About ICI

The Institute of Creativity and Innovation (ICI) was established in 2019 with the joint partnership between Xiamen University (XMU), China and the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), U.K. With the approval of the Ministry of Education of China, ICI is the first Chinese-foreign cooperative education institution of XMU which integrates the advanced educational concepts and advantages of both universities, and builds on the exceptional educational resources of both countries. It is committed to cultivating top-notch talents with global vision, multidisciplinary knowledge, superior creativity, and innovation ability.

ICI offers three programs currently, including Visual Communication Design, Environmental Design and Digital Media Arts. ICI adopts "4+0" mode, that is, students who have completed all the academic requirements in China and passed all applicable assessments of both universities will receive Undergraduate Graduation Certificates and Bachelor Degree awarded by XMU and Bachelor Degree conferred by UCA. The first cohort of ICI students has been recruited in September 2020.

Building on the multidisciplinary academic strength of XMU and the creativity education advantage of UCA, ICI is designed to encourage and support the independent thinkers, so as to prepare them for being the leaders of domestic and global creative industries. ICI provides a well-structured and jointly developed curricula that aims to build the students’ global vision, multidisciplinary knowledge, critical thinking, creativity and innovation ability. And a strong and diversified team of international teaching staff will support the students, inspire them and drive their enthusiasm of creativity.