' individual attributes, backed by a systematic progression for deep-rooting the fundamental skills, together with a versatile approach of blending the East and West, the old and new, for an enriching academic study program that helps to lay down a soild creative cornerstone, The department of painting and calligraphy arts now offers bachelor of arts degree, master degree and doctoral degree, through seven academic department programs.
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