China Academy of Art Holds 2017 Commencement Ceremony on 20th, June, 2017
At 7pm on 20th, June, the 2017 China Academy of Art Commencement Ceremony themed with “Marching Aloud “was held in Building 8 indoor stadium of Xiangshan Campus, Hangzhou.
In total, 2957 students received their diplomas at the ceremony, including 453 postgraduate students (49 full-time PhD graduate students, 204 full-time MA graduate students, 136 full-time MFAs, 64 part-time MFAs), 2092 undergraduates (409 from Shanghai School of Design), 300 junior college graduate students, 112 undergraduate students with adult higher education from school of continuing education, and 64 junior college graduate students.
Leaders of academy including Qian Xiaofang, Xu Jiang, Hu Zhonghua, Wang Zan, Sun Xudong, Liu Zheng, Jiang Yufeng, Hang Jian, Gao Shiming, Ying Dawei, Fu Qiaoling, Xu Guoqiang, specially-invited guests: represent of Lin Fengmian Arts Funds, Pi Hong, GM assistant of Wei Hua Group, Guangzhou, Yao Yuandongfang, director of Lin Fengmian Arts Garden, Huang Xiangling, director of Huang Junbi Culture and Art Association, Taiwan, leader of enterprise for sponsoring caps and gowns of graduates, Chen Jian, director of Landscape Architecture Design Research Institute of China Academy of Art, leaders from relevant departments, academic committee. Graduates’ families also attend the ceremony.
At the ceremony, Xu Jiang, the president of China Academy of Art delivered the commencement keynote address. He led the students to relive their entrance ceremony four years ago, again highlighting “three spirits”——“Mission Spirit”, “Creation Spirit” and “Poetic Spirit” as well as looked forward to 90th anniversary of CAA in April next year in National Art Museum of China, Beijing. In addition, he urged the students to learn pomes and rites. “ Academy’s anniversary is a type of rite, encouraging us to review its spirits and history. We can touch the spirit source only by learning the poets’ spirits and reach the innermost being of spirits through rites and behaviors at anniversary to overcome and transcend spiritual poverty so that we can achieve self-realization in the real world finally” said Xujiang.
Xu Jiang, the president of China Academy of Art delivered the commencement keynote address.
In addition, Jiao Xiaojian, representative of teachers, and professor from school of painting addressed the ceremony as well as the representatives of undergraduates, postgraduates and current students. Jiao Xiaojian’s remarks provided three pieces of suggestions: Learn to forget the academy’s shelter; learn to memorize your own school days which will always be the treasure of your life; know your goals in the near future to finally acquire independent-thinking.
Jiao Xiaojian, representative of teachers, and professor from school of painting addressed the ceremony
Students’ representatives expressed their gratitude for their friends, teachers, academy and society, shared their understandings of art creation, youth and responsibilities on their shoulders, and made a promise of “fighting for art” on the life-long journey.
Sun Zijun, representative of undergraduates from School of Arts and Humanities addressed
Leandre, Swiss, representative of postgraduates from School of Crafts delivered a speech
Zheng Jinming, representative of current students from School of Film and Animation made a speech
Photographs of Graduates