In the 21st century, the paradigm of leading economy is shifting from 'resource-based' to 'knowledge-based'. The imaging (multimedia) technology is leading the cultural industry, and resulting in knock-on effect on related areas. With the development of the information/communication technology, the era of cultural war without borders has come. In this context, it is urgent to establish a research system that would lead the image (multimedia) industry of the next generation, and to educate creative experts, through an organic combination of information technology and image (multimedia) art.
The Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film (GSAIM) has five independent majors, including Digital Imaging/Game Engineering, Computer Graphics/Virtual Environment, Art & Technology, Film, and Animation. There are also interdisciplinary majors that link the fields of art and technology, such as Computer Special Effect Image, Engineering Animation and Multimedia Design.