In the era of new media and smart technology, digital culture and its related phenomena have become the ultimate resources for the various cultural and creative industries. The Digital & Cultural Policy major provides keen insights into the creation and application of digital culture and public policy from a triangular viewpoint across the humanities, social sciences, and digital cultural studies. The Digital & Cultural Policy major aims to promote a specialized and authorized academic field with a critical and analytical understanding of up-to-date creative and digital industries, its legal system, and public policies.
Major Education and Research Topics
  • Understanding digital and cultural policy in a rapidly changing technological environment
  • Experience in devising, researching, and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument/thesis about digital and cultural phenomena and public policy
  • Exploration of the implementation of policies through government agencies and the shaping of cultural provisions
  • Examination of digital culture and its related industries and policies
Application & Related Industries
  • Learn knowledge of policy analysis and management in the areas of digital and culture policy and public administration
  • Improve the graduate students’ future career opportunities as digital and cultural policy professionals or administrators for central/ local governments, NGOs, and creative industries, as well as implementing policy research
Curriculum
Required courses are Lecture on Digital & Cultural Policy, Research Methodology, and Studies for Writing a Thesis. Other elective courses include Cultural Industry Policy, Contemporary Cultural Theories, Digital Cultural Theories, Culture and Negotiation, Technology, Post-Information Society, Society and Culture, Cultural Economics, Popular Culture, Copyrights & Digital Culture, Culture and Globalization, Public Administration for Cultural Development, Culture and Welfare Policy, and Digital Cultural Contents.