Study on and Practice of "Project-based" Studio Tutorial System

Ran Han, Shaolin Xu
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education   unpublished
The "Project-based" studio tutorial system is a comprehensive professional training system that uses the design studio as platform and integrates curriculum, classroom and practice teaching. In the system, tutors provide supervising assistance, students are the main subjects of the learning, and the core of the system is the application of professional technologies. In the system, students are supposed to complete the design project under the guidance of tutors, during which process students'
more » ... process students' overall ability is improved. Art and Design School of Shantou University explored the tutorial model, operating system and management platform of "project-based" tutorial system in accordance with the disciplinary features to make sure the advantages of the tutorial system are brought to full play in teaching. Keywords-studio tutorial system; design project; tutor; college student I. RESEARCH BACKGROUND The tutorial system for undergraduate students was first implemented in 2002 in Shantou University, which has basically taken over the class-based operating system and the tutorial effectiveness was subject to the tutors' passion, responsibility and diligence to a large extent. In view of the problems associated with the implementation of the tutorial system and in accordance with the disciplinary requirements, the key to achieve the proposed value of the tutorial system is to motivate tutors to provide varied professional supervision to students and help solve the challenges faced by the students. The objective of design major is to cultivate creative designers, develop students' innovative spirit and unique design thinking. The objective of this research and practice is to identify approaches in accordance with the characteristics of design major to make full use of the tutorial system in teaching. On the basis of "the merging of heart and hand" teaching philosophy, Art and Design School of Shantou University started the execution of a "profession + project + studio" combined talent training model in order to improve students' hands-on ability and innovative capacity. Six departments have established their own studios, including the visual communication design studio, interior design studio, landscape design studio, product design studio, moving image design studio and interactive design studio. Multi-media teaching facilities, working tables, and computers have been provided to meet the demands of different departments. The school International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education (ICADCE 2016)
doi:10.2991/icadce-16.2016.384 fatcat:uwd74vcjlvhqnavjqadoakc3my