An Exploration of Issues in China Art Portfolio Training Institutions


In recent years, a large number of Chinese students have travelled overseas to study art, which has spawned a new industry, albeit only about eight years old, Art Portfolio Training Institutions, and this study focuses on these institutions. Through qualitative analyses, the researcher interviewed educators and students in these art institutions to collect data from different perspectives. The main purpose of this study was to reveal the problems that exist in these portfolio institutions. There are still several issues within China’s portfolio guidance institutions that impact the success rate of students’ applications to foreign universities, varying teacher standards, false advertising, and indiscriminate fees. The study gives suggestions for portfolio institutions in choosing teachers and other aspects.

Keywords: portfolio industry, international art education, development strategies

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