The department of Arts was set up in 2000 and began to recruit postgraduate students in 2001, undergraduate students in 2002. For postgraduate students, there are 6 specialties to choose each year, and for undergraduate students 3 majors.
The department now have 21 teachers, in which there are 3 professors, 7 associate professors, 10 lecturers and 1 teaching assistant.
The department is now entitled to award master’s degree in first level discipline, and equipped with a group of well-known sculptors, oil painters, interior architects, landscape architects and scholars in China. The art design major is our school’s specialty with the academic background of science and engineering. It is a practical art subject that blends aesthetics, psychology, ergonomics, futurology, and science and technology.We aim to train students who have professional and versatile art design talents with innovative artistic design, skills, methods and high-tech skills and can independently engage in environmental art design, creation, teaching and research.
The Joint Design Institute was built on the agreement of the joint construction of the Xi'an Jiaotong University-Milan Polytechnic Joint Innovation Center.Under the framework of the construction of the Joint Design Institute, the Italian and us will cooperate to jointly invest in the establishment of a joint laboratory. On this basis, we will apply for the International Joint Design Laboratory of the Ministry of Education to enhance the academic level.In the future, on the basis of the International Joint Design Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, we will promote the establishment of the “111 Induction Base” and bring it into the “one-to-many” international cooperation model with other world-class universities based on the cooperation relationship with the Polytechnic University of Milan.The Department of Art plans to cooperate with the Polytechnic University of Milan in the context of the Xi'an Jiaotong University-University of Milan Science and Technology Innovation Design Center in the Western China Science and Technology Innovation Port. At present, it has cooperated with the Polytechnic University of Milan in the double degree of cultural heritage protection. A consensus has been reached and it has entered the stage of signing the cooperation agreement between the two parties. It is expected to be implemented in 2019.