Taipei National University of the Arts
|Established||1982 (as National Institute of the Arts)
2001 (as TNUA)
|Taipei National University of the Arts|
The National Institute of the Arts (國立藝術學院) was founded in 1982 as an institute of higher learning for the arts. The institute was housed in Luzhou, Taipei County (now New Taipei City), from 1985 until its move in 1991 to its permanent campus in Kuandu, Taipei City. The buildings are designed in a neo-Chinese classical style and house state-of-the-art technology. The Institute was renamed Taipei National University of the Arts in 2001.
- Department of Music
- Graduate Institute of Orchestral Instruments
- Graduate Institute of Musicology
- Department of Traditional Music
- Department of Fine Arts
- Graduate Institute of Trans-disciplinary Arts
- Department of Theatre Arts
- Graduate Institute of Theatre Performance and Playwriting
- Department of Theatrical Design and Technology
- Department of Dance Preparatory Undergraduate Program and B.F.A. Program
- Graduate Institute of Dance
- Department of Filmmaking
- Department of New Media Art
- Department of Animation
- Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage
- Graduate Institute of Arts Administration and Management
- Graduate Institute of Museum Studies
- Graduate Institute of Arts and Humanities Education
- International Master of the Arts Program in Cultural and Creative Industries
- Ph.D Program in Cultural Heritage and Arts Innovation Studies
Aside from the colleges and departments, the university houses the state-of-the-art Music Hall, the Performing Arts Center, including a theater hall and a dance recital hall, the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, a library, an Olympic-size swimming pool, the Center for the Study of Traditional Arts, a computer center, and the Center for the Study of Art and Technology.
Festivals organized by TNUA or using its campus include the Guandu Arts Festival and the Guandu Flower Festival (Guandu Flower Art Festival).
International & Local cooperation
In 2016, the Hong Kong Government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department was criticized as in breach of freedom of expression for blocking use of the university name in any form that included the word 'National'/'國立'. The department, responsible for most of the territory's arts venues, told TNUA graduate Law Shuk-yin, an art administrator and executive producer for drama company The Nonsensemakers, that she could not use the name in her biography in promotional material for her production at a theatre it managed.
Honorary doctors of art
- Taiwan controversy after gov’t dept. asks theatre company to amend promo material, Hong Kong Free Press, 21 March 2016
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