The College of Communications was formally established when our institution was upgraded to university status on August 1, 2001. The College includes the Department of Graphic Communication Arts, the Department of Radio and Television, the Motion Picture Department, the Graduate School of Applied Media Arts and the Digital Media Center.The Department of Graphic Communication Arts was one of the first departments set up when the institution was established in 1955. The Department of Radio and Television was established in 1963. The Department of Motion Picture was separated from the Motion Picture and Drama Division, becoming the first motion picture department in Taiwan. Graduate School of Applied Media Arts was established in 2000, following by the program for students who work in 2001. The Graduate programs were established in the Department of Graphic Communication Arts and the Department of Motion Picture in 2005, and a Work-study program was established in 2006. In 2007, the graduate program of the Department of Radio and Television was established. The Digital Media Center includes a licensed college radio station (FM88.3), and Internet Television station (Arts TV) was established in 2005
The College of Communications is a combination of the arts, communication media and technology. Compared with the other communications colleges in other universities in Taiwan, our college emphasizes artistic expression in course content, and integrates other facets of society such as humanism and information.
Technology and art is directly combined in our college. Motion picture, printing, photography, broadcasting, and television programming are all art creations founded on a good command of technological tools. The establishment of the Graduate School of Applied Media Arts was the direct fruit of such an approach, as the Graduate School of Applied Media Arts became the first graduate school in Taiwan to combine art aesthetics and the production of motion pictures and television programs
Students are educated in small groups in the College of Communications. We particularly emphasize interaction between teachers and students and stress the importance of maintaining a free and open study culture.
We also emphasize both theory and practice. Compared with other universities, we tend to provide students with more courses which involve practical training. By doing so, students have a chance to use some of the theory they learn in practical situations.