Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, formerly known as Central Academy of Arts & Design, was established in 1956 and merged with Tsinghua University in 1999. It has a long history, complete discipline framework, well-resourced teaching, research, and experimental conditions and enjoys a high reputation at home and abroad. The Academy appeared twice as one of the world's 60 best design institutions by “Business Week” of the United States. In the third academic evaluation of the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2012, Design ranked the 1st, Art Theory ranked the 3rd, and Fine Arts ranked the 4th. The Academy ranked the 25th in the QS World University rankings for Arts and Design.
At present, there are 10 departments and a Basic Teaching & Research Group covering 21 undergraduate programs. The Academy has the right to confer doctorate degrees in "Design," "Fine Arts," and "Art Theory" in the art category. There is a leading and influential team of teachers, with strong professional backgrounds, including a large number of artists, designers, and scholars who are still active in the forefront of domestic and foreign disciplines. The Academy has established friendly exchange relationships with over 50 well-known universities in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Finland, Korea, and other countries, and nearly a hundred international and domestic experts and famous scholars are invited to carry out courses every year.
Under Tsinghua University’s strategic goal of building world-class universities, the Academy insists on deepening the reform of education and teaching in order to cultivate complex and innovative talents with a global vision and in line with the requirements of the Times, and strives to construct a world-famous fine arts academy.
You are welcome to apply!
1.Eligibility and Application Procedures
Please see: 2018 Undergraduate Programs of Tsinghua University (Admission for International Applicants) on the website of Undergraduate Programs of Tsinghua University.
Design and Fine Arts are open ONLY in the first round of application. Art History is open in all rounds of application.
First Round Application
【Design and Fine Arts are open ONLY in the first round】
Online application (Beijing Time): 8:00 AM September 1—5:00 PM October 12, 2017
Second Round Application
Online application (Beijing Time): 8:00 AM October 16—5:00 PM November 30, 2017
Third Round Application
Online application (Beijing Time): 8:00 AM December 4, 2017—5:00 PM January 3, 2018
3.Undergraduate Programs, Enrollment and Examination Subjects
4. Examination Schedule and Requirement
a)Examination: December 2nd, 2017
Applicants who have passed the Application Review will be admitted to the exam (passport required). The time and place will be announced in advance.
c）Interview: December 2nd 2017
Please take all original materials and the corresponding copies when interviewed; paper portfolio is voluntary (about 20 works on A4).
The time and place of the interview will be announced in advance.
a)Method of Admission
The admission of International Students (undergraduate) at Tsinghua University is based on a comprehensive assessment of the applicants ' achievements, qualification materials, and interview scores, etc.
Applicants who are above the line of total scores will be given offers.
The method of how to count out total scores is as follows:
Total scores = the subject scores (300 scores) ÷3×70%＋ interview scores（100 scores）×30%
b)About admission to programs
For Design and Fine Arts applicants who meet the admission criteria, the offers to each program will be given according to the ranking of total score. If the total score is the same, the applicants who earn higher subject scores will be given offers. Applicants will be given offers according to the first choice (otherwise the second choice) or redeployed to other program in the same discipline if applicants accept. If applicants cannot accept redeployment, offers will not be given.
Academy of Arts & Design
Haidian District, Beijing, 100084
P. R. China