Jiangnan University School of Design

mission statement

School of Design, Jiangnan University has established academic tradition, in 50 years, as a cradle of modern design education in China. Bridging art and science, opening international visions, we are engaged into interdisciplinary & cross-cultural teaching, research and practices. Our school focuses on internationalized teaching, standing on the big trends of developing from the single shape art to interdisciplinary development of design discipline, School of Design stresses on the problem-oriented and people-oriented humanistic design basis and design criteria, to explore design research itself, thus providing better services for industry, economy and social livelihood.

national role

School of Design has strong tradition in partnership with industry. Our graduates have won the good reputations in the society. Many of them work in famous companies such as Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, Haier, Midea, TCL, Huawei, Konka, Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group, etc. And most of first class design Schools in China have professors who graduated School of Design, Jiangnan University, such as Tsinghua University, Southeast University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University, Hunan University, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China Academy of Art, Guangzhou Academy of Art, Nanjing art Institute, etc.

main focus

Responsible, respected and research-oriented design education

faculties and departments

Department of Industrial Design

Department of Architecture and Environmental Art Design

Department of Visual Communication

Department of Public Art &Fine Art

bachelor level programs

Industrial Design - Bachelor of Technology, 4 years

Product Design - Bachelor of Art, 4 years

Integrated Innovation Design - Bachelor of Art/Technology (selected program, students' degrees depend on the program), 4 years

Visual Communication Design - Bachelor of Art, 4 years

Environmental Design - Bachelor of Art, 4 years

Public Art Design - Bachelor of Art, 4 years

Fine Art - Bachelor of Art, 4 years

master level programs

MA - Master of Science of Design - 2,5-3 years

Research directions: industrial design and product strategy, interaction and experience design, visual communication and information design, public art and handcraft design, design history and theory

MA - Master of Industrial Design engineering - 2,5-3 years

Research directions: industrial design, public arts

MFA - Master of Fine Arts - 2,5-3 years

Rsearch directions: Environmental design, visual communication

MA - Master of Fine Arts - 2,5-3 years

Research directions: Fine art creation research, fine art history and theory research

research activity and main areas


Conservation and Renewal of Architecture Heritage&Art

System Innovation and Design Strategy

Interaction Design

Research of Visual Cultural Heritage in Taihu Lake Area

Regional Culture and Visual Design Research

Design Methodology

Philosophy in Design

doctorate level programs

PhD in Practice & Theory of Systematic Product Design, 4 years

subject areas for exchange students

All the subject areas particularly in:

Industrial design and product design

Visual communication

Environmental Art and Architecture

application deadlines

May 15th for Autumn semester

December 15th for next Spring semester

teaching languages

Chinese and English, with 25-30 English courses every year

semester dates

Autumn Semester: Sep 1st- Jan 20th

Spring semester: March 1st – July 20th

cost of living per month (studying and living)

Around 300 Euro

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