Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1949. She is the only art academy in northwest, whose forerunner is the Art College in Northwest Army & Government University.
It has 12 departments and 55 majors which including Chinese Painting department, Oil Painting department, Print-making department, Sculpture department, Design department, Environmental Art of Architecture department, Decoration department, Fashion Design department, Art Education department, Art History & Criticism department, video & animation Department and Basic education department.
It is a fine art academy which including Attached Secondary Fine Arts School, Adult Education College etc. There are also many research agencies within the school, including Art Research Institute, Chinese Painting Research Center, Calligraphy Teaching Research Center, Art Gallery, Internet Center, Relic Sample Exhibition Hall, Folk Art Exhibit Hall & various professional work studios. Additionally, the school has branches in Shenzhen, Qingdao, and Shanghai. The academy also has a professional art magazine Northwest Art published at home and abroad.
The school enrolls internationally (including foreign students, and students from Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan). It has the right to offer master’s degree in 22 research directions in fine art and design field, to offer PhD in 6 research directions in fine art filed. The school is qualified to receive international students, and students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, and foreign experts.
There are 6400 college students, 631 professional teachers, (including 105 professors, 163 associate professors), and 29 guest professors. Its’ library has a book collection of 500,000 volumes and more than 3,000 pieces paintings involve ancient, modern and contemporary as well. It also collected more than 30,000 pieces of stone carves which turns the school into the biggest collector of stone carves in China.
Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts is located in the south part of Xi’an City which is famous for its’ long history and rich culture. The school has a size of over 100, 000 square meters. The campus offers you beautiful scenery which is surrounded by trees, plains and folk stone carves. It is a school full of humanity.