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The art disciplines of Taiyuan University of Technology College of Art stems from the arts and crafts that opened in 1964. Adhering to the school philosophy of "resources integration, culture heritage, people-orientation,factualism and innovation", the college insists on personnel training, artistic creation and humanistic research. Based in Shanxi and facing the country, it tries to build a national first-class art academy and the center of art creation and research in Shanxi Province with the high quality resources of "211 Project" Universities.

For now, there are 1816 undergraduates and 66 postgraduates; 85% teachers holding master's degree or doctoral degree; famous experts and scholars at home and abroad like Wei Daoru, Zhang Qiman, Luo Shiping, Yi Ying, Shenggang Chongfu and others are invited as guest professors to set up a full-time and part-time combining teachers team with high quality and high level .

Four departments exist in the Art College of Taiyuan University of Technology, namely: art, design, film and television and art theory, including nine undergraduate majors of painting, arts and crafts, environmental design, visual communication design, digital media art, animation, film and television photography, cultural relics protection technology and cultural industry management. With the grant of master's degree in design art, the college forms a complete talent training system.

According to the talent training objectives of "thick foundation, wide caliber, high-quality, strong professional", the college strives to explore and build a innovative art talent training model in a comprehensive university, and signs a creative research and practice cooperation agreement with Shanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, Shanxi Province Arts and Crafts Association, China Packaging Federation, China Film Group and other relevant agencies and units.

In 2009, Design Art Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center was approved as a national experimental teaching demonstration center by the Ministry of Education , thus it has been a national first-class art experimental practice teaching sites. Moreover, its personnel training quality has been improved greatly.

Design Art of the college is a provincial key construction discipline. Art Heritage Research Center is chosen as the key research center for humanities social science by Shanxi Province. Shanxi cultural heritage protection and repair collaborative innovation center is listed as Shanxi University collaborative innovation and training base. Shanxi Province Art Design Graduate Education Innovation Center, Shanxi Province Arts and Crafts R & D base of scientific research institutions and platforms are also included in the college.

Academic freedom and innovation are encouraged by the college and equal attention is paid to both art research and artistic creation. Over the past five years, the college teachers have presided over 91 scientific research projects, including 2 national projects and 46 provincial projects; have published 179 papers, of which 16 are released by core journals and 23 high-level papers by CSSCI; have published 6 works and have compiled 6 teaching materials; have participated in art exhibition for 330 times, of which 101 works were awarded in the national exhibition and have won the National Art Exhibition and other national, provincial and ministerial awards 89; in 2015, 6 works were selected for the Twelfth National Art Exhibition, among which the college dean, Professor Zhao Hui led a team to join the four school public welfare design project of "cave excavation design of the west", and win the only gold award for design of twelfth National Art Exhibition.

College attaches great importance to social practice as well as promotion and implementation of applied artistic achievement. It takes an active part in construction of local cities and building of enterprises culture and famous brands. A wide range of social cooperation not only serves to local economic and cultural construction, but also provides various practical opportunities for teachers and students at the same time. As a result, their imagination, creativity and performance of art are praised by the industry and are accepted by the society, thus shaping a good social reputation.

College also pays abundant attention to cooperation and exchanges with domestic and foreign art institutions and related institutions, forming a trustworthy mechanism for academic exchange, personnel training and cooperative research. Each year, a number of well-known experts and artists at home and abroad are invited to give lectures and performances in the college. It has established academic exchange and cooperative research relationship with many well-known colleges and universities in the United States, Britain, South Korea and other countries. Moreover, it sets up a "International Undergraduate Academic Mutual Recognition Course (ISEC) project", through which it forms international cooperation with more than 10 universities covering the United States and Europe.

Environmental Design

Cultivation Goals:The students of this major are educated into high quality professionals adapting to national, regional and industrial economic construction and social development needs, with well humanities and social sciences literacy, environmental design ethics and modern design ideas, mastering the basic theory of environmental design, design thinking and methods, with innovative and Design and practical ability, capable of working in the environmental design related agencies, institutions and research institutions and taking up interior design, landscape design, furniture and furnishings design and other types of design, teaching, project planning and management work or using professional expertise to be self-employed.

