为贯彻落实习近平总书记回信精神，学校以实际行动探索世界一流美术学院的新形态、新思维和新路径，进一步加强学科建设，深化交流合作，立足于高端国际人才培养和大众艺术教育普及需求的战略高度，决定成立中央美术学院国际学院（CAFA International College），由北京中央美术学院资产经营管理有限公司负责总体运营。
Introduction to CAFA International College
The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) is the only institution of higher education for fine arts under the administration of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The reply letter from General Secretary Xi Jinping to eight senior CAFA professors on the occasion of the centenary of CAFA’s founding in 2018 clarifies the direction and significant role of arts and aesthetic education in the new era, and raises the ardent expectations that arts take roots in life to reflect the trend of the times, efforts be made to explore the art of great and true beauty, and China’s finest aesthetic traditions be carried forward.
Acting on the guidance offered by General Secretary Xi Jinping’s reply letter, CAFA has taken practical actions to explore new formats, perspectives and pathways for a world-class academy of fine arts, further strengthen the disciplinary construction, and deepen exchanges and cooperation. It is in that spirit and from a strategic standpoint on cultivating high-end international talents and meeting the public’s need for universal arts education that CAFA decided to set up the CAFA International College (CAFAIC), whose overall operation is run by the Beijing CAFA assets management co., LTD.
CAFAIC is committed to cooperating with domestic and international first-tier art schools and institutions to explore state-of-the-art school-running models and build an international and future-oriented comprehensive art education industry cluster. CAFAIC will give full play to the Academy’s brand influence, contribute to upgrading local cultural and tourism industries, and seek greater synergy between the Academy and the business community.
Relying on CAFA’s advantages in arts education and teaching, creative research and talent training, the International College will carry out cooperation and exchanges with all sectors of society and showcase the charm and vitality of Chinese contemporary culture and art in a confident and open posture. Adhering to the Academy’s academic character and cultural tradition, the International College devotes itself to the cause of fine arts and fine arts education with an inclusive and innovative attitude, and accessibility of high-quality educational resources for arts talents and mass aesthetic education in the new era.
In terms of its functions and purposes, the International College, setting its roots in international education, high-end research, high-quality courses and project training, incorporates various artistic formats including exchange and experience, mass innovation incubation and working studios, to realize the agglomeration and development of education resources, industries and brands. The International College will reach out, through the bridges of culture and art, to advocate cooperation, exchanges and experience-sharing with other sectors. With a strategic standpoint, broad vision and strong sense of responsibility, the International College takes it as its mission to make new achievements in art education and teaching, break new grounds in art research and creation, and scale new heights in contemporary art education.