The Department of Fine Arts at Tunghai University has a well-staffed teaching faculty, well-signed hardware facilities, and professional fine art classrooms. Since its establishment in 1983, the department has been dedicated to a diverse range of art education, advocating a liberal learning atmosphere, respecting tradition while facilitating innovation, enhancing students’ cultural literacy, creating a professional learning environment, so as to broaden students' horizons.


In addition to the progressive education of key subjects, which gradually improves the proficiency of artistic skills, our department offers elective courses with the features of modern and contemporary art. Students in this department are equipped with the knowledge of both Eastern and Western aesthetics and art history, so that their aesthetic thinking and cultural literacy have profound training and interdisciplinary development. In the professional field of art creation, this department has unique development directions for ink painting, Eastern gouache painting, Western painting, sculpture, mixed media, and photography also moving images. Among them, the curriculum in the field of Eastern gouache painting stands as a benchmark in Taiwan’s education on Eastern gouache painting. In order to enable students to have a broader development prospect and create a more comprehensive artistic ecosystem, we have also established mechanisms for cultivating talented students in curating and art management in response to the trend and increasing demand in galleries, museums and creative industries. Managed by the Department of Fine Arts, the Tung Hai Art Gallery, THU No.43 Art Space, THU A+ Gallery, and Fang Hua Gallery provide ample opportunities for vocational training and exhibition spaces for intern students. The newly inaugurated FINE ART STUDIO in 2023 provides a more comprehensive teaching hardware resources for courses such as sculpture, ceramics and mixed media. The professional art education in the Department of Fine Arts at Tunghai University encompasses the training of Eastern and Western traditional techniques and contemporary creative thinking. With the training of a well-organized curriculum in art history, contemporary art theory and curating, our alumni continually present outstanding performances in important domestic art competitions and art exhibitions every year, making it the most comprehensive professional department in fine art education among universities in Taiwan.







★ Bachelor's program and curriculum features

The Bachelor’s program provides a balanced structure of art creation, which incorporates the use of Eastern and Western artistic media, and offers training from basic to advanced courses. The professional courses include ink painting, Eastern gouache painting, Western painting, sculpture, mixed media, and theory. Each major field provides well-organized supporting courses to encourage diverse development. In terms of theory, the program not only emphasizes the research foundation of Eastern and Western art history, but also actively provides courses such as aesthetics, introduction to art management and internship, as a training to cultivate students for future careers in curating, art criticism and the cultural and creative industries.


★ Since its establishment, the department has been adhering to the principle of "small but exquisite, focused and comprehensive" and implementing the human-oriented teaching philosophy. The features of the curriculum are mainly presented in three aspects: establishing connections with the classics, expanding contemporary horizons, and grasping future trends. In terms of expanding contemporary perspectives, the program provides elective courses such as Introduction to Art Management and Internship, Digital Imaging and Animation Script Writing, and Creative Workshop to equip students with a deeper understanding of various aspects of contemporary art. In addition, outstanding senior students are encouraged to take courses in master’s program, and then pursue further studies in graduate school after graduation to expand their artistic perspectives and professional capabilities.


★ Master’s program and curriculum features

The Master’s program focuses on two main areas: “Artistic Creation”, which incorporates Eastern gouache painting, ink painting, Western painting, sculpture and “Art Curating and Art Management”, supplemented by theoretical courses such as art history, contemporary art theory, art criticism, and professional lectures on art professional skills. These courses are designed to create a synergy and cultivate outstanding talents in art creation, curating and criticism.In addition to the study of Eastern and Western paintings, "Art Creation" also encourages subject-based contemporary and interdisciplinary practice. Additionally, the operation and management of THU Art Gallery and THU No.43- Art Space are undertaken by an internship team, which is composed of graduate students and university students. It emphasizes practical experiences and aims to bridge gaps between conceptual ideals and practical operations in art .


★ Faculty

Our department has a strong team of both full-time and part-time faculty members, including experienced and younger generations, who hold master's and doctoral degrees from domestic and international institutions. They have outstanding achievements in the fields of artistic creation, academic research and curating, and possess a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm for teaching. In addition, internationally renowned artists, scholars and curators from China, Japan and other nations are invited to serve as short-term guest lecturers or workshop instructors every year to broaden the scope and horizons of students' learning.


★ Alumni Achievements

In addition to focusing on artistic creation, our department's artistic talent cultivation policy enables our students to excel in other humanities fields, based on our holistic education approach. The alumni who have graduated from our department over the years have not only continued to pursue artistic endeavors and become widely recognized emerging talents in the art world, but also found success in various roles such as educators at different levels of schools, and professionals in the fields of design industry, publishing, media industry and art administration.