The Central Academy of Drama, China

4E Hong Fu Middle Rd, Changping District

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The Central Academy of Drama was the first theatre higher educational institution of the People's Republic of China. Now it is affiliated to China's Ministry of Education and is ranked as one of the best top-level drama and stage arts institutions in China. The  Academy  is the headquarter of China Alliance of Theatre Higher Educational Institutes, Asia Theatre Education Centre (ATEC) and Secretariat of Global Alliance of Theatre Schools (GATS). It also acts as the base for the GATS International Theatre Festival. It is a world famous higher educational institute of arts, and holds the UNESCO CHAIR ON THEATRE EDUCATION.

The history of the Academy dates back to more than 70 years, to April 10th, 1938, when Yan An Lu Xun Art College was established. The  Academy  opened officially in December, 1949 and held the inaugural conference on 2nd of April, 1950. Chairman Mao Zedong inscribed the official name in calligraphy.

The  Academy  has two campuses, one is located at Dong Mianhua Hutong No. 39, Dongcheng District, and the other new one is located on Hong Fu Middle Rd No.4, Changping District. Area of these two campuses reach 230, 000㎡, and the construction area is about 180,000㎡.

The Academy’s pedagogic programs have been subdivided into Department of Acting, Department of Directing, Department of Stage Design, Department of Dramatic Literature, Department of Musical Theatre, Department of Peking Opera, Department of Western Opera, Department of Dance Drama, Department of Theatre Pedagogy, Department of Theatre Management, Department of Film and TV Arts. Majors offered at the undergraduate level include: Acting, Directing, Art Design for Drama, Film & TV, Literature on Drama, Film & TV, Theater Studies, Public Utilities Management, and Broadcast & Anchoring. The academy has first-class discipline master’s degree and doctor’s degree authorization centers in Studies of Drama (Film & TV), and Theory Studies of Art. The Academy also has post-doctoral research station for art studies.

The Academy has the only state-level teaching team in acting, the only state-level characteristic major in directing, the only national innovative experimental zone for talents cultivation in musical acting, and the only state-level demonstration center for experimental teaching in Drama (Film & TV). The Academy also acts as headquarters of many national and international organizations, including China Drama Art Institute, Committee of Directing Arts of China Theater Association, China Association of Stage Arts, International Stage Arts Network, China Centre of OISTAT, China Centre of International Association of Theatre Critics, Education Committee of China Musical Theatre Association, and China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts Management.

In the Academy’s long-term history, it continues to uphold the principle of realism, and inherits Chinese aesthetic traditions and carefully absorbs from other cultures. The Academy constantly consolidates basis and strengthens practice, and pursues the spirit of “genuineness, creation and beauty”. The institution commits itself to training drama, film & TV art talents for the country and the world. A majority of graduates have become world-famous artists, scholars, professors and writers, who have made remarkable contributions to the prosperity and development of Chinese drama, film & TV industry.

About

The Central Academy of Drama was the first theatre higher educational institution of the People's Republic of China. Now it is affiliated to China's Ministry of Education and is ranked as one of the best top-level drama and stage arts institutions in China. The  Academy  is the headquarter of China Alliance of Theatre Higher Educational Institutes, Asia Theatre Education Centre (ATEC) and Secretariat of Global Alliance of Theatre Schools (GATS). It also acts as the base for the GATS International Theatre Festival. It is a world famous higher educational institute of arts, and holds the UNESCO CHAIR ON THEATRE EDUCATION.

The history of the Academy dates back to more than 70 years, to April 10th, 1938, when Yan An Lu Xun Art College was established. The  Academy  opened officially in December, 1949 and held the inaugural conference on 2nd of April, 1950. Chairman Mao Zedong inscribed the official name in calligraphy.

The  Academy  has two campuses, one is located at Dong Mianhua Hutong No. 39, Dongcheng District, and the other new one is located on Hong Fu Middle Rd No.4, Changping District. Area of these two campuses reach 230, 000㎡, and the construction area is about 180,000㎡.

