Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

Shandong University of Art and Design

Founded in 1973

Head of institution

President, Professor Lusheng Pan

Visiting Address

23, Qianfoshan East Road, CN-250014 Jinan, Shandong Province, China

Phone +86 531 8962 6168

Fax +86 531 8962 6166



Qianfoshan Campus (for School of Applied Design, and School of Continuing Education)

Changqing Campus (for School of Architecture and Landscape Design, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Digital Art and Communication, School of Fine Arts, School of Fashion Design, School of Industrial Design, School of Modern Handicraft, School of Visual Communication Design)

Cumulus Contact person

Director Guan Weyi
1255, Daxue Road, Changqing, CN-250307 Jinan, Shandong Province
Phone +86 531 8962 6168, Fax +86 531 8962 6166
E-mail guanweiyi[at]

Contact person for inquiries on study programs

Yu Jianglong ( Eric )
Email: longjiangxiaoyu[at]
Tel: +86 531 8962 6169

Other contact persons



Shandong University of Art and Design has put first priority on art disciplines, at the same time placing importance on liberal and scientific disciplines as its two supporting wings, with the goal to foster “scientific spirit, humanistic accomplishment, artistic innovation, and technical skills”.

International role

Shandong University of Art and Design vigorously expands its foreign exchange and cooperation with foreign universities and institutes, and has established friendly relationship with universities and colleges of art and design in America, Australia, Europe, Japan and Korea.
Partner universities and institutions:
- Australia
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
- Finland
University of Art and Design Helsinki
- France
Ecole Nationale Des Beaux Arts De Lyon
L’ecole de design Nantes Atlantique
- Great Britain
Durham University
Staffordshire University
- Japan
Iwate University
Tokyo Zokei University
- Korea
Daegu Arts University
Daekyeung College
Kyungpook National University
Kyungwoon Unviersity
Sunlin College
- Italy
Italian Cultural Center
- Russia
Moscow State University of Design and Technology
- Sweden
Royal Institute of Technology
University of Central Florida
University of Oregon

National role

In order to integrate education with social practice, Shandong University of Art and Design has undertaken different design projects and organized various academic activities in cooperation with other universities and associations. SUAD organized the Cumulus Seminar 2008 in cooperation with Cumulus, and Icograda Design Education Manifesto 10-Year Anniversary 2010 with Icograda. 2009 witnessed the Handicraft Creates Wealth: the Protection and Development of Traditional Handicraft International Forum. Qilu Photography Week is held every year and Qilu Photography Biennale has been initiated since 2006. SUAD faculty and students participated in the design of the logo, posters and mascot of the 11th National Games in 2009 and Shandong Pavilion of Shanghai Expo 2010.

Main focus

Sound theoretical ground and practical skills


Faculties and departments

School of Applied Design
School of Architecture and Landscape Design
School of Arts and Humanities
School of Continuing Education
School of Digital Art and Communication
School of Fine Arts
School of Fashion Design
School of Industrial Design
School of Modern Handicraft
School of Visual Communication Design

Bachelor level programs

Four-year program: Applied Design (Printing Design, Furniture Design, Advertising Design, Makeup and Image Design); Graphic Design (Graphic Advertising Design, Brand and Corporation Identity Design, Packing Design, Book Design); Decorative Design (Ceramics, Gold and Silversmithing, Fiber, Dyeing, Lacquer, Glass); Architecture (Landscape Design, Interior Design); Industrial Design (Product Design, Exhibition Design, Public Infrastructure Design, Industrial Ceramics Design, Tourist Product Design); Fashion Design; Painting (Mural, Oil Painting, Chinese Painting - figures, Chinese Painting - Mountain, Water, Flower and Birds); Sculpture; Animation (Animation Design, Animation and Cartoon Illustration); Film and Television (Digital Film and Television, Film and Television); Photography (Digital Multimedia Design, Commercial Photography); Performing (Fashion Show); Calligraphy; Art and Design Study (Design History and Theory); Fine Art Study (Fine Art History and Theory); Advertising (Design Management); Packing Engineering; Fashion Engineering
Five-year program: Architecture

Master level programs

Three-year program: Art (Art Theory, Folk Art Study, Art Aesthetics, Art Criticism, Cultural Industry Study, Traditional Arts and Crafts, Non-material Cultural Heritage and Cultural Ecology Study); Fine Art (Fine Art History, Fine Art Theory, Study on Chinese Paintings, Study on Sculpture, Decorative Painting, Oil Painting, Mural Art, Calligraphy); Art and Design (Design History, Art and Design Theory, Art and Design Aesthetics, Design Management, Visual Communication Design, Packing Design, Brand Design and Promotion, Book Design, Furniture Design, Industrial Product Design, Public Infrastructure Design, Exhibition Design, Landscape Design, Interior Design, Public Art Design, Fashion Design Study, Gold and Silversmithing, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber, Tourist Product Design and Study, Animation and Cartoon, Photography, Digital Art and Communication Study)


Research activity and main areas

Yes. Most faculty members and even some administrative staffs are engrossed in their research projects, covering different areas related to art and design. What’s more, SUAD has set up Chinese Folk Art Research Institute, Image Research Institute, Landscape Design Research Institute, Glass Research Institute, Furniture Research Institute, and etc.


Subject areas for exchange students

All subject areas are open to exchange students

Application deadlines

End of March (for autumn semester),
End of September (for spring semester)

Teaching languages

Chinese, some staffs can speak English

Semester dates

Autumn semester: September to January
Spring semester: February to July

Cost of living per month (studying and living)

380 euros per month



  • Bachelor: 6124
  • Master: 28
  • Doctorate: n/a

Exchange students

  • 20 incoming
  • 20 outgoing
  • 492 other (continuing education, post-experience courses, other)

Teaching staff

  • 101 Professors
  • 123 Lecturers
  • 82 Other permanent teachers
  • 45 Part-time teachers