Major introduction of International Academy of Art
Introduction to Fine Arts
Established in 2011, Fine Arts Major has a faculty team with high quality, high diploma, vocational proficiency, strong ability and dedication to teaching. The major now has 8 full-time faculty members, 1 professor, 3 associate professors, 4 lecturers, 6 Masters, 3 Master's supervisors. Faculty members graduated respectively from Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts in Ukraine, University of Bolton in Britain, University of Perpignan in France, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University, LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Guangxi Art College and other famous domestic and international art academies.
Under the guidance of university’s overall cultivation objective, Fine Arts Major aims to cultivate inter-disciplinary and application-oriented art professionals who master fine arts theory, knowledge and skills, who meanwhile have a good command of foreign languages for international art communication, who have pioneering spirit and who combine History, Theory, Creativity, Learning, Application as one. After graduation, students can engage in such art-related fields as art education, museum, art gallery, professional artists, art criticism, art exhibition, art publishing and editing, art media, art management, gallery, auction house, etc.
Main courses in Fine Arts Major include Experimental Sketch, Experimental Color, Oil Painting of Still Objects, Oil Painting Portraits, Thematic Oil Painting Creation, Landscape Oil Painting, Body Sketching, Sculpture, Experimental Art (comprehensive materials), Creative Thinking, New Media Art, Chinese Art History, Western Art History, Perspective and Anatomy, Generality to Art, Graduation Creation. This major is aimed at cultivating artistic creation capability and fine arts theory study ability.
Introduction to Clothing and Fashion Design
The major of Clothing and Fashion Design is aimed to cultivating the ability of Fashion design and making, having strong fashion marketing awareness and competitive advantages, and also can grasp and predict fashion trends. Meanwhile, attention is also given to application ability of art specialty foreign language for international communication in Fashion Design-related specialty information. Upon graduation, students can either work in fields like fashion design, apparel technology, fashion marketing and fashion buyer, or pursue further academic study to become interdisciplinary and applicable talents in clothing scientific research, education and management fields in the future. This major requires students to grasp comprehensive and systematical garment design theory knowledge and practice application ability, to possess strong innovation awareness and pioneering spirit, to have foreignlanguage ability that meets the requirement of external specialty communication.
Main courses are Clothing-painting Techniques, Clothing Color Matching Design, Clothing Pattern Design, Costume Design, Stereo Cutting, Recreation of Textile, Bottom Structure and Technology, Top Structure and Technology, Suit-dress Structure and Technology, Men’s Clothing Structure and Technology, Garment CAD, Chinese Clothing History, Western Clothing History, Clothing Materials, Clothing Brand Management, Clothing Marketing, Graduation Design, etc.
Currently we have 8 faculty members, 1 professor, 5 associate professors, 1 lecturer, 1 external senior engineer. They had already received 1 Doctor, 1 Doctoral Candidates, and 2 Masters Degrees, two of whom had oversea study experiences. In the year of 2016, Fashion Design Major was approved as the Experimental Specialty of Liaoning Undergraduate Universities for Application-Oriented Transition. The specialty has established several off-campus practice teaching bases with garment industries and enterprises, obtaining the goal of cultivating application-oriented talents with professional quality in Fashion Design. Over the years, faculty members have instructed students in many top domestic fashion contests and achieved excellent results. After graduation, graduates mainly go to domestic garment colleges for postgraduate study, go abroad for further study or work in fashion design field or other related art fields.
Introduction to Visual Communication Design
Visual Communication Design Major focuses on cultivating applicable talents in visual communication design with both international design vision and Chinese culture implication, who also adapt to social development needs. Through the study, students can not only be skilled in applying a variety of visual media to carry out the creative design of information communication, but also create diversified space for future independent development in the meantime. After graduation, students are suited to engage in design work in professional design company, publicity planning department of enterprises and institutions, or design department of TV stations, magazines, large websites and other media organizations. They can also teach in colleges and universities of various levels, or become self-employed, independently engaged in art design and creation.
During undergraduate period, this major helps students build up the required knowledge structure, enabling them to obtain high cultural and artistic appreciation and keen professional insight. The curriculum focuses on developing design potentials and training practical operation skills, enhancing creative thinking ability, computer application ability, independent learning ability and foreign language communication ability. Meanwhile, students are guided to seek flexible development and improve independent extending capability in visual communication design according to social needs.
Faculty teacher of this major has high quality. The major now has 7full-time faculty members, 2 professors, 2 associate professors, 3 lecturers, with 6 Masters, 1 Master's supervisor. There are over 30 courses with flexible curricular arrangement. Entrepreneurship incubation base construction and interdisciplinary communication between collegial departments provide students with the possibility to improve overall quality. Students can voluntarily form interdisciplinary start-up teams, learning management and design training in cross-disciplinary fields. Due to flexible teaching system and great social needs, the employment situation in large and medium-sized cities is promising. Strong social adaptability is made possible by open and diversified teaching ideas. In the past 17 years, Visual Communication Design has cultivated a large number of outstanding graduates nationwide and abroad.
Main courses: Font Design, Format Design, Photoshop Application and Improvement, Creative Application of Vector Drawing, Graphics Imagination, Hand-painting Creative Expression, Logo Design, Catalog Design, Packaging Application Design, Serial Poster Design, Commercial Animation Design, Film Post-production Technology, Exhibition Design, Graduation Design, etc.
Introduction to Environment Design
Based on the featured disciplinary teaching system with the intersection of art and foreign language, Environment Design Major relies on the advantage of foreign language teaching. It aims to cultivate interdisciplinary and applicable innovative talents who adapt to social development needs, have professional foreign language communication skills, comprehensive practice ability and solid specialty foundation.