Cultivation Requirements:In terms of basic quality, the profession requires students with good human and social science literacy, well professional ethics and artistic accomplishment, with a broad international perspective and a keen awareness of the times, with sense of competition and collaborative ability required by environmental design work, with capability of independent learning, lifelong learning as well as awareness and ability of adapting to the development. In terms of professional skills, students are required to master the basic theoretical knowledge of environmental design, design thinking and design methods, be capable of improved design and innovative design for indoor and outdoor space and other related products, master hand-painted performance, computer-aided performance, performance and other performance skills, master the indoor and outdoor environmental design-related materials, structure, technology, budget and other knowledge and skills, familiar with the project operation process.

Major Courses:design basis, form research, architectural drawing and mapping, architectural foundation, ergonomics and environment design, space composition, environmental design hand-painted performance, environmental design digital technology, model production, material technology and budget, foreign architectural history, small architecture design, living space design, public space design, furniture design, interior design, public space landscape design, scenic tourism planning and design and so on.

Main Practice Teaching Links:computer training, location painting, environmental design professional research, environmental design professional graduation tours, environmental design professional graduation design (thesis) (including graduation practice, graduation show) and so on.

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

[Visual Communication Design]

Cultivation Goals: The students of this major are educated into high quality professionals adapting to national, regional and industrial economic construction and social development needs, with well humanities and social sciences literacy as well as professional ethics and visual aesthetic judgments; mastering visual traditional graphic and modern media communication basic knowledge, with steady design thinking, presentation, communication and management power; with creative design capabilities centered on business concepts, and creative capabilities to explore new solutions in conjunction with business and social needs; capable of working in design, education, research and management agencies related to visual communication design, taking up graphic design, packaging and binding design, creative product design and media communication and other types of work or using professional expertise to be self-employed.

Cultivation Requirements: The profession requires students with visual communication professional theory and professional knowledge as well as other related skills; reach to a higher level in the arts and culture, aesthetic experience and design thinking, understand the domestic and international visual communication design professional status and development trends; master related cultural and artistic undertakings and cultural and creative industries policies and regulations, as well as market trends; can solve practical problems by using of multidisciplinary knowledge, combine national and regional characteristics into the professional innovation design; get plenty of exercise in design innovation, language writing skills, social communication skills and other aspects, thus becoming innovative, creative, and adaptive to needs of social information development and era target of the visual communication design.

Major Courses: history of Chinese and foreign arts and crafts, world modern design history, art introduction, advertising theory, design management and service, visual communication digital technology, graphic design, font design, graphic design, graphic creativity, graphic design, poster design, logo design, packaging materials and structure, tourism souvenir design, web design, toy design, graphic advertisements design, packaging design, creative products design, information design, oriented system design, brand image design, interactive design, book design and so on.

Main Practice Teaching Links:computer training, location painting, visual communication design professional research, graduation practice, graduation tours, graduation design (thesis) (including graduation practice, graduation display) and so on.

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

Painting

Cultivation Goals: The students of this major are educated into high quality professionals adapting to national and social development needs, with well humanities and social sciences literacy as well as excellent work ethics and aesthetic judgment; mastering the basic theory of painting and painting techniques, with professional sentiment, modeling ability, creative ability and social practice ability; on the basis of perfect mastery of traditional painting techniques, grasp certain new painting language research and exploration ability, capable of working in professional arts related institutions and various schools, taking up painting creation, teaching, research and cultural works of art management.

Cultivation Requirements:Through the learning, students should not only have a better human and social science literacy, a strong sense of social responsibility and good professional ethics and professional ethics, but also lay a solid foundation for modeling, painting theory and more skilled professional skills; understand the profession-related history, development as well as current issues and future trends; master professional competence of using Chinese characters, landscapes, flowers and birds, oil painting realism, performance and other painting language expressions to do painting communication, academic exchange, research of painting rules and exploration of painting language; have a certain degree of innovation and good artistic quality, can be targeted in the field of painting creation and research of the direction; master a foreign language to access and use relevant foreign language information, grasp the ability of literature search, and research design as well as using modern information technology to obtain relevant information, and have the basic capability to write research reports and monographs.

