The School of Arts of Qingdao Agricultural University has a long history. Offering specialized education and incorporating different disciplines, we stand out among other universities. Currently we offer two levels of education, undergraduate level and postgraduate level. We offer master degree in Landscape Design which has three directions, Public Art, Visual & Digital Landscape and Landscape Aesthetics. For undergraduates, we have four majors, Visual Communication Design, Environmental Design, Painting and Product Design, under which there are six directions, namely, Visual Communication Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Illustration, Chinese Calligraphy & Artworks Dealing and Decoration & Jewelry Design. More than 700 students coming from four provinces (including Shangdong) are now studying here.
Our teachers are experienced and energetic. We have 45 members, among whom 37 are professional teachers, 7 professors and associate professors, 24 lecturers. Teachers with doctoral or master degrees account for 90% of the total. 5 teachers are also members of associations at national level and many others are active in associations at provincial level. For years we have been attaching great importance to the creation of artworks and academic studies and achieved landmark success. We’ve been awarded the gold prize by the Ministry of Culture, the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the Ministry of Education and many other prizes at ministerial and provincial level. Our academic accomplishments have been shown in the Beijing International Art Biennale. We’ve presided over 7 research projects at prefectural and departmental level, 4 at provincial and ministerial level and 1 at national level. 5 textbooks and more than 900 theses have been published, among which 2 have won the first and second prize in the “Award for Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Achievement of Shangdong”. This provides the solid foundation for good education.
Our School is well equipped, boasting an art gallery of 1800m2, 23 computer labs and workshops for design and material studies, with an average of 7m2 per person. The 11 teaching and practicing sites in Beijing, Anhui, Shanghai, Shanxi and Qingdao meet the need for teaching and students’ practicing. Students, for their wonderful works, have won 76 prizes at national and provincial level. Some works have been recognized in Shanghai International Art Biennale,the fourth National Youth Art Exhibition. Our students are sought after and the employment rate of students is well above 90%.
Our goal is to produce students with noble minds and global views, to equip them with specialized knowledge and skills in art and help them adapt to the changing world and meet the demands of social and economic development. To achieve this goal, we are in close contact with the Qingdao government and art colleges and research institutes worldwide.