China Academy of Art

mission statement

With 'Strength, Reverence, Mastery, Exploration' as its motto, CAA upholds following pedagogical philosophies: to build a world-class university; to foster a multifaceted approach to learning, seeking harmony through diversity; to cultivate individuals to possess the ‘Four Sensibilities’—Integrity and Knowledge, Practice and Theory, Ancient and Modern, Local and Global; to establish a model for ‘erudite craftsmen’ emphasizing ‘knowledge attained through practice and consciousness attained through scholarship’.

international role

Entering the new century, CAA leapt forward through renovating the campuses, continuing its philosophies, expanding academic disciplines, and re-organizing its departments and school. CAA has exchange agreement with 29 famous art schools & universities in the world, and collaboration with over 100 partners around the world.

national role

CAA formerly known as the National Academy of Art, was founded in 1928 by the renowned educator and scholar, Cai Yuanpei. Beside West Lake of Hangzhou, the Academy was established as the first ever comprehensive national art institution of higher education in China. In the ninety years of the Academy's history, two perspectives defining its pedagogical approach remained clear during the time. One includes the concept of 'A fusion of eastern and western cultures', championed by the Academy's first president, Lin Fengmian. The other advocated by later president Pan Tianshou, emphasizing the idea that ‘A innovation derives from tradition'.CAA initiated strategic cooperations with Hangzhou helping to build an international cultural city. Relying on the industry-university-research cooperation platforms such as the National University Science and Technology (Creative) Park, Cultural and Creative Design and Manufacturing Cooperative Innovation Center, Industrial Design Research Institute, Textile and Apparel Research Institute, etc., CAA promotes the development of Zhejiang manufacturing and fashion industries.

main focus

CAA shoulders its dual responsibilities of cultural inheritance and innovation, and artistic education.It dedicates to building a new group of disciplines focused on specialized visual arts courses in Eastern culture and techniques. It sets up a 'two-stage' teaching structure including foundation studies and specialized studies incorporating the 'lab-workshop-research center' model. The academy develops a new system of 'Five Disciplines and Ten+ Schools' and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.

faculties and departments

School /Department
School of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
\Deapartment of Chinese Painting
\Department of Calligraphy
School of Painting
\Department of Oil Painting 
\Department of Printmaking
\Department of Mural Painting
\Department of Integrated Art
School of Sculpture and Public Art 
\Department of Sculpture
\Department of Public  Art
\Department of Fiber Art
School of Intermedia Art

\Department of Experimental Art 
\Department of Media Performance
\Department of Open Media

School of Design 

\Department of Industrial Design
\Department of Intergrated Design
\Department of Visual Communication
\Department of Fashion & Textile Design
\Department of Design Stuies
School of Crafts
\Department of Ceramics
\Department of Crafts
School of Film and Animation
\Department of On-line Game Design
\Department of Photography 
\Department of Film and Television
\Department of Animation
School of Architecture

\Department of Architecture
\Department of Urban Design
\Department of Landscape Design
\Department of Environment Art
School of Art and Humanities 
\Department of Art History
\Department of Visual Culture Studies
\Department of Curating Studies and Administration
\Department of Archeology and Museumology 
School of Art Administration and Education 
\Department of Art Appreciation
\Department of Art Management
\Department of Art Eduaction
International College
Shanghai Institute of Design
Institute of International Collaboration
School of Continuing Education
School of Foundation Studies
The Affiliated High School
Department of Ideology Political Theory and Social Science
Department of Physical Education
Department of Lab Management

https://en.caa.edu.cn/academics/schoolsdepartments/index.html

bachelor level programs

BA ( 4 years)
Chinese Painting
Calligraphy
Art Design
Art History
Sculpture (5 years)
Public Art
Intermedia Art
Public Art Education
Art Appreciating
Visual Communication
Fashion and Textile Design
Product Design
Crafts
Photography
Television
Animation
Film Photography
Drama Design
Landscape
Environment Design
Sound Recording
Art and Technology
Industrial Design (Also BE)
Architecture ( 5 years Also BE)

master level programs

MA ( 3 years)
Fine Arts
Design
Artistic Theory and History
Performing Arts, Film And Television
Architecture

 

research activity and main areas

CAA has 29 research insititutes, and develops a new system of 'Five Disciplines and Ten+ Schools' and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. Five Disciplines include Fine Art, Design, Art Theory, Drama & Television and Architecture. The full list of all the insititutes could be found by the following link.

https://en.caa.edu.cn/academics/researchinstitutes/index.html

doctorate level programs

Doctoral (3 / 4 years)
Fine Arts
Design
Artistic Theory and History
Performing Arts, Film And Television

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