International Students Courses

This admission information is only applicable for foreigners who wish to study undergraduate courses or attend advanced studies in our academy. Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, please contact the Educational Administration Department. For international candidates for a master or doctoral degree, please contact the International Students’ Office of Tsinghua University.


Academy Background

Originally as the Central Academy of Arts & Design established in 1956, the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University boasts comprehensive disciplines, rich resources, and world-renowned faculties. Tsinghua enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad. The Academy of Arts & Design has ten departments with 25 undergraduate disciplines, and two major post-graduate research fields for master’s and doctoral degrees - Theory of Arts and Design and Theory of Arts. The Theory of Arts and Design was nationally recognized as a key discipline in 2002.


On November 1st, 2005, the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University changed its location from Chaoyang District to a new facility in the Tsinghua main campus. The new study friendly environment, with abundant teaching resources and the wide range of subjects offered, the Academy is sure to undergo further development.


Based on Tsinghua University’s strategic guideline for building a world-class university, the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University designs the motto of “constantly striving to become stronger and profoundly virtuous to overcome all challenges”, and strives to build itself into an outstanding world-class academy of fine arts.


1. Recruitment Category and Qualification
Undergraduate Students: must be a high school graduate with a diploma, and have HSK-6 certificate;

Advanced Study: must be sophomore or has higher educational background. The HSK-4 certificate is also a must;
Senior Advanced Study: must have a master’s degree or equivalent professional qualification, or be qualified to study Doctoral courses. The HSK-4 certificate is also a must.


2. Application Period
Application period for the undergraduate program is from April 1st to April 20th. Late applications will not be processed. Applications maybe mailed or delivered directly to the Academy.


3. Examination Date and Contents
Examination date: temporarily scheduled in mid-May each year
Examination contents: 

(1) Candidates for Arts & Design and Plastic Arts, should participate in the Drawing and Color examinations;

(2)Candidates for Theory of Arts and Design, should participate in the Chinese Proficiency Test held by our Academy instead of Drawing and Color.


4. Application Materials & Procedures
①Materials required to apply:

Undergraduate students: high school or college diploma and transcript (photocopy is acceptable), HSK-6 certificate (for students who participated in the HSK exam in April, a photocopy of the HSK exam attendance certificate is required), and a personal resume. 

Advanced study: certificate or transcript showing sophomores or higher educational background (photocopy is acceptable), HSK-4 certificate (for the students who participated in the HSK exam in April, a photocopy of HSK exam attendance certificate is required), six professional design works (actual pieces or CD either is acceptable), and personal resume. 


Senior Advanced study: master degree certificate (photocopy is acceptable), HSK-4 certificate (for the students who participated in the HSK exam in April, a photocopy of the HSK exam attendance certificate is required), six professional design works, and personal resume.

 

Qualified Candidates: The applicants whose application materials pass our Academy’s 
verification will be enrolled.

Note: 1. For students who participated in the HSK exam in April, the submission date of HSK certificate can be postponed to the end of May. The students who fail to submit a certificate within the designated period will be disqualified and not accepted.


2. Application fee and materials will not be returned.

② Application Procedures:
1. Obtain an Application Form for International Students of the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University from our Academy’s Service Department of International Students or from our website;

2. Please mail the completed form, application materials and application fee to our Academy’s Service Department of International Students (refer to article 11 of this admission information for address and postal code), or submit directly to the Service Department of International Students.


5. Disciplines
Note: The academy has adopted a credit system, accepted applications and enrollment examinations based on different disciplines. After entering the Academy, first year students study fundamental core courses, second year students select specific directions in accordance with the students’ requirements for social development, the academy’s discipline planning, and the student’s personal interests and ambitions. After selecting a major research field, generally students are not allowed to transfer to other departments. If a transfer is required, students should submit written applications to the Service Department of International Students in March, and consult the Service Department of International Students for more information.


MajorsConcentrationsDepartment
Art & DesignTextile Art DesignDepartment of Textile & Fashion Art Design
Fashion Art Design
Ceramics ArtDepartment of Ceramic Art & Design
Ceramic Design
Graphic DesignDepartment of Decoration Art Design
Book Design
Advertising Design
Interior DesignDepartment of Environmental Art Design
Landscape Design
Product DesignIndustrial Design
Exhibition Design
Transportation Design
Information DesignDepartment ofInformation Art Design
Animation and Game Design
Fine ArtsTraditional Chinese PaintingDepartment of Painting
Oil Painting
Printmaking
Mural Painting & Public Art
SculptureDepartment of Sculpture
Metallic ArtDepartment of Arts &Crafts
Lacquer Art
Glass Art
Fiber Art
Theory of Art & DesignHistory of Art and DesignDepartment of Art History
Art History


Note: For undergraduate students who withdraw during the fall semester, they will be refunded the spring semester tuition; Students who withdraw during spring semester will not be refunded;
For students of Advanced Study who pay a full years’ tuition, if they withdraw ahead of application deadline for the following semester, they will be refunded the full tuition amount; Students who withdraw, from the application deadline to the beginning of course and registration period, will be refunded 80% of the tuition for that semester;


Generally, tuition of students who withdraw halfway will not be refunded. For the students who withdraw halfway due to special reasons, if they apply for withdrawal within the first month of courses, the Academy will refund 50% of the paid tuition of that current semester; Students, who apply for withdrawal one month after courses have begun, will not be refunded. 


