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Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

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Introduction to Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (广州美术学院), formerly known as the Central South Academy of Fine Arts, was established in 1953 in Wuhan, Hubei Province in accordance with the national construction layout. The school relations department and staff are merged. The first principal was Hu Yichuan, a famous revolutionary artist who had participated in the Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art. The first vice president was the famous oil painter Yang Qiuren, the famous national painter Guan Shanyue and Yang Taiyang.

In 1958, the Central South Academy of Fine Arts moved from Wuhan to Guangzhou to the south and changed its name to Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. In 1981, he was awarded the first batch of national master’s degree granting authority. In 1987, he began to recruit students from foreign countries, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In 2005, he was approved as the first batch of national masters of arts (MFA) training pilot units. unit.

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts adheres to the school philosophy of “Facing the Contemporary, Standing in the West, Learning from the Ancients, Respecting the Teachers and Respecting the Teachers”. After more than 60 years of development, the school has formed a grasp of the pulse of the times, focused on social needs, and cultivated its creative ability in art and design. Focusing on the school’s characteristics with the support of art theory and humanities education, multidisciplinary cross-integration, industry-university-research linkage, and proactive service to social and economic development. It has formed the fine traditions of “being upright and innovating, dare to be the first”, “patriotic and loving schools, red heritage”, “practical and pragmatic, and serving the society”. At present, the school motto of “Learning to be a man first, and then to be young” is condensed.

Entering the new era, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts relies on Guangdong’s advantages as a vanguard, pioneer and experimental area for reform and opening up, and is based in the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area. With the advantages of history, location, economic development, cultural resources, and talent pooling, The starting point and the new strategy are to promote talent training, scientific research and creation, better serve the social development of the new era, and actively integrate into national strategies such as the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and accelerate the development of the “Belt and Road” initiative.

In 2004, the school completed a new campus in Guangzhou University City. There are two campuses, Changgang and University City, with a total area of 564 mu and a total construction area of 411884 square meters. The school currently has 12 colleges, undergraduate education has 31 majors and 55 majors, and has recruited 21 majors. At present, the school has 5,351 undergraduates, 802 graduate students, and 23 international students.

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts currently has 3 provincial key disciplines, including 2 first-level disciplines such as “Fine Art”, “Design” and 1 second-level discipline “Arts and Crafts”. There are 3 provincial key disciplines, including 1 first-level discipline “Art Theory” and 2 second-level disciplines “Art Theory and Criticism” and “Film and Television and Digital Media”. In the fourth round of national subject evaluation organized by the Ministry of Education in 2017, the school’s two first-level disciplines “Arts” and “Design” were rated B +, and “Art Theory” was rated B. Among the similar disciplines in universities in Guangdong Province It ranks first, and the country is at the forefront.

At present, the school has 1 national-level comprehensive reform pilot project major, 3 national-level specialty majors; 10 provincial-level specialty majors, 1 provincial-level key specialty, 6 provincial-level comprehensive reform pilot projects, and provincial-level application-type 2 talent training demonstration majors. There are 13 national and provincial high-quality majors, accounting for 61.9% of the total enrollment majors.

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts has strong faculty. During the nearly 70-year history of the school, such as Hu Yichuan, Yang Qiuren, Yang Taiyang, Guan Shanyue, Li Xiongcai, Wang Zhaomin, Gao Yongjian, Chi Yan, Chen Shaofeng, Yang Zhiguang, Zheng Can Xia, Liu Qimin, Chen Xiaonan, Chen Tiegeng, Zhang Xinrang, and other art masters who have been in the history books. Currently, Pan He, Guo Shaogang, Chen Jinzhang, Liang Shixiong, Yin Guoliang, Zheng Shuang, Liang Mingcheng, Zhang Zhi’an, Yin Dingbang, Pan Xingjian, Wang Ren, Wang Shouzhi, Yang Yao, Liming, Zhao Jian, Quan Sen, Wu Weiguang, Fang Chuxiong, Guo Yunwen, Tong Huiming, Li Jinzhang, Huang Qiming, Lin Lan, Fan Bo, Cai Yonghua, Li Qingquan, Qi Xiaochun and other famous teachers have been teaching in our school for a long time. The school currently has 883 faculty members, including 530 full-time teachers, 76 senior titles, and 166 deputy senior titles. Among the teaching team, there is a team of Huang Danian teachers from the national colleges and universities, the vice chairman of the Chinese Artists Association, the chairman and vice chairman of the Guangdong Artists Association, a member of the disciplinary review team of the State Council, a leader of the National “Ten Thousand People Program”, and the “four A group of “talents”, experts who enjoy special government allowances from the State Council, outstanding talents in the new century of the Ministry of Education, deputy director of the Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, director of the Council of China Artists Association, directors and deputy directors of various art committees, and majors in Chinese arts and design A group of outstanding talents such as members of the Institute.

