Institutes & Colleges

College of Arts

Dean's Speech:

The School of Arts, founded by SCU more than 20 years agoplays an important role in cultivating students' humanistic qualities.

As an important cultivating base for artistic talents in Western China, the School of Arts strives to stimulate students' innovation consciousness and expand their international vision. Through strengthening international cooperation and communication, and introducing foreign cultures, it proactively participates in the trend of internationalization.

In the School of Arts, students can master strong professional skills, but also better feel the physical world and enrich their spiritual world by improving their own artistic accomplishment, thus achieving physical and mental harmony and unity.

Sichuan University has a long history of arts education and a tradition of advocating literature and arts. Rooted in the long-standing famous university with a profound historical and cultural background, the School of Arts has established its operational concept of "giving full play to comprehensive advantages, upholding humanistic spirit, advocating arts innovation and cultivating first-class talents", while following the guideline of leveraging the cultivation of artistic talents, artistic creation and artistic research. With our unremitting efforts, this School has turned into an important base for arts education, research and creation in Western China.

Discipline Development

The School of Arts of Sichuan University boasts not only a batch of famous artists and art educators in China, but also a number of renowned experts and scholars at home and abroad as its honorary professors and visiting professors. It has established a complete set of disciplines for students at different levels, and shaped a talent cultivating system integrating undergraduate, master and PhD education. It now offers majors in arts design, animation, painting, musicology, performance, radio and television editing, fine art and dance studies, with nearly 1500 undergraduates, 350 graduate students and nearly 30 PhD candidates enrolled.

The School strives to explore and construct a mode for fostering innovative arts talents in a comprehensive university, so that the teaching development and quality can be improved in an all-round way.

Scientific Research Achievements

The School of Arts has four research institutes, including: the Art Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base under the Ministry of Education, the Environmental Arts Institute, the Visual Arts Institute and the Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center of Sichuan University. Its arts research and creation takes a leading position in Western China, and some majors are quite influential in the country. Artistic products created by a number of teachers and students have been selected for high-level arts exhibitions or awarded prizes. Teachers and students often participate in important theatrical performances both at home and abroad, and have won important prizes.

External Cooperation and Exchanges

The School attaches great importance to cooperation and exchanges with arts schools and institutions at home and abroad, forming a formal mechanism for academic exchanges, personnel cultivation and cooperative research. Every year, some famous experts and artists from home and abroad are invited to deliver lectures or performances in our school. At present, it has established academic exchanges and cooperative research relationship with many celebrated universities in the United States, Britain, South Korea, Russia, Japan, Australia, etc, by signing various forms of agreements on joint cultivation of undergraduates, master degree candidates and doctoral candidates. Over the past five years, the School has sponsored or held over 20 high-level academic conferences at home and abroad; some 400 students and teachers have been invited to attend domestic and overseas academic exchanges and artistic performance activities.

The Arts Experiment and Teaching Center

As a comprehensive experiment and teaching center covering experiment, teaching, scientific research, exhibition and other functions, the Arts Experiment and Teaching Center has founded model laboratory, woodworking laboratory, fine workmanship laboratory, silk screen laboratory, pottery laboratory, plane media laboratory, two-dimensional animation laboratory, three-dimensional animation laboratory, fixed-frame animation laboratory, audio production laboratory, photography laboratory, image laboratory, etc. The Center can fully meet the needs for experiment and teaching of various arts disciplines, and provide a shared interactive platform for multi-disciplinary integration.

The School of Arts of Sichuan University shoulders important mission and responsibility in developing arts education and talent cultivation. It is believed that it will become an important base for the cultivation of artistic talents, and for artistic creation and research in Western China.