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Chinese language courses are offered by small class teaching in International School, which fall into four categories, Elementary,pre-intermediate Intermediate and Advanced courses. Students can choose the category suitable for their own Chinese level. Mean well, BFA gives overseas students an opportunity to study film languages in Chinese, which lays a good basis for them to continue their film major courses. In order to enrich overseas students’ part-time life and let them know more about Chinese culture, we also organize various trips and sightseeing each year.

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Course Content

    • Details
    • Comprehensive Chinese
    • Listening and Speaking of Chinese
    • Reading and Writing of Chinese
    • Chinese Culture
    • Film Chinese A(basic knowledge and professional words)
    • Film Chinese B(World Film History)
    • Film Chinese C(Chinese Film History and Chinese Film Industry)
    • Classic Movies
  1. Above the age of 18;
  2. Holding high school diploma or university degree


Located in Beijing, in the north of China, Beijing Film Academy just has one campus. Non-degree students and Degree students are both welcomed by the BFA. All the international students can live on campus, and accommodation is just about RMB 75~110 per person a day.

International students’ dormitory is at International School on campus.


  • The dormitory with independent toilet that can take a shower, public kitchen with refrigerators & laundry room.
  • Air-condition, central heating, telephone, TV and closest、safe box etc.


About the University Summary

BFA (Beijing Film Academy) is the only film academy in China and the largest film academy in Asia. Through 65 years’ development, it has built up a multidisciplinary and multilevel cultivation system that embraces the entire spectrum of film-making, including production, teaching, creation and research for training advanced film talents. The famous Chinese directors such as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Jia Zhangke and Gu Changwei all graduated from BFA – the cradle of Chinese film producers.

Our teaching philosophy is “prioritizing technological basis and fostering artistic spirit”. For decades, BFA has educated thousands of movie practitioners for China. Of the directors, photographers, artists and sound engineers who are currently active in China’s filmmaking business, over half had graduated from BFA. Several BFA graduates have won international film festival awards such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice for many times.

China has become the world’s fastest-growing film market. In 2012, China witnessed a box office of $ 2.7 billion, becoming the world’s second largest film market after the United States. With an annual output of over 600 feature films, China now has a growing need for filmmaking talents.

We welcome young people from all over the world who love movie industry and are willing to work in filmmaking area to join BFA and learn the art and skill of filmmaking together with Chinese students. We hope film talents from different cultural backgrounds can mingle and grow together here in BFA.

The University Combines resources over and above the ordinary to deliver one of the greatest education systems in the world. Get detailed information about their campus, departments, and application time schedules by downloading the brochure. Apply to speak with your personal Program Advisor

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