Program of Information and Communication Media

In recent years, the advancement of information technology has allowed personal computer to be used in all aspects of the society and in households. The blossoming Internet, as a barrier-free conduit of information, is becoming the archetype of the Information Superhighway for tomorrow's information-based society.

Traditional media, such as radio broadcasting, television, newspaper, cable, and the maturing satellite television, will be connected to the Information Superhighway ever more tightly.  The free flow of information and breakthroughs in communication sector will deeply influence people’s life, work, learning, and communication.  The media sector will undoubtedly be heavily impacted. 

More importantly, the development of high-technology will generate critical force in the ever-changing global politico-economic framework.  After the anticipated rise of the Asia-Pacific region, the politico-economic and even the cultural center of the world have gradually shifted to East and Southeast Asia.  The intra-regional and extra-regional communication and interaction will decidedly be conducted via Internet, satellite TV, and other media.  This was also the main reason behind the government's proposal for Asia-Pacific Media Center Project.

To meet the trend of future social development and this school's unique resources and location in order to create employment opportunities for the students, this school's information broadcast media curriculum is planned with differentiation from the traditional broadcast TV and news curricula, and emphasizes on effective application and enrichment of information broadcast media content.

This information-broadcast media curriculum primarily aims to nurture content-creation talents of broadcasting media for tomorrow's information society, especially emphasizing on Internet-based broadcasting, news, entertainment, education, and commercial applications and CD content-creation.  Information broadcast media content will adopt advanced information tools for production.  This school stresses the importance of both humanities society and technology, and possesses a fine vocational curriculum.  Building on this foundation, this curriculum will be a field-based curriculum allowing students interested in broadcast media to thoroughly understand the industry and the application of content-creation tools. A variety of other main broadcast media applications, such as distant learning and electronic news broadcasting, are used to train students in broadcast presentation skills and content enrichment, in order to develop the broadcast media professionals for the future.

This curriculum is built upon humanities and social theories, and upon information communication technical training, guided by practical application.? In addition to offering fundamental courses, methods including topic creation and on-site learning will be employed to nurture the talents for the society.  The importance of this curriculum is not limited to the enhancement of students' employment prospect; it will also further bolster this school's leadership position in the country, the region, and the international academic arena, throughout the formation of the future information society.