The Academy’s pedagogic programs have been subdivided into Department of Acting, Department of Directing, Department of Stage Design, Department of Dramatic Literature, Department of Musical Theatre, Department of Peking Opera, Department of Western Opera, Department of Dance Drama, Department of Theatre Pedagogy, Department of Theatre Management, Department of Film and TV Arts. Majors offered at the undergraduate level include: Acting, Directing, Art Design for Drama, Film & TV, Literature on Drama, Film & TV, Theater Studies, Public Utilities Management, and Broadcast & Anchoring. The academy has first-class discipline master’s degree and doctor’s degree authorization centers in Studies of Drama (Film & TV), and Theory Studies of Art. The Academy also has post-doctoral research station for art studies.

The Academy has the only state-level teaching team in acting, the only state-level characteristic major in directing, the only national innovative experimental zone for talents cultivation in musical acting, and the only state-level demonstration center for experimental teaching in Drama (Film & TV). The Academy also acts as headquarters of many national and international organizations, including China Drama Art Institute, Committee of Directing Arts of China Theater Association, China Association of Stage Arts, International Stage Arts Network, China Centre of OISTAT, China Centre of International Association of Theatre Critics, Education Committee of China Musical Theatre Association, and China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts Management.

In the Academy’s long-term history, it continues to uphold the principle of realism, and inherits Chinese aesthetic traditions and carefully absorbs from other cultures. The Academy constantly consolidates basis and strengthens practice, and pursues the spirit of “genuineness, creation and beauty”. The institution commits itself to training drama, film & TV art talents for the country and the world. A majority of graduates have become world-famous artists, scholars, professors and writers, who have made remarkable contributions to the prosperity and development of Chinese drama, film & TV industry.

