Shanghai Institute of Visual Art

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Shanghai Institute of Visual Art
上海视觉艺术学院
复旦视觉.JPG
Established2005
TypePublic
PresidentGong Xueping
Academic staff300 full-time teachers
Students3,800
LocationShanghai, China
CampusSongjiang University Town
Websitewww.siva.edu.cn
 
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Shanghai Institute of Visual Art
上海视觉艺术学院
复旦视觉.JPG
Established2005
TypePublic
PresidentGong Xueping
Academic staff300 full-time teachers
Students3,800
LocationShanghai, China
CampusSongjiang University Town
Websitewww.siva.edu.cn

The Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA) (上海视觉艺术学院) is a public university in Songjiang District of Shanghai, China.

SIVA was established in September 2005 with the approval of the Ministry of Education. The college was founded as art and design school with an innovative system of education by Fudan University and Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group, Wenhui-Xinmin United Press Group, Shanghai Jingwen Investment Ltd., Shanghai Jingwen Properties Group, Shanghai Shenjiao Investment Co., Shanghai World Expo Group, Shanghai Cred Real Estate Stock Co., Emperor Entertainment Group Ltd, The 9 Ltd and Shanda Internet Development.

In the 15-floor CCIC tower the SIVA houses on its campus 50 Master Studios of the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy.

Location[edit]

Located at the heart of Shanghai Songjiang University Town, SIVA covers an area of nearly 1,000 mu with a total floor area of 120,000 square meters. The campus consists of modern teaching and life facilities such as academic buildings, information center, practice center, stadium and student cafeteria in place. It is adjacent to the six universities: Shanghai International Studies University; Donghua University; Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade; Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences; Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce and East China University of Politics and Law. SIVA shares teaching and living resources with Songjiang University Town which ensures a favorable studying and living for faculty and students.

Funding[edit]

State-owned funds account for over 90% of the total investment SIVA has received; the rest comes from social groups.

Academics[edit]

SIVA offers a teaching model focused upon professor studios and offers a complete credit system. During the first school year, basics are is taught. During the second school year, students have another opportunity to decide, evaluated and guided by the teacher, according to their potentials, interests and academic performance; in the next several years at professional studios, teaching activities are eventually established with a commitment to ensure that every student is capable of their full potential.

The faculty is made up of full-time teachers, visiting professors and part-time teachers as well as honorary professors from home and abroad. SIVA has developing an international platform for working together with international experts on advanced art education.

Guest lecturers and professors include Asia's most renowned actor Jackie Chan, “Michelangelo of Modern Times” fresco artist Rainer Maria Latzke, Beowulf and Spider-Man movie animator Sing-Chong Foo, Japanese manga master Makoto Ogino, the creator of the “Peacock King”, and renowned painters Carlos Morell Orlandis and Piers Maxwell Dudley-Bateman.

SIVA aims to create a conglomeration of teaching, industry, research and development which will offer a multitude of opportunities for teaching and apprenticeships, as well as providing a pathway to real job opportunities and starting up a business, with the support of the extensive resources of the board members and the associated industries.

Advisory board[edit]

The advisory board members include heads of world-wide respected schools of art, such as the Planetary Collegium, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (Britain), Rhode Island School of Design (the United States), National College of Art (France), The Danish School of Art and Design, the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne (Australia), German University of the Arts, Helsinki Institute of Art and Design (Finland), the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Musashino College of Art and Design (Japan) and the Beijing De Tao Masters Academy (DTMA).

Faculty staff[edit]

300 full-time teachers

Students[edit]

Registered full-time students in the institute approximately number 3,600.

Organization[edit]

SIVA includes six subordinate colleges:

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