The Academy of Arts and Design dates back to 1992 when the art major was established. It has more than 1900 undergraduates and postgraduates altogether at home and abroad. The number of its oversea students has ranked among the top of similar art colleges and universities in China. It has 4 undergraduate majors and 2 master’s degree programs. Of all undergraduate majors, visual communication design is a national first-rate major, painting a first-rate major in Sichuan Province, product design a 5-star major, and environmental design a 4-star major.
The academy has a strong faculty with over 100 teaching and administrative staff. Among them, there are more than 40 associate professors, 40 Doctoral and Phd candidate teachers, 70 teachers with double qualifications, 4 candidates for academic and technical leadership in Sichuan Province, and more than 20 members of China Artists Association.
The academy has fruitful research achievements. Over the recent three years, the academy has accomplished 11 National Social Sciences Founding Projects and National Art Founding Projects, 17 Philosophy Social Science Planning Projects of the Ministry of Education and Sichuan Province, 64 Department and Bureau Level Projects. It has received 4 Philosophy Social Science Awards of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City, 2 Teaching Achievement Awards of Sichuan Province, and over 30 Red Dot Product Design Awards of German. More than 400 research papers, 60 monographs and textbooks have been published.
The academy has 3 national teaching and research bases. They are Practical Educational Base of XLY MOMA of Chengdu University, Collaborative Educational Base of Fire Monkey Interactive Technology Industry of Chengdu University and Combination of Production and Learning, and Research and Learning Base of Chinese Arts and Crafts Institute. The academy has 4 provincial platforms. They are Sichuan Province Key Chinese Culture Research Institute-Traditional Arts and Crafts Research Institute of Chengdu University, Training Base for Inheritors of China's Intangible Cultural Heritage-Advanced Training Base for Traditional Arts and Crafts, Gouache and Watercolor Art Committee of Sichuan Artists Association, and Comprehensive Material Art Committee of Sichuan Artists Association. The academy has 5 municipal platforms. They are Traditional Crafts Workstation of Pengzhou city, Chengdu University, Allied Hundred Schools to Study Traditional Crafts, Animation and Cartoon Art Committee of Chengdu Artists Association, Tianfu Ceramic Museum and Chengdu ASEAN Art Museum.
Emphasizing the integration of producing, learning and researching, as well as local service, innovative teams of teachers completed brand planning and package designs for "Very Grass", “Carpenter Tan”, “Grand Base Resources”, “Focal”, "Shuijingfang liquor", "Wuliangye liquor", "Jian’nanchun liquor", "She De liquor", and "Yellow Crane Tower liquor”. In addition, they completed sculptures such as “The Treasure of Plateau” of Lhasa’s landmark, and “Measure instrument in Emperor Wang Mang’s Xin Dynasty” in Dingxi city, Gansu province. They also accomplished important projects, such as image designs for Jian’nanhu economic technical development zone and Jiuzhaigou valley tourism, planing and design for China Rock Salt Museum, Cultural planning for Tangjiawan, the National Famous Historic and Cultural Town, located in Zhuhai city, Guangdong Province, main art installation design for the Memorial Plaza of China Golden Bell Award, and Design of Official Franchised Merchandise Retail Shop for the Chengdu2021 FISU World University Games Summer, bringing good social and economic benefits.
Centering on the development goal of economic construction service of Chengdu City, the academy will continue to maintain and promote the tradition, and strengthen the integration of art and industry, remaining true to our aspiration to inherit the cause and pioneer, and keeping our mission firmly in mind to create greater success.