A Brief Introduction to the International School of Arts
Founded in 2000, the International School of Arts (IAA) covers Fine Arts, Design Science, and Musicology disciplinary fields, offers 6 undergraduate programs including Fine Arts, Clothing and Fashion Design, Visual Communication Design, Environment Design, Product Design, and Musicology. IAA has an enrollment of about 700 undergraduates. The academy was also authorized to offer a master’s degree (MFA) in 2014 and began to recruit students in 2015. In 2016, Clothing and Fashion Design was approved as the Experimental Specialty of Liaoning Undergraduate Universities for Application-Oriented Transition. The academy has been aiming at cultivating inter-disciplinary and application-oriented art talents with great capabilities for art design, creativity and research, as well as international art communication. IAA has delivered into society great quantities of excellent art talents in the past 20 years.
IAA has a faculty team with reasonable education-related structure, high scholarship level, rigorous academic attitude and rich teaching experience. It has 45 faculty members, including 5 professors, 15 associate professors, 25 lecturers, 11 Master's supervisors, 3 Doctors, 3 Doctoral Candidates, and 3 full-time experimenters. The research achievements of core faculty members have won a number of awards such as China Art Award Nomination Works Award and National Art Fund Project in the exhibition competition at home and abroad. The academy possesses great modernized teaching environment with art gallery, library reference room, standard skylight atelier, multimedia classrooms, language labs, multi-functional comprehensive laboratory and computer-assisted instruction laboratory. High-end practice teaching equipment is well-appointed. IAA Comprehensive Laboratory was entitled as 2013 Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Liaoning Regular Undergraduate Institutions of Higher Education.
IAA has been keeping its development direction of featured disciplinary system and taking professional studio teaching as the platform. In the consistent pursuit on the cultivation principles of consolidating foundation, broadening horizon, instructing foreign languages for art and innovating practice. In addition, the academy carries out the teaching idea of “homework turns into work, work turns into product”, it greatly expands cross-disciplinary subjects, and lays emphasis on cultivating foreign language aptitude, innovation capability and practical ability. A part of undergraduates have been admitted into postgraduate programs of Moscow University of Arts and Crafts, Milan Brera Academy of Fine Arts at Italy, Arts University Bournemouth at England, Central Academy of Fine Arts at China, China Academy of Art, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University Academy of Fine Arts and other well-known art institutions at home and abroad. IAA is progressively improving and perfecting “3+1” “2+2” “2+1+1” talent cultivation mode with domestic and international cooperation. During the undergraduate period, a part of students can receive teaching services dividedly at home and abroad, which enables their knowledge structure to be compatible with the profound connotation of both eastern and western cultures, and enables them to learn and grasp the development trend and latest information in international art field. A part of students choose to go to the UK, France, the USA and Japan for further study after graduation. In order to serve for the talent demand of increasingly international society development, IAA emphasizes to carry out practical teaching, signing joint training and social practice agreements with many well-known enterprises and academic institutions. The academy has cultivated a large number of inter-disciplinary and application-oriented high-level art professionals who keep pace with the times and have international vision, receiving high evaluation from various sectors of society.
Four years of undergraduate study, Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) is conferred under the condition of qualified graduation result. Three years of postgraduate study, Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) is conferred under the condition of qualified graduation result.