Department of Art


The department of art, established in 2004, is one of the earliest departments established at the college. In accordance with current design development and the characteristics of this industry, the Department of Art cooperates closely with relevant industries, and is committed to cultivating designers with both practical design ability and humanistic spirit.  In terms of curriculum, it integrates science and technology, techniques and computer technology, implements the "interdisciplinary teaching mode with project-centered, and encourages students to design works in an innovative, collaborative and communicative atmosphere. The department has set up a number of professional studios, workshops and laboratories to support competency-oriented education that combines project-based teaching with formative assessment. The department adheres to the “student-centered” teaching philosophy, focusing on equipping students with international vision, professional and practical competence, communication and cooperation skills, critical thinking and innovation ability.

In recent years, both instructors and students have been actively participating in various competitions and exhibitions and have achieved excellent accomplishments. Since 2019, all teachers have won more than 20 national prizes and 5 provincial prizes in total; and tudents have won more than 30 national prizes and more than 20 provincial prizes. Among them, some students won the national first prize in the 10th National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students; one teacher had won the “Taishan Literature and Art Award” in Shandong Province, and many teachers won the award of “Outstanding Advisor” for the National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students.



With years of development, the department of art has gradually formed a professional teaching team with teachers having academic expertise and innovative spirit, More than 25% are teachers with overseas study background, and double-qualified teachers with relevant working experience account for 35%. At the same time, the department is closely collaborating with relevant industries, inviting experts and excellent practitioners in this field to develop courses with the college instructors to promote integrated teaching of "textbook theory and practical experience" so as to create a good atmosphere for mutual enhancement and development. Apart from this, the department has been taking an active part in various competitions and exhibitions. Since 2019, it has won more than 20 national prizes and 5 provincial prizes in total: many teachers have won the award of “Outstanding Advisor” for the National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students, the “Taishan Literature and Art Award” in Shandong Province, and the 5th Competition for the Basic Skills of Students and Teachers Majoring in Art and Design in Shandong province.

Teaching Features

The department adheres  to the competence-oriented education scheme and benchmarks designing development standards in accordance with  the development trend of this industry as well as the competences requirement for the talent. The “project-based interdisciplinary” teaching mode is applied under the framework of the same project, all majors in the department  cooperate to complete the design of each part. Professional instructors with rich teaching experience with advisors’ extracurricular work to form a three-dimensional education system that covers students’ academic development as well as their daily life. The department also focuses on creating a good learning atmosphere. Relying on the professional courses that based on studios as well as professional and cultural lectures, the department aims to provide multiple opportunities for students’ fulfillment of humanistic spirit and their personality development. 

The department of art, has established many teaching internship bases in collaboration with enterprises including, Qingdao Yimu Furniture, Qingdao News, Qingdao Arts and Crafts Association, Qingdao Blue Innovation Company, which serve as the platforms for students to train their abilities and help them to adapt to the workplace environment efficiently. At the same time, the department educates students through the cooperation with high-quality enterprises in this field, aiming to provide platforms and opportunities for students’ future development.


The department is equipped with several professional studios prepared for interior design, landscape design, furniture design, brand design, media, images, and animations, as well as several carpentry laboratories, ceramics laboratories, digital studios, painting studios, model studios, printing studios, etc. With all excellent equipment, students can finish the whole process of production from the design to the final product, which provides great condition for education and research.  

Graduates Development

Currently, art design, the core direction to enhance  the added value of products and the aesthetic popularization, is ushering in  unique opportunities for development, as China is gradually investing more in creative and cultural industries to further cultural innovation and in-depth exploration. The demand for design professionals in various industries provides  good career development opportunities for graduates. Graduates from the department of art can work as designers or work in relevant positions in various design and advertising companies, internet companies or well-known enterprises. They can also seek jobs in education sectors, enterprises, and public institutions, or join the civil service. In addition, they can also choose further education to pursue a master’s degree in professional art colleges at home or abroad.

Some of the representative universities where students pursue their further education:

Sichuan University, Shenzhen University, Yunnan Arts University, Qingdao University, Shandong University of Arts and Design, etc.

Some of the enterprises where students work in after graduation:

Qingdao Yüfeng Hantang Wood Industry Ltd., Decai Decoration Ltd., Gold Mantis Construction Decoration Company Ltd. Qingdao Branch, Qingdao Dongyi Risheng Decoration Company Ltd., etc.