📖 Introduction

Apply online now at The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Beijing, China for 2022 intake. Info of admissions for international students, scholarships, and more.

🏫 About The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA)

The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts is the top institution dedicated to higher education, research and artistic creation in Chinese theatre (戏曲,Xiqu) and to public service and international communication, renowned both in and out of China because of our educational system of cultivating the artistic elites, with unique and exceptional characteristics. Growing out of the Experimental School of Chinese Theatre Arts founded in 1950 by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Central Government of China, our academy got the name NACTA in 1978. The first president was Tian Han,one of the founders of modern Chinese theatre. Since 1950, we has been playing a significant role in the cause of promoting prosperity of Chinese theatre arts and culture, and establishing a network of tens of thousands of accomplished alumni who are able to take their places as leaders in performing troupes, institutions of theatrical research and education, dramatic writing, costumes industry and cross-media communication both at home and abroad. With the spirit demonstrated in our motto “prospering in morality and the arts, carrying forward the tradition and defining the future”, we establish twelve educational divisions: Beijing Opera Department, Performing Arts Department (of local operas in Chinese theatre), Directing Department, Music Department, Dramatic Writing Department, Stage Design Department, New Media Arts Department, International Cultural Communication Department, Political Science Department, Physical Education Department, Continuing Education Department (Education Centre of Chinese Theatre Arts) and High School of Chinese Theatre Arts (affiliated to NACTA). We provide 27 undergraduate programs (B.A.) as well as 24 postgraduate programs (research postgraduate) and 18 ones (taught postgraduate) to students around the world. Apart from these programs, we have developed many joint education and artistic practice opportunities with partner universities. In 2009, we established the first Chinese Theatre Confucius Institute with Binghamton Universtiy, U.S.A. This CI is the jewel in the crown of collaboration between the two institutions. We are also working closely with some CIs in the U.K. in art teaching . Our reach is global. Located in the CBD in south Beijing, we have a family of 428 full-time faculty and staff and scores of distinguished scholars and artists engaged as visiting teachers, creating a diverse learning environment. With the shared commitment to fulfilling the potential of each individual, the family at NACTA ensures our students are nurtured to be the best they can be. Show less
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🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it

📬 Admissions Process

31 Days

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3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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