SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION IN BIFT
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) is China’s premiere educational facility associated with fashion, mainly specializing in art and technology. With defining characteristics, BIFT is a full-time higher education institution where art, technology, economics, management and other convergent disciplines can successfully interact. The institute was founded in 1959, now it has more than 8,000 students and is composed of School of Fashion and Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Art and Design, School of Business, School of Information Engineering, Foreign Language Department, the Department of Plastic Arts, the Department of Ideological and Political Theory, Division of Basic Courses, Center for Computer Science Teaching, Graduate School, School of International Education and the School of Continuing Education. There are 28 basic undergraduate specializations, 4 double-major specializations, 8 first-grade master disciplines and 1 master degree specialization and 1 PhD Research Program on “Rescue, heritage and Innovation of Chinese Traditional Costume Culture” in BIFT. The institution has 1 Beijing Key Construction First-grade Discipline, 3 Beijing Key Construction Second-grade disciplines, 5 municipal-level scientific research institutes and an Ethnic Costume Museum which is one of the top ten specialized museums in China, as well as BIFT PARK----one of the fourth batch of Zhongguancun Science City construction projects.
Following the visionary administrative philosophy of “Seeking Truth and Innovation, Applying Theory to Practice”, BIFT sets up its fashion teaching system of combining art education and engineering education with sound business administration, integrating ethnic fashion culture with contemporary design philosophy, and realizing theory in practice.
Our institute actively serves the function of promoting economic and social development. The clothing for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Olympic torch bearers, Chinese medal winners, as well as the uniforms for Paralympic Games, award ceremony dresses----the series of “Green Flower Porcelain” and the Paralympic Games admission clothing are designed by our institute. We also participated in designing the space suits for the astronauts in Shenzhou Seven/Nine/Ten Spacecraft, including the design of the space suits and the shoes worn in the Spacecraft. BIFT has successfully fulfilled the fashion research and design for the mass parade and volunteers in the 60th National Anniversary of PRC. The award ceremony dresses for Asian Game and Shenzhen Universiade were also designed by us. Moreover, the faculty of our institute has participated in the fashion research and design for primary and middle school uniforms in Beijing City and the two generations of academic costume. In 2012, BIFT set up the "China National Arts and Culture Inheritance and Communication Center" jointly with the three leading national art institutions, aiming to explore and establish the training mechanism of talents cultivation and realize the heritage of national art. In the recent three years, the art major students have earned 656 national and international competition awards, with the German Red Dot Design Award, Hempel Cup Award and the Times Young Creative Award as the typical ones.
Since 1997, the School of International Education (SIE) of BIFT has been providing master and bachelor degree programs in nearly 28 majors such as fashion design, modeling, visual communication, environmental design, product design, painting, sculpture art design, international trade and Chinese Language Training courses for thousands of international students from more than 50 countries of the world including the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, Russia, Korea, Ukraine, Japan, Denmark, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Argentina, Chile, etc. and Chinese students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
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