Students are cultivated to have systematic basic theory knowledge, great overall environment design awareness and comprehensive aesthetic appreciation. The major provides students with systematic design methods and skills as well as creative thinking and comprehensive expression abilities. Through the teaching of typical design examples, students grasp basic methods of interior space modeling, interface decoration design, spatial shape design, landscape elements and furnishing design. Students will establish a complete concept of space and scale, improving their abilities to reasonably apply the materials and techniques, to comprehensively analyze environmental landscape and to manage design implementation.
In recent years, graduates chiefly go to art design colleges for postgraduate study, go overseas for further study, teach in secondary schools and engage in design and design management of architecture, decoration, landscape, engineering management and other related professional fields in enterprises and institutions or design departments.
Main courses: Hand-painted Performance and Perspective, Design Thinking and Expression, Computer-Aided Design, Room Design, Office Space Design, Commercial Space Design, Exhibition Design, Architectural Design (villa design), Decoration Materials Structure and Construction, Plaza Landscape Design, Architectural Small Environment Design, Interior Design Procedure and Management, Graduation Design, etc.
Introduction to Product Design
Product Design Major is a newly-established specialty of the International Academy of Art. There are 5 teachers in the major. Since its establishment in 2013, the university has been investing funds annually in the newly-built discipline to support its development. Product Design relies on regional economic development, sharing the educational resources of both academy and university. It has a high starting point in specialty construction and talent cultivation mode, gradually forming its own international features in the process of teaching practice. At present, in-service faculty possess reasonable education-related structure and abundant social practice achievements. The on-campus specialty curriculum covers both basic theory and design practice of product design. It aims to cultivate professional design talents who are international, applicable and interdisciplinary with multiple application capability, creative thinking awareness and practical designing ability.
In adapting to market demand, talent cultivation in Product Design pays more attention to professional knowledge and practical ability. Meanwhile, by means of in-class and extracurricular, theoretical and practical curricular forms, it sets up a unified teaching system which is interdisciplinary, integrated, and infiltrated with one another. Well-appointed hardware equipment offers another guarantee for outstanding professional talent cultivation. The major now has 5 faculty members, 1 associate professor, 4 lecturers, 3 Masters.
Product Design Methodology, Ergonomics, Materials and Technology constitute the professional discipline system. Its core courses include Design Basis, Design History, Mechanical Drawing, Ergonomics, Design Expression, Model Production, Emotional Engineering, Materials and Processing Technology, Industrial Design and Engineering Basis, System Design, Interactive Design, and Graduation Design, etc. According to professional direction, the main practice teaching procedure links closely the professional core courses and practice teaching, which include the product planning and design, model making and completion of product design report. Professional practice teaching is mainly carried out in our academy laboratory, product design companies, scientific research institutions and related manufacturing enterprises.
Introduction to Musicology
Our school's major in musicology was established in 2005, and now has majors in vocal music, piano, folk instrumental music, and computer music production. Musicology major is dedicated to the talent training model of "professional teaching, artistic performance, and social practice". Relying on the school's advantages in foreign language teaching and international schooling, it strives to promote the integration of majors and foreign languages, and comprehensively cultivate a multi-disciplinary and multi-functional applied music talent.
The music academic major has a relatively high academic leader, strong faculty and a well-structured academic echelon. There are 12 full-time teachers (3 Associate Professors, 8 Lecturers, 1 Teaching Assistant; 2 Doctors, 2 Doctoral Candidates, 8 Masters), and about 5 part-time teachers.
The music major of our school is jointly run by "music + foreign language" (music combined with foreign language teaching mode) and "2 + 2" (that is, students studying at Dalian University of Foreign Languages in the first and second grades; studying at foreign universities in the third and fourth grades, The two sides mutually recognize the credits, and the students who meet the undergraduate study requirements of the two universities will obtain a combination of diplomas and bachelor's degree certificates from two universities at home and abroad). We continue expanding international channels for running schools. We have already established inter-school communication relationship with a few foreign schools.
Our school's major in musicology has taken advantage of the excellent platforms of Confucius Institutes established by our university abroad, and has been repeatedly appointed by the Ministry of Education's Center for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. We visited to Korean, Japan, Russia, Republic of Belarus, UAE, Turkey, Columbia, Peru, Brazil, Thailand, Guyana, Panama and other countries touring, and was warmly welcomed and praised.
Introduction to Graduate Department
In 2014, our institute was approved to grant the Master of Fine Arts degree, and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) postgraduate education was officially settled in International Academy of Art of Dalian University of Foreign Languages. In September 2015, the first batch of Art Postgraduate was welcomed, covering two major fields of art and art design, including oil painting, sculpture, visual communication design, environmental art design, clothing and costume design, and products design. Our institute now has 15 postgraduate tutors and 27 graduate students. The "MFA Graduate Personalized Training Teaching Practice Center Construction" project completed in 2018 solves the hardware requirements of Art Postgraduate Teaching and scientific research practice, and the graduate creative studio with complete equipment and functions provides a reliable guarantee for cultivating high-level art creation and art design application-oriented talents. In the five-year teaching exploration process, all teachers and students of our academy have worked hand in hand and devoted themselves to research, and achieved a win-win situation of professional skills and internal quality in the creation practice. The works of teachers and students have emerged in the professional competitions at home and abroad for many times, and the quantity and quality of scientific research achievements have increased year by year. The mid-term teaching exhibition and graduation exhibition have more comprehensively displayed the teaching achievements of our school's master of art.
With the growing scale of art master's teaching, we are confident to expand our thinking in graduate teaching and find the space and direction for sustainable improvement, so as to promote the gradual improvement and development of the graduate education system of art master's degree in our university.