Regulations for International Students Applying for
Undergraduate Study at the China Academy of Art, 2015
The China Academy of Art, formerly the National Academy of Arts, was established in 1928 as a center for specialist studies in the fine arts. The Academy is located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, which is one of China’s most economically and culturally developed provinces. The Nanshan Campus sits beside the West Lake, Xiangshan Campus at the foot of the Xiangshan Mountain. Tranquil and visually exquisite, it is an ideal setting for the practice and study of the arts. The Academy’s seven specialist schools of Plastic Arts, Design, Intermedia, Public Art, Animation, Architecture and Art and Humanities, all presently accept international students for Undergraduate level study. At the moment, nearly 700 international students from 90 countries are studying at the Academy.
1. Student Application Materials
1. Undergraduate International Students Enrollment Form (Please download the files from the “Download” page)
2. 2 passport photocopies
3. High School Graduate Applicants or those possessing equivalent academic accreditation must present testimony of their attainments
4. Applicant artworks (Consult documents addressing courses requirements)
5. Photocopy of valid HSK Level 4 Certificate (Excludes courses conducted in English)
6. 3 passport size (2.54×3.81cm) photographs of the applicant, neutral background
7. An application fee of 600 RMB
2. Time to Apply
2015.1.13 – 2015.6.20
3. Postal Address for Application Materials
Room 329, Building No. 9, International College Office, China Academy of Art, 218 Nanshan Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. 310002
4. Application Contents (Consult relevant documents)
Contents of Specialist Application: consult relevant document
Students must apply according to the requirements of a specific specialization.
Thoroughly assessing all applicants’ specialist accreditation, HSK Chinese Language Proficiency Levels, High School attainment etc. exceptional students will be selected for enrollment. In the month following reception of all application materials, these students will be sent notification of enrollment and a VISA application form (the JW202 form). Those not selected for enrollment will receive no further correspondence. After receiving notice of their enrollment, students must then within one month supply tuition fee for the 1st year. Formal notice of enrollment will be sent as of July 2015.
Those selected for enrollment will be required to commence studies in September 2015.
6. Course Fees
39000 RMB per academic year. It is only possible to register for study after having cleared the year’s course fees. Accommodation fees must be received within the time specified.
7. Program of Study
In accordance with <The China Academy of Art, Definitions of Student Status>, Undergraduate students are assigned 4 years for study (students of the Sculpture Department and School of Architecture [architecture, urban planning] 5 years). After beginning study, given close monitoring from then until graduation, International students work alongside their Chinese course mates. If unable to meet departmental requirements for an academic year, it is possible to extend the initial study period, with a maximum of 6 years as a limit (7 years for students of the Sculpture Department and School of Architecture [architecture, urban planning]). Those still unable to meet academic requirements will be withdrawn from study.
8. Beginning Study
1. Within the first three months of study, any students the Academy’s reviews find fall short of standards will be subject to procedure and have their student credentials removed.
2. The China Academy of Art’s teaching model follows a two-tier foundation–specialism structure.
3. During the 1st year, students of all majors enter intensive study within the Centre for Foundation Studies, moving to their specialist departments at beginning the 2nd year. Architecture students (5 year course) spend their 1st and 2nd years in specialist foundational study, entering the department by year 3.
9. Graduation and the Diploma
In accordance with <The China Academy of Art, Definitions of Student Status>, only students who within the time specified meet all requirements for academic projects and compulsory courses (including graduating students’ artworks, designs, dissertations etc.) and whose academic attainment and standard of physical education overall meet with the Academy’s requirements, will be awarded the China Academy of Art Certificate of Graduation. At the same time, those meeting with the requirements of <The China Academy of Art Regulations for Student Awards> will be presented an appropriate degree certificate.
Address: International College Office, China Academy of Art, 218 Nanshan Road, Building No. 9, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. 310002
Contacts: Wang Xiaofen, Gao Xindan
China Academy of Art, Details of 2015 International Student Specialist Course Requirements
|Chinese Painting||01||Chinese Painting 1||4||To present with application, 2 examples of Chinese painting or drawings, 1 portfolio of sketch work (showing figures in at least 6 individual poses)|
|02||Chinese Painting 2||4|
|Calligraphy||03||Calligraphy and Seals Carving||4||To present with application 2 examples of calligraphy, including 1 carved seal|
|04||Calligraphy and Education||4||To present with application 2 examples of calligraphy, including 1 carved seal|
|Fine Arts||05||Theory of Fine Arts and Design Art||4||To present with application, an article on fine arts (1000 words) and 2 photographs documenting artworks (5×7’’)|
|Painting||06||Plastic Arts*||4*||To present with application, 1 example each of the following: drawing, work in colour, sketch work (must show at least 6 individually posed figures)|
|Visual Communication Design||07||Design Art||4||To present with application, 1 example each of the following: drawing, work in colour, sketch work(must show at least 6 individually posed figures)a digital portfolio of work|
|Animation||08||Image and Media Art||4||To present with application, 1 example each of the following: drawing, work in colour, sketch work (must show at least 6 individually posed figures)a digital portfolio of work|
|Architecture||09||Architecture（5Years）||5||To present with application, 1 example each of the following: drawing, work in colour, sketch work (must show at least 6 individually posed figures)a digital portfolio of work|
|Environmental Design||10||Architecture（4Years）||4||To present with application, 1 example each of the following: drawing, work in colour, sketch work (must show at least 6 individually posed figures)a digital portfolio of work|
|Recording Art||11||Recording Art||4||To present with application “Arts Curriculum Vitae”, music grading test certificate, certificate of award, 1 CD of work ( Instrumental Performance or Vocal Performance )|
*The study length of sculpture in the category of Painting (Plastic Arts) is 5 years.
List of Specialists
|Chinese Painting||Calligraphy and Seals Carving|
|Calligraphy||Calligraphy and Seals Carving, Calligraphy and Education|
|Theory of Fine Arts and Design Art||Theory of Design Art, History and Art Theory, Visual Culture and Art Administration|
|Plastic Arts||Oil Painting, Sculpture, Sculpture(5 years), Intermedia Art, Urban Sculpture, Landscape Installation Art, Fresco and Lacquer Painting, Public Art Education, Art Education, Planning and Communication of Public Art|
|Design Art||Visual Communication Design, Fashion and Apparel Design, Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design, Industrial Design（ Graduates will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Engineering), Residence Products Design, Interactive Products Design, Leisure Products Design, Mobile Products Design,Textile Design, Comprehensive Design, Color Design, Art Engineer and Science, Ceramic Design, Glass Design, Ornaments Design|
|Image and Media Art||Photography Art, Advertisement as Video Art, film and television production, Animation, Cartoon and Illustration, Web Game Art, Multi-media Web-page Design|
|Architecture（5 Years）||Architecture Art, Urban Design|
|Architecture（4 Years）||Landscape Design, Environmental Design|
|Recording Art||Recording Art|