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 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.
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 attentoin to the creative industries. We have invested heavily in the fields of design industry, broadcasting industry, publishing industry, handicraft industry and the performing arts including within the Cultural and Creative Industries.
Nowadays, more and more countries are placing the creative industries as the core of their economic development. The recent changes in our world depends upon the creativity of designers, artists, film makers, 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. Now with the fourth generation of incoming graduate students, the IMCCI program is becoming more competitive and we make sure our students’ backgorunds 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.