Sichuan University is a key comprehensive university directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, one of the key construction universities in “Project 211” and “Project 985” of the People’s Republic of China and a century-old school with a long historical standing, profound academic deposits and thick humanity atmosphere.
Sichuan University has a long history of art education and a tradition of advocating literature and art. As early as in the 1920s-1930s, it had set up the arts specialties such as fine arts and music to cultivate and convey numerous art professionals for the society. In the middle of 1990s, Sichuan University became one of China’s earliest comprehensive universities that recovered professional art education. After undergoing the organizational system forms of College of Culture and Arts, Arts College (1996), and College of Philosophy and Arts (1998) successively, the organizational system of Arts College was recovered in June 2001.
Rooted in the century-old famous school and benefiting from its profound historical culture deposits and long-standing art education tradition, Arts College of Sichuan University establishes the schooling concept of “giving play to comprehensive advantages, advocating humanistic spirit, initiating artistic innovation and cultivating first-class talents" and adheres to the schooling thought of paying equal attention to cultivation of artistic talents, artistic creation and artistic research. Relying on multi-disciplinary support, based in Southwest China and facing the whole country, with establishing a domestic first-class arts college of comprehensive university and cultivating high-quality artistic talents with innovative spirit and creative ability as its schooling objectives, the college keeps working hard, has made great progress in all aspects of work, and has become a key town of art education, art research and art creation in Western China.
Education Concept: The college establishes the schooling concept of “giving play to comprehensive advantages, advocating humanistic spirit, initiating artistic innovation and cultivating first-class talents” and adheres to the schooling thought of paying equal attention to cultivation of artistic talents, artistic creation and artistic research.
Development Objectives: Relying on multi-disciplinary support, based in Southwest China and facing the whole country, with establishing a domestic first-class arts college of comprehensive university and cultivating high-quality artistic talents with innovative spirit and creative ability as its schooling objectives.
Name of Major: Major: There are totally 9 majors available, such as dance performance, music performance (vocal music), painting, Chinese painting, visual communication design, environmental design, calligraphy, fine arts and radio and television director.
Discipline Characteristics: In the 4th round of discipline evaluation by the Ministry of Education in 2017, the College’s Fine Arts was rated as B+ and Artistic Theory and Design were rated as B respectively. The college has 1 national-level first-class specialty, 1 provincial-level characteristic specialty, 2 college-level characteristic specialties, 1 national-level excellent course, 1 national-level experimental teaching center, 2 college-level key general education courses, and was approved as the Experimental Zone of Innovative Art Talent Training Mode by the Ministry of Education in 2009. The Arts College has a complete set of majors and rich schooling levels and has built a talent training system integrating bachelor, master and doctor.
Training Objective: The schooling objective of the college is to cultivate high-quality artistic talents with innovative spirit and creative ability.
Teaching Mode: Small class teaching mode is used to carry out heuristic teaching, interactive communication and exploratory discussion, stimulate the imagination and cultivate the ability of critical thinking and independent thinking.
The college has established multi-level cooperation and exchange with domestic and foreign arts colleges and related institutions, forming a normal mechanism of academic exchange, talent training and cooperative research. Every year, it will invite a group of famous experts and artists at home and abroad to give lectures, set up workshops and conduct exhibition, performance and exchange. At present, the college has established academic exchange and cooperative research relations with many famous universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Russia, Japan and other countries, and signed "2+2", "3+1+1" undergraduate exchange program agreements, as well as talent joint training agreements of master degree candidates and doctoral candidates. The college has four scientific research institutions such as Fine Arts Research Institute, Environmental Art Research Institute, Visual Art Research Institute and Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center of Sichuan University, which are the key research bases of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education. The college has built 12 college-level teaching practice and internship bases.