Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

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Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts
广州美术学院
Established 1953
Type Public university
Undergraduates 3317 undergraduates
Postgraduates 249 postgraduates
Location Guangzhou, Guangdong,  People's Republic of China
Former names Central South China Fine Arts School
South China Literature & Arts College
Central South China Literature & Arts Institute
Website http://www.gzarts.edu.cn/

The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA; simplified Chinese: 广州美术学院; traditional Chinese: 廣州美術學院) (also as Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts according to the art dictionary) is a Chinese national university based in Guangzhou which provides Fine Arts and Design Doctoral, Master and Bachelor degrees .

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Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts established in 1953 as the Central South China Fine Arts School, which consisted of the South China Literature & Arts College, Central South China Literature & Arts Institute and the Fine Arts Department of Guangxi Art Institute. [1]

It was initially based in Wuchang, Hubei Province, and then relocated to Guangzhou and renamed the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1958. The undergraduate course was offered in 1958. The postgraduate courses were subsequently offered in 1978. The postgraduate M.F.A. degree course was established in 1982. GAFA is one of the first authorized institutions to award M.F.A degrees in the whole of China. In 1986 it started to enrol students from foreign countries and overseas Chinese students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. [2]

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