Nanjing Arts Institute

Located near the promenade of Qinhuai River,the mother river of Nanjing, Nanjing Arts Institute is the only comprehensive arts institute in Jiangsu Province. Nanjing Arts institute is also the earliest art academy established in China. The history of Nanjing Arts Institute can be traced back to the year of 1912 when Mr. Liu Haisu, the founder of art education in China, and several of his friends first set up Shanghai Chinese Art College, and later changed its name into Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts in 1930. Mr. Cai Yuanpei, the Chairman of the Board of the school, wrote the lyrics for the school song, and also made the motto and the regulation for the school. In 1922 Yan Liang, another famous artist of the times, set up Suzhou Fine Arts College in Suzhou. Both Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts of and Suzhou Fine Arts College, the earliest private art schools in China amalgamated with the department of fine arts and music of Shandong University in the nation-wide adjustment of colleges and faculties in 1952 and changed its name into East China Arts College. The new site for the college was in Sheqiao, Wuxi, Jiangsu province, and the amalgamation was completed on December 8 which later became the anniversary of the founding of Nanjing Arts Institute. In 1958 East China Arts College was relocated in Ding Jia Qiao of Nanjing, and in the June of the same year the school changed its name into Nanjing Arts College, and in 1959 into Nanjing Arts Institute, which marked the completion of the founding process and the ultimate establishment of a four-year academic institution. In 1967 the campus of Nanjing Arts Institute was moved to No. 15, Huju Road (N), Nanjing. After a century of development and construction, during which the school has underwent trials and tribulations, Nanjing Arts Institute has now become a comprehensive higher educational institution of arts whose great influence can be found both in China and around the world.zf(yi6;uuX}v_R
Nanjing Arts Institute covers an area of about 720 acres, and the existing school buildings cover an area of 210,000 square meters. Presently, Nanjing Arts Institute has over 100,00 students, including 7294 undergraduates, 334 master′s degree candidates, 59 doctoral candidates, more than 30 people international students, and 2072 registered adult learners. Nanjing Arts Institute currently consists of 12 colleges, including the college of fine arts, music, design, media, movie and television, dance, popular music, and humanities, as well as the Summit College, The Higher Vocational and Adult Education College, and School of International Students. Apart from these colleges and schools, Nanjing Arts Institute also has an academic research institute, a modern educational technology center, an attached secondary school as well as other teaching subsidiary units. According to the disciplinary division stipulated by the Ministry of Education, Nanjing Arts Institute has 24 divisions of majors, including fine arts studies, painting, sculpture, art and design studies, design, industrial design, costume design, animation, photography, musicology, music performing, composing and related theories, choreography, dancing, performing art, literature of dramas and films, art education, management of public utilities, recording, broadcasting and anchoring, directing and editing in radio and television, design in dramas and videos, directing, mass communication. These majors are subdivided into 38 different directions. What’s more, Nanjing Arts Institute provides postdoctoral positions, as well as doctoral and master′s programs in such senior disciplines as fine arts studies, musicology, art theories, design theories, mass media, movie theories, etc.IBWb1~CTkbPw\aQ{1*
The studies on fine arts, music, and design in the school have been listed as key academic disciplines in the “11th Five-Year construction Plan” of Jiangsu Province. The study of fine arts in the school has become the key national academic project. There are more than 1,000 existing teaching staffs, including 669 full-time teachers, 279 professors, and associate professors, among whom 16 are Ph. D advisors and 57 are M.A. supervisors. Moreover, the school has also more than 50 visiting professors and scholars from home and abroad as well as part-time professors to give lectures. The academic research institutions include Archaeological and Fine Arts Research Center, Music Research Center, Art Education Research Center, and Art Research Center. There are also performance troupes like experimental Orchestra, Youth Dance Troupe and other institutions in the school. The main publications of Nanjing Arts Institute include Music and Performance and Fine Arts and Design, which are both public academic journals, and Fine Arts and Design has been listed among the National Chinese core journals. Over the past 10 years, teachers and students have won different awards in national art competitions, including awards in fine arts, musical performance, performing art and dance. The competitions very from “Tao Li Cup”, “Jin Zhong Prize” to “Wen Hua Award”. The total awards won by the teachers and students in China and abroad amount to 590, among which there are 20 international awards, 185 national (ministry) Awards, 385 provincial awards. Up till now, the total publication by the teachers amounts to 350, and the papers published on national academic journals reach 2300. The research projects in Nanjing Arts Institute funded by the state and the provincial government amount to 49.48F3#`Oz/0c;YW,m*
Having a history of nearly a hundred years, Nanjing Arts Institute has been upholding outstanding cultural traditions and has accumulated profound cultural heritage. Mr. Cai Yuanpei once made the school motto “Pursuing profound knowledge, simple character, deep thinking, and perfect taste”, and Mr. Liu Haisu added “Unceasing change and endless transformation” to the richness of the school spirit. And now we have “Seeking truth, having innovative spirit, and pursuing perfection” as the guiding principle of Institute. Thanks to the wisdom of the mottoes, Nanjing Arts Institute has cultivated generations of outstanding talented people in arts. Since China carried out the reform and opening up policy, the Institute has seized the opportunity to develop itself with an amazing speed. In the process of the development, we have always insisted associating “enhancing teaching quality” with “seeking outreach development” because we firmly believe that improving the quality of teaching is the fundamental to the reputation of the school. By adhering to the principle, we successfully carried out the reform of credit system, and thereby promoted the education reform and fully implemented the “quality education”. Under the guidance of the principle of “scientific development” put forward by Mr. Hu Jintao, Nanjing Arts Institute has been adhering to “student-oriented education, and talent-based development” principle and placed strong emphasis on creating a sound academic atmosphere. We have always stressed the students should lay a solid foundation of related theories and grasped basic artistic skills. Meanwhile we have been actively exploring the modes of personnel training, and have vigorously promoted the building of the teaching quality in the implementation of the first-class teaching, training first-class professionals, and creating the first-class art institute. In the development we have accumulated rich experience, and obtained many advantages. In the “2003 assessment of the teaching quality of the undergraduate education” carried out by the Ministry of Education, Nanjing Arts Institute was rated as “excellent” level and won a good social reputation.4[dHY%4QUV
In recent years the school has been actively adapting to the social development and endeavoring to meet people′s increasing cultural needs, and has formed a multi-level education system, ranging from doctorate to master′s degrees and Bachelor’s degrees programs. Nanjing Arts Institute has cultivated a number of talented artists and many of our graduates have become the backbone of the society and well-known personalities.!}FK`n&1Z]|i\AZ
With rich cultural heritage and favorable conditions, Nanjing Arts Institute has nurtured a large number of cultural celebrities and famous artists and educators in modern history of China, including Liu Hai-su, Yan Liang, Zang Yun-yuan, Chen Zhi-fo, Xie Hai-yan, Yu Jian-hua, Liu Ru-li Wen Zhao-tong, Chen Da-yu, Huang You-kui, Cheng Wu-jia, Gan Tao, Sheng Xue, Jiang Xi, etc. They have made tremendous contributions to the rise of China’s arts education and the development of the Nanjing Arts Institute. Situated in this ancient capital of the Six Dynasties and with the help of modern economic strength of Jiangsu province, Nanjing Arts Institute is now forging ahead with utmost vigor and has become a comprehensive art institute with a wide range of disciplines, diverse education levels, strong teaching faculties, and advanced teaching facilities. We believe Nanjing Arts Institute will have a bright future!qj3^Uhk0D^t