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts adheres to the fundamental task of talent training, actively deepens the reform of education and teaching, and continuously improves the quality of education and teaching. In 2016, the school was awarded the “Third Batch of Guangdong Province University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Demonstration Schools”. In the past three evaluations of teaching achievement awards, he won 3 first prizes and 3 second prizes in Guangdong Province. In recent years, school students have achieved outstanding results in various important events and activities, such as the Bronze Award at the 12th National Art Exhibition, the Outstanding Award at the 4th National Youth Art Exhibition, the Gold Award of China’s Hundred Jinling Painting Exhibition (Chinese Paintings), and the China’s 100 Jinling Gold Award for Painting Exhibition (Oil Painting), Best Works Award of China’s First Illustration Art Exhibition, Chinese Habitat Environmental Design School Year Award, Asian Design School Year Award, CIDA China Interior Design Award (Academy Award), Internationally Recognized German Red Dot Award, iF Design Award , Braun Design Award, American IDEA Award, SPAPK Award, Red Star Award for China’s Creative Design, Gold Award of National University Student Industrial Design Competition of the Ministry of Education, etc., has won more than 100 heavy art and design awards. The initial employment rate of graduates has always remained above 97%, and the employers’ satisfaction with the comprehensive evaluation of our graduates has reached 97.41%. The quality of school personnel training has been steadily improved.

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts attaches great importance to the construction of three-dimensional and diverse platforms. In recent years, a total of 31 national and provincial platforms have been established. Among them: 2 national level, namely “National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center” and National Advertising Industry Park “Guangdong Modern Advertising Creative Center”; 11 provincial scientific research platforms, including: Guangdong Key Laboratory “Guangdong Industrial Design Innovation And Key Laboratory of Applied Research “, Guangdong University of Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base” China Institute of Modern and Contemporary Art “and” Lingnan Art and Cultural Heritage Research Center “, Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center” Pearl River Delta Brand Strategic Collaborative Innovation Center ” Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Base “Lingnan Fine Arts Heritage Collaborative Innovation Research Center”, Provincial R & D Center “Guangdong Creative Industry R & D Center”, Guangdong University International and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Cooperative Innovation Platform “Contemporary Urban Culture and Architectural Art Innovation” Research Center ”, Guangdong University ’s key enhancement platform“ Digital Imaging and Digital Industrial Engineering Research Center ”, Guangdong ’s excellent traditional cultural heritage base“ Chaozhou Wood Carving ”, Guangdong ’s Lingnan Culture Research Base“ Lingnan Academy of Fine Arts Education ”, Grade Nan Yue Ancient Post Road Research Center “Guangzhou Nanyue Ancient Post Road Research Center of the Academy of Fine Arts “; 7 provincial teaching demonstration centers such as” Lingnan Chinese Painting Experimental Teaching Center “, and 1 Guangzhou Humanities and Social Science Key Research Base” Lingnan Cultural Animation Creative Research Base “and 13 other school levels Various platforms. These government-industry-research cooperation education platforms covering various disciplines of art and design play an increasingly important role in regional cultural construction and modern industrial development.

Teachers of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts have won the National Art Exhibition Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, China Art Awards Lifetime Achievement Awards, Outstanding Achievement of Art History Theorist, Chinese Design Contribution Merit Gold Award, China Art Award Creation Award , China Art Award Theoretical Review Award, First Prize of National Sports Art Exhibition, Outstanding Achievement in Scientific Research of Higher Education Ministry of Education, First Prize of Guangdong Philosophy and Social Science, Guangdong Lu Xun Literature and Art Award (Art Category), Chinese Book Franking Award Hundreds of provincial and above scientific research creation awards, including the First Prize and the China Art Festival Art Exhibition, China Design Exhibition, German Red Dot Award, etc. A number of high-level scientific research projects including projects, national science and technology projects, national art foundation projects, national social science foundation art projects, national education science planning projects, new century outstanding talent support projects, humanities and social science projects of the Ministry of Education.

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts actively participates in and integrates into the construction of regional economy and culture. Shenzhen City Carving “Wasteland Cow”, Zhuhai City Carving “Zhuhai Fisher Girl”, Changsha Orange Island “Young Mao Zedong Statue”, Gift Design of the Guangdong Provincial Government for the Return of Hong Kong and Macau, Guangdong Hall of the Great Hall of the People, Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangdong Design projects for the art museum, the China Pavilion of the World Expo Japan in 2005, the theme pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, “City and People”, Shanxi Pavilion, etc., and the visual design of 52 items including the 2010 Asian Games mascots, medals, core graphics, and color system , Guangzhou City LOGO design, “Reading China” Guangzhou International Conference LOGO, 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Mascot “Bingdundun” design, etc. are all from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts has cooperated with Russia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and other countries and regions. Established 48 art academies, including the Academy of Fine Arts, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, the University of Fine Arts in Zurich, Switzerland, the Parish School of Advanced Decorative Arts, the Glasgow Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Toronto, Canada, Chiba University, the Tokyo University of the Arts, and the Taipei University of the Arts Exchanges and cooperation. The school selects outstanding teachers to conduct study visits, exchanges, and academic research abroad, and exchanges students with partner universities in the country (foreign) for exchange studies, organizes various types of international workshops and lectures, and introduces high-level teachers. Horizontal art design exhibitions, holding high-level international academic seminars, and hiring well-known overseas experts and scholars to hold lectures and academic lectures. The school vigorously develops education for foreign students in China, promotes the cooperation in running schools with high-level foreign universities in an orderly manner, actively expands the opening up of higher education, and strives to increase the degree of internationalization of school running. Relying on the school’s disciplinary advantages, our school actively cooperates with the country to carry out cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries, and presents our school’s academic research results and excellent creations of teachers and students on the international stage, tells Chinese stories, and spreads Chinese voices.


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