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|Theatre Studies (Theatre History and Criticism)||4years||36000|
|Acting (Stage, Film and TV Acting, Musical Acting)||4years||36000|
|Directing (Theatre Directing, Film and TV Directing，Film & TV Producing, Performance Production)||4years||36000|
|Dramatic Literature, Film and TV Literature (playwriting, screenwriting)||4years||36000|
|Design of Stage, Film and TV (Stage Design, Scene Painting, Stage Lighting, Stage Costume, Stage Makeup, Stage Techniques)||4years||36000|
|Art of Broadcasting/Compering (Anchormen of Broadcasting and TV)||4years||36000|
|Peking Opera (Acting,Accompany)||4years||36000|
|Western Opera Performing||4years||36000|
|Theories and Practice of Playwriting||3years||42000|
|Criticism and Practice of Drama||3years||42000|
|History of Western Drama||3years||42000|
|History of Chinese Opera||3years||42000|
|History of Chinese Drama||3years||42000|
|Theories and Practice of Theatre Directing||3years||42000|
|Theories and Practice of Stage, Film and TV Acting||3years||42000|
|Stage Design and Theories||3years||42000|
|Stage Costume Design and Theories||3years||42000|
|Stage Makeup Design and Theories||3years||42000|
|Stage Lighting Design and Techniques||3years||42000|
|History and Theory Studies of Stage Design||3years||42000|
|Practice and Theories of Painting and Sculpting||3years||42000|
|Stage Design (Scene Painting) and Theories||3years||42000|
|Computer Art Design and Theories||3years||42000|
|Theories and Practice of Film||3years||42000|
|Film & TV Production and Management||3years||42000|
|Theories and Practice of TV series||3years||42000|
|Art of Broadcasting/Compering||3years||42000|
|Art of Directing||Duration||Tuition Fee(RMB)|
|Art of Acting and Theory Studies of Directing||3years||46000|
|Theories of Playwriting||3years||46000|
|The Oriental Drama||3years||46000|
|Chinese Spoken Drama||3years||46000|
|Esthetics of Drama, Film/TV||3years||46000|
|Theory Studies and Practice of Stage Art||3years||46000|
|Theory Studies and Practice of Film/TV Art||3years||46000|
|Theories and Practice of TV series||3years||46000|
|Research on the Theory and Practice of Stage Figure Design||3years||46000|
The maiden seat of higher education in the field of theatre in the People’s Republic of China, the Central Academy of Drama has been grooming Chinese and foreign talents in theater, film and TV since its establishment in the middle part of the 1900s. Affiliated to the China’s Ministry of Education, it is ranked as a top-level educational institution. An epicenter of experimental theatre, this research institution has been at the forefront of the revolutionary trends of Chinese drama and visual arts.
ROOTS: The roots of this cultural hub have been traced to the Yan An Lu Xun Art College that was established on April 10, 1938. It was however in December 1949 that the Central Academy of Drama was formally opened and its inaugural function was organized on April 2, 1950.
NOMENCLATURE: A significant aspect of the nomenclature of the central institute of drama and stage arts is that it inscribed in calligraphy by Chairman Mao Zedong himself. This reputed institution is often referred to as the ‘Central Drama Academy’ and also ‘‘Central Drama College’.
LOCATION: Located in Beijing, the abbreviation of the Academy is Zhong Xi connoting ‘Central Drama’.
THE CAMPUS: Of the two campuses of the Central Academy of Drama, the newly constructed one is on the Hong Fu Middle Rd No.4, Changping District while the older one is at Dong Mianhua Hutong No. 39, Dongcheng District. The construction area is spread over an area of 180,000 sq meters while the total area of both the institution grounds is about 230,000 sq meters.
PEDAGOGY: The Central Academy of Drama offers training in all the genres of stage and drama planning and direction. There are the following 10 programs run by the departments of Acting, Dance Drama, Direction, Dramatic Literature, Film and TV Arts, Musical Theatre, Peking Opera, Stage Design, Theatre Management, and Western Opera.
The institution’s master’s degree and doctor’s degree authorization centers in Studies of Drama (Film & TV), and Theory Studies of Art as well as the post-doctoral research station for art studies have earned worldwide acclaim.
The Academy offers majors at the undergraduate level in the following disciplines (in an alphabetical order): Acting; Art Broadcast & Anchoring; Design for Drama; Directing, Film & TV; Film & TV; Literature on Drama; Public Utilities Management; and Theater Studies.
PHILOSOPHY: The philosophy of Central Academy of Drama has been marked by a macrocosmic all-embracing approach as is apt for an institution dedicated to the flowering of talents in histrionics. It upholds realism and weds it to the ancient traditional Chinese aesthetic heritage while welcoming and embracing the enlightening explorations in the sector from across the globe.
STRATEGY: The secret of success of the Academy has been its focus on consolidation of the basics, and strengthening practice by stressing on beauty, creation and genuineness.
FUTURISTIC VISION: The Central Academy of Drama has been constantly upgrading itself in tune with the advances in the education sector and the global theater. It has carved a niche in the field of histrionics and is determined to keep its ensign flying high. It encourages innovations by individuals and organizations; and actively participates in cultural and research exchanges with all the prominent drama education institutions from across the globe. As a result, the Academy has been able to be one of the world’s topmost academic bodies.
