Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute (JCI)

mission statement

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute is the only higher education institution which has “ceramic” in its name and multidisciplinary undergraduate courses. It is one of first 94 higher education institutions enrolling international students who can enjoy Chinese government scholarship for a master degree and a bachelor degree. The predecessor of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute is China Ceramic Industry School founded in 1910; in 1947, Jiangxi Ceramic Industry Junior College was set up, which was one of five junior colleges in Jiangxi province; in 1958, with the general undergraduate organizational system, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute was established, which was affiliated to the former ministry of light industry.

During a period of more than 100 years, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute has always adhered to the mission of carrying forward Chinese ceramic culture and revitalizing Chinese ceramic industry, and put the school motto “honesty, austerity, magnanimous, perseverance” into practice.

As the feature specialty construction, research directions of design arts discipline at JCI are consisted of design histories and theories, traditional handcraft ceramic arts and decoration design, product design and ceramic materials, environmental design and ceramic engineering, the imperial kilns ceramic arts and heritage, visual and digital arts design and so on. Design arts discipline aims at fostering talents for developing the ceramic industry, promoting ceramic arts and culture. It constructs the knowledge structure and discipline system with special ceramic design education and research characteristics. It has outstanding teaching and researching staff and excellent education assurance. It also has made symbolic achievements such as the second prize of National Technology Advancement, and more than 200 scientific achievements successfully transformed into productivity, which push forward the transformation and upgrading and the scientific and technological progress of Chinese ceramic industry.

international role

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute is a university with a long history, a profound industry background, and distinctive feature disciplines in Jiangxi province. As one of 60 feature higher education institutions in China (the only one in Jiangxi province), it participated in “The 21st Century Chinese University Exhibition” organized by Education Ministry in Russia twice. On behalf of Chinese government, it has presented national gifts to foreign political figures for many times, and it enjoys a good international reputation. Since 1958, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute has enrolled overseas students and educated more than 3000 overseas students from more than 20 countries in the past 60 years. It has established friendly and cooperative relationships with more than 30 higher education institutions and international ceramist association in America, Britain, France, Japan, South Korea, and other countries or regions. Teacher exchange, student exchange, joint training of artistic talents, and various ceramic art exchange projects are organized by Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. For example, International Artist Workshop and International Ceramic Summer Training College are organized. “JCI-WVU International Ceramist Workshop” project is listed as “the model and new peak of Sino-US nongovernmental exchanges” inSino-US: 200 Years Relation published by US State Department. In recent years, with the development trend of international ceramic art and the profound ceramic culture of Jingdezhen, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute has organized more than 10 international ceramic engineering, design, arts, culture, education seminars. On behalf of China, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute has organized ceramic art work exhibitions of teachers and students in UNESCO head office, Louvre in France, University of Cambridge in Britain, Asian Museum in Greece, the Royal Palace in France, and other important places, which fully shows that it has achieved outstanding achievements in ceramic art education and creation. It greatly promotes Chinese ceramic arts culture and art & design to move forward the world.

national role

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute has many famous artists who inherit traditional ceramic skills and emphasize innovations of materials, processes, shapes, and decorations. They create “modern folk blue and white”, “modern porcelain painting art” and other artistic expressions. They also create a large amount of epoch-making national arts and undertake the design and production of national-present porcelains and special porcelains in historic Founding Ceremony, Great Hall of the People, 7501 Chairman Mao Porcelain, Nixon Cup, Beijing Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo, Central China Expo, and Beijing APEC Conference. More than 300 works have been collected by domestic and international famous museums and galleries, and more than 200 works have won awards in important competitions such as National Fine Art Exhibition. In “the 11th National Fine Art Exhibition”, it won one Gold Award and one Bronze Award of national fine art highest award, which has been the first Gold Award of Jiangxi province in national fine art highest award since the foundation of PRC. It is the pioneer in domestic ceramic art and design development.

main focus

1 Cultivation of applied talents for undergraduates

Design arts has ten majors (major directions) including product design, digital media arts, visual communication design, environmental art design, public art, ceramic arts (ceramic & glass direction), ceramic arts (jewelry design direction), ceramic design, ceramic arts (ceramics) and ceramic arts & engineering (experimental). We focus on cultivation abilities of arts imagination, scientific research, analysis and design practice for undergraduates. We will cultivate high quality undergraduates with comprehensive knowledge of design arts discipline and interdisciplinary field, design practical abilities, creative ideas, creation and aesthetic abilities based on design arts combined with engineering and theory of sustainable development concepts.

