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Department of Multimedia and Game Development

Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia

Affiliated with College of Humanities and Applied Information


Introduction

Originally established as the Department of Information Technology, we became the Department of Multimedia and Game Development in 2021, in response to the government’s drive to develop the digital content industry in Taiwan. We focus on cooperation between industry and academia, with industry collaborations emphasizing the development of creative game planning, the production of game animations, applications for mobile devices, and the cultivation of talent.

Students graduating from our program will have received thorough training in the following fields:

  • The integration of multimedia design, 3D scene and character design, interactive somatosensory design, augmented reality, game engine applications, mobile application planning, handheld device interface design, and APP design, to be applied in game design.
  • The integration of hand-drawn design, animation/comic character design, animation script design, art design, audio, video/audio production, special effect, video post-production, and cultural and creative product design, to be applied in the field of animation and cultural creative industry.
  • The integration of self-media recording, hosting skills, self-media marketing, E-commerce, and social media marketing, to be applied in the development of new media content production and digital marketing.

Teaching and Learning

Our department places heavy emphasis on learning by doing. In response to changes in industry structure and future trends, we supplement training in the technical skills required for the industry with practical working experience, and strive to develop the creative thinking necessary for success in the digital technology industry. Theory and practice are equally emphasized in the curriculum, in order to cultivate students with creativity and specialist skills. We also focus on team communication and collaboration, and provide frequent opportunities for students to cultivate these abilities and apply them in the discovery, analysis, and solving of problems.

The main areas of curriculum focus are as follows:

  • Game design: The game industry engages in the development of online games, interactive technology applications, and mobile entertainment applications, and has an increasing demand for game designers, art designers, and somatosensory interactive technology designers. We cooperate with industry to train game designers with these highly sought-after skills.
  • Multimedia animation, culture and creativity: Based on the needs of the industry, we employ faculty with expertise in both information technology and design, to cultivate students with abilities in hand drawing and design, digital content, 2D & 3D visual effects, and video post-production. Students apply virtual reality technology to produce high-quality virtual reality tours to meet the needs of the culture and creativity industry and the digital content industry.
  • Self-media operation: Set to align with trends of digital new media development, we cultivate students with professional knowledge and capacities of new media and internet-based application, video and audio production, social network site operation, Internet marketing and big data analysis. Our goal is to cultivate students capable of theoretical thinking and practical applications in digital new media, communication and management to meet the needs of a diverse industry.

Photos

Students of the Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia won 2nd prize in the 2013 Chien Kuo Cup Universities Innovation Competition

Students of the Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia won 2nd prize in the 2013 Chien Kuo Cup Universities Innovation Competition

Senior students Hsieh Meng-Ting, Chen Chang-ji, Chang Zhe-Rong and Wang Hong-Chi, prize winners at the 2013 Applied Information Service Competition

Senior students Hsieh Meng-Ting, Chen Chang-ji, Chang Zhe-Rong and Wang Hong-Chi, prize winners at the 2013 Applied Information Service Competition

An expert from industry co-teaching a class

An expert from industry co-teaching a class

Teachers visiting students on internships in companies within the Kaohsiung Software Park

Teachers visiting students on internships in companies within the Kaohsiung Software Park

Teachers visiting students on internships at H.C. Studios

Teachers visiting students on internships at H.C. Studios

Students and teachers visiting Kaohsiung City Information Service Application Association

Students and teachers visiting Kaohsiung City Information Service Application Association

Students doing internships at Hong Tai Information Technology Company

Students doing internships at Hong Tai Information Technology Company

Student Association activity for new students

Student Association activity for new students

Student Association activity for new students - 2

Student Association activity for new students - 2

Department Classroom Q111-2

Department Classroom Q111-2