Department of Communications Design
Department of Communications Design was founded in 1997, as the first institution of tertiary education in Taiwan dedicated to new media design.Responding to burgeoning digital entertainment industries, the school was further organized into two divisions in 2004: Digital 3D Animation Design and Digital Creative Game Design. The goal of the Department of Communications Design is based on aesthetics, literature, psychology, semiotics, and philosophy, to integrate the training courses of media, product, space and environmental design, and to establish a playground of multimedia and digital creativities.
The goal of the Department of Communication Design is based on aesthetics, literature, psychology, semiotics, and philosophy, to integrate the training courses of media, product, space and environmental design, and to build up a paradise of multimedia and digital creation, so as to bring up interdisciplinary and creative designers.
According to individual interests, students after the school are able to take the jobs of visual design, multimedia design, Cooperation Identification System, advertise design, press design, computer graphics design, virtual reality design, computer game design, web pages design, audio and video production, environmental visual design, professionalphotography, director, etc. ;As educators of universities, collages, high schools or technical institutions for design related disciplines; or go to related graduate.
Formulation - Modules
1.General Department Modules：Introduction to Design、Design Drawing、Design Fundamental、Computer Graphics、Visual Psychology、Computer Aided Design、Media Integrated Design、Copy Writing、Visual Psychology、Design Methodology、Listening Comprehension、Reading Comprehension:English
2.3D Animation Modules：Design and Planning of 3D Animation、Web Development and User Expeerience Design、Digtal 3D Animation、Motion Graphics、Integrated 3D Animation Design、Portfolio
3.Digital Creative Game Design Modules：Creative Game Design、Digtal 3D Animation Design、Game programing、On-line Game Planning、Game Management、Integrated Game Design、Portfolio
School of Communications Design proactively engages with academic and design bodies around the world and participates in international design events, such as competitions and festivals. Domestically, it closely collaborates Taiwans’ industries and government. It is spearheading efforts to establish cross strait exchange with Mainland design schools. It is also cultivating talents in accordance to government’s policy to promote digital content industries; its curriculum centers around creative game design, 3D animation, and information design to fulfill needs of burgeoning local industries. Since its inception, the department’s commitment to nurture talents has received recognitions worldwide, along with Shih Chien’s overall accomplishment in recent years. In 2007, Business Week named Shih Chien University’s School of Design as one of the world’s top 40 design schools, along side universities such as Harvard, M.I.T, Carnegie Mellon, and Stanford.