It is achieved by teaching the students basic design theories and practical methodologies, design concepts of creative thinking, human-centered idea and sustainable design concept. It makes the undergraduates master engineering technology, aesthetic knowledge system, computer aided design technology, humanities and social science, which are necessary in the field of modern design, and have the abilities of researching, planning, management and creative design by the systematic training of modern designers.

 

2 Cultivation of innovative talents for graduates

We focus on the educational principles of comprehensiveness, artistic quality and creation concept. It is necessary to combine design arts with engineering technology, cultivate graduates’ design abilities of design expression, creative thinking and comprehensive research such as new materials and technologies, interdisciplinary academic areas. It is necessary to master natural sciences and humanities knowledge, design arts theories, basic handcrafts, design management and aesthetics for creation academic research.

It is achieved by teaching design theories, handcrafts, concepts of human centered design, methodology of creative thinking based on scientific research, curriculum planning, and interdisciplinary studying. It aims at improving the academic level and design innovation of design arts disciplines.

 

3 Focus on ceramic arts and handcrafts

Ceramic design arts and handcrafts are always our main concerns. As the feature specialty construction, research directions of design arts discipline at JCI are consisted of design histories and theories, traditional handcraft ceramic arts and decoration design, product design and ceramic materials, environmental design and ceramic engineering, the imperial kilns ceramic arts and heritage, visual and digital arts design and so on. Design arts discipline aims at cultivating students for developing the ceramic industry, promoting ceramic arts and culture. It constructs the knowledge structure and discipline system with special ceramic design education and research characteristics. It has outstanding teaching and researching staff and excellent education assurance. It also has made symbolic achievements such as the second prize of National Technology Advancement, and more than 200 scientific achievements successfully transformed into productivity, which push forward the transformation and upgrading and the scientific and technological progress of ceramic industry.

faculties and departments

College of Design & Arts,

College of Ceramic Arts ,

International College

 

bachelor level programs

1 Bachelor’s degree: major of product design, 4-year schedule

Major courses: procedure and user research of product design, product Ⅰ, product Ⅱ, product Ⅲ, ceramic product design, ceramic tile and bathroom products design, consumer electronics design, interaction design, service design

 

2 Bachelor’s degree: major of digital media arts, 4-year schedule

Major courses: 3D animation design 1, non-linear editing, animation 2, digital illustrator, digital image effect, digital voice editing, micro film creation, VR design, interface design, digital graphic, animation principles, game figures design, game scene design, VR exhibition design, film pop design, column planning

 

3 Bachelor’s degree: major of visual communication design, 4-year schedule

Major courses: fonts design, layout design, graphic creation, pressing techniques, graphic design, pop photography, packaging design, interface design, book binding, design conspectus, history of modern design

 

4 Bachelor’s degree: major of environmental design, 4-year schedule

Major courses: space design, design sketches, architecture and environmental modeling, design principles of architecture, design principles of interior, design principles of landscape, design series courses of architecture and interior, interior furnishings design, environmental landscape design of living area, square and environmental design

 

5 Bachelor’s degree: major of public arts, 4-year schedule

Major courses: space cognition and experience, landscape arts design, sculpture basis, integrated material application, plastic arts, ceramic arts, public arts and engineering, installation arts, environmental ceramics, fresco arts design, public arts creation

 

6 Bachelor’s degree: major of ceramic arts (ceramic & glass), 4-year schedule

Major courses: design and production of decorative sculpture, glass technology, glass shaping thermally, glass casting, glass decoration, present design and made, ceramics handcrafted, living ceramic art, decoration technology for ceramic, public arts

 

