The Department of Information and Communication, established in 1998, offers an in-depth study into various aspects of an increasingly growing technology-mediated-communication world. Its mission is to achieve academic excellence and gain national as well as international recognition in education, research and service. As the boundaries among communication media become blurred, scholars and professionals are presented unprecedented opportunities and challenges to participate in the shaping of the digital future. The curriculum aims to address the broad range of changes that have occurred in the information and communication industry in recent years. Students may customize their studies based on two options: （1） interactive new media design and production, and （2） information and communication management and marketing. Although students are encouraged to focus their studies on one of the two tracks upon their admission to the program, students may move freely between the tracks to gain necessary expertise needed in today's workplace. Overall the program will enhance students' understanding of information and communication technologies and their impact on the social, cultural and commercial domains; prepare students to excel in diverse new communication environments; promote artistic creativity, strategic planning and scholarly research in all areas of digital media; and prepare students for careers in new media as well as the traditional media industries being transformed into new information and communication technologies.