Found in May 2008, the School of Media and Art started with one major of Software Engineering (animation oriented). In 2009, the artistic subject Animation was established. In 2010, Digital Media and Arts was newly added to the catalogue of subjects. In the moment, we’ve two Departments (of Animation and of Digital Media and Arts), one Division (of Basic Arts), one Institution (of Animation Research) and a Company (of Media and Arts). The school has been in close touch with domestic institutes and companies of animation and digital media and arts and established mutiple bases of fieldwork for students in Animation and Digital Media and Arts.
Department of Animation
The department was established in 2008 and, with efforts, it has developed into a now well-recognized and comprehensive teaching institute in the world of animation industry. Utilizing all the available teaching resources on and off the campus, the department recruited many experts in animation industry as teachers to give classes to students. There are a number of labs of 300 square meters with advanced equipments which includes an animation studio, a lab of scripts, a Joint-lab with Apple, a line test lab, a recording studio and a photo studio. Junior and senior students can have internships for a term of half or a year in the product development and research in companies with close partnership with the school.
Department of Digital Media Art
The department was founded in 2010, which aimed at cultivating talents of both scientific and aesthetic accomplishments so that they can utilize computers to create and design artistic works. Though it’s a newborn discipline and a fresh start for the department in the school, the department develops fast into a well-founded starting point and has resourceful teachers and first-class facilities, with computer labs, digital media and arts studios, photo studios, recording studios and after-effects studios. The department has been in close partnership with institutes and companies at home and abroad , and in teaching, advanced foreign teaching philosophy is implemented for cultivating well-educated talents with a global vision.