Shanghai Theatre Academy

Profile

The academy was established in 1945 as an art institute for the cultivation of professionals in theater arts, traditional opera, film, television and dance and has around 3,000 students and a faculty of 480. 

It has three campuses at Huashan Road, Lianhua Road, and Hongqiao Road, with most international students residing on the Huashan campus, in the central downtown area in a beautiful environment. This campus has a complete range of teaching facilities, including an academy theater, the Duanjun Theater, a New Experiment Space, and Black Box Studio, suited to various types of teaching and performances.

Its library has a collection of 340,000 books, mostly on opera and the arts. There are other student facilities, dining rooms, and fitness centers to meet various student needs.

The school also has relations with many drama colleges and organizations in at least a dozen countries and has frequent academic exchanges and activities. The International Student Office is responsible for foreign student affairs. The international student drama society often holds repertoire rehearsals and performances.

 

Shanghai Theatre Academy

Requirements

Shanghai Theatre Academy

Cost

1.Tuition Fee
a. Undergraduate Programs
    Dance: 48,000 yuan/academic year
    General Arts: 36,000 yuan/academic year

b. Postgraduate Programs: 36,000 yuan/academic year

c. PhD Programs: 30,000 yuan/academic year

d. Other programs
    Chinese Language: 16,200 yuan/academic year
    Arts: 28,000 yuan/academic year
    Dance: 48,000 yuan/academic year
    Chinese Opera(summer school ): 4,800 yuan

2. Accommodation
    Single room 75 yuan/day; double room 40 yuan/person/day
    Each room is equipped with bathroom, furniture, beddings, A/C, telephone. Internet, and refrigerator, TV set, washing machine are shared.

Shanghai Theatre Academy

Undergraduate Programs

(4 years)

Acting(Theatre and Film and TV Acting)
Dramatic Literature(Literature of Drama and Film and TV)
Stage Design(Design Fine Art, Light Design, Costume and Make-up Design, Stage Design)
Directing(Drama Directing, Traditional Opera Directing)
TV Arts(Art of Hosting, TV Editing)
Dance(Ballet, Folk Dance, Classical Dance, Ballroom Dance, Choreography)
Traditional Opera (Traditional Opera Acting, Traditional Opera Directing, Traditional
Opera Instrument, Traditional Opera Make-up, Martial Arts, Puppet Show, Arts Management)
Creatity (Creative Media, Fine Art)

Shanghai Theatre Academy

Postgraduate Programs

MA Program in Intercultural Communication Studies

Introduction
STA’s bilingual (Chinese and English) MA program in Intercultural Communication Studies recruits excellent students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from top international and Chinese universities. This two-year English-taught program includes the required first year full-time residency and an optional second year residency for project-based internships. All students in residency are sponsored by STA with scholarships (tuition, accommodation, and stipend). After the first year, when the course work is completed, students can choose where to live and intern when they write their MA theses. Duration of study for the MA degree could be extended to maximum of four years. MA theses can be written in Chinese or English. Previous knowledge of Chinese is preferred, but not a MUST for this program.

STA is one of the most renowned art institutes in China, bases in Shanghai, a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Established in 1945, STA trains professionals in dramatic arts, traditional Chinese opera, film, television and dance. The four-year old Intercultural Communication Studies Program has a small cohort of students from all over the world. Students can develop skills and experience in intercultural communications for flexible application in a variety of careers.

Entrance Examinations
Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in Chinese culture and intercultural communications in any academic and/or artistic field, including but not limited to performing arts, performance studies, literature and all forms of the media. Applicants need to fill out the application form before taking the entrance examinations, including a written test to answer two or three general essay questions in the fields of human civilizations and a Skype/telephone interview, most likely on April 25. Those who submit the application by April 15 will be given preference. The admission notice will be mailed out by May 15.

Curriculum
The curriculum requires 36 credits, including 18 from six mandatory courses exploring the following topics:
Case Studies on Intercultural Communication, a Lecture Series
Intercultural Theatre: From Greece to the Present
Intercultural Communication-Cultural/Creative Industries
Traditional and Modern Chinese Arts and Performance in Global Perspectives
Modern Chinese Society and Politics Through Film
Performance Studies

The remaining 18 credits are from elective courses, including:
3-4 in Chinese language courses (mandatory if Chinese is not proficient enough);
4-6 in studio courses (Chinese opera acting, dance, filmmaking);
4 in project courses (faculty advised production & other practical projects);
6 credits for writing the MA thesis under the advisor’s supervision. These can be taken after the first year.

MA Thesis
The MA thesis is the culmination of the student’s two-year study. It will start with a thesis proposal developed in consultation with professors, chosen at the end of Semester I, and will be examined by a group of three professors at the end of Semester II. After the acceptance of her/his proposal, the student will spend the next year, or more if needed, to write the thesis, while consulting with the MA advisor in person or electronically. Once completed, the thesis will be defended before a group of five professors. The student will then be granted the MA degree at the next commencement ceremonies.