8. Admission Procedures
1. Students who pass the application verification or professional exams, will be issued an Admission Letter of the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University and JW202 form, i.e. Visa Application for Study in China;


2. The students should submit the Admission Letter, JW202 form, Physical Examination Record for Foreigners, and Blood Laboratory Report to the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the host country, and apply for a student entry visa; or enter China as a tourist, and bring the documents above with tuition to the Academy. The Service Department of International Students will assist in handling the student visa;
The students under 18 years old need to provide guarantee letter from legal guardians in China and undergo notary organs’ notarization;


3. After entering China, the students should finish Accommodation Registration at the local police station in charge of their temporary residence within 24 hours (excluding the students who live at Zijin Apartment in Tsinghua campus), and come to our Academy with passport and a photocopy of passport, Admission Letter, and student visa. The Service Department of International Students will assist in handling a Residence Permit.


Note: The above materials must be kept properly. In case of loss, students should provide written report to the Service Department of International Students immediately.


9. Accommodation
Zijin Apartments on the Tsinghua campus have many accommodation standards available for students to choose from.


10. Payment Methods

1. Remittance
Application fee should be paid in cash along with the submission of application materials. Tuition accounting accepts tuition only, and will not accept application fees.
During the payment process, international currency will be converted into RMB in accordance to the exchange rate on arrival date, we recommend that students convert their tuition into RMB ahead.  After finishing payment, please fax a photocopy of the telegraph money order and students’ name to: 86- 10- 6506 7964.

Name of Account: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
Account No.: 00047108094001
Issuing Bank: The Bank of China, Head Office
Address: No.1, Fixigena Avenue, Beijing, PRC, 100818
Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ
Telex No.: 22254 BCHO CN
Message: please state the payee’s telephone number clearly Tel: 86-10-6279 8956

 

2. Paying Tuition at the Academy
The students may pay tuition in cash (RMB) in the Service Department of International Students, B335 Administration Office, Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University to pay tuition personally.

 

3. Payment Period

Application fee should be paid in cash along with the submission of the application materials from April 1st -20th;


The tuition should be paid before the semester. The students should bring the invoice issued by the Financial Department to the Service Department of International Students, which shall assist in handling a visa and residence permit. If the student fails to pay 100% tuition within 15 days after the semester, the students shall be considered to have withdrawn from school and will be automatically dismissed.


11. Contact us

Address: Service Department of International Students, B335 Administration Office, Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University, Haitian District, Beijing, China
Postcode: 100084

Personnel: Ms. Liu Yantai, or Mr. Yang Si
Tel: 86-10-6279 8956
Fax: 86-10-6506 7964


Departments of the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University



Departments

Concentrations

Courses Offered

Department of Textile & Fashion Art Design

Textile Art Design

Interior Furnishing Design, Interior Textile Design, Fabric & Fashion Design, Tourist Memorial & Automobile Textile Design, Textile CAD Application, and Textile History of China and Other Countries etc.

Fashion Art Design

Fashion Development History of China and Other Countries, Theory of Fashion Design, Fashion CAD, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Structural Design, and Fashion Plastic Techniques etc.

Ceramic Art

Ceramic Art

Wheel Molding, Shaping, CAD, Traditional Ceramics Sculpture, Social Survey & Museum Visit, Ceramics History of China and Other Countries, Representational Form, Abstract Form, Mural Decoration & Landscape, Earthenware, Porcelain, and Thesis Writing etc.

Ceramic Design

Decoration Art Design

Graphic Design

Illustration, Digital Imaging, Photography, Poster Design, Logo Design, Layout Design, Interactive Medium Design, Materials & Techniques, Marketing, Container & Structure, Packaging Design & Advertising, Management of Design, and Creative Expression

Book Design

Introduction to Book Design, Font Design, Visual Sign Design, Illustration, Photography, Digital Image Expression, Printing Techniques & Paper Expression, Book Conceptual Art, Specialty Practice, Book Structure & Design Process, Visualized Editorial Design of Book Information, Book Layout Design, Interactive Reading Design, Marketing, Cultural & Public Welfare Poster and Promotions Design

Advertising Design

Layout Design, Commercial Illustration, Brand Design, Commodity Packaging, Introduction to Advertising, Marketing, Introduction to Communications, Poster Design, Psychology of Consumers, Advertising Flow, Advertising Strategy, Advertising Copy, Advertising Creative & Display, Advertising Photography, Creative & Production of Film and Television Advertising, and Planning and Development of Advertising Media

Environmental Art Design

Interior Design

Drawing & Perspective, Space Structure, Design Expression, Ergonomics, Materials, Structure & Techniques, Architecture Design Fundamentals, Furnishing Art Design, Furniture Design, Environmental Illumination Design, Environmental Color Design, Environmental Design, Introduction to Environmental Art Design, and Architecture of China and Other Countries and History of Gardens etc.

