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National Taiwan University of Arts

National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA; Chinese: 國立臺灣藝術大學) is a university in Banqiao District, New Taipei, Taiwan. It is the oldest and most prestigious art college in Taiwan.

National Taiwan University of Arts
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Former names
National School of Arts
National Academy of Arts
National College of Arts
Motto in English
Truth, Goodness, and Beauty[2]
Established31 October 1955 (as National School of Arts)
1 August 2001 (as NTUA)
PresidentChen Chih-cheng
Vice-presidentHsueh Wen-jean
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National Taiwan University of Arts
Traditional Chinese國立臺灣藝術大學



National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) was established as the National School of Arts on October 31, 1955. In 1960, the name was changed to the National Taiwan Academy of Arts, and then in August 1994 to the National Taiwan College of Arts. The university took on its present name on August 1, 2001. Education at NTUA emphasizes humanistic thinking, creative production, theoretical analysis and hands-on practice. In terms of scope, the university offers courses on the local and the international, the avant garde and the traditional, the creative and the commercial, and the theoretical and the practical.

NTUA is made up of five colleges which include the College of Fine Arts, the College of Design, the College of Communications, the College of Performing Arts, and the College of Humanities. In addition to day division undergraduate programs and graduate programs, there are also Extended Bachelor Degree Courses (evenings), two-year in-service BA programs, and in-service MA programs. The university employs about 186 staff members, 165 full-time faculty members, and 771 part-time teachers. The university is home to about 5000 students.[3]


  • College of Fine Arts

Department of Fine Arts (Graduate School of Printmaking), Department of Sculpture, Department of Painting and Calligraphy Arts (Graduate School of Plastic Arts), Department of Architecture and Art Conservation.

  • College of Design

Department of Visual Communication Design, Department of Crafts and Design, Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts, Graduate School of Creative Industry Design(PhD).

  • College of Communication

Department of Motion Picture , Department of Radio and Television (Graduate School of Applied Media Arts), Department of Graphic Communication Arts.

  • College of Performing Arts:

Department of Drama(Graduate School of Performing Arts) , Department of Music, Department of Chinese Music, Department of Dance, Graduate School of Performing Arts(PhD).

  • College of Humanities

General Education Center, Physical Education Center,Teacher Education Center, Graduate School of Arts and Humanities Instruction, Graduate School of Art Management and Culture Policy.[4]

Notable alumniEdit


The university is accessible within walking distance East from Fuzhou Station of the Taiwan Railways Administration.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "認識臺藝>校訓 (Chinese)". NTUA. Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  2. ^ "About Us". NTUA College of Design. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
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Coordinates: 25°00′24″N 121°26′56″E / 25.0067°N 121.4488°E / 25.0067; 121.4488