The Program


Arts Appreciation and Invention

Arts Appreciation and Creation
A0457 Performance Arts (2):'Performing Arts' is an umbrella term, which contains wide definitions. This module can be divided into two sections: Euro-American contemporary theatre and Asian theatre. Images, videos, play texts and theatrical exercises will be applied as materials to introduce intercultural performing arts to the students. In addition to introducing various performing forms, the students will also be asked to conduct a theatre piece in order to further understand the making of theatrical works.
A0544 Introduction to Music (2): Music plays an important role in our life. It enhances our perspectives in aesthetics and spirituality. In order to appreciate music, we need to understand its core elements. This course aims to introduce basic elements that appear in all kinds of music. Students will be able to analyze music and develop a more critical ear while listening to music.
A2938 The Introduction of Taiwanese Theater (2): In this module, Taiwanese theatre related researchers and practitioners will be invited to give an overall understanding of various aspects of Taiwanese theatre, from traditional theatre in Qing dynasty to contemporary theatre, from Xingju in the postwar era to improvisational theatre. In addition, this module also emphasizes on connecting students with local theatre groups, which are based in the Tamsui area, in order to help students learn arts outside the university.
T0334 Digital Content Development(2): Digital content includes game, audio and video, mobile applications, publishing and archive, learning, content software and network service. The activities include exploring, discussion and analysis of the digital content industry, management and design of digital works.
T0336 Introduction to Digital Arts (2): Digital arts includes publishing, archive, visual arts, animation, music and game. Activities include appreciation, criticism, analysis, exploring, and
designing of digital arts.
T1287 Music Master Works Appreciation and Interpretation (2): The goal of this course is to introduce ideas and listening strategies to deepen one’s relationship with music. Music will be the central axis; the horizontal will explore the western classical music development and evolution of styles; and the vertical will explore the understanding of the nature and structure of music, musical instruments, types of musical forms, and musician biographies, etc. Finally, from among the great classical works, students will gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the history, aesthetics, techniques, forms, and genres of Western classical music.
T2013 The Appreciation of Western Opera (2): Opera was invented to combine the best of all possible worlds--Music, Literature, Drama. This course is to introduce the beginning and development of the stories, authors and the history of Western Opera. At the same time students learn to analyze and interpret the styles of Opera creation.
T2014 The Art of the Application of SHU-FA (2): This course introduces different applications of traditional calligraphy to the arts.
T2016 The Basic Sketch Skill of Model Art (2): The content of this course is not only a technical of drawing, but also including other abilities training, such as: to recall our sensibility to things, to think independently, judgment to beauty, aesthetic literacy, flexibility in using media, and etc., besides, to take into account to the content and skill of a works, and to realize the progression of mind and thought of an artist while a creative activity is in processing.
T2104 The Art of Piano (2): This course will introduce the beauty of piano music, various styles
including classical, jazz and popular will be included. After film discussions, students will be able to conclude what becomes a pianist.
T2105 The Dialogue Between Music and Art (2): This course will introduce the basic elements, structure, and styles of music and arts. With in-depth listening and analysis, students will learn how to appreciate great works of music and art. They will be able to connect feelings between the various forms of arts.
T2657Artand Life--Dialoguewiththe Great Artists(2): , a series of art lectures concerning visual art, architecture and music, intending to enrich ones character. In this course, we invite Taiwan famous artists to give talks
to our students. Through sharing their works and life experiences, we hope this may bring to our students a broader cultural and international of viewpoint, furthermore, to elevate a students mind.
T2916 Developing Nonverbal Expression Through Dancing Arts (2): Today, the notion that everyone can dance or the physical body has an ability to speak has gradually declined. As the course integrates theory into practice, it focuses on guiding students to develop nonverbal expression through the dancing arts. By means of embodied experience, improvisation, and performance, the student will be able to further understand him/herself, increase communication and problem-solving skills, and enhance creativity and collaboration in teams.
T3050 The Practice of Play-reading(2): Theatre is the combination presentation of multiple artistic forms. Scripts can be regarded as the emerging stage of making a theatre play. Thus, scripts are not only presented on paper, but also the important material for performance. Theatrical elements, such as sounds, actions, visual effect, stage, etc. would be rediscovered and represented from scripts. Therefore, ‘Play Reading’ is the essential stage before the play is presented on stage. Through executing ‘Playing Reading’, the rhythms and musicality of a play would be sensed; the hidden emotions and meanings would be revealed. This module – The Practice of Play Reading will be categorized by different subjects. Students will be instructed to explore the meaning of different scripts, and the various ways of presenting scripts.
T3051 European Culture and Art Tour(2):Since ancient times, European culture and art have been playing a central role in the West, European culture to the Greek classical culture and Christian culture as its main source, in the art form and connotation, is based on the two cultural roots as the source of its literary inspiration and the subject matter of creation. Through the contrast of historical development, this course appreciates the influence of art forms in various periods and the life stories of some artists... And so on as the main content, so that students can more comprehensive grasp of the contours of European art and culture.
T3052 Introduction to New Media Arts(2):This course provides an overview of the theories and practices of emerging New Media Arts. The topics include but not limited to Interactive Art, Sound Art, Lighting Art, Bio Art and Maker Culture. Students will also learn how to generate creative concepts and how to reflect on them through practical activities. Various professional new media artists, artworks and creative projects will also be introduced through organized lectures.

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