Available programs

Basics of Acting and Directing
Basics of Directing
Outline of Chinese Modern History
Introduction to Art
Chinese Traditional Opera
Basics of Stage Makeup Design
Vocal Music
Basic Performance Skills of Chinese Traditional Opera
Dialogue
Acting
Solo
Physical Training
Traditional Theatre Acting
Skill and Technique
Pas de Deux Skill
Modern Dance Skill
Dance Theatre Repertoire
Chinese Classical Dancing Body Rhyme
Chinese and Foreign Folk Dances
Basic Dance Drama Theory.
Basic Dance Drama Theory
Basic Ballet Skill Training
Introduction to Directing
Stage Language Skills
Stage Movements Skills
Film & TV Directing
Basics of Drama
Basics for Screenplay Writing
Basics for Drama Directing and Acting
Aesthetic Basic Knowledge
Directing
Writing
TV Series Screenwriter Theory
TV Series Analysis
Theatre Workshop
Theatre Design Practice Workshops
Study on Classical Films
Selected Readings of Foreign Classics of Philosophy
Selected Readings of Classical Dramatic Theory
Screenwriter Theory
Reading and Appreciation
Performance Analysis
Narratology
Introduction to Theatre Practice
Introduction to Theatre Composition
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Applied Theatre Theory
Intensive Reading of Original Theatre Theory
History of Chinese and Foreign Films
Film Writing
Film & TV Writing Comments
DV Practice
Dramatic Criticism
Contemporary Western Theatre Arts
Classics Analysis
Classical Chinese Poetry Appreciation
Cinematic Cultural Creative Studies
Chinese Traditional Opera Culture
Chinese Modern Literature
British Drama
Appreciation of Chinese Classical Prose
Applied Theatre Theory and Practice
Ancient Chinese Novels
Aesthetic Basics
Chinese Drama
Theatre Practical Writing Fundamentals
Intensive Reading of Original Drama Theory
Foreign Literature
Video Programming
TV Series Publicity
TV Series Creation
TV Program Editing
Study on Film Masters
Script Production Analysis
Program Scheming
Program Appreciation and Analysis
Professional Legal Knowledge
Professional Copywriting
Professional Case Study
Posture language training
News Comment
Media Operating
Marketing
Management Science
Literature Appreciation
Journalism Theory and Practice
Introduction to Investment
Introduction to Communication Studies
Introduction to Anchoring Art
Human Resources Management
History of Foreign Films
History of Chinese Films
Genre Film
Film Theory
Film Recording
Film Fine Arts
Film Editing
Film and TV Technology Overview
Film and TV Program Production
Film and TV Production Management
Film and TV Playwriting Theory and Practice
Film and TV Issuance
Film Analysis
Enterprise Management Case Study
Cinematography
Basics of Film and TV Playwriting
Basics of Film and TV Directing
Basic Statistics Knowledge
Audience Science
Anchoring Program Creation
Anchoring Language Basics and Training
Acting Elements Training
Basics of Acting and Directing
Theory for Musical Theatre
Sightseeing and Ear Training, Music Fundamental
Music Fundamentals
Chorus
Basics of Music
Basic Dance Training
Signing in Musical Theatre
Dance in Musical Theatre
Acting in Musical Theatre
Western Opera Rehearsals
Russian Music Appreciation
Russian Language
Piano Ensemble & Accompaniment
Piano Courses
Music Theory
Music Form Analysis
Movement Training
Italian Language
Graduation Concert
German Language
French Language
France Music Appreciation
Ensemble
Chinese and Foreign Music History
German Arts and Music Appreciation
Works of Ancient Chinese Literature
Type of Roles and Physical Training
Subject Learning on Chinese and Foreign Music
Subject Learning of Peking Opera
Stage Scheduling and Management
Playing Techniques(Musical Accompaniment in Peking Opera)
Peking Opera Repertoire Analysis
Peking Opera Repertoire
Opera Percussion Instrument and Tune Names
Musical Accompaniment in Peking Opera Plays
Music Rhyme in Peking Opera
Minor Subject-Musical Instrument
Introduction to Traditional Opera Music
