Established in 2006, the School of Art and Design, based on the multidisciplinary advantage of Wuhan University of Science and Technology, has integrated the resources of both the School of Mechanical Automation and the School of Urban Construction.

The school now has three departments: Industrial Design, Art Design, Painting and Public Art. There are 6 undergraduate majors including Industrial Design, Product Design, Environmental Design, Visual Communication Design, Public Art and Painting. Among them, two majors have been selected by the talent training program of Hubei strategic emerging industry as professional major and school-level brand major. There are 3 comprehensive reforms at the school level. The college, with more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students, confer master’s degrees both in art design and in art management.

The school has 59 faculty members, including 44 full-time teachers, 25 professors and associate professors, mainly from well-known domestic and foreign universities. Among the teachers, 13 PhDs and PhDs who are studying at school or research institute, all the teachers under the age 40 have master's or doctor’s degrees, and there are 6 outstanding teachers, provincial outstanding experts, well-known teachers and model teachers.

The college has undertaken more than 100 research projects, from including the National Art Foundation and the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the Provincial Government, and the Provincial Department of Education. The teachers published more than 500 academic monographs, essays and works. They have edited and published more than 30 national textbooks for the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” and other college textbooks. A number of art and design works have participated in various international and national competitions and exhibitions, and have won more than 100 special awards and gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as more than 100 national patents. More than 10 provincial awards were given by Hubei Provincial Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award, Hubei Development Research Award, Hubei Provincial Teaching Achievement Award and Hubei Higher Education Research Achievement Award.

The students have won more than 300 competitions and exhibition awards from including the National College Student Advertising Competition, the Shanghai Masters Cup, the Hangzhou Mayor's Cup, the Guangdong Provincial Long Cup, the School Academic Year Award, and the National Industrial Design Undergraduate Graduation Works Exhibition. Among them, their professional works on product design have won four times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018) the German Red Dot Design Award (Oscar in the design industry); the Best Creative Award of the Torch Design of the Sixth City Games of the People's Republic of China and was directly selected; The 2008 Shanghai World Expo Mascot Design Competition top ten in the world. Their sculpture works were selected for the 11th National Art Exhibition. The students published more than 100 works and papers. They have obtained more than 10 national and provincial college students' innovation and entrepreneurship training programs.

The school has an experimental teaching demonstration center, which offers a number of practice venues such as models, graphics, pottery, photography, and computer-aided design. There are 15 internship bases inside and outside the school, which can fully meet the teaching and research needs of teachers and students. The college will further optimize the educational environment, highlight the characteristics of running a school combining art and science, and cultivate a comprehensive education of moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic development with strict teaching management measures, modern teaching methods and a refined academic attitude. We endeavor to bring up advanced professionals in applied art and design with reasonable knowledge structure, creative ability and innovative spirit.