Doctoral of Philosophy in Cultural Industries and Cultural Policy was established in 2013. The Ph.D. program is the first graduate institute regarding cultural creative industries and policy in Taiwan. The faculties of Ph.D. program are integrating teachers and researchers from four departments. The Dean of CHSS is responsible for the Ph.D. Program.

Cultural creative industries are recognized as “sun-rising industries” in the future by government, education, and business. The cultural creative industries refers to a range of cultural or creative economic activities which are concerned with the generation or exploitation of cultural knowledge and information. They may variously also be referred to as the cultural industries (especially in Europe or the creative economy, and most recently they have been denominated as the Orange Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The scope of cultural creative industries are broad, including advertising and marketing; architecture; crafts, product, graphic and fashion design; film, TV, video, radio and photography; IT, software and computer services; publishing; museums, galleries and libraries; music, performing and visual arts, etc..

This multi-faceted course examines the development, management, and policy of the cultural and creative industries and explore practical and theoretical issues facing cultural entrepreneurs, professionals and policy-makers. It uses a range of analytical tools from sociology, management, policy, linguistics, informatics, and cultural studies, and draws on teaching, research and professional expertise from both CHSS's academics and professionals working in the field.

If you are seeking a career in the arts or creative industries, or if you are a arts professional and managers looking to enhance your existing knowledge and career prospects, then this course is ideally suited for you. You can also use the training and skills we will give you to prepare for doctoral research in culture, media and creative industries.
Normally, a prospective student will get Ph.D. degree during 2-7 years. Besides completion of doctoral dissertation, Ph.D. students are ought to take courses with 21 credits, including 9-credit required courses and 12-credit elective courses. Additionally, every student has to finish three conference papers, one of the papers are required to publish in a peer-review journal or book.

A Ph.D. student may be granted scholarship based upon the qualification of students’ capability. But if you are a foreign student, we strongly recommend that you are capable to speak, listen, read, and write Mandarin eloquently. English-spoken courses are quite limited in the program. Furthermore, we are focusing upon the program of cultural industries and policy in greater China. Mandarin is an important and necessary language instrument.