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Hubei Institute of Fine Arts(湖北美术学院)

Hubei Institute of Fine Arts(湖北美术学院)

Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (HIFA) is a comprehensive institution of higher education for fine arts and design in central China and a prestigious academy of fine arts in China, with its history dating back to the founding of Wuchang Fine Arts School in 1920 .

HIFA is located in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, one of China’s nine National Central Cities and China’s 4th UNESCO City of Design.

HIFA has two campuses, covering an area of more than 470,000 square meters. The old Tanhualin Campus is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River in Wuchang District in the heart of Wuhan, transformed into Tanhualin Art Zone, consisting of artist studios, HIFA Art Museum, research centers and School of Continuing Education and Training, and companies including Hubei HIFA Cultural Development Co., Ltd. The new Canglongdao Campus is located in Jiangxia District of Wuhan.

HIFA has over 600 faculty and staff members, and more than 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students.

HIFA offers Bachelor’s and Masters’ degree programs, courses for a joint Doctorate degree program as well as non-degree programs in the fields of fine arts, design, and art history and theory. HIFA, with “Fine Arts” as one of its first-level disciplines, is one of the Domestic First-Class Discipline Construction universities and colleges of Hubei Province. Among 27 Bachelor’s Degree programs, nine programs, namely, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Communication Design, Environmental Art & Design, Product Design, Fashion and Apparel Design, Chinese Painting, Arts and Crafts, Public Art are on the list of the National First-Class Undergraduate Program Construction Sites, and two programs, namely, Art History and Theory, Animation are on the list of the Provincial First-Class Undergraduate Program Construction Sites.

HIFA has 15 departments and schools, including School of Chinese Painting, Department of Oil Painting, Department of Printmaking, Department of Sculpture, Department of Mural Painting & Mixed Media Painting, Department of Watercolor Painting, School of Visual Arts and Design, School of Fashion Art, School of Environmental Art and Design, School of Industrial Design, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Animation and Digital Arts, Department of Visual Arts Foundation Courses, Department of Common Required Courses, School of Continuing Education & Training,

HIFA has more than 20 global partner universities and institutions for international academic cooperation and exchanges, carrying out activities such as lectures, artist-in-residence programs, student exchange programs, short-term study tours, workshops and international exhibitions. HIFA, with Hanseo University of South Korea, offers a Double Degree Program in Animation, an educational project approved by the Ministry of Education of P. R. China in 2012. 


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