Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, with a history of over 64 years, located at the mountainous municipal city ――Chongqing, is one of the five most prominent art academies in China and the only one in the south-west China.
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute has a very bright history in the creation of art and deep research. Numerous high quality art works have been created by the teachers in SCFAI. In the 1950’s and 1960’, the institute was symbolized by hand-craft arts. In the 1970’s, it was sculpture, especially the most famous group statues, the “Rent Collecting Courtyard”. And in the 1980’s is oil painting, such as our president Mr. Luo Zhongli’s master piece " My Father”, etc. The institute enjoys great prestige both domestically and internationally. These excellent art works have become the milestones in contemporary Chinese art. Since the 1990’s, many teachers and students have gained awards that are both nationwide and international, they also got opportunities to make their works exhibited to the world. At present, it’s been establishing cultural exchange relation‘s with more and more foreign art institutes, delegations and artists, dispatching students to study abroad and receiving foreign students to study in our institute, which result in promoting international art exchanges and development. These outstanding artists make huge contribution to the development of Fine Arts in China.
Except the abundant teaching and creation achievements, the institute has attracted great interests to the outside world by the art gallery, which arts and foreign travelers eagerly visit. The Art Museum is the one which collect the most contemporary arts works in the Southwest China and is considered as the newest style in Chinese arts institutes.
Up to now, SFAI has founded 9 main departments, including Oil Painting, Sculpture, Art Design, Architecture, etc. Every department can receive three-year system postgraduates (M.A. Degree), four-year system undergraduates (B. A. Degree). SFAI has successfully recruited foreign students from U.S.A., Germany, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Denmark, etc. since 1998 and has established mutual cooperation and exchange relationships with many international art colleges. In order to reward the excellent foreign student, except “scholarship of government of Chongqing” which is set up for the foreign student, our academy also has set up “foreign student‘s scholarship of SCFAI”. And now we also provide Chinese Language Program to foreign students who are interested in Chinese culture, Chinese Language as well as Chinese art.
Here, where the trees make a pleasant shade in the picturesque campus, the artistic atmosphere makes people intoxicated, is the first-choice location for many foreign students to continue their education. And all the facilities, gym, football playground, tennis court, network center, student center are available; including Chongqing Museum, the only one which is set up in university.