Faculty of Arts and Design

Faculty of Arts and Design offers five undergraduate programs majoring in Visual Communication Design, Environmental Design, Product Design, Fashion Design and Engineering, and Fashion and Assessories Design (which, from the second year,   will be divided into two majors: one in Fashion and Assessories Design and the other in Leather Design). As an affiliated faculty, Faculty of New Media was founded in 2017, which offers three undergraduate programs majoring Animation, Digital Media & Broadcasting and Hosting.

The Faculty was established in the early 1990s with a history of more than 20 years. The Faculty has an enrolment of over 2000 students and over 600 adult students, thus being one of the largest faculties in the University and a strong teaching faculty which is characterised by its reasonable offering configuration, sufficient teaching resources and a close fit between the curriculum design and industry needs.

The Faculty has 11 professors (including one from Korea), 23 associate professors, 1 “South Guangdong Excellent Teacher”, 2 “Guangzhou Outstanding Teacher”, 2 “University Teaching Masters”. The academics doctor or masters degrees account for 92% and the academics who have both academic and professional qualifications account for 75%.

The Faculty leads the tertiary sector in Guangdong Province in terms of its curriculum development of design art as “the Key Curriculum Development Project” financed by Guangdong Provincial Government, “the Characteristic Curricumlum Project” financed by the Guandong Provincial Government, “the Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Arts and Design”, “the Key Development Project” by Guangdong Private Education Fund, “the Most Innovative Curriculum in the Pearl River Delta Region, “Provincial University Students' Practicum Teaching Base (interior design) ”and “Provincial Quality Teaching Resources-Sharing Course (fashion theme design).

The Faculty has superior teaching and research facilities, including 62 advanced and completely-well-equipped on-campus training and experiment rooms and 10 university-enterprise joint laboratories. In the Faculty, there are “Art and Design Experimental Teaching Center”,  “Students’ Innovative Entrepreneurship Center”,  “Arts and Design Research Center”, “Sino-South Korea Academy of Arts and Design”, “Research and Development Center for Brand Design and Promotion”, “The Green Environmental Design laboratory for Personalized Shoes Design” and “Sino-Austrlia Design Institute”. 

The Faculty has established partnership with over 200 enterprises and institutions located in the Pearl River Delta Region for student internship and employment, including Guangzhou Pazhou International Exhibition center, Guangdong TV Station, Guangdong Association of Building Decoration Design, as well as 72 standing  off-campus practicum teaching bases, which fully meet the needs of the student for internship and employment. 

The Faculty has a strong profile of international partnership for international exchanges and cooperation with many foreign universities, including the delivery of 2+2 cooperative programs with Kyung Hee University, Hanyang University, Hunan University in South Korea and West Sydney University and Edith Cowan University in Australia to support students to study in China for two earsand abroad for two years to acquire two bachelor degrees.

In recent years, the Faculty’s students have won more than 1,300 awards include gold, silver, bronze and excellence medals at domestic and international design competitions , of which, more than 200 awards at provincial and ministerial levels, more than 300 awards at municipal or departmental levels. The graduates have gained 60 national patents and more than 900 designs commercially adopted by enterprises and institutions. 

The Faculty’s graduates are sought-after by many employing organizations with an annual graduate employment rate exceeding 98% due to their high qualities, good professional consciousness, solid theoretical foundation, proficient design skills, together with strong practical and innovation ability.