School of Arts was founded in 2006. Though the school has a comparatively short history, it has become an indispensable base in Zhejiang Province in training applied talents in the area of cartoon design, environmental arts, and advertisement design. It has established an animation design and research center in the University Business Incubator in Ningbo. Students not only attend classes in the center by highly experienced professionals in the specific area but get a good chance to do some professional practice. The feature of that center is that they combine production, teaching and research. Students actively participate in the student workshop to practice video design, film production, and planar design under the instruction of teachers. Some students can also join the teacher workshop to take part in scientific researching project or project development. The center had four research institute and three companies. Two companies are by the teamwork of the students and one is by a cooperation partner. Students in this school enjoy high reputation in the job markets. They have won a lot of awards from different levels.