Contact person:
Name: Shirley Zou
Email: micgirl@126.com
Address: 630 Huashan Road, Shanghai, China
Tel: 0086 21 62498896

 

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Shanghai Theatre Academy

PhD Programs

(3-4 years)
Theatre Studies 

Shanghai Theatre Academy

Chinese Programs

Standard Chinese Language

The language classes are intended to improve the knowledge of Chinese language skills and put equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing to lay a solid foundation in a practical way

Length
Spring program: March to June
Autumn program: Sept to Jan
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-11:40, for 20 class hours per week (1 class hour = 45 minutes)

The program also offers afternoon workshops for students, covering dramatic performance, calligraphy, tai chi, and pronunciation.

Note: students must take a Chinese proficiency test at the beginning to find the suitable program based on test results.

2015 AUTUMN CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Chinese language program
Chinese language courses will be taught by experienced language teachers. The elementary course includes reading, speaking, and listening. Medium level and above include writing, Chinese culture, and newspaper reading, etc. There will be free electives in the afternoon sessions including: acting calligraphy, taiji quan, tutorial session, pronunciation. Chinese language course is taught in six levels. Students will be put into difference levels of courses according to the result of the entrance exam. The spring program usually starts from March every year, and autumn program starts from September, 18 to 20 weeks in per semester, and 18 sessions in a week. Class time is from Monday to Friday 8:30 to 11:40 every morning.

Duration
Autumn Program: September 7, 2015 – January 8, 2016
Apply Before: August 30, 2015
Date of Registration: September 4, 2015

Costs
Tuition Fees: 8100RMB per semester(about 4 months)
Books: 300 for first semester and according to the actual expense from second semester onwards.

Application Requirements
Have finished senior high school education
Above the age of 18 and under 60

Submissions
1. A completed Application for Admission Form in Chinese or in English, and you can download the form from STA International Students Website: http://liuxuesheng.sta.edu.cn/
2. A copy of your passport (pages include holder’s info and Visa info.)
Bring your passport on the day of registration for verification.
3. 3 passport photos.
4. Registration fees - 400 RMB with Visa support from school/ 200RMB Visa obtained by yourself

Address
International Students Office, Shanghai Theatre Academy
630, Huashan Road, Shanghai 200040
Tel: 0086-21-62485215
Email: staiso@hotmail.com
Contact person: Wang

Admission
STA will issue the Admission Offer and JW202 Form to the student in 20 days after all application documents are submitted.

Registration
Bring JW202 Form, Admission Offer and Physical Examination Record (Does not include the students who only study for half a year) to STA and pay in the fees on the date mentioned above. STA will start registration procedure upon the verification of the documents, for any reasons if the student can’t register on time please inform the academy in advance.

VISA
Academy will issue Student Visa or related docs of Residential Permit. For students who will stay in China exceeding 6 months should obtain a passport and a student Visa (X Visa).For students who will stay in China within 6 months should obtain a passport and a student Visa (F Visa).

Accommodation (Huashan Campus)
Students should choose to book a room in the international student apartment using the application form or rent a room off campus(single room 75yuan/day, double room 40yuan/day). For those who live off campus should fill up the address detail on the form.

Insurance
Students should buy the insurance through the academy, 550RMB for a year.
 

 

Shanghai Theatre Academy

English-taught Programs

MA Program in Intercultural Communication Studies

Introduction
STA’s bilingual (Chinese and English) MA program in Intercultural Communication Studies recruits excellent students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from top international and Chinese universities. This two-year English-taught program includes the required first year full-time residency and an optional second year residency for project-based internships. All students in residency are sponsored by STA with scholarships (tuition, accommodation, and stipend). After the first year, when the course work is completed, students can choose where to live and intern when they write their MA theses. Duration of study for the MA degree could be extended to maximum of four years. MA theses can be written in Chinese or English. Previous knowledge of Chinese is preferred, but not a MUST for this program.

STA is one of the most renowned art institutes in China, bases in Shanghai, a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Established in 1945, STA trains professionals in dramatic arts, traditional Chinese opera, film, television and dance. The four-year old Intercultural Communication Studies Program has a small cohort of students from all over the world. Students can develop skills and experience in intercultural communications for flexible application in a variety of careers.

Entrance Examinations
Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in Chinese culture and intercultural communications in any academic and/or artistic field, including but not limited to performing arts, performance studies, literature and all forms of the media. Applicants need to fill out the application form before taking the entrance examinations, including a written test to answer two or three general essay questions in the fields of human civilizations and a Skype/telephone interview, most likely on April 25. Those who submit the application by April 15 will be given preference. The admission notice will be mailed out by May 15.