Landscape Design

Urban Planning Design, Architecture Design, Garden Design, Plastic Arts and Public Facilities, Drawing & Perspective, Space Structure, Design Expression, Landscape Exploration, Architecture Morphology, Gardening Fundamentals, Public Facility Design, Public Art Design, Garden Design, Urban Design, Principles of Urban Planning, Architecture of China and Other Countries and History of Gardens, and Environmental Behavioral Psychology etc.

Industrial Design

Product Design

Introduction to Industrial Design, Modeling Foundation, Ergonomics, Design Thinking, Design Expression, and courses of Product Design series

Exhibition Design

Introduction to Exhibition Design, Exhibition of Ergonomics, Exhibition Engineering, Exhibition Illumination, Study of Exhibition Space, and Exhibition Planning & Management

Transportation Design

Introduction to Transportation Design, Transportation Design Expression, Automobile Styling CAD, and courses of Transportation Design

Information Art Design

Information Design

Information Structure, Interface Design, Interactive Design, Experience Design, Network Design, and Virtual Reality Application etc.

Animation and Game Design

Introduction to Animation and Gaming, Games Planning, Narration & Writing, Prep Creative of Animation, Animation Art Design, Original Animation Techniques, Sound Design, Cartoon Art Expression, Languages of Film and Television, Interactive Game Design, Game Engineering, Motion Capture, and Image Synthesis etc.

Painting

Traditional Chinese Painting

Studio of Traditional Chinese Painting: Contour Drawing, Color, Freehand Brushwork (figure, landscape, flowers and birds), Calligraphy, and Seal Cutting etc.

Oil Painting

Studio of Oil Painting: Still Life, Portraiture, Figure study, Materials & Techniques of Oil Painting, and Experimentation of Comprehensive Materials etc.

Printmaking

Studio of Printmaking: Woodblock, Etching, Lithography, Serigraphy, and Comprehensive Materials Serigraphy etc.

Mural Painting

Studio of Mural Painting: Contour Drawing, Color, Metallic Techniques, Lacquer Techniques, Fiber Techniques, Ceramic Techniques, and Introduction to Comprehensive Materials & Architectural Styles etc.

Sculpture

Sculpture

Drawing, Sketching, Relief Sculpture, Alto-relievo, Art Anatomy, Textile Training, Sculptural Structure, Sculpture-History of China and Other Countries, Hard Materials, Comprehensive Materials, Traditional Chinese Sculpture, Modern Sculpture, and Environmental Sculpture, Decoration Sculpture, and CAD etc.

Arts & Crafts

Metal Work

& Jewelry Art

Drawing, Relief Sculpture, Figure Sculpture, Public Art, Pattern, Structure, Black & White Painting, Basic Decoration, Three-dimensional Shape, Experiment of Comprehensive Materials, History of Metal Work, Basic Traditional Metallic Techniques, Basic Modern Metallic Techniques, Plastic Arts of Metallic Wares, and Metallic Jewelry Art

Lacquer Art

Figure Drawing, Color, Contour Drawing, Heavy Color, Public Art,Pattern, Structure, Black & White Painting, Basic Decoration, Three-dimensional Shape, Experiment of Comprehensive Materials, History of Lacquer Art, Basic Lacquer Techniques, Three-dimensional Lacquer, Lacquer Painting, and Techniques of Lacquer Art

Fiber Art

Relief Sculpture, Figure Sculpture, Public Art, Pattern, Structure, Black & White Painting, Basic Decoration, Three-dimensional Shape, Experiment of Comprehensive Materials, History of Fiber Art, Fiber Art, Fiber Techniques, Comprehensive Materials, Tapestry creation

Glass Art

Relief Sculpture, Figure Sculpture, Public Art, Pattern, Structure, Black & White Painting, Basic Decoration, Three-dimensional Shape, Experiment of Comprehensive Materials, History of Glass Art, Kiln-forming Glass Techniques, Glass blowing Techniques, Decoration glass, Glass Techniques

History of Art

History of Art & Design

Fundamentals of Painting,Fundamentals of Design, Art Theory, Paint-History of China and Other Countries, Arts & Crafts History of China and Other Countries, Art Design-History of China and Other Countries, Chinese Calligraphy, Introduction to Mural Painting Art in Ancient China, History of Mural Painting in Ancient China, Study of Buddhist Art, Art Archaeology, Historical Documentation of Chinese Arts & Crafts, Art Books in Ancient China, History of Chinese Craft and Art Theory, Study of Folk Art, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art, Study of Public Art, History of Chinese Art, Selected Readings of Art Design Theory, Selected Readings of Art Theory, Modern Theory of Literature and Art in Western Countries, Aesthetics, Criticism of Art, Editing Art and Professional Writing etc.

History of Art