Courses offered include public and basic courses (22% of total credits), specialized courses (core courses—24% of total credits + optional specialized courses—45% of total credits), general electives, and innovation and entrepreneurship electives. The core courses are Clay Sculpture, Internship, Comprehensive Materials, Clay Male Sculpture (Equal Proportion), Hyper-realistic Sculpture, Commemorative Portrait Sculpture, Concept and Visual Presentation, Research on Pluralistic Modeling, Dynamic Sculpture, On-site Experiment, Material Language and Visual Presentation, Conception and Practice of Graduation Creation, Graduation Thesis, and Graduation Creation.
Specialized courses are constantly adjusted in light of social needs for artistic talents and art development trends. A new teaching mode is implemented, namely ground on modeling basics, material experiment, theories, and foster comprehensive development of figurative sculpture, experimental sculpture, public sculpture. Efforts have been made to develop new fields such as digital sculpture and jade sculpture. Now it offers national and provincial first-class courses on clay sculpture as well as many other provincial boutiques and characteristic courses. Besides, there are enhanced academic exchanges with leading universities in other countries, such as teaching workshops, lectures and exhibitions with the Department of Sculpture of Moscow State Academic Art Institute and the Department of Sculpture of Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry.