Taipei National University of the Arts
|National Institute of the Arts|
|Established||1 July 1982 (as National Institute of the Arts)|
1 August 2001 (as TNUA)
|Taipei National University of the Arts|
The preparatory committees to establish the school was formed on 22 October 1980. The National Institute of the Arts (Chinese: 國立藝術學院) was then founded on 1 July 1982 as an institute of higher learning for the arts. The institute was housed in Luzhou, Taipei County (now New Taipei City), from 1985 until its relocation in 1991 to its permanent campus in Kuandu, Taipei. The Institute was renamed Taipei National University of the Arts in 2001.
- School of Music
- School of Fine Arts
- School of Theatre Arts
- School of Dance
- School of Film and New Media
- School of Culture Resources
- Interdisciplinary Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology Music Program
The campus buildings are designed in a neo-Chinese classical style. Aside from the colleges and departments, the university houses a Music Hall, the Performing Arts Center, including a theater hall and a dance recital hall, the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, a library, an Olympic-size swimming pool, the Center for the Study of Traditional Arts, a computer center and the Center for the Study of Art and Technology.
Festivals organized by TNUA or using its campus include the Guandu Arts Festival and the Guandu Flower Festival (Guandu Flower Art Festival).
International & Local cooperationEdit
In 2016, the Hong Kong Government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department was criticized as in breach of freedom of expression for blocking use of the university name in any form that included the word 'National'/'國立'. The department, responsible for most of the territory's arts venues, told TNUA graduate Law Shuk-yin, an art administrator and executive producer for drama company The Nonsensemakers, that she could not use the name in her biography in promotional material for her production at a theatre it managed.
Honorary doctors of artEdit
- Taiwan controversy after gov’t dept. asks theatre company to amend promo material, Hong Kong Free Press, 21 March 2016