Creativity plays a decisive role in shaping a country’s identity. SJTU invites you to visit Shanghai and enrich your perception of art by soaking in a completely different culture.
Discovering Chinese Creativity is a program of the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (ICCI), which was jointly established by SJTU and the University of Southern California. ICCI’s mission is to lead international collaboration in the field of creative industry, ultimately to invigorate art and culture in Shanghai and beyond.
For students, Discovering Chinese Creativity is a journey through China’s artistic achievements and activities in the creative industry. You will practice artistic techniques through classes on bird painting, flower painting, and explorations of light and colour in painting. You’ll also exercise your aesthetic and critical thinking skills learning about China’s history of art and philosophy. An introduction to Chinese Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism and Monism will round out your understanding of the country’s creative endeavours.
Alongside classical training you’ll experiment with modern creative arts in photography and robotics. A course in cross-culture leadership will provide strategies for working with and managing a team in a globalized world. And to capitalize on your location in China’s business centre, this program involves numerous lectures from the founders and CEOs of major creative companies including DOBE Group and Vivid Media.
Toward the end of the program you’ll have the opportunity to complete an original design project under the guidance of industry masters. This project lets you apply what you’ve learned and will bolster your portfolio – and perhaps even lead to career opportunities in China.
For more information, see this brochure.