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School of Art & Design

Established in 1979 when called Art-Design Major, the Art-Design Academy of Zhejiang Sci-Tech University mainly aims to cultivate advanced applied talents in art design. After the curriculum integration in July 2004, at present, it boasts various undergraduate programs: Art Design (Visual Communication, Environmental Art Design, Product Design, Furniture Design and Advertising Art Design), Industrial Design (Engineering), Animation, Advertising (Liberal Arts), Applied Art(Commercial Illustration), etc, the Artistic Theory, Design and Art are qualified to offer first level Master’s degrees; MFA and Master of Engineering are authorized to offer Professional Degree Programs. Besides, the Art Design ranks as the national first-class special discipline and Zhejiang provincial key discipline, animation as national second-class special discipline, artistic design as provincial key discipline. 
The academy now has over 1,600 undergraduates ,more than 270 postgraduates and a staff of 130 , among which one was selected into the National New Century Talent Project; one won the special government subsidy from the State Council and three were selected for the “151 Talent Project of the New Century”. There are also two leading experts of provincial high-education youngest and 50 teachers with senior titles. In addition, over 10 domestic and foreign experts and scholars were appointed as adjunct professors.

Adhering to the principle of combining teaching with productive practice, our academy has close relations with both the famous colleges from home and abroad and the professional design units within the field as well as the industries. We aim to cultivate talents that are qualified to engage themselves in the social applied fields, thus our distinct features of running school being the combination of art and industry. Our academy is the secretariat unit of the Zhejang Provincial University Industrial Design Competition and owns one provincial experimental teaching demonstrating center of artistic design. It has successively set up several practical bases like Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Creative Industrial Park in Xiasha and Yuhang. Having cultivated numbers of great artistic design talents both for the society and for the local, these bases are known as the Cradles of the Designers.

Our academy has been increasingly enhancing the close relations and cooperation with the famous colleges from home and abroad, the professional design units within the field as well as the relevant industries. Exchanges program and cooperation projects have also been established with colleges in many countries and regions such as Russia, Ukraine, the UK, France, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Tremendous teaching and scientific achievements have been achieved with teachers and students of our academy gaining numerous international, national and provincial awards and patents. Teachers’ scientific achievements once won the second prize of national technological invention and first prize of China textile industrial association technology. Their works once were selected into the National Fine Art Exhibition and won the special-class award, the gold and silver medals of The Chinese Arts and Crafts Flowers Award as well as the package design award in the Word Star Competition, and the gold medal in National Ceramics Art and Design Innovation Rating Competition. Students’ works once won the red dot supreme prize in the German Red Dot Design Concept, the 100 best prize in the German IF Design Concept, the bronze medal in the American IDEA International Industrial Design, the world second place in the Electrolux Design Lab Competition, the gold medal in China Environmental Art Design Award, the gold medal in  National University Original Animation Competition, the first prize in the China Package Creative Design Competition, the Emerging Photographer Grant in Pinyao International Photography Festival and the first prize in the University Art Exhibition.

At present, with full confidence and the spirits of development and innovation, our teachers and students are deepening the reform of education and teaching and improving the teaching quality in all respects. We are striving to turn our academy into the base for the cultivation of artistic design talents that closely relates to the development of the industries, makes many disciplines overlapped and integrated and boasts regional economic distinctions. We are also making efforts to develop it into the base for the innovation and research promotion in Zhejiang Provincial Design Art. Finally, we aim to achieve the goal of enjoying distinct advantageous features with a national leading and provincial excellent level of running school as well as a relative high popularity in the field of artistic design.                                     

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