Film-Video-Animation School of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
1996年四川美术学院于全国八大美术院校中首先筹备开设动画专业，1999年正式设置四年制本科动画专业并成立影视艺术系（现影视动画学院）。2005年影视动画学院（以下简称学院）实施开门办学，与重庆广电集团联合搭建实验教学平台，通过“四个引入”机制开启国内“校”“媒”资源整合实验教学模式，形成了“课程项目化、实验实战化、作品产品化”的核心教学理念，2007年获批“教育部第一批高等学校特色专业建设点”、“教育部人才培养模式创新实验区”。通过实验教学形成了“出人才、出原创”的特色，实现研发、创作动画片 856 集（原创 9000 分钟）的规模化输出和转化，服务于行业，特别是重庆文化创意品牌打造和发展。学院目前在读学生共942人，其中研究生44人，本科生898人。学院拥有在编教职工45人，其中教授2人、副教授14人、讲师7人，助教8人，外聘兼职教师65人，行政及教辅人员11人。影视动画学院积极广泛吸收相关行业中的优秀人才来院任教，充实教学师资力量，已先后聘请了50余位国内外著名的专家和学者介入教学活动。办学十余年来，影视动画学院已创作出一批具有影响力的作品和影视动画产品，培养了毕业生近3000余名。
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute offered the animation major in 1996 prior to other 7 fine arts colleges in China and it opened up the four-year undergraduate program of animation in 1999 and established the Department of Film & Television Art (present Film-Video-Animation School). The Film-Video-Animation School (hereinafter referred to as “the School”) began running classes in an open-door way in 2005. By cooperating with Chongqing Radio and Television Group, it has set up experimental teaching platform and ushered in a new mode combining “school” and “media” resources through “four introduction”, forming the core teaching principles of “project-based course, practice-based experiment and product-based works”. It was approved to be the “first batch of construction sites of characteristic university majors” and “trial plot of innovative personnel training mode” by the Ministry of Education in 2007. Its experimental teaching mode has taken shape of its own features of “cradle of talents and original creativity”. With the creation of 856 episodes of animated cartoons (totaling 9,000 minutes of original scenarios), the School aims to serve the industry, especially the building and development of Chongqing cultural creative brands. The School now has 942students at school, 44 of which are graduate students and 898 are undergraduates; and 45 permanent teaching staffs, which include 2 professors, 10 associate professors, 21 lecturers and 8 teaching assistants; and 65 part-time teachers and 11 administrative and teaching auxiliary staffs. The School is enthusiastic about bringing in excellent talents. To enrich the teaching faculty, the School has employed over 50 famous experts and scholars at home and abroad. Since its foundation, the School has created numerous influential works, movies and TV cartoons and fostered nearly 3,000 graduates.
2011 Graduate School of Radio and TV Broadcasting Master's Degree Upgraded to a First Class Discipline in Drama and Film and Television Studies, which also covers the animation (film and TV cartoon art, animated product design, interactive media design and film and TV cartoon writing and directing), drama and film art design, and film and television production art. It is a provincial key discipline of Chongqing, characteristic discipline of Chongqing and Chongqing municipal trial plot for transformation development of higher education, with many remarkable honors like the first prize in the 6th National Higher Education and Teaching Achievements, the first and third prize in Chongqing Higher Education and Teaching Achievements, Chongqing Provincial University Outstanding Creative Team, Chongqing Provincial Teaching Faculty, the third prize in section of Humanities & Social Science awarded by the Ministry of Education, Chongqing municipal award for making progress in science and technology, Chongqing municipal social science award, bronze medal in the National Artworks Exhibition, honorable mention on international animation festival and the third prize in the China Golden Eagle TV Art Award. The School has accomplished 3 researches of the Ministry of Science and Technology, tackled 1 provincial major scientific research project and 1 provincial major research and more than 30 provincial and crosswise projects. Now, the School is busy with over 10 provincial researches.
During the process of development, the School, relying on its advantages in fine arts and design, expands new space for the majors, pushes the upgraded and transformed connection of art education and the industry with new technology, gives new conception to the demand-oriented “total-factor animation”, and establishes a system of characteristic majors including a totally new mainstream meeting the needs of the time – drama and film art, animation (3D and 2D); many branches – drama visual art, film production technology and art, animation product design (reading material design, animation product) and interactive design in games; new irrigation area – way to achieve new technology in visual creativity; art in VR application, art restoration and all-media visual effect, performance and exhibition art. Driven by the enterprise-college-researcher cooperation mode, the School has set up many social public service platforms for cultural creativity and personnel promotion like the National Base of Experimental Teaching and Industry, Chongqing Animation and Film HD Digital Technology Support Platform and Chongqing Animation Talent Training Base. The School pays equal attention to specialty, learning and skill to satisfy the needs of many fields and is committed to fostering versatile talents for specialization (artistic creation), research (academic theory), application (cultural creative industry) in response to the demand for talents in southwestern China through “Practice and Experiment”.