Major Courses: basic sketch, basic color, drawing composition, art introduction, line drawing character sketch, sketch characters, painted sketch characters, landscape foundation, rock color painting techniques, painting materials, oil painting techniques, oil portraits painting, fine brushwork character copy, dark green landscape painting copy, realistic oil-painting character, fine brushwork figure drawing, inkwash portraiture copy and drawing, inkwash landscape copy, inkwash flower and bird copy, realistic body painting, figure combination oil-painting, painting language study and creation.

Main Practice Teaching Links: location painting, professional painting from nature, self - practice, painting graduation tours, painting graduation design (thesis).

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

Cinema Photography and Production

Cultivation Goals: The students of this major are educated into high quality professionals mastering the basic theory of film and television photography as well as methods and skills on film and television photography, film and television lighting and film production; capable of using film and television equipment as well as  post-editing and equipment producing, with good professional ethics , audio-visual thinking and the basic qualities of professional photographers, have a good scientific and cultural and theoretical literacy, adapting to national, regional and industry development needs; capable of working in the field of film and television shooting and producing, taking up planning, scene design, lighting and scenery structures, photography , editing, film and television special effects, program packaging and other related work; capable of independent creation in the domain of film and television and other related industries.

Cultivation Requirements: Through the professional study, students may have a good sense of social responsibility and professional ethics; have social sciences knowledge, economics and management knowledge and natural science knowledge required by profession related work; master the basic theory and knowledge of the major; with systematic professional practice and learning experience, understand the professional development prospects; master the techniques of film and television narration and picture composition as well as analyze methods, design methods and technical control methods of images; have excellent hands-on skills; with the current issues of digital film technology development, taking into account the economic, social, cultural, environmental, legal, safe, healthy and ethical constraints in the process of analyzing and solving practical problems; master the software and hardware of relevant work; master the basic methods of document retrieval and data query, have certain scientific research ability; understand the policies, regulations and standards related to industrial environmental protection and sustainable development, correctly understand the impact of professional theory, technology or engineering on the objective world and society; have a strong research and social activities and self-learning awareness, have a certain global perspective and ability of cross-cultural communication, competition and cooperation; have basic reading, writing and speaking ability of a foreign language .

Major Courses:film and television photography, film and television lighting, film and television director, script creation, sub-lens design, cinematography, advertising photography and MTV, experimental images, digital color correction, feature film photography, post-film creation.

Main Practice Teaching Links:computer training, exterior modeling, professional research, graduation tours, graduation design (thesis) and so on.

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

Animation

Cultivation Goals:Taking the development of animation industry as a professional background, relying on Shanxi local cultural resources as well as features and advantages of college art design disciplines, students in this major are cultivated to be with good humanistic quality, artistic accomplishment, aesthetic ability and professional practice ability to adapt to the digital age and development of information society; master the basic theory, fundamental knowledge, artistic principles and creative rules of animation, and have certain artistic aesthetic ability and design innovation ability; expressive and communicative, can carry out concept design, digital creation, virtual reality and digital interactive animation or become a free artist, using professional expertise to be self-employed.

Cultivation Requirements: By learning students should have a better human and social science literacy, a strong sense of social responsibility and good professional ethics, laying a solid foundation for modeling, film and animation theory and skilled professional skills; understand the current issues and development trends of this major, capable of design communication, visual communication, academic exchange, media research and visual performance by using concept design, digital creation, virtual reality, digital interactivation and other methods; doing creative design based on users’ needs; proficient in mastery of a foreign language, able to access and use the relevant foreign language information; master the basic methods of literature search, research design and use of modern information technology to obtain related information; have the basic ability to compose research reports, design notes and monographs.

