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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Jingdezhen, China
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum G.P.A.: 3.0 Program Option: AU Partner University / Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: CHIN 101
Housing: Residence Hall Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
AU School or College: School of Art & Design Subject Areas: Art, Art - Ceramic, Art - Sculpture/Dimensional Studies - Sculpture
Subject Matter Prerequisites: Ceramic Art Studio
Program Description:
Alfred CAFA Students & Staff



§  Study ceramic design at the number one art school in China; the Central Academy of Fine Arts focuses on the cultivation of high quality professionals to be elites in the arts. CAFA’s City Design School focuses on design in all visual art disciplines.
§ The semester includes studio work in Jingdezhen, China;
§ There are numerous art museums and galleries in Beijing. The Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts has a rich collection of some 13,000 works.





The Central Academy of Fine Arts enjoys many of the best art resources in the world. It is located in Beijing, the capital of China. Beijing is a dynamic, international city where culture, history and art are flourishing.   



The program provides housing while you are studying in Beijing. The options include a single room with shared (student) bathroom, standard double room with shared (student) bathroom.

Housing for study in Jingdezhen will be coordinated, and the cost will be provided to you in the budget linked above (see "Estimated Housing Costs Abroad").


Students are responsible for their own trans-pacific transportation. Local transportation is also the responsibility of the student. 


The courses you take while on this program will count towards your AU studio credits. While in Jingdezhen, you will find Chinese language skills especially helpful.


AU students must apply through the Office of International Programs on this site. Click “Apply Now” above to open an advising application; you will be prompted to complete a questionnaire about your study abroad plans, and then you can schedule a time to meet with our coordinator.

Second semester Sophomore art school students planning to concentrate in ceramic art are eligible to apply for a one semester study in Beijing in the spring of their junior year. Applicants are selected for admission to the ALFRED-CAFA Ceramic Design for Industry Program by the program director, who is a faculty member of the Division of Ceramic Art, School of Art and Design at Alfred University. Priority is given to applicants with most successful studio evaluations.

The information contained here is subject to change. Please check with the Office of International Programs for the latest information.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.