Introduction to Acting and Small Play Creation
Harmony
Creation of Peking Opera Singing
Composition
Singing Style
Music Theory
Ensemble Rehearsals
Western Classical Costume Making
Visual Communication Design
Virtual Character Modeling Design
Three-Dimensional Image Technology
Theatre Machinery
Theatre Costume Knowledge
Stereoscopic Arts Design Elements
Stereoscopic Arts Design
Stage Technology and Management
Stage Makeup Practice
Stage Lighting Technology
Stage Lighting Design
Stage Light Projecting Technology
Stage Design Practice
Stage Costume Technology
Stage Costume Practice
Stage Costume Design Fundamentals
Stage Costume Design
Stage Audio Technology
Special Effect –Drama Mask
Special Effect Makeup
Sculpture Fundamentals
Scenery Production and Installation
Scenery Engineering Application
Puppet Design and Production
Projecting Technology
Professional Photography
Plane Composition
Performing Image Design
Performance Production and Management
Painting and Makeup- Stage Makeup Skills
Painting and Makeup – Film and TV Makeup Skills
Makeup Design for Fashion Programs
Live-Drawing Activity
Lighting Design Technology
Life Simulation Makeup
Introduction to Stage Technology
Introduction to Stage Scenic Painting
Introduction to Stage Makeup Technology
Introduction to Stage Costume Technology
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Makeup Design
Introduction to Literature Works
Introduction to Lighting Design
Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Animation
Image Overview
Image Interaction
History of Stage Design
History of Foreign Fine Arts
History of Foreign Costume
History of Chinese Fine Arts
History of Chinese Costume
History of Architecture in China and Foreign Countries
Hair Style Design
Hair Making
Graphic Arts Design for Scene Painting
Graphic Arts Design Elements
Graphic Arts Design
General Knowledge of Stage Makeup Skills
Fine Arts Composing
Digital Fundamentals
Computer Softwares
Color Composition
Basics of Stage Lighting Technology
Basic Stage Makeup Skills
Basic Hair Design Skills
Audio-Visual Language
Space and Materials Creation
Introduction to Colors
General Information about Stage Technology
Stage Design
Basics of Stage Design
Introduction to Sketch
Stereoscopic Arts Design for Scene Painting
Stage Technology Practice
Stage Makeup Design
Special Effect –Wound and Prosthesis
Lighting Design and Technology Practice
Introduction to Costume Design
Clothing Illustration Skills
Theatrical Company and Troupe Management
Theatre Production and Operating
Theatre Management
Stage Management
Repertoire Analysis and Appreciation
Principles of Accounting
Performance Scheme
Performance Marketing
Performance Brokerage
Fundamentals of Management
Fundamentals of Economics
Cultural Activity Management
Chinese and Foreign Performance Management History
Art Law
Acting and Directing Theory
Theatre Pedagogy Method
Theatre Application and Planning
Stage Physical Movement Techniques
Music Fundamentals and Vocal Music
Fundamentals for Screenplay Writing
Educational Psychology
Drama Appreciation
Character Modeling
Introduction to Stage Design
Chinese Traditional Opera
TV Series Screenwriter Theory
TV Series Analysis
Narratology
Dramatic Criticism
Aesthetic Basics
TV Series Creation
Introduction to Anchoring Art
Theory for Musical Theatre
Works of Ancient Chinese Literature
Stage Lighting Design
Stage Costume Technology
Stage Costume Design
Introduction to Stage Scenic Painting
Introduction to Lighting Design
History of Stage Design
History of Foreign Fine Arts
History of Foreign Costume
History of Chinese Fine Arts
History of Chinese Costume
General Knowledge of Stage Makeup Skills
Stage Design
Stage Makeup Design
Theatrical Company and Troupe Management
Theatre Production and Operating
Theatre Management
Performance Brokerage
Fundamentals of Management
Acting and Directing Theory
Introduction to Stage Design

