Disciplines

CAFA has more than 20 directions ranging three disciplines. They are Chinese painting, calligraphy, oil painting, printmaking, sculpture, mural painting, animation, graphic design, product design, fashion design, photography art, digital media art, environmental art design, architecture, art history and theory, design history and theory, intangible cultural heritage, art administration, design management, museology, art archaeology and art education, etc. Every year, CAFA''s High School of Fine Art enrolls secondary school students, three-year college students (continuing education), undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate students and students for advanced studies, and offer places for researchers such as post-doctors.

List of CAFA majors

Degree Discipline Major School
Bachelor of Arts Painting Oil painting
Printmaking
Mural painting
School of Fine Art
Chinese painting
Calligraphy
School of Chinese Painting
Experimental Art Department of Experimental Art
Sculpture Sculpture School of Fine Art
Art design
Visual communication
Industrial design
Digital media
Fashion art
Jewelry design
School of Design
Information design (publishing, communication and commercial information design)
Product design (ceramic, housing and jewelry design)
Space design (public art, exhibition and visual system design)
College of City Design
Photography Photography art School of Design
Architecture Architectural design
Interior design
Landscape design
School of Architecture
Fine arts Art History and theory
Art criticism
Art Administration (art administration and art dealing)
Identification and restoration of art relics
Art archeology
Cultural relics
School of Humanities
Animation Video design (flash and game design and experimental movie) College of City Design
Master of Arts Fine arts Research on painting
Relationship between creation and fundation program teaching
Department of Fundamental Teaching,School of Fine Art
research on concepts relating to realistic painting on oil media
Realistic factors of oil-painting language in 16th and 17th century Europe
Research on color language of oil painting
Research on the expressive language of concrete oil painting
Research on the expression mode of modern painting
Social position and modern painting
Discovery and expression of Chinese image
The popularity of art
Painting initiative and formal language
Research on material art language
Oil-painting Department, School of Fine Art
Research on Chinese modern printmaking
Art of illustration
Research on modern printmaking language
Silk-screen printmaking language and new media
Research on etching language
Research on colors of printmaking
Research on language of wood engraving
Evolution and application of “Printmaking”
Printmaking Department, School of Fine Art
Application of concrete and realistic sculpture language in modern times
Research on difference between physical space and visual space in sculpture
Research on local tradition and modern sculpture
Research on material language of modern sculpture
Application of Chinese traditional sculpture in contemporary realistic sculpture
Research on the art language of contemporary environmental sculpture
Research on publicity of contemporary sculpture
Research on the form and conception of public space and sculpture
Sculpture material language and conceptual expression
Research and creation of art media of open space
Research on modern art conception and technique
Sculpture Department of College of Plastic Art
Research on Chinese modern mural painting and public art
Application of traditional mural painting language in modern public space
Public art and new media
Sense of public space of plastic art
Modern reconstruction of mural painting and painting in the East and West
Research on sculpture language in public art
Creation of sense of reality in plastic art
Mural Painting Department, School of Fine Art
Traditional language conversion
Research on experiment art
Material language expression
Department of Experimental Art
Research on freehand figure painting
Research on image form of Chinese figure painting and expression techniques
Research on language of form of ink and water figure painting
Research on ink and water figure painting
Research on sketch and outline drawing
Research on language of heavy color painting form
Research on spirit of landscape painting
Research on writing language of landscape painting
Research on image of landscape painting
Research on sketching of Chinese landscape painting
Research on Chinese traditional realistic painting of flowers and birds
Research on expression and theory of flower-bird painting
Research on “writing structure” of freehand flower-bird painting
Modern artistic expression of Chinese painting and research on material language
Research on beautifulness of calligraphy art
School of Chinese Painting
Design art Research on graphic design
Research on product design
Research on jewelry design
Research on fashion design
Research on media art
Research on history and theory of design art
Industrial product design
Research on design of communication tools
Photography (art photography)
Photography (video and visual research)
College of Design
Flash creation
Experiment movie creation
Public art and space design
Space exhibition design
Theme space design
Information design
College of City Design
Architectural design and theory,and design art Research on architecture design
Research on architecture and urban culture
Research on landscape design
Research on illumination and space design
Urban planning and ecological study
Research on apartment building
Research on methods and theory of architecture design
Research on environmental art design
Research on interior design
Research on foundation plastic of buildings and its teaching
School of Architecture
Fine arts Research on early history of Chinese fine arts
Research on ancient history of Chinese fine arts
Research on visual culture of Han and Tang dynasties
History of China’s painting concept
Research on Chinese ancient mural painting
Research on mural paintings of Chinese temples
Research on Chinese grotto art
Research on local painting history of Ming and Qing dynasties
Research on Chinese 20th century fine arts
Research on fine arts of modern and contemporary China
Research on history of fine arts of new China
Research on history of Chinese calligraphy and calligraphy culture
Research on Western art history
Research on cross-cultural art
Research on Russian art history
Research on Western art critics
Research on Latin-American art
Research on French and European art history
Research on Western modern art history
Research on Western modern art
Art History Department, School of Humanities
Research on theory and management of cultural heritage
Research on identification of Chinese calligraphy and painting
Research on non-material cultural heritage and folk art
Research on art archeology
Cultural Heritage Department, School of Humanities
Research on higher art education
Art teaching and practice
Art Education Department,School of Humanities
Doctor of Arts Fine arts Research on contemporary Chinese oil painting
Research on contemporary Chinese printmaking
Research on contemporary Chinese mural painting
Research on contemporary Chinese painting
Research on contemporary Chinese calligraphy
Research on heritance and development of Chinese art
Graduate Section
Research on China’s modern art
Research on ancient books of Chinese calligraphy and painting
Research on Chinese Buddhism art
Research on art of Han and Tang dynasties
Research on Chinese religious art
Research on painting history of Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties
Research on history of calligraphy and painting identification and collection
Research on art archeology
Research on basic theory of art
Aesthetic principle
Research on Western modern and contemporary art
Research on Chinese and foreign art comparison
Research on methodology of Western art history
Research on modern art and criticism
Research on calligraphy theory
School of Humanities
Design art Research on graphic design
Research on history and theory of design art
Research on theory and practice of design education
School of Design
Research on theory of design of architecture and environment School of Architecture
Research on architecture and urban culture College of City Design
Master of Arts
Plastic art major Research on creation language
Creation of contemporary printmaking
Sculpture creation
Graphic expression in space
Experimental art
School of Fine Art
Research on landscape painting creation School of Chinese Painting
Art design major Research on visual communication
Research on product design and brand strategy
Research on digital media art
School of Design
Animation creation
Experimental movie
College of City Design
Architecture design major Research on design of architecture and environment
Research on visual art in space
School of Architecture