The Problems of Sound Education in Taiwan’s Audio-Video (or Sound and Image) College Curriculums


Ming-Chu Chen


Audio-video (or Sound and Image), Sound Education, Sound Aesthetics, Sound Production


Taiwan’s audio-video (or sound and image) college curriculums have developed for a couple of decades. The curriculums significantly present the abundance of image courses and the scarcity of sound education. Students are taught to think with only video perspective. However, sound and image should be united as two sides of one coin in the creative work of audio-video production. The problems of sound education should not be neglected. In accordance with rethinking sound aesthetics and functions, the sound education is discussed as a subjective position. Moreover, the possibility of the correlation between education and industry is also conceptually suggested to improve sound education in Taiwan.