Application Checklist

A complete application for graduate admission includes the following materials:

Application Form

First, complete the undergraduate application form. Visit Apply Now to see how to download and submit the form.

Application Fee

An application fee ($50) is required. Students with financial need are welcome to complete the Financial Aid Application to find out whether they qualify for an application fee waiver. Eligibility for application fee waivers is determined by Fei Tian College.

Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit an official academic transcript from each secondary school and college or university attended.

Test Scores

Submission of SAT or ACT test scores is optional.

However, applicants whose native language is not English must establish English-language proficiency through submission of an appropriate test score (see the English Language Proficiency section for details). Applicants who are required but unable to take an English Language Proficiency test may include in their application a request for an SAT/ACT waiver. If the request is granted, the applicant will be administered an alternative academic background assessment exam.

Submission of a test score establishing Chinese-language proficiency is optional.

Personal Statement

Applicants are required to submit a 1–2 page (750 to 1,000 words) personal statement to discuss why they wish to pursue studies at Fei Tian.

Recommendations

Applicants are required to provide two letters of recommendation: one must be from a teacher of an academic subject, counselor, or supervisor of the applicant. For dance and music applicants, one must be from a primary arts teacher of the applicant.

Performance Recording

Applicants to the BFA in Dance or Classical Chinese Dance degree program must submit a 15-minute video file of the applicant performing classical Chinese dance and/or another dance form. The video must have been made within six months of the date of application. The recording must be unedited and clearly labeled with the applicant’s full name and a list of the repertoire performed therein. After review of the recording and application, applicants who advance to the next round may be scheduled for a live audition.

Applicants to the BM in Performance degree program must submit a 15–20-minute unedited video recording of the applicant performing the selected repertoire. For Western instrument applicants, repertoire must be from the Baroque, Classical, and/or Romantic periods. Applicants should choose works that best represent their individual artistry. The recording must have been made within six months of the date of application. Recordings must be clearly labeled with the applicant’s full name, instrument, and a list of the repertoire performed therein. It is not required that the technical quality of the recording be up to professional studio standards, but the sound quality should be as good as is feasible. After review of the recording and application, applicants who advance to the next round may be scheduled for a live audition.

The media type of the video could be a viewable online video link (e.g., YouTube or Vimeo) or a video file sharing link (e.g., Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox), of the applicant’s performance.

Portfolio

BFA in Stage Production and Design: applicants must submit a portfolio of relevant material that clearly establishes the applicant’s aptitude as a stage technician or designer. The portfolio must be clearly labeled with the applicant’s full name and a list of the materials contained. After review of the portfolio and application, applicants who advance to the next round may be scheduled for an interview.

BFA in Fine Arts and Design: applicants for this program must submit a portfolio of relevant material that clearly establishes the applicant’s prior experience as in painting and/or design. The portfolio must be clearly labeled with the applicant’s full name and a list of the materials contained.

Photographs

Dance applicants are required to submit, in digital format of > 800x600 pixels, at least two recent photographs of the applicant showing full-body frontal view and full-body back view in form-fitting attire.

Special Considerations

While the College specifies standard requirements for admission, it also admits individuals with special talents and circumstances on the following exceptional bases:

  • An exceptional background or performance in courses related to the intended program of study, as demonstrated by achievements in competitions, standardized tests, awards, etc.
  • An exceptional level of artistic or academic achievement or potential.
  • Great motivation and maturity in challenging situations.

Some individuals, if enrolled, may need remedial coursework that could extend the time needed to complete their programs.

Optional Additional Documents

Applicants are welcome to submit any additional academic, artistic, or creative materials they believe will help the admissions committee evaluate their achievement or aptitude.

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