Central Academy of Fine Arts

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The China Central Academy of Art has the most complete range of degree offerings and programs of study in fine arts in China. There are eight schools under its jurisdiction offering Ph.D., master’s and bachelor’s degrees in fine arts, design, architecture, multi-media and film.

There are currently 7000 undergraduate and graduate students in four campuses with a faculty and staff of 800. The administration of the Academy is headquartered in the Nanshan campus, which is located right on the beautiful West Lake in Hangzhou. There other regional campuses are the Xiangshan Campus, which will become the main campus in 2008, the Binjiang Campus, and the Zhangjiang Campus, which is strategically located in Shanghai. In our eleventh five-year plan, the undergraduate student population will grow to 6,600 with a graduate student body of 800, making it one of the biggest fine art institutions in the world.

Undergraduate students typically spend one year in general education courses in the Department of Foundation and then three years in the core courses of their particular majors. Graduate courses are typically three years long and include extensive experience in the studio and research with mentoring faculty. Foreign students can take short-term or long-term courses in Chinese art, language and culture in the Institute of International Education.

The Academy encourages diversity in thinking, art exploration and academy research. It takes as its motto “diversity in harmony” and fosters an environment for innovation.

Beijing