The Juilliard School is expanding to China. The dance, drama, and music institution announced this week that it has plans for a branch in Tianjin, which will be the first U.S.-accredited master’s degree performing arts institution in the nation.
The Tianjin Juilliard School will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the firm that created the 2006-09 expansion of Juilliard’s New York school.
The Tianjin facility will have a graduate program with a Master of Music degree in orchestral performance, chamber music performance, and collaborative piano. It will also offer a pre-college program, an instrumental training program, adult education, and public performances and exhibits.
“I believe that maintaining Juilliard’s prominence in the global performing arts landscape will depend on a robust series of programs to engage with a wide range of learners in different parts of the world,” Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi said in a statement.
The school is expected to open in 2018.