College of Design was established on Aug. 1st, 1992, the first in Taiwan. The college includes Department of Architecture (with two tracks of Architecture and Cultural Heritage in the postgraduate program), Department of Interior Design (with a postgraduate program), Department of Commercial Design (with a postgraduate program), Department of Landscape Architecture, and Doctorate Program in Department of Design. In terms of curriculum and research, we cover ‘Architectural Design,” “Landscape Design,” “Urban Design,” “Commercial Design,” “Cultural Heritage,” and other relevant areas. The main purpose of establishing College of Design is aiming at building a holistic education system while integrating design so as to develop specific features in each design field, to train professional talents in design responding to social needs, to carry out ideals of professional education, to strengthen the concepts of “sustainable care” and “creative service” on the basis of issues raised in the 21st century, and lastly to increase social welfare.
College of Design regards “Cultural Sites Revolution” in the 21st century as its education goal and aims at carrying out the concept of “Sustainable Care, Creative Service.” Additionally, it plans to integrate teaching and research in every field of each department and schools and transform the environments of each department, school, and colleges as a life core for academic and spiritual communication.
We hope students under our training are able to walk on their own path out of traditional classics, to the world of “Others,” dealing with things rationally and at the same time getting hold of inner meaning with thorough understandings and interpreting their life in their own languages and forming healthy concepts and attitudes. After graduation, they shall comment on current situations by self-reflection and devote themselves to the society by making good use of interdisciplinary general education as a designer full of passion in service.
It is also hoped that through organization reconstruction and curriculum integration, cultural formation in general education and education of characteristics can be enhanced, apart from professional education research, to implement holistic education and labor service of Chung Yuan Christian University.