Master’s Program in Global Communication and Innovation Technology at National Chengchi University ，Spring semester，2022 Admissions Application Starts now!
The Introduction of National Chengchi University
Following the innovation and popularization of digital technology in recent years, new media have not only challenged the dominant role of traditional media, but also created a huge impact in all aspects of society. The interplay between new media and innovative technology has brought about discussions across a diverse spectrum of fields, ranging from information security, laws and regulations, interactions between social groups, consumer behavior, and state governance.
As a result of this development, the Master’s Program of Global Communication and Innovation Technology (GCIT) was established at National Chengchi University (NCCU) in 2021. It is the first international and interdisciplinary graduate program in Taiwan to train comprehensive communication skills in new media technology by incorporating faculty and resources from five of NCCU’s colleges: Communication, Informatics, Law, Liberal Arts, and Innovation.
Additionally, GCIT provides the best facilities and bilingual education, with courses in both English and Chinese. Through new media innovation and creative training from domestic and international experts in academia and industry, together with cooperation and mutual exchange with partner universities, our goal is to cultivate outstanding media talent with both local consciousness and a global vision, who can also incorporate knowledge from the fields of humanities, social sciences, and communication technology.
The future career of GCIT graduates includes, but is not limited to, the public sector, domestic and international enterprises, nonprofit organizations, international media, media management in the R & D divisions, and content production on social media platforms. We hope to equip our students with the practical and professional skills to take on the challenges of the rapid development of global new media by reporting, producing, and integrating content using the best communication technology to date.
GCIT PROGRAM COMMITTEE 學程委員會
Program Director 學科主任
Mei-Ling Hsu, Distinguished Professor, College of Communication
Members 學程委員 (Alphabetically Ordered)（按姓⽒英⽂字⺟順序 ）
I-Huei Cheng, Associate Professor, College of Communication; Director, International Master’s Program in International Communication Studies
Yu-Chen Li, Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Ting-Chi Liu, Associate Professor, College of Law
Chung-Pei Pien, Assistant Professor, International College of Innovation
Hsin-Ruey Tsai, Assistant Professor, College of Informatics
The Master’s Program of Global Communication and Innovation Technology (GCIT) is the first international and interdisciplinary graduate program in Taiwan to train comprehensive communication skills in new media technology by incorporating faculty and resources from 5 of NCCU’s colleges: Communication, Informatics, Law, Liberal Arts, and Innovation. Through courses, workshops, and internships, we hope to prepare our students to become outstanding, high-level talents.
GCIT will cooperate with internationally renowned social media platforms and hi-tech companies to design a unique academic and technical "dual advisor system.” Each student will have both an academic and a professional advisor to help with their learning and career planning. As many as two thirds of the incoming GCIT students will be awarded a full scholarship or a tuition waiver.
All GCIT students will be provided a subsidy for their 6- month internships, including at least 2 months abroad. Students can gain first-hand experience from Taiwanese and international media and technological industries, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and the public and private sectors.
GCIT requires completion of a minimum of 24 credits and a master’s thesis for graduation.
1. Credit Requirements
All GCIT students are required to take 24 credit hours in total, which include 2 required courses (6 credits), 15 credits of elective courses, and internships (domestic and international, 3 credits in total). Students can take no more than 6 credits outside GCIT, but they must first obtain approval from their academic advisors and the program. Courses from Chinese Language Center (CLC) do not count toward credit requirements. Students with a full scholarship or a tuition waiver are required to maintain the status of full-time students. GCIT offers bilingual courses, which means some courses will be taught in English, some in Mandarin Chinese, and some by using a hybrid of both languages.
2. Internships/Overseas Learning
All GCIT students are required to register for domestic or international internships, overseas exchange, or international service work for a total of 6 months, with at least 2 months abroad. In doing so, students can gain firsthand experience from Taiwanese and international media and technological industries, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and the public and private sectors.
All GCIT students are required to submit a thesis and pass an oral examination for graduation. The thesis needs to be in a form of capstone project or case study to address how to cultivate or apply creativity in new media production to explore or resolve practical problems in society.
全創碩學位學程的學⽣需修習24學分，包括兩⾨必修課6學分、選修課15學分、實習3 學分（含國內與海外）。學⽣可修習不超6 學分的學程外選修課，但須先經學業導師與學程的同意，華語中⼼的語⽂課則不計在畢業學分之內。領全額或半額（免學費）獎學⾦的學⽣則需保持全職學⽣身份。
所有全創碩學位學程學⽣均需撰寫碩⼠論⽂並通過⼝試。論⽂形式總整計畫 （ capstone project ） 或個案研究 （ case study）爲主，聚焦以新媒體的創作或應⽤，探究或解決實際的社會問題。
Course Curriculum 課程計劃
Unless otherwise indicated, the following courses will be taught in English.
Required Courses 必修課
New Media, Technology and Society (3 credits)
Between Tradition and Modernity: Cases of Taiwan and Asia (3 credits)
Elective Courses 選修課
GCIT offers three types of elective courses: innovation technology and media content strategies, new media and governance, and indigenous culture, society and political economy.
A. Innovation Technology and Media Content Strategies:
New Media and Information Technology (3 credits, taught in English and Chinese)
Virtual Reality and Digital Technology (3 credits)
Social Media and Marketing (3 credits)
New Media Convergence (3 credits)
New Media Innovation, Governance and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Big Data for Social Analysis (3 credits)
Basic Workshop in Digital Media: Reporting in Digital Image (3 credits)
Advanced Workshop in Digital Media: Production in Digital Image (3 credits)
Implementation of Digital Content and Technologies (3 credits, taught in Chinese)
B. New Media and Governance:
Comparative Study on the Liabilities of New Media Platforms (3 credits, taught in English and Chinese)
AI and Governance (3 credits)
AI and Ethics (3 credits)
Misinformation Governance and Democracy (3 credits)
Media and Entertainment Law in the Digital Age (3 credits)
C. Indigenous Culture, Society and Political Economy:
Special Topic in Modern Taiwanese History (3 credits)
Current Situation and Challenges of Taiwan's Democracy and Rule of Law (3 credits)
Globalization of Chinese Religion and Taiwanese Society (3 credits)
Popular Culture in Taiwan (3 credits) Global Issues in Asia (3 credits)
Global Issues in Asia (3 credits)
Technoscience, Society & Controversy (3 credits)
Internships/Overseas Learning (3 credits)