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Fine Arts ( M.S. )

1. Training/Research Orientation

  • Historical and Theoretical Studies on Chinese Fine Arts
  • Creation and Studies of Chinese Painting
  • Creation and Studies of Western Painting
  • Creation and Studies of Calligraphy
  • Creation and Studies of Sculpture
  • Studies on Fine Arts Education
  • Art Management

2. Program Duration and Credit

Three years generally, the maximum school years are not longer than 5 years (including the extension time).
32 credits of courses in total, at least 20 credits of academic courses.

3. Core Courses and Introduction

Introduction to Chinese Fine Arts Literature
The objective of this course is to help students understand the classification, composition, and content summary of Chinese art literature, and to provide basis for their future research. From the perspectives of time, content, and styles, the course gives a systematic introduction to classical works, core concepts, and important idea, and presents basic knowledge about literature studies, so that students can understand the framework that constitutes Chinese art literature, and understand Chinese art theories in an orderly manner. By learning the main content of Chinese art literature, students can improve their abilities in the learning process to conduct independent research, such as searching, selection, screening, reading, and collation of literature, so as to elevate their level of scientific research and lay a solid foundation for future research work.

History of Western Fine Arts History
The objective of this course is to help students master important works, methods and perspectives concerning major Western art historians. Students are expected to understand the tradition of Western art history and its evolution, as well as the research methods to benefit from the methodological guidance in do research on fine arts history.

Studies on Chinese Painting Techniques
The objective of this course is to help students with in-depth study of Chinese painting techniques, and gradually form a personal style.

  • Detailed study of techniques from different historical periods by different artists in China, so as to learn about the unique artistic value of these techniques and characteristics;
  • By means of observation and imitation, students are expected to acquire these techniques;
  • Summarize the value of these techniques for the creation of Chinese thematic painting or personal artistic exploration;
  • With realistic painting and creative training, students can further explore creative techniques and gradually form their personal characteristics and styles.

Studies on Western Painting Materials and Techniques
The objective of this course is to expand the scope of painting materials and techniques on the basis of material, mixing agents, substrate, and toners. Oil Painting Materials and Techniques is an optional course for students majoring in fine arts, and is a more comprehensive course. The course involves the selection of oil painting materials, the nature of the materials, aesthetic elements of materials, new materials, juxtaposition of materials and methods of use. By learning this course, students can improve their sensitivity to the materials, learn how to use a variety of materials and media, cultivate the ability to find aesthetic taste and appreciation clues for artistic works. Students can also learn about the importance of teaching of comprehensive materials, and maximize the exposure to knowledge related to this course, so as to increase the amount of information input, train and improve their comprehensive learning ability, and master more inclusive theories and techniques in oil painting.

Studies on and Creation of Calligraphy Works
The goal of the course is to enable students to use calligraphy techniques in their studies and creation, so that their works can be of higher aesthetic style and taste. The course integrates theoretical lectures and practical learning, and guides students to combine theoretical perception with artistic practice. During the learning process, students are encouraged to generate their own inspiration, develop their speculative capacity, and find their own personal styles according to their different personality and aesthetic propensity. Students are also encouraged to boldly explore their artistic creativity and strengthen innovative spirit to make breakthroughs.

Studies on and Practice of Sculpture Materials and Techniques
The objective of this course is to master material application in sculpture creation by means studies on different materials. In the creation of sculptures, the application and studies of materials is an integral part. From the traditional single material application to the final application of composite materials, students can compare the results of using different materials in practice. Students are expected to learn about the performance of different materials in different forms of creation, and improve their ability to combine material and art creation.

Management Theories
The goal of this course is to help students learn about the basic theories and methods of management, develop preliminary ability to analyze and solve practical problems in the management of an organization, so that they can form a solid foundation for future career development. The content of the course includes principles and methods of management in enterprises or other economic organizations, such as basic concepts of management, basic theories, management functions, management principles, management methods and management skills. The course features the combination of methods and applications.

Research Methodology for Fine Arts Education
Course Objective:

  • Understanding basic methods and approaches in educational research;
  • Familiarity with the application of educational research in fine arts education;
  • Conscious application of methods in educational research into fine arts education.

The main content includes:
I. Scientific category of fine arts education research;

  • Qualitative attributes of fine arts education
  • Scientific outlook of fine arts education

II. Principles of fine arts education research;

  • Nature and Characteristics of fine arts education
  • Determining of issues in fine arts education

4. Supervisors

Hong Li, Lingling Qi, Yanmeng Zhang, Hanwei Wang, Zheng Huang, She Liu, Yipeng Lin, Baoxiang Bi, Zhengmin Zhang, Leiming Tan, Weijia Wu, Meibing Sheng, Jialiang Feng, Hua Shang, Jianmin Li, Liang Chen, Doudou Dong, Changjing Wang, Hua Qin, Ji an Wang, Hanping Chang, Jianhua Zhu.