Fine Arts Department

The Department of Fine Arts at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts – Middletown teaches the essence of traditional Chinese and Western art forms. The mission of our Fine Arts Program is to help students develop noble character, proper aesthetics, solid artistic skills, and creative thinking, all of which lays the foundation in Fine Arts for college studies in both arts and non-arts majors.

Admission Requirements

The program offers two 3-year cycles of studies for students, one at the middle school level and one at the high school level. Courses offered include the following:

Courses offered in 2017-2018 Academic Year:

  1. Core Courses for two periods: Drawing I (Geometric Shapes, Still Life), Color (Still Life), Sketching, AP Studio Art
  2. Elective Courses: AP Art History, Ceramics or Sculpture(1-2 periods), Chinese Painting and Calligraphy (2 periods), Graphic Design (1-2 periods), Printmaking (1 period), Fashion Design (1 period), Fashion Club (extracurricular), Museums Visitations, and Plein Air Landscape Drawing

Courses offered in the following academic year will be an advanced level of previous year’s courses. Students must receive 75% in each core course to remain in the Fine Arts program each year and to meet the requirements for a Fei Tian Fine Arts Diploma.

Program Related Costs

Because the price of painting tools and materials vary in cost and quality, we recommend that the students buy their own. Teachers can assist in purchasing upon parent and student request. Cost estimate: pencils and paint brushes: $150, sketch and Chinese painting paper: $100-$200, color pencils and media for watercolor, Acrylic, oil, and Chinese paintings: $200 and up, clay: $50, sculpture kit: $100, printmaking: $100, other tools: $50, and field trip fees for transportation and tickets.

Application Process

All applicants need to register online:

All applicants need to scan and email: 3 portrait sketches, 1 still life painting, and 1 drawing of any subject that you feel is meaningful.

New applicants (non-Fei Tian students) need to download General Application forms from and follow the admission steps.


You will be invited to an audit at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Paper and board will be provided. Please bring your own pencils. You will also be tested for color blindness. Decisions will be sent to applicants three days after the audit.

Admissions Committee for Fine Arts at FTAA-Middletown