An atmosphere of peace and dignity pervades the College’s campus nestled in the mountains of lower state New York. The facilities and the campus environment at the College offer a true blending of Eastern and Western cultures. A number of the buildings are virtual replicas of Tang Dynasty temples in terms of design and architecture. Enhanced by a charming lake and traditional Chinese gardens, the campus is reminiscent of a setting through which a scholar in ancient China might wander to reflect upon life and the universe.
The main instruction and residential buildings are contemporary-style facilities that house the library, classrooms, dance and music studios, and recital hall. A spacious cafeteria, a 4,750 square-foot multifunction hall, and a 10,800 square-foot student lounge together form an important part of the campus.
Fei Tian College maintains a well-stocked library to meet the needs of its degree programs and the course offerings of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Besides having an extensive collection of open-stack books, DVDs, and CDs, the College library boasts a collection of rare and limited-edition traditional Chinese literature and arts books. Configured with multi-usage in mind, the library includes a multimedia room, a computer area, and a general study area. To promote library use, librarians provide instruction to help users develop better library skills and independent research techniques.
Language and Computer Labs
The College has Language, Computer, and Science Laboratories for use by students and faculty. The Computer Lab enables language students to listen to MP3s and CDs and arts students to watch performances and demonstrations by accomplished artists and faculty on DVD. The lab also offers access to extensive online resources and assistance for students and staff. It periodically offers training courses on information literacy that help students learn the skills of navigating online search systems. Individual desktop machines are also located throughout the campus for student use.
The Department of Dance has six dedicated college dance studios, ranging from 1,400 to 5,000 square feet. In addition, there is a 5,000-square-foot, theater-like dance rehearsal room with stage, curtains, and theatrical and lighting equipment.
The Department of Music has 65 dedicated college practice rooms, an orchestra rehearsal hall, and two music classrooms equipped with pianos, keyboards, music staff whiteboards, and soundproof walls.
In addition, Fei Tian College students have access to a 400-seat auditorium theater that is often used for assemblies and rehearsals.