Frequently Asked Questions About The Tianjin Juilliard School

  1. What is The Tianjin Juilliard School?
    The Tianjin Juilliard School is a branch campus of The Juilliard School located in Tianjin, China.
  2. When will The Tianjin Juilliard School open?
    The new school is anticipated to open in 2019.
  3. What programs will it offer?
    The Tianjin Juilliard School will offer U.S.-accredited Master of Music (MM) degrees in orchestral studies, chamber music, and collaborative piano.
  4. How do the degree programs at the New York Juilliard School differ from those in Tianjin?
    The Juilliard School in New York offers bachelor and advanced degree programs in dance, drama, and music. The Tianjin Juilliard School will initially offer only Master of Music degrees in orchestral studies, chamber music, and collaborative piano.
  5. How long will it take to complete a master’s program at The Tianjin Juilliard School?
    The master’s program requires two years of study.
  6. What courses will be offered?
    The official course catalog will be released at a later date. Please check this site for future updates.
  7. How do I qualify to apply?
    The program requires a formal application and in-person audition. More details will be available later.
  8. Will there be exchange programs between the two schools?
    Although faculty and visiting artists will travel between the New York and Tianjin campuses, there will not be any formal student exchange programs at this time.
  9. How are the degrees offered by The Tianjin Juilliard School accredited?
    The Tianjin Juilliard School will be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, just like programs at the New York school.
  10. Who will teach at The Tianjin Juilliard School?
    The Tianjin Juilliard School will have a permanent faculty of its own; visiting faculty artists from the New York branch will also frequently teach in Tianjin.
  11. Where can I find information about job openings at The Tianjin Juilliard School? 
    The Juilliard School's Job Openings page includes listings for open positions at The Tianjin Juilliard School. 
  12. Will students in Tianjin be affiliated with the New York Juilliard School?
    Students who complete the master’s program in Tianjin will be alumni of The Juilliard School, with an accredited Juilliard degree.
  13. If I attend The Tianjin Juilliard School, will I be able to transfer to The Juilliard School?
    Students at Juilliard must always audition to transfer between any of the School’s degree programs; this will also apply to the MM program in Tianjin.
  14. What kind of performances and community projects will The Tianjin Juilliard School offer?
    The Tianjin Juilliard School plans to offer weekly public performances. Tickets to these performances will be available to the public for free or at a very low cost. In addition, the campus will host a number of community events and education programs, including adult education courses and instrumental training programs. The campus will also house an interactive exhibit space.
  15. What performance opportunities will students at The Tianjin Juilliard School have?
    Students at The Tianjin Juilliard School will have numerous opportunities to perform, both on campus and with partner organizations throughout China. Advanced-degree program students can also expect to give concerts throughout China and around the world.
  16. Is The Tianjin Juilliard School a full-time school?
    The MM degree program is full-time. The Pre-College and community programs are part-time.
  17. Will I get priority for admission consideration for Juilliard in N.Y.C. if I attended The Tianjin Juilliard School?
    All audition programs at The Juilliard School are merit-based.  However, graduates of existing Juilliard programs have the advantage of being known to Juilliard’s faculty and broader community.
  18. Will The Tianjin Juilliard School have dance and drama programs in the future?
    There are no plans to expand into dance and drama at this time. However, this will be reassessed over time.
  19. How much is the tuition?
    The tuition for the programs has not yet been determined.
  20. Will scholarships be offered?
    Yes. Scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded after the audition process is completed.
  21. Is there boarding?
    Yes. The advanced-degree program will offer residential housing for students.
  22. How is The Tianjin Juilliard School connected to The Tianjin Conservatory of Music?
    The Tianjin Conservatory of Music is the regulatory partner of The Tianjin Juilliard School.
  23. Where can I go for Chinese-language information about The Tianjin Juilliard School?
    Information about the Tianjin Juilliard School is available in Chinese via Juilliard’s WeChat site (WeChat channel: "茱莉亚互动艺术" or "JuilliardSchool")
Last Updated Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017, 10:44AM