An education system featuring local internationalization, integrating global education resources and social resources
学院主要通过联校、联企、联外，整合了国内外重点院校教授、企业一线专家、学院专职教师等三支力量，已经形成了百余人的国内外教师团队。其中副高职称（含高级工程师）以上教师38人，90%以上具有硕士以上学位， 70%以上具有企业背景， 80%以上具有海外留学经历。
In 2017, GAD joined Cumulus (The International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media); the only UN-accredited international art and design consortium, and, as such, has established cooperative relationships with 47 foreign universities. In cooperation with key universities and enterprises at home and abroad, GAD also employs professors from renowned universities, front-line experts from enterprises and institutes and full-time teachers who organize practical teaching approaches driven by project assignments and problem-solving tasks. It also has formed in-depth partnerships with dozens of domestic and foreign enterprises, such as Guangdong Shunde Innovative Design Institute and Industrial Design City, Artron, Gooest, BaseFX, Dassault, and so on. Students also have the opportunity to undertake 3–5 month internships with the partnership enterprises. GAD has joined hands with Schools of Engineering and Schools of Business and Humanities to explore the practical teaching of inter-disciplinary topics. These systematic and practical teaching methods guarantee high-quality employment prospects.
GAD has formed a team of more than 100 teachers from home and abroad, mainly through integrating professors from key institutions at home and overseas, front-line experts from enterprises and full-time teachers. There are 38 teachers with associate titles (including senior engineers) or even higher seniority. Over 90% of teachers have master's degrees or above; over 70% have a business background, and over 80% have overseas study experience.
Currently, there are multiple educational strategies in action, such as classes taught in English, international courses, international workshops, joint school-enterprise workshops, and practical courses within enterprises, which have become the norm in the running of GAD.
○国际合作 International Cooperation
? 视觉传达 16 级英文授课班学生专业课 100% 通过欧盟外考官审核，100% 学生参加国内外赛事并获奖，大三学年学生英语通过雅思 5.5 达到 87%，学生去往英国考文垂大学、爱尔兰理工大学、欧洲大学等 9 所国际高校攻读双学位。现65% 以上学生考取英国皇家艺术学院、伦敦艺术大学中央圣马丁学院、美国萨凡纳艺术学院、芝加哥艺术学院等名校硕士研究生继续深造。
2. 伊拉斯谟（Erasmus Programme+）免学费交换生欧盟项目：时长为一个学期。
3. 国际工作坊游学项目：时长为 10-15 天，联合国际艺术类高校在世界各地举办主题工作坊教学。
4. 提供 3+1+2、2+2+2、2+5 等本硕连读项目供学生们选择。
GAD joined the only UN-accredited International Consortium of Art and Design Schools (Cumulus) in 2017 and has now formally established cooperation with 47 foreign universities. It started offering English-taught classes for the Visual Communication Design programme in 2016 and the Environmental Design programme in 2018.
1. Features of the programme taught in English
?Adopt an internationally accredited curriculum, providing students with the foundation for future study abroad.
?Employ foreign teachers to participate in the teaching of the professional core courses.
?English-taught lessons, with special IELTS English teaching plans and joint teaching by foreign teachers and Chinese teachers.
?Obtain undergraduate double degree upon completing the programme and studying abroad for more than one year. Students who meet the degree credit requirements of foreign institutions will simultaneously obtain the bachelor's degree of said foreign institutions at the same time. Depending on students’ English proficiency levels, they can study abroad in batches of "1+3", "2+2", and "3+1".
?100% of the students from the 2016 Visual Communication International class cohort passed the EU External Examiner's examination, 100% participated in domestic and international competitions and won awards, and 87% passed IELTS 5.5 in their third year. Students pursued double degrees at nine international universities, including Coventry University, the Polytechnic University of Ireland and the European University. More than 65% of our students are enrolled in master's programmes at the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Savannah College of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
2. Erasmus Programme+: a one-semester, tuition-free exchange student programme of the European Union.
3. International Workshops: 10-15 thematic workshops with international art universities worldwide.
4. 3+1+2, 2+2+2 and 2+5 undergraduate and master’s programmes are available for students.