Founded in 1999, the Department of Decorative Art is a major centre of excellence for teaching and research, offering a unique and traditional range of programs in Decorative Art Design, Pottery and Authentication and Restoration of Chinese Painting & Calligraphy. Decorative Art Design, Authentication and Restoration of Chinese Painting & Calligraphy were awarded as pioneering programs, respectively in 2006 and 2008, by the Ministry of Education of Jiangsu Province. The Department of Decorative Art is the leading traditional art and design institution in Jiangsu, and one of 6 departments that make up the country- renowned Suzhou Art and Design Technology Institute.
Against the background of traditional Chinese art and design, the department now regards itself, students and staff together, as a centre for ideas. The department has extensive links with the industries and guilds, which allows the students to learn and practice through live projects. In recent years, we have also invited many famous designers, professors, leaders of the guilds, business executives, senior technicians as lecturers and instructors, which offers great opportunities for the students to catch up with the latest development in decorative art and design. Our staff includes some of domestic finest artists and designers They are engaged in current professional practice, conduct world-class research, and share a commitment to quality in the teaching they provide. Their accomplishments reflect the department's high quality, innovative and relevant education in decorative art and design.
The department of Decorative Art enjoys a friendly and lively campus, with an active Students' Union. In a city which has been voted the best place, paradise in heaven, Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth, to those with strength of character and clarity of purpose, we offer the opportunity of the very best student experience, and a brilliant and stimulating learning environment.
We have an excellent record and reputation in Suzhou and domestically.
We are very proud of our students, whether achieving employment at a high level or receiving prestigious awards