Perspectives on Graphic Design Education in China from Stakeholders

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Jeff Poon


This study examines how Chinese art education prepares students for their first employment. The research employs questionnaires to obtain data from three sources: students, teachers, and art professionals who can appraise students' abilities.

The poll revealed that students undervalue professionally skills (written communication, oral presentations, critiques, etc.) while overvaluing design skills (theory, principles, techniques, craft, etc). (i.e., programs, computer, coding, etc.).

As a result, art education should focus on skills other than finishing work effectively and efficiently, such as Photoshop and web design, to help students improve their work performance. And, maybe more significantly, communication skills to better interact with clients, coworkers, and bosses.

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