Major Courses:modeling foundation, photography and editing, character design, virtual reality foundation, interactive design principle, sub-lens design, animation movement law, character design, art introduction, original painting design, paperless animation production, digital illustration, ZBRUSH, digital modeling and material, digital scenes and materials.

Main Practice Teaching Links: animation professional training, professional sketch / research, self-practice, location painting, animation professional research, animation graduation tours, animation graduation design (thesis).

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

Cultural Relics Protection Technology

Cultivation Goals:The students of this major are educated into high quality professionals adapting to the development of national cultural heritage needs, can correctly grasp the cultural relics protection technology necessary for the history of literature, art, physics and chemistry and other basic knowledge; with well humanities literacy, scientific spirit and higher cultural literacy, master the basic theory and protection methods for cultural relics protection; familiar with the national policies, laws and regulations, etc on the protection of cultural heritage, capable of doing cultural relics protection and restoration as well as management in the cultural relics archaeological departments, museums and cultural heritage management institutions.

Cultivation Requirements:Students of this major are required to learn basic knowledge and theory of cultural relics protection technology and related disciplines; to understand the development of cultural relics protection technology at home and abroad; to master the cultural relics protection and repair theory and technology, and improve their own humanities and innovation awareness consciously.

Major Courses:inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, introduction to cultural relics, ancient Chinese history, general history of archeology, history of Chinese arts and crafts B, heritage preservation environment, cultural relics analysis technology, cultural relics protection materials, Chinese painting foundation, sculpture foundation, cultural relics protection technology , cultural relics protection and repair basis, protection and restoration of ceramic artifacts, color murals and cultural relics protection and repair, conservation and repair of metal cultural relics.

Main Practice Teaching Links: admission education, military training, cognitive practice, cultural relics protection technology professional teaching practice, cultural relics protection technology professional research, cultural relics protection technology graduation practice, graduation thesis.

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of History.

Study Duration: four years.

Art and Craft

Cultivation Goals: Taking excellent traditional culture and art of the motherland as the background, relying on a long history of Shanxi and deep accumulation of arts and crafts foundation, following the pulse of the times closely, adhering to art education tradition and academic advantages of the art school, students of this major are trained to adapt to the needs of country, region and industry with a good sense of social responsibility, accomplishment and professionalism of the arts and crafts application. Master the basic theoretical knowledge of arts and crafts, have more proficient professional skills, with certain artistic aesthetic ability and product design innovation ability; good at communication, capable of working in the fields of traditional arts and crafts heritage, arts and crafts research, education and production doing relevant work, or working in other closely-related domains like environmental design, graphic design, product design, exhibition design and so on; become a free artist or using professional expertise to be self-employed.

Cultivation Requirements:Through learning, students should have better human and social science literacy, a strong sense of social responsibility and good arts and crafts industry professional ethics; lay solid foundation for modeling, arts and crafts theoretical knowledge and more proficient professional skills; understand the historical and present situation of the field as well as current issues and future trends; master lacquer art, ceramics, color plastic, murals, dyeing, metal material properties, special crafts and traditional skills; have certain innovative ability and good artistic accomplishment, capable of targeted collection design, creation and research in the field; master a foreign language, with whose help able to access and use the relevant foreign language information; master the literature search, design survey and basic methods of obtain relevant information by using modern information technology; capable of writing research reports, design notes and monographs.

Major Courses: sketch, color, meticulous, decorative pattern, composition basis, decorative painting, computer aided design, arts and crafts introduction and outline, the history of Chinese arts and crafts, the history of foreign arts and crafts, lacquer foundation, ceramic art basic process, traditional mural copy, sculpture foundation, manual printing and dyeing process, lacquer design, pottery design, color and mural design, dyeing design.

Main Practice Teaching Links: arts and crafts professional training, professional sketching / research, arts and crafts professional graduation tours, arts and crafts professional graduation design, self-practice.

Degree To Be Granted : Bachelor of Arts.

Study Duration: four years.

 



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