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NANJING UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, NANJING School of Music; School of Pop Music







Street Address:

No 74, Beijing West Road, Nanjing 210013, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China


+86 25 8373 3746


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts. Studies include classical/popular performance (piano, singing, opera, Chinese traditional instruments, Western instruments), instrumental conducting, composition, musicology, music education.


Graduate program


Master of Arts. In musicology, composition, Chinese instrument performance . Doctor of Fine Arts.


Other programs


Courses offered through the Pop Music College include performance, composition, social music, directing of pop music groups, pop music instrument making and maintenance.

Institution Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1912. It is also known as the Nanjing Arts Institute. Programs run for four years and are of university-equivalent status. It consists of schools of fine arts, music, design, industrial design, pop music, film and video, media and communications, and dance. There are departments of piano tuning, community music, drama and traditional opera, dance, music and arts management. The Music College trains performers for the various styles of Chinese opera, Chinese instruments and folk music. The School of Pop Music was founded in 2015 and has departments of composition, performance, musical instrument manufacture and repair, music communication, pedagogy and social music. A music research institute was established in 2004. Facilities include a fine complex of music buildings, an excellent concert hall. and well-equipped electronic and recording studios. A quarterly magazine Transactions of Nanjing Arts Institute, Music and Performance Edition is issued. Relationships have been arranged with similar institutions in a number of other countries. Foreign students are encouraged to apply for courses at the Institute. An affiliated secondary school (Shangmei Sub-college) offers specialised music training to gifted students, and an adult education college, founded in 1997 also offers music programs, and includes an experimental philharmonic orchestra and a youth experimental song and dance ensemble.

Last Updated:

September 2021