Dunhuang College (DC) is a full-time diploma-oriented undergraduate school attached to Northwest Normal University（NWNU）, co-founded by NWNU and Dunhuang municipal government in June 2014, with the permission of Gansu Provincial Department of Education.
DC is located in Dunhuang, a world-famous cultural and tourist city in Gansu Province, neighboring the Dunhuang Park on its west, and the customs line along the Danghe River on its east.
DC covers an area of 125 mu (83375 sq.m.), and it has also a planned construction plot of over 400 mu (266800 sq.m.).
DC, with a peaceful and graceful campus, is equipped with such consummate facilities as special classrooms, labs, a library, an art gallery, reference rooms, to be in service of modern teaching and research.
Depending on the quality discipline resources of NWNU and the cultural & artistic resources of Dunhuang, directing to the local and national needs of economic and social development, aiming to be distinctive in feature, quality and high-end in talent cultivation, and international in fame, DC conducts such activities as artistic teaching, research and creation with Dunhuang cultural and artistic Characteristics, dedicating itself to cultivating professional talents with broad and profound expertise & humanistic and scientific attainment. In DC there are such undergraduate disciplines as fine art (Chinese painting), dance performance, animation and tourist management. Formed in DC are a pottery workshop and the teaching & practice base for postgraduates of NWNU studying for a master’s degree in art or tourist management. DC has also formed the teaching & practice bases in dance, sculpture and fresco in cooperation with the local art institutions. DC has a full-time and part-time quality faculty graced with both virtues and talents.
DC is devoted to constructing a new college with Dunhuang cultural and artistic Characteristics, with open international horizons, and with a creative talent cultivation pattern, thus acting as a high-level academic platform for the inheritance, creation and communication of Dunhuang art and culture, and for research and practice for Dunhuang Study.
DC recruits students from all over China, its recruiting plan being included in that of the national unified higher education. In the meantime, DC accepts art-related overseas students and visiting scholars. Students who have obtained qualified grades when they graduate, their grades conforming to NWNU ’s regulations of graduation and degree granting, can be granted NWNU ’s certificates of graduation and degree.