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. 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. In recent years, the Academy has continuously made efforts to place undergraduate talent training and teaching at its pedagogic center, takes teaching quality improvement as a basic orientation, and strives to promote educational and teaching reform comprehensively. The Academy has strengthened exchange and communication, and consolidated its academic position in theatre education world.

The Academy is composed of 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 Theatre, 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, and Broadcast & Anchoring. 

To ensure continuous improvement of undergraduate educational and teaching quality and enable students to enjoy quality teaching resources, the Academy recruits only 600 undergraduates each year and keeps the number of current students in the Academy to 3000 at a long time. The Academy now has about 2100 students.

While promoting the Chinese theatre to follow the world trends and concepts, the Academy, a world top art college, has actively made efforts to cultivate undergraduate talents with international insight and competitiveness. The Academy has cooperated with St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, Russia and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK on an exchange project of 2+2 double-degree on four-year acting. In the future, the Academy will further increase more teaching cooperation programs with international renowned universities and colleges to explore new channels for innovative art talent trainings.

About

The Central Academy of Drama was the first theatre higher educational institution of the People's Republic of China. 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. In recent years, the Academy has continuously made efforts to place undergraduate talent training and teaching at its pedagogic center, takes teaching quality improvement as a basic orientation, and strives to promote educational and teaching reform comprehensively. The Academy has strengthened exchange and communication, and consolidated its academic position in theatre education world.

The Academy is composed of 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 Theatre, 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, and Broadcast & Anchoring. 

To ensure continuous improvement of undergraduate educational and teaching quality and enable students to enjoy quality teaching resources, the Academy recruits only 600 undergraduates each year and keeps the number of current students in the Academy to 3000 at a long time. The Academy now has about 2100 students.

While promoting the Chinese theatre to follow the world trends and concepts, the Academy, a world top art college, has actively made efforts to cultivate undergraduate talents with international insight and competitiveness. The Academy has cooperated with St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, Russia and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK on an exchange project of 2+2 double-degree on four-year acting. In the future, the Academy will further increase more teaching cooperation programs with international renowned universities and colleges to explore new channels for innovative art talent trainings.

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

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

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