7 Bachelor’s degree: major of ceramic arts (jewelry design), 4-year schedule

Major courses: chromatics, aesthetics, pattern design, jewelry generality, history of Chinese arts & crafts, ceramic jewelry design, old pottery jewelry design, wax carving and casting, enchasing craft, metal weaving techniques, modern textile fiber arts, jewelry packaging and exhibition design, contemporary expression of jewelry design

 

8 Bachelor’s degree: major of ceramic arts, 4-year schedule

Major courses: daily ceramic design, blue & white design, ceramic decoration, ceramic crafts and application, ceramic modeling design, modern painting on porcelain, traditional painting on porcelain, famille painting on porcelain, plaster mold casting, vessel handcraft and design

 

9 Bachelor’s degree: major of ceramic arts (ceramics), 4-year schedule

Major courses: environmental ceramic design, living ceramic creation, experimental ceramics, application of firing kiln and other equipment, plaster mold casting, slab modeling, throwing 1, throwing 2, vessel design, integrated material design and experiment.

 

10 Bachelor’s degree: major of ceramic arts (experimental), 4-year schedule

Major courses: potters art basis, handcrafted modeling, ceramic techniques, application of clay and glaze, art glaze made, firing and building kiln, texture and characteristic of porcelain clay, integrated application of glaze and clay

master level programs

 

1 Master’s degree: research direction of ceramic arts design, 3-5 years’ schedule

Degree required:

32-33 credits (18 credits of degree courses demanded)

An academic paper published

Dissertation for master degree

Graduation design for master degree

 

Degree courses:

General courses (politics, languages)

Major courses including history of design arts, design aesthetics, design methodology, research on ceramic decoration, research on ceramic morphology

 

Other courses:

Ceramic technology and material, research on the Chinese traditional ceramics, reading of ceramic literature, research on traditional blue & white, comparative research between traditional and modern blue & white, landscape environmental design, comparative research between environmental ceramics and public arts, research on interior and exterior design of environmental ceramics, research on form construction of environmental ceramics, functional porcelain design research, computer aided design of ceramic form, digital ceramics, comparative research between computer and traditional ceramic design, design concept research on integrated materials, decal decoration craft, comparative research between modern new ceramics and traditional ceramics, research on modern design methodology, design research on daily use porcelain, creation and research on modern ceramics, comparative research between Chinese and foreign ceramics, fractal arts, decoration research on daily use porcelain, modern blue & white and modern ceramics research, decoration on blue & white research, practice education

 

 

2 Master’s degree: research direction of environmental arts design, 3-5 years’ schedule

Degree required:

32-33 credits (18 credits of degree courses demanded)

An academic paper published

Dissertation for master degree

Graduation design for master degree

 

Degree courses:

General courses (politics, languages)

Major courses including history of design arts, design aesthetics, design methodology, Chinese and foreign architecture history, design thinking and methodology, research on culture and exhibition space design, public arts research

Other courses:

Comprehended representation of environmental art design, residential environmental design, tourism and commercial space design, landscape environmental design, public facilities design, interior design and ergonomics, environmental ceramics, new decoration materials and structure, communication and academic lecture, education practice

 

3 Master’s degree: research direction of industrial design, 3-5 years’ schedule

Degree required:

32-33 credits (18 credits of degree courses demanded)

An academic paper published

Dissertation for master degree

Graduation design for master degree

 

Degree courses:

General courses (politics, languages)

Major courses including history of design arts, design aesthetics, design methodology, morphological basis, research on product design I

 

Other courses:

Computer aided design, semantics, reading of ceramic literature, lifestyle investigation, research on design thinking, research on product design II, research on design style, research on product constitution, concept design, design thinking, practice education

research activity and main areas

The main research area is design arts including design and ceramic arts design.

