The discipline of design of Guangdong University of Technology was initiated in the early 1950s and in 2004 the School of Art and Design was officially established. At present, the School has six departments, including Industrial Product Design, Fashion Design and Garment Engineering, Environmental Art Design, Visual Art Design, Digital Media & Animation and Fine Art.
The School has been admitted as one of the Master degree conferring point by the government in April 2006, and began recruiting PhD researchers in Industrial Product Design through the university PhD conferring point in 2008. In 2010, the School obtained the right to grant master's degree in Engineering in Industrial Product Design. In 2011, the School obtained the right to grant master's degree in Design, covering all the specialties and directions of the School. The School is now becoming one of the largest-scale schools of art and design in China, with over 3700 full-time students studying in the School.
With comprehensive university of technology as its background and based on the outstanding industrial strength of Guangdong Province, the School has both scientific and technological support and regional advantages. The School's teaching and research are both combined with enterprises. Until now, the School has established dozens of practice educational bases around the country. All course design is closely combined with practice. The combination of manufacture, study and research is widely adopted in the School's teaching mode.On running ideas, the School encourages teachers and students to break disciplinary boundaries, absorb nutrition from other academic fields and do interdisciplinary research and design. The School adopts the teaching design concepts of western countries, especially Northern Europe countries and tries to combine the international modern design with Chinese traditional culture and form a particular 'Chinese modern design education.
MA in Design
MA in Industrial Design and Engineering
BE in Industrial Design
BA in Science of Animated Cartoon
BA in Digital Media Art
BA in Arts Design(Vision Communication Design, Environmental Artistic Design, Product Design)
BA in Apparel Design and Engineering(Apparel Engineering,Fashion Design, Image Design and Fashion Show)