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Fine Arts Department

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The College of Arts and Design
Group: Art
International Admission: Bachelor, Master


  The educational goal of the department is founded to actualize the Ven. Xiao Yun's, the founder of Hua Fan University , philosophy of Enlightened Education and the concepts of blending technology and humanities with benevolence and wisdom is the main point. The department serves to educate art specialists who are wise, merciful and resourceful.
  To keep the advantages of the traditional art, to get rid of the common custom techniques, and to attach importance to spiritual enlightenment and the thoughts of culture and philosophy, training up the artistic talents makes the department distinctive. Therefore, the department features the following:

1. The training of a complete artist who does not over-rely on skills but on philosophical reasoning and on the spiritual life of religion

2. The enlightenment of Confucianism and Buddhism in order to purify the mind and to cherish life by participating in Buddhism

3. The training in modern and traditional arts and in oriental and occidental arts, for creating a new era of Chinese fine arts and aesthetics

4. A balanced emphasis on philosophy and creativity, and theory and application

The department offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in two concentrations: creative arts and art criticism. Students in either track are required to complete a minimum number of credits before receiving the degree.

Research Focus:

  ○ The curriculum of this department builds on literature, history, philosophy and aesthetics, and emphasizes on a well-balanced required courses and electives that cater to individual needs. The curriculum also features field trips to art museums and exhibitions.

○ The main curriculum of department is included not only Chinese Ink Painting, Oil painting, Chinese Calligraphy, Basic Drawing, Water painting, and Seal Engraving, but also History of Buddhist Art, The Comparison in Aesthetics Between East ad West, History of East Art and West Art. The students are also required to minor in Multi Media Practice and Art Management. Combination of theory and practice is in order to equally emphasize the art and application.

○ The optional course is included as following: Creative Thesis, Thesis, History of Museum, History of Sculpture Between East and West, History of Art of Prints Between East and West, Art of Chinese Folk, Taiwanese Aboriginal Art, Painting of Mixed Media, Art of Xian and Chow Dynasty, Art of Xin and Han Dynasty, Art of Taiwan, Art of Baroque and Roc oco, Art of Portrait in Han Dynasty, Art of Inscription Rubbing, Sculpt of Chinese Art, Print Edition and Design, Illustration Painting with hand, Introduction to Famous Work, The Psychology of Art, and The Humanism of Culture. To take this series course, students can enlarge their eyesight and bosom in Art field.

○ The leader of the lecture course is Xiao Yun Master who was the person as known as a religionist, an educator, and an artist. This course of lectures is operated in coordination with The Graduate Institute of Asian Humanities, The Department of Chinese Literature, The Department of Architecture, and The Department of Industrial Design; therefore, it is the most important feature in the department.

○ Besides the original course, for the reason of consolidating the educational quality and results, professors and students are usually used to view and emulate those artistic productions in the Hua Fan Cultural Gallery.

○ Exchange programs with other university art departments, museums, and galleries are also the focus.

○ The freshmen are required to live on campus to experience the nature that inspires spirits and thinking.  
  The department library, in cooperation with the school main library, provides over 10,000 books and 100 periodicals. Paintings rooms, art studios, exhibition rooms, and audio-visual rooms offer students opportunities and free spaces to learn and practice on their own or under the direction of instructors. Computer rooms and multimedia equipment provide other sources for facilitating teaching and learning.