Research activity list is as below:

Design arts histories and theories

Focus on research on ceramic history, culture and archaeology, including ceramic archaeology and technology archaeology

Aiming at forming a unique teaching and research system on histories and theories of ceramic arts design

Traditional hand-made ceramic crafts and decoration techniques

Inheriting Chinese traditional hand-made ceramic crafts, but aiming at research, innovation and promotion for modern ceramic design, creating new decoration forms

Product design and ceramic materials

Focus on new design concept and methodology, creating new kinds of ceramic products. Promoting the design and manufacture level of ceramic products

Establishing a common platform for product design and business in order to serve the whole ceramic industry

Environmental design and ceramic engineering

Focus on interdisciplinary research on modern environmental design, ceramic crafts and material

Research on current design issues such as relationship between urban development and historical and landscape, form expressions between ceramic material and environmental ceramics, public environmental ceramics research, integration of green ecology and environmental

Ceramic art and heritage of Jingdezhen Royal Kiln

Research on the establishment, evolution, management system of Jingdezhen Royal Kiln

Research on the historical and artistic value of the Jingdezhen Royal ceramics, including the porcelain production costs and crafts

Visual and digital arts design

Focus on further exploration of digital media arts, visual communication arts, animation arts including package design for ceramic products, ceramic derivative products of cultural creativity, digital ceramic culture museum, porcelain brands promotion, design and exploration for digital interaction

Promotion design contextual research among cultural lives, visual forms, digital media

 

 

doctorate level programs

1 Entrance Examination

Doctoral candidates need to be tested their foreign language skills, professional courses and design theories. In the year 2018, the admission ratio is 22/443.

2 Training goals

Design theories and systematic specialized knowledge of design arts discipline

Innovation abilities and scientific research independently

English literature reading abilities

Mental health

3 Educational systems

Flexible 3-6 years schedule

The first year is for degree courses study, such as theory study, skills training and design practices

The other years are for scientific design research

The whole cultivation process is under the guidance of supervisor and experts group. The supervisor teams are all professors with doctorates and experts with knowledge background of design arts discipline

4 Degree required

15 credits (not less than 70 for degree courses, not less than 60 for other courses, 3 credits needed for practice)

Two or more indexed academic papers published

Dissertation for doctoral degree

5 Directions

Design arts histories and theories

Focus on research on ceramic history, culture and archaeology, including ceramic archaeology and technology archaeology

Aiming at forming a unique teaching and research system on histories and theories of ceramic arts design

Traditional hand-made ceramic crafts and decoration techniques

Inheriting Chinese traditional hand-made ceramic crafts, but aiming at research, innovation and promotion for modern ceramic design, creating new decoration forms

Product design and ceramic materials

Focus on new design concept and methodology, creating new kinds of ceramic products. Promoting the design and manufacture level of ceramic products

Establishing a common platform for product design and business in order to serve the whole ceramic industry

Environmental design and ceramic engineering

Focus on interdisciplinary research on modern environmental design, ceramic crafts and material

Research on current design issues such as relationship between urban development and historical and landscape, form expressions between ceramic material and environmental ceramics, public environmental ceramics research, integration of green ecology and environmental

Ceramic art and heritage of Jingdezhen Royal Kiln

Research on the establishment, evolution, management system of Jingdezhen Royal Kiln

Research on the historical and artistic value of the Jingdezhen Royal ceramics, including the porcelain production costs and crafts

Visual and digital arts design

Focus on further exploration of digital media arts, visual communication arts, animation arts including package design for ceramic products, ceramic derivative products of cultural creativity, digital ceramic culture museum, porcelain brands promotion, design and exploration for digital interaction

Promotion design contextual research among cultural lives, visual forms, digital media

 

subject areas for exchange students

Design arts discipline:

Product design

Digital media arts

Visual communication design

Environmental arts design

Public arts

Ceramic arts design (ceramic & glass direction)

Ceramic arts design (jewelry design direction)

Ceramic design

Ceramic arts design (ceramics direction)

Ceramic arts& engineering (experimental)

 

Arts discipline and other disciplines

application deadlines

1 Application should be submitted before May:

Three months, from September to December, the same year

2 Application should be submitted before November:

Three months, from March to June, the following year

teaching languages

English & Chinese

semester dates

The first half of the semester:

From September to December;

The second half of the semester:

From March to June

cost of living per month (studying and living)

About 2500 RMB/month

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