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In March 2010, the Dalian Polytechnic University (DPU) and the University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art (WSA) entered into a partnership to provide collaborative undergraduate Art and Design programmes at Dalian Polytechnic University in China, with a special licence from the Ministry of Education in China.

In these collaborative art and design programmes, Chinese students will study for a University of Southampton degree in either Graphic Arts or Fashion Design, based at the Dalian Polytechnic University in the city of Dalian. The programmes provide Art and Design education designed to mirror the WSA UK curriculum, offering opportunities to progress and transfer to the UK programmes after Part 1. On successful completion of the University of Southampton programme, either in Dalian or in WSA in the UK, students will graduate with the University of Southampton’s undergraduate degree certificate.

The main teaching building at our Dalian Campus
DPU campus

The collaboration has the support of the Chinese regional and national education authorities. Professor Li Rongde, President of Dalian Polytechnic University, says, “This collaboration will give students the chance to draw experience from two culturally rich and established heritages, offering the best of both worlds, and I’m sure will lead to exciting and challenging ideas and design work.”

High-quality teaching, excellent facilities and the opportunity to work with industry experts on live projects enables students to develop the skills and attributes most valued by the creative industries.

A thriving and vibrant city.
Dalian City

In March 2010, the Dalian Polytechnic University (DPU) and the University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art (WSA) entered into a partnership to provide collaborative undergraduate Art and Design programmes at Dalian Polytechnic University in China, with a special licence from the Ministry of Education in China.

The campus is equipped with state-of-the-art Facilities and expert tutors.
State-of-the-art facilities

The programmes are managed by staff based in Dalian and WSA , in collaboration with the College of International Education at DPU.

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