The Cabinet of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair, proposed in 1997 the term of “Creative Industry”, first of all, planning to set up a preparative group of creative industries focusing on the development of cultural and creative side; they define it as a combination of technological creativity and talent, which has the potential to increase the intellectual property, covering 13 industries such as construction, crafts, design, antiques, fashion design, music, performing arts, visual arts, advertising, film, media and computer game publishing, software and television.
During 2002 a proposal for cultural in creative industries was held, although until 2008 a National development key was done. It is currently defined by the Ministry of Economy of the cultural and creative industries.
According to the Cultural and Creative Industries for small-medium enterprises in Taiwan, Cultural and Creative Industries relate to all those industries that have their origins in innovation or cultural growth, which have the potential to create wealth or jobs through the production and utilization of intellectual property, thus enhancing the living environment for society as a whole. Since the late 20th century, Taiwan started paying more attention to the creative industries. We have invested heavily in the fields of the design industry, broadcasting industry, the publishing industry, the handicraft industry and the performing arts including within the Cultural and Creative Industries.
The International Master of the Arts Program in Cultural and Creative Industries (IMCCI) was first established in 2011 with the aim to create an opportunity to share Taiwan’s experience within the creative industries around the world. Our students come from different parts of the world, with a variety of backgrounds that enriches and makes this program unique. Our students have been actively involved in cultural activities, such as exhibitions, festivals, films, installations, and much more. In 2013 the program had its first batch of talented graduates who have moved on to leading positions in the Cultural and Creative Industries throughout the world. New students will, therefore, have a great opportunity to be part of the talented and ambitious pool of future professionals and we believe that IMCCI will provide an unparalleled network for you in the years to come.
Nowadays, more and more countries are placing the creative industries as the core of their economic development. The recent changes in our world depend upon the creativity of designers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, architects and other creative professionals in a way that it has never been done before, thus IMCCI educational goals are to nurture “innovators and creators” in order to achieve sustainable development for a better world. IMCCI program is becoming more competitive and we make sure our students’ backgrounds remain diverse, ensuring the quality of our courses. In other words, we hope to create a bigger pool of ideas from which to continue developing new and innovative projects.