The Art Department is the largest faculty with the most complete arts disciplines among colleges and universities in Shenzhen. Founded in 2019, the Department comprises the College of Art and Design, the College of Music and Dance and the College of Drama, Film and Television, offering 12 undergraduate programs, 5 first-tier discipline Master's degree programs and 1 second-tier discipline doctoral programs. The Department has an enrolment of more than 3000 undergraduate and graduate students with 178 full-time faculty members, 62 of whom are associate and full professors.
The Department is devoted to excellence in teaching, research, exhibition and performance and international exchanges. There are excellent facilities, including a provincial experimental teaching demonstration center for art design, Shenzhen University Art Museum, Shenzhen Modern Design Museum, Design Tribe, No.3 Art Studio, Shenzhen Modern Art Design Research Center, Shenzhen Traditional Music Culture Education Base, Shenzhen Musical Drama Center, Guangdong Province Pop Song and Dance Training Base and SZU Art Creation and Performance Practice Base. In addition, the Department has established partnerships with famous European and American art academies, such as the joint art class between Shenzhen and Russian Repin Academy of Fine Arts and SZU-Antwerp Overseas Study Center, SZU’s first overseas study center.
Leveraging the advantages of Shenzhen as an international metropolis and the interdisciplinary characteristics of Shenzhen University, the Department aims to provide students with a distinctive training system and an exceptional platform for research and creation, making contributions to the development of the Greater Bay Area and the building of Shenzhen into a socialist demonstration area.