School of Fine Arts

School of Fine Arts of Dalian Art College is currently the professional fine arts teaching institute with complete major setting and optimized teaching hardware in Dalian region. It is set with 3 majors of drawing, sculpture, and fine arts, among which, major of drawing is further set with 2 fields of oil painting and Chinese painting.
The School of Fine Arts now owns 38 professional classrooms (including 7 sunlight drawing rooms), 2 works show halls, 3 multi-media classrooms, 3 professional computer rooms (over 300 highly configured computers), and over 5000 square meters teaching filed area, satisfying the demand of class teaching. It owns large scale ceramics studio and sunlight sculpture studio with complete practice and experiment facilities, advanced photography studio, and well classified drawing studios. For the practice inside campus, we introduce in social projects for project teaching, which realizes seamless connecting of teaching and social demand and forms open practice teaching characteristics. Besides, under the support of the college, we establish 13 out-campus practice bases to create conditions for fostering students¡¯ ability of adapting to social demand, including Zhuang He Xie Ma Mountain Villa, Anhui Hongcun, Wuyi Mountain Art Club, Jialangde Decoration (Dalian) Co., Ltd., Dalian Shenghua Art Work Co., Ltd., Dalian Boyi Bronze Co., Ltd., Dalian Sitaier Digital Science and Technology Co., Ltd., etc.
For long, the school of fine art has always been dedicating in exploration and construction of advanced talent fostering model, dedicating in professional development and optimization, and enlarging strength of introducing in talents and teacher training. Up to now, we have gradually formed a faculty team featured in rational title structure, age structure, educational background structure, and knowledge structure, good professional quality, vitality, innovative spirits and teamwork consciousness.
It now has 41 teachers, including 35 full-time teachers, 6 part-time teachers. Among the teachers, 4 are with professor title, 5 are with deputy professor title, 18 are lecturers, 5 are assistants, and 3 other teachers. We are powerful in teaching resource. The professional drawing teaching team was awarded the provincial excellent teaching team by Liaoning Education Department in 2010.
Dean and professor of school of fine arts --- Xiang Chengxue is the academic leader of drawing major, member of Chinese Artists Association, chairman of Dalian Oil Painting Association, specially employed painter of Dalian Painting Institute, and postgraduates supervisor of drawing major of Northeast Normal University. During recent years, lots of his works have been displayed in various levels of exposition in the nation and awarded with honors. October in Sangduer was selected into 7th national fine arts exposition, Courtyard in Sangduer was selected into National Fine Arts Exposition for 50th Anniversary of Speech on Forum of Art and Literature in Yan¡¯an; Warrior was selected into 2nd National Gym Fine Arts Exposition; Genghis Khan Temple in Moonlight was awarded excellent prize of first Chinese oil painting competition; Twilight was shown on first Chinese scenery oil painting invitation exposition; Girl of Sangduer was awarded with the highest honor ¨C Academy Prize of Dalian fine arts field; White Mountain Black Water was awarded with silver prize of genres of northeast painting and was awarded with the highest honor ¡°Jincai Prize¡± of Dalian Lifelong Fine Arts Honor in 2006, and was awarded with silver prize of Liaoning ¡°Glorious 50 Years¡± Fine Arts Expo in 2007 (highest honor for oil painting). Tens of his painting works have been published and introduced on national level core art magazines, including Fine Arts, Fine Arts Observation, Chinese Oil Painting, Chinese Art Market, and Grand Sight of Fine Arts, etc. His book Xiang Chengxue Oil Painting Collection is published by Heilongjiang People¡¯s Fine Arts Press. Professor Xiang Chengxue has been positively participating in international academic exchange activities during recent years, and has visited and held exposition for his works in colleges and institutes of fines arts in Europe and America.
The school of fine arts has always adhered to the ¡°Student-oriented¡± teaching concept. It aims to foster high quality professional talents adaptable to the social needs. We have obtained excellent achievements in talent fostering quality aspect. Practice ability of enrolled students is outstanding. We have 1 student being awarded with third prize in 3rd National College Student Art Exposition and Performance that is just ended, 1 won first prize in Liaoning competition region, 4 won second prizes in Liaoning competition region. The employment rate of graduates has been kept over 95% every year (including self-employed). Our graduates are featured in good professional ability, incubation ability, and obvious potential of occupational development. Since 2007, we have over 10 students had been enrolled by Central Academy of Fine Art, China Academy of Art, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, and Sichuan Fine Arts Institute for master¡¯s degree study, including Bai Yang, Sun Qianqi, Song Hengyuan, Yang Wan, and Gao Manjun, etc. Lots of self-employed graduates are also witnessed: 2010 graduate Zhou Zhen realized ¡°zero cost¡± incubation during his period as intern, contracting the 7.8 million yuan project of Zhejiang Huzhou Wenshu Temple, and established his own Baifudiao Sculpture Design Studio. 2010 graduate Zi Wen Dayu realized nearly 2 million outputs by his graduation creation Flying Tiger, which was adopted by Dandong Kuandian County. He is now the general manager of Dayu Culture Industry Co., Ltd. and Dayu Art Sculpture Co., Ltd.
In order to adapt to social development demand in new times, the school of fine arts would further upgrade the concept of education, strengthen teaching reform, and properly adjust the major fields and course setting. We shall try to improve teaching quality under the guide of social demand and conduction of key and characteristic majors, thus to foster more high quality professional talents.