MILESTONES: A significant section of the graduates of the Central Academy of Drama are internationally renowned artists, scholars and writers playing pivotal roles in the overall development of Chinese drama, film and the small screen.
The Academy is the headquarters of the ATEC (Asia Theatre Education Centre) and also of the China Alliance of Theatre Higher Educational Institutes. This internationally reputed institution of stage arts and drama is also the venue for the International Theatre Festival organized by the GATS (Global Alliance of Theatre Schools).
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: The Central Academy of Drama is the sole national-level experimental hub for the tapping of talents in musical acting. It is not only the sole state-level demonstration center for experimental teaching in drama particularly in TV and the big screen but also the only state-level institution to offer courses in acting; and major in the genre of direction.
NATIONAL & GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS: The Academy is the headquarters of a number of national and international organizations connected to the creative world of theater. Mention can be made of the China Association of Stage Arts, the China Centre of International Association of Theatre Critics, the China Collaborative Innovation Center for Theatre Arts Management, the China Centre of OISTAT, the Committee of Directing Arts of China Theater Association, the Committee of Directing Arts of China Theater Association, the Committee of Performing Arts of China Drama Art Institute, and the Education Committee of China Musical Theatre Institute.
Beijing was earlier known as Peking to the English. It is now the capital of China. One of the four great ancient capitals of China, Beijing is not only one of the political epicenters but also an educational and a cultural hub of the world. Besides this bustling second largest Chinese metropolis after Shanghai is also a principal commutation center. A network of routes – air, rail, and road – pass via this city. While the political capital of the People’s Republic of China is Beijing, the economic capitals of the country are Shanghai and Hong Kong. Beijing was also the venue of the 2008 Olympics Games.
Located at the northern edge of the North China Plain, Beijing is flanked by the sprawling fertile plains of the Chaobai River and the Yongding River in the south. The Bohai Sea is to its east while the Taihang Mountains are to its west. The widespread Inner Mongolian Plateau is to the northwest of Beijing.
CLIMATE & SEASONS
Spring in Beijing is characterized by its short duration and abrupt temperature changes. It falls between April and May. Beijing experiences Autumn between September and October. This is the ideal time to visit this wonderful mesmerizing city of the Red Dragon. the best bet during these seasons are light shorts or pants and T-shirts.
On the other hand, extremely cold winters and intense hot summers mark Beijing’s continental monsoon climate, a typical aspect of the North Temperate Zone. In January, the temperature of this city can drop down to lower than 5oF (lower than-10°) while around July, the temperature of this place can rise to more than 100 F (higher than 38°). The Chinese summers are as hot and humid as that of Washington DC. Try avoiding wearing shorts and use sunglasses. The summer season stretches from June to August. However, the average monthly temperature is above 24°C.
TRACING THE ROOTS
Beijing is a cultural cauldron with a varied and rich heritage that dates back to the days of yore. This fabulous oriental history is traced to some 3000 years ago when a primitive culture flourished in the region. It got the status of a capital city during the reign of the Liao Dynasty in the early part of the 10th century. The rulers of this regime made Beijing their secondary political capital for the first time in AD 900. Since then the following four dynasties also made Beijing their capital. They are the Jin Dynasty (AD 1115-1234), the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1271-1368), the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (AD 1644-1919). The People’s Republic of China (founded on October 1, 1949) also made Beijing the capital.
Beijing is known for its variety of cuisine, the rich tradition of preserving fruits, designer items especially the watercolor block printing on wood known as Rongbaozhai, besides the exquisite mini carvings on stone and jade, jewellery, and artifacts, as well as the fine lacquer and filigree ware.
The moment the term ‘Beijing’ is pronounced, the first thought crossing one’s mind would be the world famous Beijing Duck. Much in demand for its delicate meat, this bird is fine bred in farms. Tourists flock Beijing eateries offering the Beijing duck in a roasted form. There are several restaurants specializing in this delicacy. These eateries prepare the duck in the traditional manner, and have been successful in preserving the unusual flavor. Once prepared, it is served dark brown with its skin crispy and the meat tasty and tender. Experience this wonderful gourmets’ delight!
The frozen king-size persimmon is one of the popular dry fruits of Beijing. Beijing and its suburbs are ideal for producing the best quality Liangxiang chestnuts, Jingbai pears and Miyun dates.
When in Beijing, try out the many mouthwatering Chinese cuisines available at the food stalls there. Actually, there are three primary schools of Chinese cuisine. Here they are in an alphabetical order: Guangdong, Jiangzhe, Shandong, and Sichuan. The other traditional cooking styles are the Guandong, Huaiyang, and Tanjin. The barbeques, the total lamb meal, and the complete fish dishes draw crowds.
Besides these, the other gastronomical delicacies include the local snacks and flavors, and the typical dishes prepared in the characteristic authentic Chinese cooking styles of Beijing, Henan, Hunan, and Shanxi. The very manner of the cooks preparing the dishes is eye catching!
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|Single Room;||48 yuan/day||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Double Room;||120 yuan/day||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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