Wuhan Textile University has one of the earliest design schools in Hubei province. After 20 years, the School of Art and Design has gradually established a set of its own educational concepts, school characteristics and teaching system. It has a high spirit of dedication and creative spirit which combines the advantages of "college teachers and corporate mentors" . It has established a good reputation and brand image in the whole country. The school of art and design provides two kinds of graduate programs and six professional directions of bachelor degrees: fiber art design, communication design, environmental design, public art design, art investment and appreciation, and product design. Art design is a national specialty major, and the key subject and the characteristic discipline groups of Hubei province.
The school of Art and Design focuses on the contemporary art and design thinking, takes the traditional culture as the root, and pays attention to the eight combinations: the combination of design education and art, creative thinking, Chinese humanistic spirit, the basic knowledge, non intelligence factors, technology, the ability of practice, and innovation ability. We try to construct the comprehensive educational system which included building the capabilities of thinking, practice, and innovation.
In recent years, our school has made great achievements in research and teaching. "The Teaching Reform and Practice of Artistic Design in the Creative Industry" had won the first prize of teaching achievement award in Hubei province in 2008. "The Construct and Practice of Creative Design Talents Training Platform" had won the second prize of teaching achievement award in Hubei province in 2012. It has seven national projects, which included two national social science funds, a national art fund, an art fund of Ministry of culture, and three humanities and social science research funds of the educational ministry. There are more than 20 books and textbooks published by our faculties.
There are more than 64 faculty members, including 5 professors, 31 associate professors, and 23 graduate supervisors. It has 6 Chutian scholars, 2 "distinguished professors". There are nearly 200 graduate students on campus. The school had pay more attention to create academic atmosphere and actively carried out all kinds of academic researches and exhibitions in recent five years, such as the fiber art exhibition in the University of California at Davis and design exchange exhibition between China and U.S. .In order to build a high exchange platform, the school had also participated in a series of academic activities, for example, the national environmental design forum, the fashion industry in China and South Korean. It had promoted the influence of our school in the central and southern regions and the whole country.
The school has a mater degree program in design, art design.