Basics of Acting and Directing
Basics of Directing
Outline of Chinese Modern History
Introduction to Art
Chinese Traditional Opera
Basics of Stage Makeup Design
Vocal Music
Basic Performance Skills of Chinese Traditional Opera
Dialogue
Acting
Solo
Physical Training
Traditional Theatre Acting
Skill and Technique
Pas de Deux Skill
Modern Dance Skill
Dance Theatre Repertoire
Chinese Classical Dancing Body Rhyme
Chinese and Foreign Folk Dances
Basic Dance Drama Theory.
Basic Dance Drama Theory
Basic Ballet Skill Training
Introduction to Directing
Stage Language Skills
Stage Movements Skills
Film & TV Directing
Basics of Drama
Basics for Screenplay Writing
Basics for Drama Directing and Acting
Aesthetic Basic Knowledge
Directing
Writing
TV Series Screenwriter Theory
TV Series Analysis
Theatre Workshop
Theatre Design Practice Workshops
Study on Classical Films
Selected Readings of Foreign Classics of Philosophy
Selected Readings of Classical Dramatic Theory
Screenwriter Theory
Reading and Appreciation
Performance Analysis
Narratology
Introduction to Theatre Practice
Introduction to Theatre Composition
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Applied Theatre Theory
Intensive Reading of Original Theatre Theory
History of Chinese and Foreign Films
Film Writing
Film & TV Writing Comments
DV Practice
Dramatic Criticism
Contemporary Western Theatre Arts
Classics Analysis
Classical Chinese Poetry Appreciation
Cinematic Cultural Creative Studies
Chinese Traditional Opera Culture
Chinese Modern Literature
British Drama
Appreciation of Chinese Classical Prose
Applied Theatre Theory and Practice
Ancient Chinese Novels
Aesthetic Basics
Chinese Drama
Theatre Practical Writing Fundamentals
Intensive Reading of Original Drama Theory
Foreign Literature
Video Programming
TV Series Publicity
TV Series Creation
TV Program Editing
Study on Film Masters
Script Production Analysis
Program Scheming
Program Appreciation and Analysis
Professional Legal Knowledge
Professional Copywriting
Professional Case Study
Posture language training
News Comment
Media Operating
Marketing
Management Science
Literature Appreciation
Journalism Theory and Practice
Introduction to Investment
Introduction to Communication Studies
Introduction to Anchoring Art
Human Resources Management
History of Foreign Films
History of Chinese Films
Genre Film
Film Theory
Film Recording
Film Fine Arts
Film Editing
Film and TV Technology Overview
Film and TV Program Production
Film and TV Production Management
Film and TV Playwriting Theory and Practice
Film and TV Issuance
Film Analysis
Enterprise Management Case Study
Cinematography
Basics of Film and TV Playwriting
Basics of Film and TV Directing
Basic Statistics Knowledge
Audience Science
Anchoring Program Creation
Anchoring Language Basics and Training
Acting Elements Training
Basics of Acting and Directing
Theory for Musical Theatre
Sightseeing and Ear Training, Music Fundamental
Music Fundamentals
Chorus
Basics of Music
Basic Dance Training
Signing in Musical Theatre
Dance in Musical Theatre
Acting in Musical Theatre
Western Opera Rehearsals
Russian Music Appreciation
Russian Language
Piano Ensemble & Accompaniment
Piano Courses
Music Theory
Music Form Analysis
Movement Training
Italian Language
Graduation Concert
German Language
French Language
France Music Appreciation
Ensemble
Chinese and Foreign Music History
German Arts and Music Appreciation
Works of Ancient Chinese Literature
Type of Roles and Physical Training
Subject Learning on Chinese and Foreign Music
Subject Learning of Peking Opera
Stage Scheduling and Management
Playing Techniques(Musical Accompaniment in Peking Opera)
Peking Opera Repertoire Analysis
Peking Opera Repertoire
Opera Percussion Instrument and Tune Names
Musical Accompaniment in Peking Opera Plays
Music Rhyme in Peking Opera
Minor Subject-Musical Instrument
Introduction to Traditional Opera Music
Introduction to Acting and Small Play Creation
Harmony
Creation of Peking Opera Singing
Composition
Singing Style
Music Theory
Ensemble Rehearsals
Western Classical Costume Making
Visual Communication Design
Virtual Character Modeling Design
Three-Dimensional Image Technology
Theatre Machinery
Theatre Costume Knowledge
Stereoscopic Arts Design Elements
Stereoscopic Arts Design
Stage Technology and Management
Stage Makeup Practice
Stage Lighting Technology
Stage Lighting Design
Stage Light Projecting Technology
Stage Design Practice
Stage Costume Technology
Stage Costume Practice
Stage Costume Design Fundamentals
Stage Costume Design
Stage Audio Technology
Special Effect –Drama Mask
Special Effect Makeup
Sculpture Fundamentals
Scenery Production and Installation
Scenery Engineering Application
Puppet Design and Production
Projecting Technology
Professional Photography
Plane Composition
Performing Image Design
Performance Production and Management
Painting and Makeup- Stage Makeup Skills
Painting and Makeup – Film and TV Makeup Skills
Makeup Design for Fashion Programs
Live-Drawing Activity
Lighting Design Technology
Life Simulation Makeup
Introduction to Stage Technology
Introduction to Stage Scenic Painting
Introduction to Stage Makeup Technology
Introduction to Stage Costume Technology
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Makeup Design
Introduction to Literature Works
Introduction to Lighting Design
Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Animation
Image Overview
Image Interaction
History of Stage Design
History of Foreign Fine Arts
History of Foreign Costume
History of Chinese Fine Arts
History of Chinese Costume
History of Architecture in China and Foreign Countries
Hair Style Design
Hair Making
Graphic Arts Design for Scene Painting
Graphic Arts Design Elements
Graphic Arts Design
General Knowledge of Stage Makeup Skills
Fine Arts Composing
Digital Fundamentals
Computer Softwares
Color Composition
Basics of Stage Lighting Technology
Basic Stage Makeup Skills
Basic Hair Design Skills
Audio-Visual Language
Space and Materials Creation
Introduction to Colors
General Information about Stage Technology
Stage Design
Basics of Stage Design
Introduction to Sketch
Stereoscopic Arts Design for Scene Painting
Stage Technology Practice
Stage Makeup Design
Special Effect –Wound and Prosthesis
Lighting Design and Technology Practice
Introduction to Costume Design
Clothing Illustration Skills
Theatrical Company and Troupe Management
Theatre Production and Operating
Theatre Management
Stage Management
Repertoire Analysis and Appreciation
Principles of Accounting
Performance Scheme
Performance Marketing
Performance Brokerage
Fundamentals of Management
Fundamentals of Economics
Cultural Activity Management
Chinese and Foreign Performance Management History
Art Law
Acting and Directing Theory
Theatre Pedagogy Method
Theatre Application and Planning
Stage Physical Movement Techniques
Music Fundamentals and Vocal Music
Fundamentals for Screenplay Writing
Educational Psychology
Drama Appreciation
Character Modeling
Introduction to Stage Design
Chinese Traditional Opera
TV Series Screenwriter Theory
TV Series Analysis
Narratology
Dramatic Criticism
Aesthetic Basics
TV Series Creation
Introduction to Anchoring Art
Theory for Musical Theatre
Works of Ancient Chinese Literature
Stage Lighting Design
Stage Costume Technology
Stage Costume Design
Introduction to Stage Scenic Painting
Introduction to Lighting Design
History of Stage Design
History of Foreign Fine Arts
History of Foreign Costume
History of Chinese Fine Arts
History of Chinese Costume
General Knowledge of Stage Makeup Skills
Stage Design
Stage Makeup Design
Theatrical Company and Troupe Management
Theatre Production and Operating
Theatre Management
Performance Brokerage
Fundamentals of Management
Acting and Directing Theory
Introduction to Stage Design

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