Curriculum
The curriculum requires 36 credits, including 18 from six mandatory courses exploring the following topics:
Case Studies on Intercultural Communication, a Lecture Series
Intercultural Theatre: From Greece to the Present
Intercultural Communication-Cultural/Creative Industries
Traditional and Modern Chinese Arts and Performance in Global Perspectives
Modern Chinese Society and Politics Through Film
Performance Studies

The remaining 18 credits are from elective courses, including:
3-4 in Chinese language courses (mandatory if Chinese is not proficient enough);
4-6 in studio courses (Chinese opera acting, dance, filmmaking);
4 in project courses (faculty advised production & other practical projects);
6 credits for writing the MA thesis under the advisor’s supervision. These can be taken after the first year.

MA Thesis
The MA thesis is the culmination of the student’s two-year study. It will start with a thesis proposal developed in consultation with professors, chosen at the end of Semester I, and will be examined by a group of three professors at the end of Semester II. After the acceptance of her/his proposal, the student will spend the next year, or more if needed, to write the thesis, while consulting with the MA advisor in person or electronically. Once completed, the thesis will be defended before a group of five professors. The student will then be granted the MA degree at the next commencement ceremonies.

Contact person:
Name: Shirley Zou
Email: micgirl@126.com
Address: 630 Huashan Road, Shanghai, China
Tel: 0086 21 62498896
 

Shanghai Theatre Academy

Non-degree Programs

2017 Winter Institute at Shanghai Theatre Academy
Jan 1 —13
Hosted by Shanghai Theatre Academy and co-sponsored by Brown, MIT, NYU & Yale Universities

Scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world will be gathering in Shanghai for the sixth time to share their experiences and expertise, to explore the physical, theoretical, and theatrical geographies of contemporary performance, and to contribute to the ongoing transformation of this city and other, similar places in the world.

Topics of lectures, seminars, and workshops will cover:
• Creating theatre in various forms
• Writing, performing and design skills
• Media arts
• Intercultural performance

Faculty will include:
Brown University
 Matthew Gutmann - lecture: Looking for the Animal: Anthropomorphism Between Theatre and Anthropology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Claire Conceison - lecture: China through the Lens (and Pens) of Asian American Playwrights: David Henry Hwang and Others; workshop: China Scenes from Asian American Plays
 Caleb Hammond – workshop: A Physical Approach to Character Work; lecture: Overview of Historical Use of Video/Projection, Current Practitioners of Video/Projection

New York University
 Chris P. Jaehnig - workshop: Designing Scenery for Albee, lecture: Charette Process for Designing a Theater Building
 Robert Landy - workshop: Devising Player-Based Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Plays
 Louis Scheeder -workshop: Acting Albee

Yale University
 David Budries - lecture/workshop: Sound Design and Composition for Theatre
 Grace Zandarski – workshop: Voice Training for Actors and Social Performers

Shanghai Theatre Academy and Special Guests
David Bridel (USC, USA) – workshop: The Art of Movement and Clowning
Chen Sihe (Fudan U) – lecture: New Height of Shanghai Novel: Wang Anyi’s Heavenly Fragrance
Guo Yu (STA) –lecture: Stage Configurations of Intercultural Theatre
Huang Changyong (STA) – lecture: The Urban and the Rural: Confrontational & Complimentary
Lu Ang (STA) – lecture: What Contributions Chinese Theatre Can Make to the World Today?
Shen Liang (STA) –workshop: Performing The Old Man and the Sea
Shi Chuan (STA) – lecture: Contemporary Approaches to Film Adaptations of Classical Novels
Tan Dun (Oscar winning composer) – Music of/with/by Water
Xu Jiali, etc. (STA) – workshop: Intro to Beijing Opera Acting
Yang Yang (ECNU) – lecture: Literary Experiences of Shanghai: Macroscopic and Mundane


Besides the lectures and workshops, STA will offer performance events including:
 A visit to rural town Zhujiajiao, where we will see performance art Water Heaven created by the world-renowned composer/conductor/director Tan Dun, including a talk by/with him.
 Chinese theatre, opera performances.

Scheduling will be flexible so as to provide opportunities for international and Chinese professors and students to share their experiences informally and explore possibilities for future joint projects and collaboration.

The enrolment capacity is up to total of 60 students, international and Chinese. Tuition fees for students from the six sponsoring universities will be waived. Students from other universities can participate for a nominal tuition fee of US $2,000 and outstanding students may apply for tuition scholarship from STA. Hotel stays (within walking distance) can be arranged for students by STA staff at a cost of approximately $35 per person per day in a double room. Meal subsidy will be provided for enrolled students.

Deadline of application: December 15, 2016
Means of application: through email / fax, on confirmation of receipt
Please refer to the application form attached

Contact:
International Cooperation Office, Shanghai Theatre Academy
Tel: 86-21-6248 6050; Fax: 86-21-6248 5596
Email: sta_international@163.com

Student Application:
Email: stainstitute@hotmail.com
Fax: 86-21-6248 5596
 

 

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Shanghai Theatre Academy

Contact

Address: 630 Huashan Rd,Shanghai,China, 200040
Tel: +86-21-6248-5215 
Fax: +86-21-6248-5596
Open hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 1:30-4:30
Website: www.sta.edu.cn, http://liuxuesheng.sta.edu.cn/

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