ABout Fei Tian

Fei Tian College is a private, nonprofit institution of higher education. Established in 2011 in the State of New York, Fei Tian began by offering programs in classical dance and music, and soon gained recognition for producing artists of outstanding caliber. The College has since grown to two campuses that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in both the arts and sciences.  

With a total population of about 200 students, the College provides an intimate and student-centered learning environment. Students receive one-on-one attention from faculty and advisors who are committed to their success.  

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Middletown Campus

Fei Tian College at Middletown was established in 2018, building on the success of the College’s performing arts programs. The campus is located in the City of Middletown, an up-and-coming city in the Hudson Valley about one hour from New York City. It sits upon what used to be the Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital, and the beautiful, sprawling Olmsted-designed grounds are undergoing a revitalization through partnership with the College.  

FTC Middletown currently offers programs in the performing arts, visual arts, and sciences.  

Cuddebackville Campus

Fei Tian College at Cuddebackville is situated on 30 acres of private grounds in the picturesque mountains of New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. The campus provides a stunning blend of classical Chinese architectural elements and state-of-the-art performance facilities. Several of the campus buildings are breathtaking replicas of Tang Dynasty temples and a first of their kind in the Western hemisphere. A bucolic lake and traditional Chinese gardens round out the landscape and invite students to de-stress and enjoy a moment of quiet contemplation or communion with nature.  

FTC Cuddebackville offers conservatory-style training in music performance, classical Chinese dance, and stage production and design.   

The Fei Tian Difference

Fei Tian is proud to count among its graduates a multitude of world-class artists who have distinguished themselves in international competitions and by their professional placements in leading performance companies. Five features define Fei Tian’s approach to education and are interwoven throughout its undergraduate programs:
  • Attention to the fundamentals of one’s art or program of study
  • Fostering the ability to think critically and engage in life-long learning
  • Providing significant performance experience before graduation
  • A well-rounded general education that is rich in the humanities
  • Developing moral reasoning and ethical awareness
  Fei Tian is particularly attentive to the development of the whole student, and to this end seeks to ensure small classes and individualized attention.

Institutional Profile

Program Offerings

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Classical Chinese Dance
  • Master of Fine Arts in Classical Chinese Dance
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts and Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science
  • Masters of Science in Data Science
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Classical Chinese Dance
  • Master of Fine Arts in Classical Chinese Dance
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
  • Master of Music in Performance
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Production and Design

Retention Rates

Degree-Seeking, First-time, Full-time Cohort

Cohort Year Students Retention Rate
2021 32 Unavailable
2020 44 90.9%
2019 44 88.6%
2018 38 92.1%

Graduation Rates

Degree-Seeking, First-time, Full-time Cohort

Cohort Year Students Graduation Rate
2018 17
2017 33 82%
2016 30 83%
2015 28 68%

Degree-Seeking, First-time, Full-time Cohort

Cohort Year Students Graduation Rate
2016 30 Unavailable
2015 28 68%
2014 29 79%
2013 22 95%

Authorization and Accreditation

Fei Tian College has been chartered as a spiritually-affiliated nonpublic, nonprofit education corporation by the New York State Board of Regents with authorization to operate postsecondary educational programs since June 21, 2011.  

It has been accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education since February 14, 2014. 

Institutional financial statements may be requested at: Contact Us. Recent IRS Forms 990 may be found at: https://www.guidestar.org/

College Catalogs

The College Catalog contains academic program requirements, course descriptions, academic policy information, and general information about Fei Tian College.  

Information in the Catalogs is current as of the time of publication. The College reserves the right to make changes to program information, course descriptions, faculty, tuition and fees, and other College policies as directed by the Board of Trustees without prior notice.