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Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (SCFAI)


  It is the only higher art institute now in the southwest China with a history of 72 years. Originally it was established by Professors Li Youxing and Shen Fuwen in Chengdu in 1940s’ named Sichuan Art School, and then in the year 1953, three independent art schools from the area of Sichuan joined together to found the Southwest People’s Art Academy in Chongqing. In the year 1959, the Academy changed into Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with the majors of the traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, print making, sculpture, textile, lacquer product, ceramic art, decoration, and attached with a 4-year education system artmiddle school.
  With over 70-year development and tireless efforts of former artists, the school forms the philosophy of being close to life, serving the people, paying equal attention to knowledge and capability, rewarding the new talents,  being open and tolerant, advancing with the times. The school has produced large groups of outstanding artists, created fantastic collections of art works in different periods and enjoyed a great reputation at home and abroad. 
   From the year 1979, it started to enroll the post graduates, and in 1982, authorized by the Degree Committee of the State Department of China, it has since then granted the degree of MFA and BFA to its graduates of all majors. In 2006, it was granted the right to award the degree of MFA of first-grade state subject by the Degree Committee of the State Department of China.
   So far, the institute, with over 6500 students in all, has founded the subjects of the painting, sculpture, art history, art design, the history of art design, industry design, advertisement study, architecture, landscape architecture, photography, animation, editor of broadcasting & TV program, theatre & movie art design, continuous study school of the grown-up, etc.. 
   The post graduates education now is with the subjects of the fine art(/history), design art, and broadcasting & TV art, majoring in the art history, traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, block printing, sculpture, art education, the history of art design, the art of textile, fashion design, decoration design, digital medium, environmental design, architecture, ornamental design, lacquer painting, ceramic art, industry design, animation, photography, movie & visual art and so on, to enroll the applicants both from China and any other foreign country. There are now over 500 post graduate studentsstudying in the institute. 
   The present campus consists of the new and the old one, totally covering an area of 200 acres while the new part, started to be constructed in the year 2005, isover 160 acres.
   The institute has now 549 permanent teachers including 65 professors, 101 vice professors, 146 lecturers, some assistant lecturers and 68 part-time teachers.
   The institute has in the past cultivated a huge group of the outstanding artists, and has made great influence in China’s art field, such as: the lacquer painting by Professor Shen Fuwen and the water powder painting by Professor Li Youxing in 1950s’; the famous sculpture work ,the“ Rent Collecting Courtyard” , by a group of the teachers & students in 1960s’ which is named as the “revolution of the sculpture history of China”; the statue of Chairman Mao by Professor Ye Yushan in the Memorial Hall to Mao Zedong in Beijing; the many oil painting works in 1980s’represented by the one, “Father” , done by Professor Luo Zhongli, which produced a great influence both in China and in the foreign art field, and regarded as the milestone of the contemporary Chinese rt; the theoretical research and critics  on the contemporary art in 1990s’ which sprung as a galaxy in China, formed the characteristics of the art history research of our institute, and benefited a big group of the young artists who worked hard at the research and experiment of the new art style. Into the 21st century, many first class art works created by our teachers and students in their research process with the new art language, helps the institute to stand as an exponent in thecontemporary Chinese art. 
   The employment rate of its undergraduates is to 96%, while the rate of the post graduates is up to 100%. 
   In the new periods, the institute will make great efforts to develop postgraduate education with the undergraduate education as the mainstay and appropriately promote other kinds of art education. The school will continue to have its base in west china and be open to the rest of China with offering active service for the economic development, cultural construction and social development in west china. By 2020, we will strive to build our school into the first class art academy with the overall strength, quality of education and academic level ranking in the forefront of China’s art academies. 
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